Surface Planing

Just as dovetailing is considered the epitome of hand joinery, planing wood surfaces to a finish is the holy grail of working with hand planes. This is introduced in the scheduled class, “Planes – Essential Setup and Use”, but covered specifically and in greater depth in this by-appointment class. The finest points of setting up the plane and sharpening the plane iron for surface planing are explored, allowing us to take extremely thin shavings and — ultimately —  to plane an entire surface to a burnished finish without any evidence of the plane’s passage.

16 hours of instruction, by appointment only
(additional hours may be scheduled, as needed or desired, at the same rate)

Tuition:      $260
Materials:  $  40
Total:       $300

Class Schedule



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