Sharpening 101

$35.00

8 Part Video Series walking you through how to create and maintain a sharp edge. This course includes step by step instructions and measured drawings. Click See More to get all the details and to register for the class.

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Sharpening is without a doubt one of the most important woodworking skills that a furniture maker can have in their repertoire. A sharp tool makes for easier and safer usage and can save time in the long run. Sharpening can seem like a chore but this course walks through the steps so that it can painlessly become part of your process. Learn about the parts of the chisel, bevel angels, sharpening stones, hollow-grinding, and different jigs in this Sharpening 101 course.

  • Section 1 – The Chisel
    • Lesson 1.1 – Introduction
    • Lesson 1.2 – Parts of the Chisel
    • Lesson 1.3 – Angles and their Uses
  • Section 2 – Sharpening Stones
    • Lesson 2.1 – Types of Stones and their Characteristics
  • Section 3 – Flattening
    • Lesson 3.1 – Why is Flattening Important?
    • Lesson 3.2 – Flattening your Stones
    • Lesson 3.3 – Flattening the Back of your Chisel
  • Section 4 – Types of Bevels
    • Lesson 4.1 – Types of Bevels
  • Section 5 – Hollow Ground Bevels
    • Lesson 5.1 – Tormek Sharpening Systems
    • Lesson 5.2 – Bench Grinder
  • Section 6 – Bevels with a Jig
    • Lesson 6.1 – Primary Bevel
    • Lesson 6.2 – Secondary or Micro-Bevel
  • Section 7 – Honing: The Sharpening Process
    • Lesson 7.1 – Introduction
    • Lesson 7.1 – Freehand Honing
    • Lesson 7.2 – Honing with a Jig
  • Section 8 – Final Notes
    • Lesson 8.1 – Using a Strop
    • Lesson 8.2 – Oiling your Tools