Centre for Fine Woodworking - Vic Tesolin Workshops

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Vic Tesolin Workshops

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST
Course Dates: 13th – 16th August 2019
Course Fee: $900 including materials

HOW TO GET THE BEST USE FROM YOUR BENCH PLANES
Course Dates: 17th August 2019
Course Fees: $150

VERITAS TOOL DEMONSTRATION
Course Dates: 18th August 2019
Course Fees: $150

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST
There is really nothing as gratifying as making your own woodworking tools. Making tools used to be part of a woodworker’s life but it happens less often in these modern times. Join Vic Tesolin for a four–day course on making your own tools.

It all starts with making a smoothing plane that you pull instead of push. Vic has developed this design by combining the function of a Japanese plane, and blending the construction styles of both a Krenovian plane with an old English plane. The result is a plane that is relatively easy to make and a joy to use.

While the glue dries on your plane, Vic will then take you through the construction of a wooden plane adjusting hammer. Made from strong hardwood, this mallet is prefect for adjusting the blade as well as setting the wedge.

Finally, you will finish off the class with the construction of a Dovetail box perfect for storing your new plane. You will learn valuable tips and tricks on how to cut these joints efficiently and effectively. You’ll also have a chance to give your freshly made plane a workout. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how to make your own tools and increase your hand tool skills.

HOW TO GET THE BEST USE FROM YOUR BENCH PLANES
Most people are familiar with bench planes because their silhouette has become synonymous with woodworking. However, tools like the plow, rabate and shoulder planes are some the hardest working planes. These joinery tools can be used in almost any shop environment and often will outperform many expensive power tools with more control and less dust. Vic Tesolin will take you through a variety of joinery planes including what they are used for, how to set them up and show you some of the techniques needed to use them properly.

VERITAS TOOL DEMONSTRATION
Veritas/Lee Valley design and manufacture their extensive range of innovative hand tools and are a well–loved global woodworking brand. Vic Tesolin will conduct a comprehensive hand tool demonstration featuring a range of their products including marking out tools, hand saws, bench planes, chisels, and the MKII honing guide.

We will discuss the differences between products and learn how to choose the best tool for you.

Vic Tesolin, author of The Minimalist Woodworker and Content & Brand Specialist at Lee Valley Tools offer a day of all things tool-related.

 

 

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