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Build a Wooden Block Plane with Gary Rogowski

Build a Wooden Block Plane with Gary Rogowski
Highland Item # 993808

Price : $495.00
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Build a Wooden Block Plane with Gary Rogowski
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There is nothing better than building stuff for your shop. And making bench tools that you need and are built well and are pretty, all at the same time, is a gift to yourself. Join us in this class to build a high angle block plane. You can’t buy one at this bed angle and there are great low angle block planes available. But this design changes the bed angle to create a tool that is unmatched when cutting through highly figured wood, knots, or surprise grain direction changes. Learn how to make up a white oak blank that we will then cut up to make a bed and wedge pin to hold the iron in place. Then we’ll shape and personalize the tool for use.

The second cool aspect of this class is that you will also learn how to harden and temper tool steel. Oil hardening blanks of tool steel will be provided. Students will then polish and shape the blank, heat treat them in class to harden them and then temper the tool steel to create a plane blade. This method produces a blade that can be sharpened and wears well. Plus you will gain some valuable information on tool steel.

It's a treat to be able to make your own hand tools. When you grab for this high angle plane in that special situation and it does the job well, you will gain a special sort of satisfaction.

Please bring the following items with you to class:

  • Pencil
  • 6" rule or 12" hook rule
  • Fine point Sharpie, pencils
  • Protractor
  • Sliding bevel
  • Small square
  • Block plane
  • Small ball peen hammer or brass or wood tuning hammer
  • Flat smoothing file
  • Rasp
  • Card scraper

    For your safety, be sure to wear closed toe footwear and remove all jewelry before class.

    Find out more about Gary at The Northwest Woodworking Studio

    Class Cancellation Policy

    Highland Woodworking reserves the right to cancel any class. Full refunds will be issued in that event. Students withdrawing from this class must notify Highland Woodworking 14 or more days prior to the beginning of the class to receive full credit or refund. No refund or credit will be issued with less than 14 days' notice.


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