Loading Events

Making a Jack Plane: July 12-14, 2017

July 12 @ 9:00 am - July 14 @ 5:00 pm
  • This event has passed.

Making a Jack Plane

hqdefaultThe jack plane is the workhorse of the wood shop. In this 3 day class, students will use seasoned billets of beech wood, layout the profile, mortise the center escapement, saw the wedge slots, then cut the wear to allow shavings to escape smoothly. Next, the blade and the wedge are tuned to fit the opening, then the rear tote is rough cut, radius cut on the edges and mortised into the top rear of the plane body.

Steel work will finalize the plane. Students will rough grind the cutting edge and fashion the back edge in an attractive 18th century style. Finally, the cutting edge will be heat treated and buffed for razor sharpness.

See more about visiting instructor Tod Herrli on our “Instructor” page. http://tillersinternational.org/classes/instructors/


Start: July 12 @ 9:00 am
End: July 14 @ 5:00 pm
Cost: $450
Event Category:


Address: 10515 OP Ave E
Scotts, MI 49088 United States


Enrollment 6 to 12
Minimum age 16
Tuition fee $400
Materials fee $50
Instructor(s) Tod Herrli