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Mike Pekovich
Hand Tool Skills

 

  • All skill levels welcome

  • See tools to bring below

       $425 Tuition

       

Please email William Brown re. availability and to reserve your spot:  dei.gratia123@gmail.com

We will forward payment info.

In this 2 day class Mike Pekovich, senior editor at Fine Woodworking and author of multiple books, will take you through a series of skill-building exercises designed to boost competence and confidence using the essential hand tools. Learn to tune-up, sharpen, and master the backsaw, block plane, chisels, scraper, spokeshave, shoulder plane, smoothing plane, marking knife, marking gauge, bevel gauge, combo square, and coping saw.  We will also take time to talk about getting truly sharp with each tool.

        You'll gain a better understanding of the geometry and ergonomics involved in making a hand tool work for you. The emphasis of this class is on making shavings not furniture parts, so there's no stress involved. The aim is to have fun and gain some skills and confidence with your tools that you can then bring to your woodworking projects.

    Mike is The Editor and Creative Director at Fine Woodworking Magazine and is a truly gifted furniture maker and designer. He prefers to work with hand tools when possible.  Learn to tune-up, sharpen, and master the backsaw, block plane, chisels, scraper, spoke shave, shoulder plane, smoothing plane, marking knife, marking gauge, bevel gauge, combo square, and coping saw.  

  Start getting your tools together now and sign up soon as this class will fill up quickly!

 

     Workshop Cost is $425

   As always, William will be sending updates and further information as we get closer to the class start.  Please look over the extensive Camden information, as well as parking, lodging, etc. on the Maine Coast Workshop website. 

   Tools to bring:

 Backsaw, block plane, chisels, scraper, spokeshave, shoulder plane, smoothing plane, marking knife, marking gauge, bevel gauge, combo square, and coping saw.  To benefit from the class, it is important to come with these tools. You will learn how to use and sharpen your personal tools.