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.
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 are available. If you would like to gift this class, purchase Woodworking Bucks for the total cost of the class.
Refund and Transfer Policy
In general, all workshops can be refunded, minus a $50 registration fee, up to one month in advance of the class. Students can transfer to a future class with at least two weeks advance notice. No portion of the course fee will be refunded or transferred less than two weeks before the class start date. To cancel or transfer your spot, please email email@example.com.
There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups, or deferments for missed sessions in multi-day classes.
Allied Woodshop reserves the right to cancel a class for insufficient registration.
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