The Sharpest Tool in the Shed Workshop Course - Foster
There is no more essential skill for a craftsperson than the ability to sharpen a tool. However, the importance and means of achieving a consistent edge are often given little attention and are poorly understood.
In our two-day workshop, you will be able to achieve a razor-sharp edge, and with our guidance, you will be able to replicate the same system in your own workshop. We will teach you the theory and practice of basic metallurgy, edge geometry, abrasive mediums, sharpening jigs, and techniques suitable for a variety of woodworking hand tools. This is your opportunity to bring in your own chisels, bench planes, block planes, drawknives, scorps, sloyds, and marking knives and to discover for yourself the joy that can only come from working with sharp tools.
Open To Everyone
This workshop is part of our Fundamentals series, which serves as an introduction for those with no previous experience. While still providing fresh challenges for those more seasoned woodworkers wishing to expand their capabilities.
What To Bring
Clothing and footwear should be suitable for a workshop environment (but not heavy industrial), providing protection against wood chips, dropped objects, spills or splashes of varnishes and glues, while hair should be restrained or covered to avoid entanglement with machinery.
In addition, participants should bring a light lunch, a drink bottle and a sun hat on the day.