Sharpening Chisels & Plane Blades

  • Friday, March 06, 2020
  • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO030620TB
  • 1


  • $98+ $5 materials fee
  • $75 + $5 materials fee

To register, pay off-line or use a credit in your BARN account, please call the registrar at (206) 842-4475 x216 or come into BARN.

Be sure to "Join Waitlist" if this class fills (there is no cost to do so) and we will notify you if a seat opens up or this class gets offered again.
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Learn to give plane blades and chisels a razor-sharp edge so you can experience the joy of doing fine woodworking by hand. Having sharp tools, whether they’re BARN’s or your own, is not only safer, it’s also key to dramatically improving the quality of your work.
In this single-session class, you will learn:

  • How to flatten and polish the back of the blades (and why that's important).
  • How to shape the lower front edge to the required angle, using BARN's WorkSharp tool.
  • How to polish the bevel using water stones.
  • How to hone a polished edge to razor sharpness.
  • How to flatten a waterstone using a diamond pad.
  • Bring one or two plane or chisel blades that need sharpening, if you have them. If they are in really bad shape, you might not have time to get them fully tuned up during the class.
  • If you don’t have tools to bring, no problem. You can learn on BARN’s tools. BARN’s tools must be sharpened according to specifications that the studio has adopted. You can use other angles or processes for your own tools.
  • The sharpening systems are also available for use during Open Studio times, provided you have first taken our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. Open Studio is free for members and $20 for guests.

Instructor: Todd Butler

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