Mike Pekovich

Hand Tool Skills


May 28-29, 2022     $395 +  small materials fee TBD
All skill levels welcome


         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.

 

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        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.  

   This class will fill up quickly so sign up soon!

 

     There will be a small materials fee which will be determined. 

Be sure to fill out the questionnaire (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.  We will have a limited number of extra tools if you do not have all of these, but it would be best to purchase your own prior to class so that you learn how to use and sharpen your personal tools.