Welcome to The Folk School of Fairbanks

When:
April 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
2017-04-23T10:00:00-08:00
2017-04-23T16:00:00-08:00
Where:
The Folk School
2861 Beverly Lane
Fairbanks, AK 99709
USA
Cost:
$66 (members), $99 (non-members) (plus a $5 materials fee)
Contact:
John Peirce

Get an Edge on Your Tools

Instructor: John Peirce

There is nothing quite like a properly shaped and sharpened woodworking tool. It makes life easier and safer, greatly reduces frustration and yields a much better product. This course is designed to help you with the basics of sharpening straight or gently curved edge tools, including chisels, plane blades, carving knives and gouges, drawknives and axes. We will cover blade geometry, preparation of the cutting surfaces, rough shaping the blades and final honing and stropping. The goal of the class is to give you the basic skills to start sharpening and send you home with a few sharp tools and the ability to keep them that way.

What you should bring:

  • Safety glasses.
  • A variety of woodworking tools to tune up and sharpen (plane blades, chisels, sloyd knives, drawknives, etc.).
  • Your sharpening stones and their appropriate lubricant (water or oil).
  • A honing guide if you have one.

If you do not have a sharpening stone, I recommend starting with diamond stones. I like the DMT Dia-Sharp stones. Start with the fine and extra fine stones and get the coarser ones next. These can be used dry, but work better with water. Bring what you can and we will have a few extra around for you to try as well.

(You also might want to bring a snack or lunch.)

Date of the class: Sunday, April 23, 2017

Time of the class: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Maximum number of students: 6

Minimum number of students: 3

Age range: 12 to 104

Prerequisites:  None

Location: The Folk School Shop

Cost: $66 (members); $99 (non-members)

Materials fee: $5

To Register: Please fill out the Class Registration Form below and click on the “Submit” button. This will take you to the Payment page, where you can complete your registration through PayPal (or you may send a check by mail).


Class Registration Form - Get an Edge on Your Tools, April 23, 2017

  • Click here to read the The Folk School's PAYMENT, CLASS REFUND, 40 BELOW CANCELLATION POLICY, PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE, AND LIABILITY POLICIES.

  • *Folk School members are eligible for Member pricing (a significant discount!). Folk School memberships last for one year. If you would like to become a member or renew your membership, please click here.
    Note: Your registration will not be completed until we have received payment.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Are you interested in this class, but can’t take it? Tell us why!

 

Print Friendly
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Follow Us

Facebooktwitterinstagram

Upcoming Events

Mar
25
Sat
10:00 am Build Your Own Pack Raft from a ...
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a ...
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit - CLASS FULL @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit – CLASS FULL Instructor: Bruce Campbell Build your own lightweight pack raft that you order from a DIY Pack Raft Kit! Pack rafting has become very popular.[...]
Mar
26
Sun
10:00 am Forging On – Open Shop Project Time
Forging On – Open Shop Project Time
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Forging On – Open Shop Project Time @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Forging On: Open Shop Project Time –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Tom Zimmer This is a NEW class style based on the Open Shop idea.  Registration[...]
Mar
27
Mon
9:00 am Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try out[...]
Mar
30
Thu
6:00 pm Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try out[...]
Apr
2
Sun
10:00 am Forging On – Open Shop Project Time
Forging On – Open Shop Project Time
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Forging On – Open Shop Project Time @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Forging On: Open Shop Project Time –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Tom Zimmer This is a NEW class style based on the Open Shop idea.  Registration[...]
Apr
3
Mon
9:00 am Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try out[...]