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The hand plane is one of the most reached for tools in the shop. It’s used to remove material, flatten and square boards, clean-up joinery, and profile an edge. This tool, more than any other, has become synonymous with fine craftsmanship.

This workshop will teach you how to construct your own hand planes using a Hock Tools iron and hardwoods for the body and sole. You will mill the wood, create the pin and the wedge, glue-up the plane, and then shape it using the bandsaw and rasps. In addition to building the plane, you will learn how to sharpen the iron and tune up the plane to keep it singing.

All materials and supplies are included. Class is limited to ten students.


This workshop requires some experience and comfort using the jointer, planer, table saw, and bandsaw. If you need to learn these skills or could use a refresher, you should first take Intro to Woodworking.



Getting Here

Allied Woodshop
407 E Pico Blvd, 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Please arrive 15 minutes early. We will have coffee and pastries waiting for you to start the day. 

Parking is available in nearby lots for $5-$7/day, cash only. We recommend the lots on Pico Blvd just East of Wall St. Drive up the ramp and an attendant will direct you to a space. Myrtle Ave has 10-hour, metered parking for $4/day and the meters accept credit cards. Street parking is free in most street spaces after 6pm and on Sundays, just be sure to check the signs.  

What to Wear

Please wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes. Boots or sneakers are fine and long pants are preferable. Do not wear loose or baggy clothing and please tie back long hair. No dangly jewelry. Please note, this is a woodshop with no AC. You can expect to get sweaty and dusty. Woodworking is hard work!

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are available in print or electronic form. If you would like to gift a class, please include in the purchase notes the format you would like and the name of the recipient. Print gift certificates typically arrive in 3-5 business days.

Refund Policy

Workshops are not refundable. Workshop fees can be transferred to another class once, with at least one week’s advance notice. If a workshop is cancelled due to Coronavirus, you will be provided with a full refund. If a workshop is postponed due to Coronavirus, you will be given the option to keep registration or be provided with a full refund. For additional questions, please email

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