Beginning with a prepared blank, we will go through all the steps involved in making, tuning, and using a Krenovian wooden hand plane. Materials fee includes the prepared wooden plane blank, a high-quality, 5mm-thick Hock O-1 steel plane iron with chip breaker, a 90-gram brass hammerhead, and a wooden handle blank. This two-day session allows plenty of time to:
- build the plane
- sharpen and fit the plane iron
- tune the instrument properly
- make the adjustment hammer
- put the plane to use
The satisfaction of using a fine tool made by your own hand is only exceeded by the confidence that you will have gained to be able to make planes of all shapes and sizes in the future. A great reference book for this class is Making and Mastering Wood Planes, by David Finck. James Krenov’s classic books are also highly recommended: A Cabinetmaker’s Notebook, The Fine Art of Cabinetmaking, and The Impractical Cabinetmaker.
Instructor David Fleming studied with James Krenov for two years (1984-86) and has taught this class many times over in his own shop. We welcome this addition to the Southwest School lineup.