Oct 19, 2024 - October 19, 2024(9am - 5pm)

Sharpening Woodworking Tools

Taught by: Owain Harris

The foundation of accurate hand tool work is having sharp tools, and the key to successful sharpening is solid technique. This one-day workshop will cover the basics of sharpening a variety of woodworking tools from chisels and planes to card scrapers, spoke shaves, and more. Bring your dull woodworking tools and leave with them tuned up and ready for work. Open to all levels including beginners.

Skills and Techniques:

  • Assessing the condition of old tools
  • Grinding bevels on chisels and planes
  • Flattening tool backs
  • Using sharpening stones with honing guides and freehand
  • Sharpening a card scraper
  • Techniques for sharpening odd shaped tools


Materials Fee:  $15

Special Tools or Equipment: Please bring:

  • Safety glasses and ear protection
  • Tape measure or folding rule
  • Pencil (preferably mechanical pencils with lead, or 2mm lead holder)
  • Combination Square – 4”, 6” and/or 12”
  • Dull woodworking tools
  • Any sharpening equipment you might have — stones, guides etc


Workshop Policies: Please be sure to read our policies before you register for a workshop which can be found here Workshop Policies

Workshop Fee: $125.00

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(please choose all meals if you are staying on campus.)
We ask students to purchase a meal plan. Our chef can accommodate most dietary needs so please note any restrictions you want us to be aware of on the checkout page.
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