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Forum topic by BANick posted 06-22-2010 12:27 AM 950 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BANick

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06-22-2010 12:27 AM

Topic tags/keywords: hand tool class

Hi,

I’m not too good with hand tools, I get the concept but would benefit from getting some instructions on the proper use and tuning of planes, chisels, scrapers, saws… the typical woodworking hand tools. I’m after things like flattening a board, cutting mortise and tenon and dovetail joints, properly using a smoother, etc..
So I’ve been looking on the web for classes in this area of interest and I don’t see a lot out there. Maybe I’m just not looking in the right direction.
If you have attended or know of any good hand tool skills class taught anywhere in the US (willing to travel), then would you please share this here?

Thanks
Nick

-- Nick, Fremont, CA.


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uffitze

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#1 posted 06-22-2010 01:27 AM

Have you looked into summer programs at the College of the Redwoods. Also, I believe there are some CR alums in Mendocino who offer shorter (1 week?) classes.

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tbreland

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#2 posted 06-22-2010 01:29 AM

Most of the Woodcrafts offers classes on specific areas on the weekends. I was at Highland Hardware in Atlanta in January, and they had Thomas Lie-Nielsen teaching hand tool classes. Of course, they were a little on the steep side, but who wouldn’t want to pay for that. I would check Lie-Nielsen and some of the other Hand Tool Lords. There always seems to be a seminar or workshop being taught somewhere. Usually too far away for me, dangitall.

-- Come down off the cross, we can use the wood. -Tom Waits

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BANick

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#3 posted 06-22-2010 02:30 AM

These are some good ideas, thanks. I looked into the college of the redwoods class but it’s a 3-week long course. That’s a bit too much for me.

-- Nick, Fremont, CA.

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