Author Topic: Rob Crosman classes on Handplanes and Dovetails offered on Sept 17th  (Read 2132 times)

Bert Bleckwenn

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The Woodworkers Club in Rockville, MD has just finalized plans to have Rob Cosman teach two classes back to back in the Woodworkers Club shop in Rockville on Saturday, September 17 from 9:00am to 7:00PM.   Rob is a world renowned hard tool expert. He will be conducting two seminars: One on Handplane Revival and one on Hand Cut Dovetails, both through and half-blind.  Check out Rob's website at:  for details of his experience and capabilities.

Each class is limited to 16 students so sign up now to reserve you spot.  Each class is $120/student or $210 if you sign up for both.

The Woodworkers Club is located at:
Woodworkers Club
4950 Wyaconda Road
Rockville, MD 20852
To enroll, contact The Woodworkers Club at 1-301-984-9033 or via email at: [email protected]


The Great Hand Plane Revival with Rob Cosman
Saturday, September 17, 9:00am - 2:30pm
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 16
Tools Required: Notepad, Pencil, & Your Grandfather?s Old Hand-Me-Down Plane
Bring your old Stanley, Bailey, or Record plane, and spend an afternoon with Rob Cosman learning how to convert that heirloom into the most efficient tool in your shop. He?ll select one person?s plane and, using tools you already have in your shop, walk you through the tuning process, which will take you less than an hour.  But wait, there?s more. Rob will teach you his method of freehand sharpening which, once mastered, takes less than 60 seconds to go from dull to exceptionally sharp! Plus, Rob will teach you his method of tuning old planes to perform like new. He?ll give you tips on how to properly use the hand plane to eliminate 80% of your sanding, and the result will be a better surface in a fraction of the time. He has traveled the world teaching this method to thousands.

You can learn it too! This will be a four-hour seminar with some hands-on. Lunch Included
Dovetail Details with Rob Cosman
Saturday, Sept 17th, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 16
Tools Required: Notepad & Pencil
Join us for four hours of in-depth dovetail information and demonstration. Rob will cover all the training exercises, tool tips, and time-tested techniques associated with hand-cut dovetails.  You will learn how Rob cuts a through dovetail with the speed and precision that has earned him the moniker, Mr. Dovetail! Learn how to assemble right from the saw?no paring, no test fitting?and still get a flawless joint every time. He?s taught thousands; he can teach YOU!  As a bonus, he will also demo and teach the half-blind dovetail, the joint used at the front of the drawer. Don?t miss your chance to learn from one of the best. Come prepared; buy and watch Rob?s DVDs: Mastering the Dovetail Saw, Hand-Cut Dovetails, and Advanced Hand-Cut Dovetails. This seminar is a prerequisite for Rob?s two-day 24hr Dovetail Degree class in early 2012.


Bert Bleckwenn
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