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Tool Sharpening Basics

"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.)

Topics covered:
* 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

Earlier Event: July 30
Installing GFCI's and 3-Way Switches
Later Event: August 4
Intro to Carpentry: Picture Frames
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