NEW! 923. Hand Plane Restoration
Hand planes are at the foundation of working wood by hand and have been an important part of the workshop for thousands of years. Since the mid-19th century, the iron-bodied hand plane has become the most common and many were durable enough to survive to this day.
Learn how to fully restore a vintage, iron-bodied hand plane to usable working condition so that it can be put to work in your shop! If you have a plane that you rescued from a flea market, estate sale, or antique store, bring it in! For students who don’t have one of their own, a supply of rescue hand planes will be available for purchase from the instructor for $40 each.
Walk step-by-step through the process of removing rust, repairing damage, sharpening the cutting iron, and tuning up to cut beautiful shavings. There are several modern-day hand plane manufacturers that make excellent products, but a vintage tool will last another lifetime if properly restored and maintained.
Registration will close 7/21/21 to allow time for the instructor to procure suitable hand planes.