This course is being offered as a Professional Development class for Materials Technology, and Woodworking teachers, technicians, and trainees.
Primary focus in the course will be on hand planes, straight chisels, woodcarving and woodturning tools.
The course covers:
The theory and practice of creating an effective sharp edge in high speed steel, the selection and use of grinding wheels, oil and water stones and buffs, slip stones and diamond hones.
The setting of hand planes for different wood species, correct bevels for differing types of planes and chisels, selection of cutting fluids, care and maintenance of sharpening stones, and selection of same.