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Sharpening Hand Tool Blades

Hand tools are a natural complement to power tools, and can be the best and fastest solution to a problem. But they only work if they’re sharp. Dull blades are a misery to use, and could make you think hand tools have nothing to offer. Learn how to tune up chisels and hand planes, and how to quickly put a shaving edge on their blades using hand and power sharpening systems. You’ll also learn the art of sharpening and using card scrapers, one of the least expensive and most useful surfacing tools there is. Try several sharpening systems to decide what’s best for you. Beginners and intermediate woodworkers are welcome, and all questions are fair game.

Sharpening takes time. Bring things you want to learn how to sharpen so we can discuss them. However, we may not get completely through the sharpening process for every tool in the three hours we have available.

Depending upon what students bring, we may also demonstrate sharpening of drill bits, kitchen and pocket knives (including serrated blades), woodturning tools, and scissors.

Class is limited to 10 people to insure individual attention.

What students are saying about this class

Good class, picked up a lot of info

Phil had a very broad knowledge of the subject, and was very good at explaining all of the steps to get to the end point

Student tool/material list

Apron (sharpening can be messy)
Pencil and paper
Chisels, planes, scrapers, and carving tools to sharpen
Any sharpening equipment that you own and have questions about
Skill Level :Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor :Phil Roybal
Class Size :6
Tuition :$95
Aug 31
6pm-9:30pmSorry, this has been cancelled. Call
408-992-1004 to find out about future dates.

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