|Project by gtpreacher||posted 604 days ago||1726 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
I recently attended a session at Roy Underhill’s Woodwright’s School in Pittsboro, NC, and made this jointer plane. It’s all hand tool work, of course, and I learned quite a bit about the theory of plane design and construction. I also used tools that I had never used before, such as the planemaker’s floats and scraper chisel. The instructor for the course was Bill Anderson, who is pictured in the center of the next-to-last photo. Roy, shown in the last photo, was there in the shop two out of the three days preparing wood for a class that he was teaching the following weekend. It was a great experience, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about working wood with hand tools. Getting to know fellow woodworkers from all over the country was a real treat as well. In addition to the workshop on the main floor, there is a shop upstairs where you can buy vintage hand tools. It’s all open to the public. Anyone traveling nearby ought to stop in and look around.
-- Phil, North Carolina