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Shop Class runs this hands-on hand tool workshop every month or two. Instructor Joe is very knowledgeable about planes, chisels, and scrapers.  He teaches how to tune, sharpen and use the hand tools.

Shop Class's hands-on hand tool workshop is offered every month or two. Instructor Joe teaches how to tune, sharpen and use the various tools. He encourages attendees to bring in their tools to be tuned and sharpened, or you can sharpen mine for me.

Before hands-on in the shop, Joe lectures on the uses for the various planes and chisels.

Shop Class's philosophy is that the power tools are for the grunt work and the hand tools are for the finesse work that separates the average woodworker from the master. Although few of us start out using hand tools, that is where we should start.


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