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Intro to Sharpening

July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$45

Learn techniques for sharpening edged tools such as chisels and plane irons for great performance!

In this class, you will learn about:
– How to tune up and sharpen your edged tool;
– How to sharpen for specific purposes;
– Sharpening safety;
– What “sharpness” is;
– Types of tool steel, advantages and disadvantages, and common woodworking tool applications;
– Types of sharpening methods and their advantages and
disadvantages;
– Quick overview of powered grinders and electric sharpening methods;
– Shop aids to help you sharpen more effectively.

(We will NOT cover carving gouges or knives in this class.)

STUDENT-SUPPLIED TOOL REQUIREMENTS (per student):
If available, students should bring the following. We will have some practice items available too.

– An edged tool that needs sharpening, but is otherwise in good condition (plane iron, bench chisel, spoke shave iron, drawknife)
– Your sharpening method (to include: oil, if oil stones; a stone pond/water basin of some sort, if water stones)
– A sharpening jig
– Sharpening stone holder(s)

You may bring more than one tool; if time allows, we will attempt to sharpen the additional tools. Please DO NOT bring heavily damaged tools (severely chipped/gouged, bent, heavy rust, deep pitting, etc.). If you’d like an additional class on edged tool rehabilitation and tune-up please let the instructor know.

INSTRUCTOR-SUPPLIED TOOLS:

– Sharpening Methods: water stones, diamond stones, ceramic stones, oil stones, sandpaper method
– Sharpening jigs
– Plane irons, chisels, spoke shave irons, draw knives
– Stone holders
– Angle checker
– 1 can light oil
– Bench hook
– Combination square
– Safety glasses

Details

Date:
July 16
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$45
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Instructor

James Owen