Join well known wood worker and accomplished plane maker Tod Herrli for this 2-day class. Tod has worked with Roy Underhill of the Woodwright’s shop, Scott Phillips of the American woodshop, and has taught this class at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking. He has has also assisted Mike Dunbar of Windsor chair fame by making 3 custom planes Mike used in producing a china hutch featured in Fine Wood Working issue #165 and has written for Popular Woodworking magazine. This is a class not to be missed by any serious wood worker.
Tod’s Description of the class:
The thumbnail, ovolo, draw bottom, hollow or round plane is one of the more common molding planes used treat table top edges, lipped draw fronts and even cabinet doors. Although this profile is not the most complex nor simple profile to execute, this plane exposes the student to the basic concepts of side escapement plane making and the more advanced concepts of a fenced plane with depth stop and “spring angle” used in more advanced planes. Even the grinding process of the blade is more advanced than a simple hollow or round planes. Therefore it is more important for the student to do some homework prior to class. I recommend the student study the basic concepts taught in the video “Making Classic Planes” prior to this class. This video is available on the ALP webpage http://members.bellatlantic.net/~vze2nwp6/planes/hollow.html or myself firstname.lastname@example.org. To complete this plane with 10 students in the time frame of two days, we’ll need to take a few short-cuts. The steel blades will be precut and the wood bodies will be prepared prior to class. Our goal will be to complete all the woodwork on the plane body in the first day and save the second day for the steelwork.
Thanks for signing up for my class, I look foreword to working with you in April.
Enrollment: 6 to 10
Minimum age: 16
a/ April 6-7, 2013, Saturday-Sunday, 9:00-5:00pm
Cook's Mill, Scotts, MI
With Tod Herrli from Mississinewa Workshop, Marion, IN