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Hand Woodworking Tool Sharpening Class

  • Arbutus Folk School 610 4th Ave E Olympia, WA, 98501 United States (map)

Instructor:  Daryl Morgan

Date: Sun(s) –  July 19th, Oct. 11th or Jan. 10th

Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Cost: $55

Registration closes:  3 days prior to class

Number of Students:  min. 4 – max. 6

Skill level:  None

Materials provided by student: Students may bring their own tools (chisels and plane blades) or practice on the school’s tools. This class is not working with carving tools or curved blades. Students may bring sharpening stones if they have them, such as a 150-grit green stone, an 800-grit course stone, a 2500-grit medium stone and a 4000-grit fine stone. 

Class Description:   One of the great pleasures of the craft of woodworking comes from the tactile connection we make with our chosen material—wood.  There is no better way to make that connection than through the use of fine hand tools, particularly edge tools like planes, chisels, and carving tools.  In order to use these tools well they must first be sharpened to a fine edge and then be set up and adjusted properly.  This class will teach you the fundamental skills necessary to produce a surgically sharp edge on your tools, to adjust the tools properly, and to begin using them in ways that will bring joy to your efforts.  This class is a stand-alone class but highly recommended for those participating in the Foundations of Hand-Tool Woodworking Series.

Earlier Event: July 18
Scrappy Folk Art Doll Workshop 
Later Event: July 22
Costumed Figure Drawing