Thread: FREE sharpening seminars
28th Jun 2019, 08:31 PM #1GOLD MEMBER
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FREE sharpening seminars
For those living in Sydney I received an email today from Japan Tools on four free sharpening seminars coming up at Kogarah. https://www.japanesetools.com.au/pag...eid=8cb1469cc0
I have been to a few talks there lately including one on tools and sharpening and would highly recommend going along. A heads up on food, eat before arriving as they provide chips, dips and drinks only and the sessions go for two hours.CHRIS
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30th Jul 2019, 01:23 PM #2
I went along to the sharpening workshop last night.
Most worthwhile, so thanks for posting the heads up.
I took along all my Japanese tools and managed to sharpen one.
A rather large slick that over my repeated sharpening on water stones had lost its flatness on the back.
I used a steel plate which was first rubbed with the slurry grit from a water stone.
Took a couple of hours but I was more than happy with the result.
I have been woodworking for about 55 years, learnt to sharpen on Al Oxide oilstones as an apprentice.
Then Carborundum and finish on hard black Arkansas during a Furniture design/making course.
Got into waterstones about 20 years ago, used them same as oilstones and stopped making much in wood.
I found that having made the effort to attend a class put my head in the right space to achieve a result.
Too often when a tool is blunt in the middle of a job a quick rough hone up is counter productive.
Thanks again and I recommend this to all woodies, the other 9 participants were all newbies but all achieved a satisfying result and learnt heaps.
H.Jimcracks for the rich and/or wealthy. (aka GKB '88)
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