I’m glad to say that the woodwork shop invited me back for another Saturday morning demo (free!) and a Monday evening class. First, about the demo. It will be next Saturday (July 27, 2013) at 10:30 am. It only lasts until noon, but I hope to cover a lot of ground in that short time. Here is the blurb from their website.
I think that pretty well covers it, but here is a bit more information. Last time it was a big success and I had a lot of fun. I think a few attendees even learned a thing or two. This time I hope to do things a little differently and we may find time for more audience participation. Planing practice anyone?
In bigger news, I’m coming back Monday (July 29th 6-10pm) for another class (not free). Why pay $35 for a class? Four hours of hands on instruction, hands on practice, personal plane inspections, and if we get at least 6 new participants I will give away a free, functional bench plane. I haven’t figured out which one just yet – stay tuned. As an added bonus, attendees only pay for the class once. Anyone can come back free of charge as many times as I teach it. I hope we will get some returns so you can impress the new students with your hand plane skills!
This time I plan to do a better job than the last class. How so? Last class I demonstrated honing, but not enough on grinding. This time I will bring a newly acquired grinder that runs on cake (or your favorite tasty treat). Its big, its fun, and I will need an assistant. We will cover and demonstrate sharpening from start to finish. If you want to get the most out of this class, check out these resources that I put together – most are free online. Consider it your pre-work.
Lastly, after the last class there was some discussion of offering a Hand Plane 2 class. If you are interested, please let Mrs Rita know. I think it would be a great class (joinery planes and more bench plane techniques).
Hope to see you at the woodwork shop!