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Tool-Making for Woodworkers and Others

Course Overview

This course is an introduction to working with, and heat-treating, the common high-carbon steels used for edge tools. We will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of different steel types and put this knowledge into practice by creating several tools. We will analyze a number of different tools and compare their performance. Can you really make a nice, working knife from an old file? Blacksmiths and tool-makers know that you can, and we will do it in this class. We will each make a scratch awl and a small carving knife to start, but additional tools like marking knives, scrapers, small chisels, and larger or curved knives are all possibilities.

Dates

Fri, May 3rd, 2019  –  Sun, May 5th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 12+
Registration Cost: $285.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Varies ($25-$40)

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • Safety glasses
  • gloves
  • apron
  • files
  • wood for handles (if needed)
  • sandpaper assortment

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Waiting List

The course Tool-Making for Woodworkers and Others Fri, May 3rd, 2019  –  Sun, May 5th, 2019 is full.

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