SAPFM So Cal Chapter Spring meeting, March 15, 16, 17, 2024 at Cerritos College


Southern California Chapter of SAPFM Spring Meeting

Friday Night, Saturday and Sunday March 15, 16, 17, 2024, at Cerritos College

Dear Fellow Woodworkers and SAPFM Members,

We are happy and excited to report that we are having our meeting again this Spring, March 15, 16, 17, 2024.

Our presenter will be,
Master Plane Maker, Tod Herrli, from Indiana. He will discuss and explain the design and how to make Hollows and Rounds planes, including how to use them. Tod teaches and lectures on plane making in workshops around the country, including the Marc Adams School of Woodworking and when it was operating, at Mike Dunbar’s, The Windsor Institute. He has appeared on the PBS television programs, “The Woodwright’s Shop” and “The American Woodshop”, and has published articles in woodworking magazines along with his DVD’s. See below for Bio information.

Friday Night, Tod will show pictures of his work and discuss what we will accomplish over the weekend.

Saturday, Tod will explain and make a pair of Hollow and Round Planes and has graciously offered to donate them to us. We will provide a lunch as usual.

Saturday Night, we are planning a dinner meeting at a nearby restaurant to discuss future SAPFM events and a continuation of woodworking stories we all love hear and tell. Dinner will also be included in the Seminar cost.

Sunday, Tod will demonstrate and discuss how to use them and then we will have some “hands on” time to actually use them and practice making some moldings. Lunch will be provided as usual.

Please save the date. We will get the registration form and Agenda out in the next week, so be on the lookout for our email.

We are looking forward to this Seminar, and having Tod to share their knowledge, expertise and accomplishments.

Thank you for your support,

Bob and Brad

Bob Stevenson Brad Ormsby

Tod Herrli was raised in Northern Indiana on a small dairy farm and always had an interest in woodworking, He started working with power tools in the 1980s and in the 1990s transitioned to hand tools after reading Michael Dunbar's books, watching Underhill's wood wright shop, and attending classes with Gene Landon at Olde Mill Cabinet Shoppe. He took a plane-making class with Mario Rodriquez. Since working with Landon and Rodriquez he studied written material and different planes to manufacture his own planes. Tod would often copy and supply planes for Gene Landon's classes at Olde Mill so students could copy Landon's furniture projects.

In the mid-1990s Tod started teaching plane-making classes out of his home and the local Woodcraft store. Some of Tod's students include notables like Larry Williams of Clark and Williams planes and Daniel Schwank of RedRose Reproductions. He has also demonstrated to several SAPFM chapters in the East and Midwest, such as the Virginia, Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana chapters

He has also produced two DVDs that demonstrate plane making: Classic plane making and Ogee Planes ghfough Popular Woodworking.