Learn to hand sharpen traditional tools. We teach techniques that will allow you to sharpen hand tools such as planes, chisels, axes, knives, draw-knives, and auger bits. In this class, we cover and demonstrate multiple hand sharpening techniques that can be applied to any tool with an edge (including garden tools and lawn-mower bladed). Students will have the opportunity to practice the sharpening techniques on axes, chisels, and auger bits.
The techniques we teach are designed to take advantage of hand sharpening methods such as files, stones, pucks, sand-paper, and leather strops. There are plenty of automated sharpening methods that work just fine for putting an edge on Sharp and Pointy Thingys; however, we focus on hand sharpening. We want to feel the edge as we move it towards a mirror finish. In the process, we make stuff really sharp. If you value hard work, conversation, and community, then this class is for you! !
Since this is a sharpening class, bring your stuff that needs sharpening. We suggest the following:
Knife - pocket knife, hunting knife, and/or kitchen knife
Axe, Draw-Knife, Auger Bit, Chisel, and/or Lawn-mower blade
No worries, if you don't have edges that need cleanup. We have plenty of test-cases around the shop.
During this class we will cover the following topics:
Types of Edges
Steeling, Shaping, & Honing
Demo - Knife Sharpening
Demo - Samurai Paint Scraper
Practice - Knife Sharpening
Demo - Mouse Pad Sharpening
Demo - Axe Sharpening
Practice - Axe Sharpening
Demo - Auger Bit Sharpening
Practice - Auger Bit Sharpening
Demo - Chisel Sharpening
Practice - Chisel Sharpening
No experience needed. We supply the community tooling, instruction, and material. Along with your positive attitude, willingness to learn, you will need to bring the following:
Foul Weather Clothing (Shop is heated but a few layers are nice in the winter)
Tool That Needs Sharpening (Optional)
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