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SAW101F21 Sharpen Your Handsaw
June, 29 - July, 13 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM$248
Sharp cutting tools are essential to precision woodworking, and yet very few woodworkers know how to sharpen their own hand saws. And for good reason: it’s tricky! There is so much confusion surrounding the process that even many professional craftspeople send their hand saws out to be sharpened. It’s easy to be overwhelmed with terms like fleam angle, rake angle, jointing, crosscut teeth, rip teeth, mill file, file card, triangle file, shaping, and setting.
However, learning to sharpen your own saws is both possible and worthwhile because it will ultimately save you time and money, and put you in control of your own tools.
But this is not a skill you can learn from a book or video. You must practice with an experienced teacher. That’s why we have invited Master Craftsman Randy Gengarelly to lead our workshop in Saw Sharpening.
Randy keeps his own tools in tiptop shape and he will guide us through the sharpening maze. Come along for the fun!
This is a three-week course, with class one evening per week, so you have time to practice what you’ve learned before the next session, when we’ll discuss and diagnose any problems you might encounter along the way.
We encourage you to bring your own saws but we will have additional saws available for practice.
Schedule: Tuesday evenings, June 29, July 6, and July 13 from 6 pm to 9 pm
Prerequisite: None. Open to all Skill Levels.
Tools required: You are encouraged to bring your own saws, however the school will also supply saws for practice.
You will learn:
- terminology and methods for sharpening saws
- what files you need for sharpening
- how to make jigs to use with the files
- how to make a saw vise
- how to sharpen rip teeth
- how to sharpen cross-cut teeth
- how to add “set”
- Plus Randy’s best tips and tricks for sharpening success
Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn what even many pro woodworkers don’t know!
NOTE: Please read and understand our Refund and Cancellation policies. By making payment you acknowledge that you have read and understood these policies.
PLEASE NOTE: In addition to our standard class policies, we are taking additional precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. Effective May 26, 2020:
We will be strictly limiting class sizes to no more than eight (8) students to allow for adequate distancing between class participants.
All benches and shared tools will be sanitized before and after each class.
All students, instructors, and staff are required to wear a properly-fitted mask that securely covers the nose and mouth while inside the school.
When entering the school, all students, instructors, and staff will have their temperature checked. Anyone with a temperature above 100.3 will not be allowed to enter the building.
Anyone exhibiting any cold or flu-like symptoms—even if it is believed to be allergy-related—will not be allowed to enter the building.
Thank you for your understanding.