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Class: Hand Cut Moldings with Bill Anderson (1 Day)




CLASS DESCRIPTION: Join handplane expert, Bill Anderson, in this one-day, hands on clinic on learning to use historic molding planes to cut custom furniture moldings. See below for class details. This class is held back-to-back with another complimentary introductory handplane class for those wishing to attend them both: “Hand Plane Skills with Bill Anderson

WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date.

PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don’t accept credit cards over the phone.



woodworker holding a beading plane to cut a bead on a board

Custom hand cut moldings will add an element of historic beauty to your furniture like nothing else. Students will learn how to layout and block in custom molding patterns, and will then cut the moldings and beads with complex and simple wooden molding planes, beading planes, and snipe’s-bill planes. Bill will provide highly-tuned antique molding planes for students to use. Students can also bring their own molding planes to get some tips on rehabbing them (if you’re serious about rehabbing wooden planes, then sign up for Bill’s class on “Restoring Wooden Handplanes“). If you can’t take this class, then check out this DVD that it’s based on.

Bill Anderson using a molding plane on a woodworking workbench with hollows and rounds planes in the backgorund

About the Instructor:

Bill Andersonwoodworking instructor at the woodandshop traditional woodworking school

Bill Anderson is a hand tool expert who lives in Chatham County, North Carolina. In addition to building beautiful period furniture, he teaches woodworking classes at Roy Underhill’s Woodwright’s School and the John C. Campbell Folk School. He is a member of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers, Midwest Tool Collectors Association, and Early American Industries Association.

Below you can watch the video of our tour of Bill’s workshop, and read the article & see photos here.

Materials Fee:

The class material fee is $15, and is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

How to Get Here & Where to Stay:

The address of the school is 5700 Buffalo River Rd. Earlysville, Virginia 22936 (Google Maps here). The school is convenient to quite a few hotels, stores, and restaurants, and is only 8 minutes from the Charlottesville airport. Many more details are listed on the school’s main page here.

Class Policies, Liability Waiver, & Cancellations:

A PDF document with the full class policies and a liability waiver will be sent in the order confirmation email. All students are required to sign and return this document prior to attending the class. Anyone can cancel a class up to 2 weeks prior to the class for a full refund (minus a $25 fee that covers credit card processing fees and administrative work). Cancellations under two weeks before a class begins will be given a refund (less $25) if we can find someone else to fill the slot. If we have to cancel a class for an unforeseen emergency, inclement weather, or low number of registrations, a full refund will be given to students.

Student Tool Discounts from Lee Valley & Lie-Nielsen:

After you’ve registered for a class, you are eligible for a discount from Lee Valley (Veritas) and Lie-Nielsen Toolworks. Lee Valley offers a 15% discount, and a discount form PDF will be available for download in your Wood and Shop dashboard after your purchase. For a 10% discount from Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, you need to place a phone order and tell them that you are a registered student at the Wood & Shop Traditional Woodworking School. The discounts aren’t available after the end of the class.

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Fri Apr 10, 2020


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