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Mike Pekovich
Hand Tool Skills

(This class is FULL)...We hope to have Mike back again next year so stay tuned.
May 28-29, 2022     $395 + $55 one-time registration fee + small materials fee (TBD)
All skill levels welcome
 See tools to bring below
         

In this weekend 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 handtools 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!

 

     There will be a small materials fee which will be determined. That can be paid at the class by check or cash.

Be sure to fill out the questionnaire (with important contact info and ideas for future classes) and to include the one-time $55 Registration fee with your payment.

   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.