May 29, 2006

A few tools made this week at the school. Each student had the opportunity to make a smoother and jointer plane, a wooden spoke shave and a wood & brass chair scrape. The little wooden square was a side project for Paul put together with an open mortise and tenon joint. Also shown is a compass plane Robert made during the demonstration of Plane Making.

Paul using a gouge to carve finger placements on his wooden smoother. Paul is a independent craftsman visiting from Whitehorse, Yukon refining his already good hand skills.

Owen from Fort McMurrey, Alberta completing the shaping of his wooden smoother. Owen is one of our six week Artisan students. Next week he will join a full class as we explore further tool making and dovetail joinery.

Jim from Kronberge, Germany takes his first shavings with the first of two planes he made during this week. Once planes where complete Michael took the students through the 'right of passage' perfect board exercise.

Artisan B - Plane Making & Surfaces. From Left Owen, Paul, Jim & Michael. This is Michael's final week at Inside Passage as a Resident Craftsman & Teacher. He will be sadly missed but we look forward to his return as a guest teacher.