Wooden Hand Plane Course
- Designation: 5-Day Course.
- Date: October 15th to 19th.
- Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (1 Hour lunch).
- Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced.
- Materials: Included.
- Pre-Requisite: None.
During this 5 day course, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside our 10-week Resident Students as we build a wooden Hand Plane.
The response you get from a wood plane is altogether different from when you are working with metal hand planes. The tactile feeling absorbed through the sole of a perfectly flattened and polished wooden hand tool you made yourself is a satisfying and liberating experience. Simply put, wood on wood just feels good!
“My simple message is that if you’re going to approach woodworking with sensitivity and maybe refinement, planes are a good way to begin.” – James Krenov
A Jack plane is one of the most useful tools in the woodshop, capable of taking heavy cuts for dimensioning rough lumber, jointing the edges of stock, and also fine smoothing. If you take care when building the plane and make the sides square to the sole, it can also be used on a shooting board. One of the most used tools in the woodshop, this Jack plane will fill many of your hand tool needs.
**All students at UW must be 18 years and older to attend.