Build a Krenov-Style Wood Plane
Making and Using Wooden Planes
Instructor: Craig Vandall Stevens
Have you experienced the satisfaction and nuance of using a finely tuned, hand made wooden plane? This beautiful and sensitive tool is the heart of many fine cabinetmakers’ work. Made to comfortably fit one’s hands, wooden planes with their extra-thick blades and fine throat openings, bring an exquisite, vibrant surface to wood. Making your own planes improves the quality of your craftsmanship and extends the range of design possibilities.
Craig draws upon his training under James Krenov at the College of the Redwoods and his many years of making and using these fine tools to guide participants through the construction and proper use of a smoothing plane. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the mechanics of plane construction. Also discussed will be wooden jointer and shooting planes, round bottom planes for coopering, and smaller, specialty hand made planes.
Special emphasis is placed on sharpening and fine-tuning to get the best performance out of your wooden plane. An excellent class, not to be missed.
Here is the Tools List; it is not very extensive.
Cost: $475, including lunch and all materials. The plane body will be of 12/4 hard maple, and the iron and cap iron at 1-3/4” from Hock Tools.
There are three ways to register for this class.
The shape of a student's plane is pretty much up to the student.