Wooden Plane Making Course


Come join Neil to make your very own, personalised, wooden bench plane. This year, Neil and his Saturday students had a huge amount of fun making this unique wooden plane, that we have decided to run a special 4 day Plane Making Course. Neil's own two planes now take pride of place on display in his living room - such items of beauty they are!


This course is specifically aimed at those individuals wishing to develop and advance their handmaking skills, and their ability to work to fine tolerances. It is aimed at any aspiring, or even complete beginner woodworker, and also allows a high degree of personal initiative, if the student so chooses.


Your No7 plane will be made out of 1 piece of Jarrah that you will custom shape to fit your hand, whether you are left, or right-handed. It  comes with a top of the line 2" Hock blade and chipbreaker - a standard item in all Krenov-inspired planes!.  Neil designed this tool with a special brass wear strip and an adjustable mouth opening to allow the plane to shave the finest shavings without any tearout on even the most recalcitrant of woods. In addition, Neil and the 2015 class worked out the optimum blade angle to ensure that both long and end-grain could be tackled with ease. This is sure to be a plane that will grow old with grace and integritry.

Like all ESCA classes, student numbers are restricted to 6 students only.

Cost: $640

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