Tool Talk with Martin: Hand Planes & Restoration

Tool Talk with Martin: Hand Planes & Restoration

Saturday, 4/16/2022 10am-2pm

$ 175.00

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Learn how to turn that dirty, beautiful hand plane from the flea market into a finely-tuned joy to work with. This class offers an in-depth lecture on hand planes, their history, and how to restore them. Guiding you is Martin Hernandez, a seasoned shop technician and vintage tool enthusiast. Martin will be presenting a lecture, giving restoration tips and demonstrations, and showing off his personal mini museum of vintage and custom modified hand planes.

Students are welcome to bring in their own used or vintage hand planes for one-on-one consultation with Martin. Don't have a one? No problem! You'll still get a chance to check out Martin's hand planes and learn what to look for in your own treasure hunt.

Class Schedule TBD

Class is limited to fifteen students. Class time is 4 hours and does not include a lunch break.

Allied Woodshop is moving! All classes after 10/31/2022 will be held at our new location at 4160 Whiteside Street, Los Angeles, CA 90063. Free parking on site and additional free street parking available.

Health & Safety:
Masking is encouraged but not required during classes. If you have any questions about this policy, please email us at for a prompt response.

Martin Hernandez is an interdisciplinary craftsperson with an emphasis in technical skill mastery and conceptual art. His studio practice considers traditional and modern approaches to art as cultural production, while critically engaging with the design and production methods that inhabit various contemporary spaces. He enjoys teaching the nuances of fine furniture making and is an advocate for learning the skills needed to see a project through.

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. 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 10% 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

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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