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Understanding Hand Planes in Woodworking

Rochester Makerspace

Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)

Rochester, NY

Understanding Hand Planes in Woodworking

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Understanding Hand Planes in Woodworking

This class will cover everything a woodworker needs to know to get comfortable in the world of hand planes, particularly as they pertain to fine furniture making.

Hand planes can bring your work to a new level of precision and finish, but most woodworkers have little to no experience with a properly tuned bench plane. We will be discussing the various styles of planes, how they differ, and how they function. We will also discuss how to properly setup and trouble shoot a plane so that it works to its maximum potential.

The lecture will include demonstrations of proper planing technique and methodologies, turning rough lumber to flat, square, dimensioned boards. After the lecture, students will have time to try these tools themselves to feel what a proper plane can do. Tools to test will include vintage Stanley planes, premium Lie-Nielsen planes, and more.

Who is this class for?

Beginner to intermediate woodworkers interested in hand tool and the precision they offer. 

What skills will be taught?

  • How to select the right plane for the task at hand.
  • How to setup that plane for optimum performance.
  • How to use that plane to create flat, square surfaces from a piece of rough lumber.
  • A chance to use properly tuned hand planes for themselves.

Instructor Bio:

Hi everyone I'm Aaron Moore. I'm a mechanical engineer by day, woodworker by night, and partner of Walke Moore Tools, a start-up hand tool company focused on delivering high-quality hand tools to woodworkers.

In my shop at home, I do have the fundamental power tools most woodworkers use, but 90% of my work is done by hand. I have been using hand tools for about 7 years and find them to be not only faster than power tools in many situations, but far more precise, safe, and create a finer finished surface than any power tool.

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Rochester Makerspace
850 St Paul St
Rochester, NY 14605

Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)

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