It’s Get Woodworking Week 2015! This is a great event put on by woodworkers every year to share our passion with others. One of the impediments that many people complain about is the cost of tools. In reality that does not need to be the case, nor does that mean that you need to have poor quality tools. The key is building your own tools. And so last year, I thought the best way that I could help was to show people how to do just that. You can check out my Wooden Hand Screw Clamp video from last year. This year I decided to focus on the step before gluing, which is flattening so I will be demonstrating how to make a 12” bench plane. I will be using only tools and materials that most people will already have around the house for maintenance and providing greater direction than my normal videos. Now it is time to see how plywood can be turned into a fully functional, precision, hand tool.
You can visit Tom Iovino’s website (Tom’s Workbench) for more information on this year’s Get Woodworking Week. So do us all – and yourself – a favor and get woodworking!