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Fine tuning bench planes

Get true performance from your hand planes

Duration: 1 day

Price: £125

Book with: Peter Hibbin
at Axminster Tools & Machinery

Sheppey Way
Bobbing
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME9 8QP

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About the Course

The modern metal hand plane is a great woodworking tool but it doesn’t always produce the micro fine shavings we desire. A tool that is required to cut a really accurate surface requires some tender loving care! The fine tuning hand planes course is a one day course which covers the maintenance and tuning of these 'workhorse' tools.

Your tutor will give you a step-by-step guide on a range of tuning methods. You will learn how to level the sole, adjust the frog and mouth, sharpening, honing and general maintenance. Whether it’s old or new, we encourage you to bring your own hand plane (preferably metal), allowing you to go home with tools that are looking and performing to their best.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

At the end of the course you will take home a Certificate of attendance.

You will start your day with a welcome talk, including a hot drink, health and safety brief and a breakdown and review of the equipment you will be using.

This is a 'hands-on' course, each student being able to work at their own pace. The tutor will be able to demonstrate and explain the techniques to the group as a whole and individuals as required.

The minimum age is 14 years old and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the course and must not be left unattended during class hours. If you would like to read our terms and conditions click here.



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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Suitable for beginners