Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Preparing for Upcoming Classes

My normal work flow has been interrupted as I make preparations for upcoming classes. This weekend, after a significant amount of re-sawing, I will be guiding a group through the process of making a rabbet plane at Lie-Nielsen Toolworks in Warren, ME.

In early August I will be in Port Townsend, WA at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. I will be leading another group through the very similar process of making a single pair of hollows and rounds.

This is the first time that I will be teaching this specific subject. This class will be five days. If you've taken several classes and tend to be ahead of the group I will bring along a couple of the rabbet plane blanks for you to work on as the rest of the class catches up.

I will also be teaching a second class at PTSW: "Mouldings in Practice." This is a class that I have taught several times before. I will have series of planes for each student to use and we will learn the process of creating predictable profiles with these tools that appear difficult to guide, progress and maintain.