5 Essential Hand Plane Techniques
Hand planes are highly efficient, accurate, and for some work superior to machines. We’ll do some edge jointing, smoothing, fine true the shoulders of a joint, and a few other techniques that will persuade you to get out your hand planes and use them.
Details can be fun and add interest, but they are also practical — softening an edge or lightening the visual weight of a part. Garrett will demonstrate some of his favorite dazzling details, from fine inlaid lines to beads and proud cockbeads, and a little about using shell and metals.
Garrett Hack is an internationally known furniture maker, educator, writer, and farmer from Thetford, Vermont. A furniture maker for more than 40 years, he has created his own aesthetic with designs that continually push his skills to the next level. He’s also an in-demand woodworking instructor, teaching classes in Germany, England, Austria, Italy, Spain, Canada, Australia, Israel, and Japan, as well as throughout the US.