Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219

Foolproof Sharpening 19-1

  • 14 Dec 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
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Foolproof Sharpening

Instructor: Asa Christiana

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If you can’t get your chisels and hand planes truly sharp, you’ll never experience the true joy of using them. In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn a guaranteed way to do just that, using sandpaper, waterstones, and a basic honing guide. As a bonus, you’ll build a simple jig for holding the stones and setting up the guide. Pass through the sharpening gateway and enter hand-tool heaven.

List of tools/materials/supplies provided by Guild:

—Guild will supply PSA sandpaper (grits 80 through 220).

—Guild will supply squares of 3/4-in. Russian birch plywood and hardwood strips for honing-guide setup jig.

—Instructor will provide sample honing-guide setup jig

—Instructor will provide flat countertop material as a base for PSA sandpaper.

—Instructor will bring camelia oil to demo how to protect freshly sharpened tools

List of tools/materials/supplies provided by students:

—Mandatory: One chisel and 1 hand plane blade (two edges to sharpen total)

—Mandatory: Small basic honing jig (widely available for $15 or less), plus any other guide they might own.

—Waterstones of 1,000 grit and 8,000 grit—can be a combination stone. A 3,000 or 4,000 grit stone will also be helpful.

—If owned, not mandatory: A coarse- or medium-grit diamond plate.

Meals/snacks provided: Lunch, coffee, soda, water.

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