Learn the most important skill in hand woodworking: how to achieve a truly sharp edge on chisels and plane blades. You will:

  • Learn the importance of having a flat back on blades and how to achieve it and maintain it. This is the foundation for all sharpening of blades, whether they are Western or Japanese.
  • Learn to sharpen the bevel of your chisels and plane blades with honing guides and by hand. Learning what a truly sharp edge is.
  • Learn what is happening when your tool gets a dull edge and how to bring it back to its peak performance.

This class is open to students who have taken Orientation to the Woodshop.

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