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Plane Talk

Plane Talk


Admission Ticket Required


Free Reservation Required

Discover the variety in one the traditional woodworker’s most indispensable tools: the hand plane. An inventory shows that Williamsburg cabinetmaker Edmund Dickinson had “81 planes of various sorts” when he died in 1778. Join our cabinetmakers as they demonstrate the breadth of work done with these tools, from making boards flat and smooth to creating precise structural joinery and shapely moldings. Plus, try your hand at planing away some shavings yourself.  Exclusively for annual pass holders and hotel guests.