5212 Pulaski Ave.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19144
Philadelphia Furniture Workshop

No. 4 - Smoothing Plane
No. 4 - Smoothing Plane

Instructor - Craig Vandall Stevens/Alan Turner
9:00 - 4:00 (day); 6:30 - 9:30pm (evenings)
Class Size - approximately 15

Hand Plane Course for Woodworking

This is a primer on handplanes; a one day crash course on the basics. Learn how a hand plane works - and why it doesn't. Examine the different types of hand planes and learn how to select the right one for the job. Learn to prepare your blades and cutters to razor sharpness. Finally, learn proper and effective planing techniques in order to get the most enjoyment - and the best results - from hand planing.

On a tablesaw, well adjusted, you might be able to cut to 1/100th of an inch, but with a plane, a cut of 1/1000th is not difficult. Dial in the joinery to be gap-free with this essential tool.

This is an excellent course to combine with the Basic Sharpening course. A plane only works well when it is sharp, and PFW generally offers the sharpening course just before the Planecraft course.

Cost: $175

Here is the tool list.

There are three ways to register for this class.
• One can click on the sign up button below.
• Give us a call at 215-849-5174.
• Send us an email and we will forward the registration materials.

In order to register, please call us at 215-849-5174, or drop us an email and we will forward the registration materials.


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