Upcoming Fore Plane Class at the Storefront

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James McConnell, of The Daily Skep, will teach a weekend class on making a fore plane July 21-22 at the storefront in Covington, Ky. Registration opens at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12.

Just like the other classes at Lost Art Press, it is limited to six students, and proceeds go directly to the instructor; they are not a money-making enterprise for Christopher Schwarz or Lost Art Press. He’s let those of us who are teaching use the space for free (he’ll likely edit this out, but: Chris is incredibly generous and kind) as a way to help build and get the word out on the local woodworking community in Covington. (And to help feed the cats/children/chameleons of the instructors.)

Here are the details:

Build a Traditionally Styled Laminated Fore Plane with James McConnell
July 21-22, 2018
Cost: $250, plus a $115 materials fee for the wood & iron

Build your own a traditionally styled wooden fore plane in a weekend with Jim McConnell. Using simple laminated construction, this wedge-and-pin-style plane works, looks and feels like a traditional fore plane, but it requires no specialized planemaking tools. This is a great way to get into the world of wooden handplanes – and the skills you learn in this class can be applied across the board to build planes of other sizes as well. We’ll focus on getting the bed angles right and fitting each plane to the user, so the plane you take home will be as individual as you are.

— Megan Fitzpatrick


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14 Responses to Upcoming Fore Plane Class at the Storefront

  1. I have the opportunity to be in Kentucky April 26-April 30. I am wondering if there will be any classes held at the storefront during that time?

    Elliott Driscoll 609 647 6779



  2. tmsbmx says:

    Ok Megan I think for some reason this is the first time I seen you go by Fitz, and I must say I like it. It’s like saying hey do that the Fitz way or Fitz dovetails lol don’t know why just had to say it anyhow enjoy all the post from Lost Art Press


  3. pahern1947 says:

    Price seems rather steep.


  4. drschwank says:

    James will do a great job if his write ups on the Daily Skep about his plane making experience are any indication. When considering the travel distance for him, the price of the class seems quite fair.


  5. Michael O'Brien says:

    Will there be a separate registration email on Monday or will a window for such open on the LAP website at 9am Monday, 02.12.18?
    Thank you


  6. Michael O'Brien says:

    Thank you Fitz


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