Sharpening - Nicholas Elliott and Mark Gudgin
This course is for students who wish to learn how to sharpen a range of woodworking tools using a variety of methods.
From learning how to create razor-sharp edges using traditional water stones and slip stones, using a high-speed grinder, honing guides, and using modern slow speed wet grinders (Tormek).
We will cover sharpening bench chisels, plane blades (bench, block, shoulder), card scrapers, router plane, marking knives and turning tools.
Students undertaking this course are highly encouraged to bring in their own tools to be sharpened. Yes at Timberbits we will have tools that you can sharpen, but wouldn't it be better if you finished the course with your own tools razor sharp and planes that create thin curly shavings.
The tools that we recommend that you bring are;
1. a Cast Iron Western Style bench plane #4, #4 1/2, #5 or #5 1/2 (Japanese style planes (Kanna) and Western Wooden planes are fine too)
2. a Cast Iron Western Style block plane
4. Cabinet Scraper
6. Marking Knifes
7. Kitchen Knifes
8. Turning Chisels
If you have any Japanese waterstones or European oil stones, please bring them in and you can dress them during the class.
Time : 9 am - 4 pm (Lunch included)
Location : 6/8 Wilmette Place, Mona Vale NSW 2103
Cost : $420