"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." Abraham Lincoln
Got a dull chisel, knife, scissors, garden tool? Bring a tool or two to class, and learn the basics of tool sharpening in a very hands-on way using sandpaper, metal files, and sharpening stones.
** Straight blades only - serrated or saw-toothed blades won't be covered in this class.
Skill level: This class is built for beginners; open to ages 16+ (minors will need a signed youth waiver.)
* anatomy of a blade
* common reasons for dull edges and how to correct them
* stages and methods of sharpening
* various sharpening tools and their pros/cons