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When East Meets West


  • Centre for Fine Woodworking 465 Wakapuaka Road Wakapuaka, Nelson, 7071 New Zealand (map)

There is really nothing as gratifying as making your own woodworking tools. Making tools used to be part of a woodworker’s life but it happens less often in these modern times. Join Vic Tesolin for a four–day course on making your own tools.

It all starts with making a smoothing plane that you pull instead of push. Vic has developed this design by combining the function of a Japanese plane, and blending the construction styles of both a Krenovian plane with an old English plane. The result is a plane that is relatively easy to make and a joy to use.

While the glue dries on your plane, Vic will then take you through the construction of a wooden plane adjusting hammer. Made from strong hardwood, this mallet is prefect for adjusting the blade as well as setting the wedge.

Finally, you will finish off the class with the construction of a Dovetail box perfect for storing your new plane. You will learn valuable tips and tricks on how to cut these joints efficiently and effectively. You’ll also have a chance to give your freshly made plane a workout. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how to make your own tools and increase your hand tool skills.

Visit the Website for more info and to book a spot.

Earlier Event: August 8
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Later Event: August 17
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