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Sharpening Your Handtools

Nov 14, 2017 - Nov 15, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Getting your tools sharp is possibly the most important skill a woodworker can learn, it is the gateway to good  joinery and planing from all of your edge tools.  It is particularly important to know how to do it right when you are just starting out.  This class is a great foundation for the Unplugged Joinery class.

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What You Will Learn:
Step by step, you will learn and practice the sharpening process including  abrasives and the sequence in which they are used, sharpening jigs
 and tools, wet & dry sharpening, free hand and jig guided sharpening.  Each of the tools and and their role in the sharpening process will be
covered in depth.  You will learn how to obtain and maintain a good sharp edge. We will discuss various sharpening systems as well as different
bevel angles and why they are used. You will also get ideas for setting up a sharpening station in your shop. You will learn what to look for in a
plane no matter where you purchase it and how to correct deficiencies. We will flatten plane soles, adjust frogs and make your planes shave! At
the end of the class you will practice using sharpened and tuned planes.  Please note that this class is two evenings in a row – 5:30 – 8:30pm
each day.

What You Will Do:
You will sharpen handtools using a variety of sharpening jigs, and technology.

Tools Needed:
Sharpening Tool list

Materials & Books Needed:

Sharpening Syllabus

$185 per person
Studio & Materials Fee: 
There is a non-refundable registration fee of $45 that will be added to your order. This fee applies only to your first class.

What’s Next:
Register for Unplugged Joinery as the next step in building your woodworking knowledge


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