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Sunday, September 9 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Choosing and Using Hand Planes, Drawknives and Spokeshaves

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While machines can easily beat hand tools for basic dimensioning tasks, they can’t
stand up to their versatility in shaping and fitting the complex angles and
curves often encountered in boatbuilding. Machines also can’t compete in speed
or quality of surface with a properly set up hand plane to smooth wood to a
mirror finish. This presentation demonstrates precision planing techniques with
a try plane; smoothing surfaces with a smooth plane; and shaping chamfers and
rolling bevels with drawknife and spokeshave.


Jim Tolpin

After more than thirty years of working at woodworking for a living… and after having written more than a dozen books on the subject that have sold more than three-quarters of a million copies… I am now teaching woodworking for a living at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking... Read More →

Sunday September 9, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Woodworking Stage