Hand Tool Sharpening And Restoration

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About this class:
Keeping your tools sharp and in good working order is an essential skill in woodworking. Dull tools yield lousy results, require more force to use, and invariably lead to accidents. Come learn the basic techniques to restore and sharpen chisels and plane irons. We’ll demystify how these tools work, and why we sharpen them the way we do.
We’ll primarily be using the scary sharp technique which uses a bare minimum of commonly available tools and supplies.


Students will learn how to restore neglected chisels and hand planes.


Students will learn how to sharpen a dull tool to razor sharpness.


Students will work with chisels / hand planes, sandpaper, strops and jeweler’s rouge.


Students will need:


Wear old clothes (you will get dirty).


A chisel or hand plane to sharpen (or you can sharpen one of Make Nashville’s)


A honing guide (optional)


A leather strop (optional)


If you would like to come in and *use* the wood shop outside of this class, you must be a member.
Not yet a member? Sign up for membership here:http://makenashville.org/become-a-member/
A paid membership doesn't automatically guarantee you'll just get to come and use all our tools. First and foremost, we need to make sure you can demonstrate that you know how to safely use them. We don't want you to injur yourself or anyone else, and also proper training helps prevent damage to our tools.
Not all classes are free for members, but they are always at least discounted. Why is this? Our instructors are experts; some choose to volunteer their time, and some need to earn money for sharing their knowledge and experience because this is how they make their living.
About the instructor:
Maverick Edwards is Make Nashville’s Resident Woodworking Ninja.
He was one of those kids who asked for two of the same toy for Christmas; one to play with, and one to take apart to see how it worked. That request of course was never met, however the request for “more Lego and model rockets” (the gateway drugs to making) often was. By the time high school rolled around he had built nearly eighty model rockets and had taken up playing guitar. When one of his friends gave him a no name electric guitar that “didn’t work” it wasn’t long before it had been disassembled, refinished, rewired and turned into a playable instrument.
As he began playing in more bands and taking on ever more challenging instrument customization jobs, it inevitably lead to building guitars of his own design from scratch.
These days Maverick keeps the wolf from the door by being a computer programmer during the day. At night he can being found playing music with his band, or building yet another guitar in the Wood Shop.
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