Wooden Block Plane


Sat, Jan 7, 2023    
9:30 am-4:00 pm


Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY, 12401

Event Type

Wooden Block Plane

Date: Saturday, January 7, 9:30AM–4:00PM
Instructor: Wayne Ford
Class Size: 5
Registration Deadline: Sunday, December 25

Students are invited to join shipwright Wayne Ford to enhance their skills and home tool kit as they create their own custom hand plane. Participants will start with a block of wood and mill out the various wooden parts to hold the plane iron and adjusting mechanism. The wooden body will then be shaped to the student’s preference. By the end of the class participants will have a working hand plane to bring home to use in in other projects. Planes are invaluable hand tools and are used to smooth surfaces, square up the ends of boards, and shave edges of doors and windows to create a snug fit into a frame. This class takes place in the shop at the HRMM Wooden Boat School located at 86 Rondout Landing in Kingston’s historic Rondout district.