Hand Planes & Wireless Routers
Leave the 21st century behind to step back in time to an era before electricity when you enter the 187 year-old Amos Blanchard Barn. Breathe in the atmosphere of this unique place. Listen to the hum of a handsaw cutting though air-dried lumber and the sound of a sharp plane shaving curls of wood from a board. Pick up a 19th century plane or router and try your hand at traditional woodworking. Feel the warmth of the wooden tools and the satisfaction of learning an old “new” skill.
“Hand Planes & Wireless Routers” is designed to meet the needs of woodworkers, from the novice looking for an introduction to traditional hand woodworking skills to the advanced woodworker. The class meets in the historic 1819 Amos Blanchard Barn. Students will use authentic 19th century hand woodworking tools in this very special program. The spring 2011 six-week session runs Saturdays, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, March 5 through April 9, 2011 with a make up session on April 16. The fee is $60 for members and $70 for non-members, with a discounted student rate of $40.
To register, sign up online above, or call the Andover Historical Society at 978-475-2236 for further information.