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Making & Using Wooden Planes

Monday 25th-Friday 29th March 2024

These simple tools made popular by legendary woodworker James Krenov, whilst uncomplicated in their construction, offer infinite possibilities awaiting within these lovely tools. From a palm size block plane to a curved sole or high angle scraping plane, these planes are not just any plane, but a tool made by you for you - a tool with personality, uniquely crafted for your work.

Why do we make them?
How are they tuned and used in one's work?

These questions and others will be explored as a collective learning experience guided by three self-confessed Wooden Plane addicts - John Shaw, David Fleming & Lachlan Park.

Expect to complete and tune two planes and a setting hammer during the workshop.

We will allow ample time to develop your planing skills.


March 25–29


9.00am - 4.30pm


Centre for Fine Woodworking
465 Main Road, Wakapuaka, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$1350 including all materials and plane blade


Ph. +64 3 545 2674

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