There’s lots of confusion about the difference between bevel up or bevel down hand planes and what the angles are all about. We will discuss how the planes work with the wood and the basics of sharpening those bevels.
Bevel Up/ Bevel Down Handplanes
As Jeff developed and evolved as a woodturner, he began teaching others. One of the best ways to share what you’re passionate about is to teach. Local demos turned into traveling demos. Those lead into National and International Symposiums demonstrations as well. He is Co-Chair of the Woodworking Studio and one of the woodturning instructors at Craft Alliance School of Art and Craft in St. Louis, and he loves being able to share what he has learned with his students.
To me one the real joys of woodworking is that hand tools and power tools can so effectively complement each other. There are days when my shop is a raucous cacophony of whirling cutters and singing blades and other days where hours of tranquilly reflective work create the Zen of Woodworking atmosphere that we often romanticize as the only way, and I enjoy every day.