Hand Planes II class this Monday night


Joinery planes – rabbets, router, plow, shoulder

For those woodworkers in the Memphis area, Monday night I will be back at the woodwork shop teaching a new class called “Hand Planes II“.  This class will be mostly about basic joinery planes.  In their glory days, Stanley and their competitors made too many specialty planes to count.  We will will stick to the most general and useful planes for making solid wood furniture.

We will probably prep a board or two using bench planes then use joinery planes to demo how they are used and why they still have practical uses in any wood shop.


Of course, we can not have a hand plane class and not sharpen something.  I’ll plan to bring my hand crank grinder and some stones.  We will cover sharpening of the joinery planes.  Sharpening of the bench planes is in the first class.


If we have time, we can cover some more “advanced” hand plane techniques, such as matched planing as in the picture above.

So, if you don’t have plans for Monday, November 4th, 2013, then come on out to the woodwork shop and join in the fun.  As always, bring any planes you own for a free inspection.  I’ll do my best to tell you what it needs to make it work properly.  Also, I plan continue my tradition of giving away a tool if we have enough people turn out (6).  The prize is a tool that is unique, useful, and bigger than a breadbox.  You’ll have to come out to see the surprise.

Bob Jones

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