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Hand Planes:

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Woodworking Tool Excellence

Gary Rogowski, Master Woodworker and Teacher

 When: June 12, 2024 (7 – 8 pm)

Format: Virtually on Zoom

Program Description

The hand plane is one of woodworking’s most iconic tools. Used since Roman times in the Western world, the hand plane fashioned timbers for architecture, furniture, shipbuilding, and instrument making. It works by holding a sharpened iron at a precise angle in a wooden or metal body. It is one of the most ingenious uses of the wedge imaginable and can slice the fibers of wood so cleanly that no sanding or smoothing is needed. Join Master Woodworker Gary Rogowski for an examination of this woodworking symbol of hand tool excellence.

Gary is the founder and director of The Northwest Woodworking Studio: A School for Woodworkers, author of Handmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction, and host of the Splinters podcast. Find more information about Gary’s work at northwestwoodworking.com.

Register for this program on the Wilson Museum’s website: www.wilsonmuseum.org/calendar.

This program is part of the Wilson Museum’s program series Connecting to Collections: Curiosity, Culture, Climate made possible through the generous support of Bangor Savings Bank.

Media Contact

Haley Blake, Manager of Community Engagement and Museum Experience


(207) 326-9247


June 12
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hutchins Education Center, Wilson Museum
112 Perkins St.
Castine, ME 04421 United States
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