Videos

Hand Plane Restoration Class (with slideshow and video)

Posted by on Dec 7, 2013 | 4 comments

Hand Plane Restoration Class (with slideshow and video)

Can an old rusty Stanley hand plane really be brought back to better-than-new condition in only a few hours?   In our recent hand plane restoring class, fifteen woodworkers spent their Saturday cleaning, flattening and sharpening a plane that would become theirs to keep.  By the end of the day, everyone was using these old Stanley #4 workhorses to raise panels, create roundovers, plane rough stock four-square and take shavings of less than one-thousandth of an inch.   We spent the morning going through the three stages of restoring these Bailey pattern planes ranging from the...

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Videos Featuring Maplewood Center for Common Craft

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The Maplewood Center for Common Craft was recently featured on Finewoodworking.com Maplewood Center for Common Craft booth at NWA Woodworkers Showcase featured on Saratogian.com (first 20 seconds of...

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Spoon Making Class

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 | Comments Off on Spoon Making Class

Spoon Making Class

In early November we held another Saturday spoon-making class designed to help parents and grandparents introduce hand tool woodworking to their children.   Martin Macica, a violin maker by trade, led the workshop and shared from his experience with his own children, who at ages 13, 11 and 8 have already developed some impressive woodworking skills.    The participants included 85 year old Anna Witkowski, who attended with her nephew.   It was amazing to hear from her experiences on the farm as a child, and her willingness to pick up a gouge and work on a spoon was inspiring. A few...

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