Hand Tool Basics

Learn to put a sharp edge on chisels and hand planes using traditional water sharpening stones. Discover how easily these razor sharp edges slice through wood fibers as you practice cutting and planing. Learn how to use a marking gauge and a Japanese style pull saw while making a mortise and tenon joint. While we do provide chisels and planes to sharpen, you are welcome to bring your own tools to work on.

Class covers:

  • Types of cutting hand tools
  • Creating a proper cutting edge on chisels and plane blades.
  • Using chisels to create precise pocket cuts.
  • Practice in using hand planes.
  • Japanese pull saw use

After completing this class, you can sign up for the You Can Build It or Maker Club workshops and build your own wood working projects.

No experience necessary. Maximum class size is 6 students. Ages 14 to adult. Class fee is $84 for 2 sessions of 3 hours each.

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We hope to see you soon!