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Free: Sharpening Woodworking Tools 101  

Sat Mar 25 12:00 PM

Sharp tools are a requirement for woodworking enjoyment -- but many people have never used truly sharp tools. By popular demand, Joel is offering this free class in which he'll show what it means for an edge to be sharp, discuss the basic options for sharpening tools, and, most importantly, teach a simple technique for free-hand sharpening. Joel will also hang out after his presentation to answer questions and help people master the techniques involved.

Most of the class will be explanation and demonstration, but we'll have space set up so people can try the basic hand motions and techniques. We also want everyone to get a sense for what a truly sharp tool feels like in action. If you want to bring one of your dull chisels to the class, by all means bring it (damaged chisels will be covered in a separate class). We will have tools to practice on for some hands-on experience; the focus will be on sharpening chisels and plane blades.

Parking is available in our driveway, near our driveway, and under the expressway. The subway (R train to 25th street in Brooklyn) is only 3 1/2 blocks away.

You don't have to register but please add a comment here so we can get an idea of the number of people who are planning to come.

Instructor: Joel Moskowitz
Cost: FREE
Class duration: 2 hours.
Where: At our showroom at 112 26th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Comments: 14
02/13/2017Hoyd Breton
Looking forward to this class!
I plan to attend. Thanks!
will attend.
02/13/2017Mark Z. 

Missed the first one in January-spaced! Definitely be there for March.
02/13/2017Asher Arnold 
Wish I could be There. I'll be out of town. Hope to make it to another one if there is one in the future.
02/15/2017C. Dinerstein 
Looking forward to attending, feels a real need for me
02/22/2017Leigh McQueen 
Missed the January workshop, but definitely plan on being there on March 25. Thanks.
03/01/2017carl roodman 
I look forward to coming. It's been too long since my last visit.
03/09/2017Jean rim 
This is so great I can't wait to come
I am very new to chisels and gouges and would love to learn how to sharpen my tools
03/15/2017Sean Kryston 
Missed the last one. I plan to be at this one.
03/16/2017Marge Pfleiderer 
Had hoped to make it last time but couldn't. Looking forward to this workshop!
03/16/2017Carlos Sanchez 
New to woodworking and will attend!
03/21/2017Vincent Rizzo 
Plan to be there, depending on weekend subway service to Brooklyn!
03/21/2017Brian Corrigan 
I plan to be there with my wonky waterstones. I can get an edge sharp. I need a little help getting it square.
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