Plane Making with John S. Bogdanovich
Having learned the art of plane making at the College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program with James Krenov, John has been making hand planes for both furniture making and guitar making for many years. Now you can learn to make hand planes as John shares his years of experience in this instructional video.
In this dvd John demonstrates in amazing detail the construction of a bench plane, and a compass plane. A bench plane is the most commonly used plane in any woodworking shop. This type of plane has many uses including joinery, smoothing, thicknessing and surface preparation. The compass plane is a curved bottom plane used to scoop out a concave surface. The plane bottom is curved across it width, and along its length. The blade is also curved. In guitar making it is used to scoop out the solera and back work board used to make a guitar. This plane has many other uses. It can be used to scoop out a chair seat or sitting bench, or to create a large tray or bowl, or just about any woodworking project that requires a concave surface. If you shape the plane bottom across its width only you will have a coopering plane used to make barrel staves or coopered cabinet doors
Complete full size drawings for both planes are include on the disc. The techniques demonstrated in this video can be used to create any size or shape plane. The design is easily adaptable to create a custom plane to suit almost any purpose.
Discover how rewarding it can be to work with hand planes you have made yourself. This is a woodworking project for all skill levels and can be completed in a weekend.