Summer class schedule now available.

Sharpening Hand-tools Techniques with Bob Van Dyke


Are you tired of trying to use dull chisels and handplanes? Most people don’t use these tools effectively because they don’t know how to sharpen them or don’t even realize just how sharp they need to be! Many beginning woodworkers are sucked into the advertising for the latest and greatest jig to use when in fact, sharpening any chisel or plane iron is a simple and quick process that does not require a whole bunch of expensive and time consuming equipment. This class will focus on basic sharpening techniques by hand and using a grinder to produce a razor edge in less than five minutes. We will discuss the pros and cons of the many sharpening systems and honing guides. As an added bonus, sharpening a card scraper will also be demonstrated. Bring along a few chisels or plane irons- you will have time to try out the techniques. Tuition: $125.00 (Materials are included).

 Section 101214A: Sunday, October 12, 10:00am - 5:00pm



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Really enjoyed the class and the chance to get to know you a bit.  With my very limited skills I was more than a little concerned about how I would do and the reception I might get.



I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for making my first woodworking project a wonderful experience.