Skill Builder: Tool & Blade Sharpening
In this class, students will learn how to affordably profile and sharpen cutting instruments with "scary sharp" sandpaper/plate glass as opposed to commonly used oil and water stones.
The class starts with a brief lecture on cutting theory, blade design, care/use, matching cutting angles with materials and use. We'll start with sharpening using wet/dry sandpaper on float plate glass (an inexpensive and effective way to sharpen). To complete, we'll move on to powered sharpening using belt sanders and bench grinders.
In the last 1/2 hour of the class, students are free to sharpen additional items or learn specialized sharpening techniques for chainsaw chain, garden/landscaping tools, paint scrapers, carving tools for wood/stone/leather, woodworking chisels or mower blades.
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