Monthly Happy Hour with Curtis Turner

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Every 2nd Tuesday of the month

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Come have a drink and meet fellow woodworkers while we learn from some of Austin's best designers, furniture makers, and wood gurus.

-Happy Hour: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
-Lecture/Demonstration: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Presenter: Curtis Turner

Lecture Synopsis:
The presentation will be a lively discussion about hand planes, their uses and answer burning questions like what angle do you use on blades and what the heck do the plane numbers mean? You will have an opportunity to handle a few different planes both new and vintage and ask questions.

The discussion points will include the following:
-We will explore how hand planes can complement power tools
-The general categories of hand planes
-What are some of the uses of hand planes.
-What makes a good basic set of hand planes
-The parts of a plane and the proper set up
-We will also discuss the pros and cons of buying new vs. old
-You will have an opportunity to handle a few different planes both old and new
-What is required to sharpen and maintain hand planes

The Woodworking Social Club:
Woodworking can often be a lonely individual hobby. It is our hope from this Meetup that you make lasting woodworking connections and friendships. You might meet a fellow woodworker that lives just down the street from you. They might have a tool that you don't, they might have a shop that they'd let you use or maybe you could collaborate on a project. The possibilities are endless with the Woodworking Social Club! Spread the word and please bring a friend.

Must be 21+ to consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly.