Knife sharpening - one day course
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About the Course
Knife Sharpening course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.
Learn how to sharpen your small edge tools (and keep them sharp!). We will explore the science behind sharpening, steel tempering and honing, discovering cutting edge trade secrets along the way. A wide range of hand sharpening stones (both water and oil based), electric bench sharpener, and honing materials will be available to use. Please bring your own sharpening kit if you wish along with a small knife (NOT stainless steel), chisel or similar to restore.
Tutor: Dave Jackson
Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for your course and bring a waterproof jacket.
If you are considering staying overnight or attending the course as part of a longer break, a range of local accommodation is available, including farm bed and breakfast, hotels and guest houses. For details please call Church Stretton Visitor Information Centre on 01694 723133 or visit the town’s website.
A range of holiday cottages are also available on the Acton Scott estate; for further information, please get in touch.
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is an outdoor site. Most areas are wheelchair accessible, but please be aware that the farm yard is cobbled and the ground often uneven. If you have any access concerns, please contact us. When booking please advise us of any medical conditions or special requirements.
Payment for courses
Course places must be paid for at the time of booking. Your place is not secure until paid for in full. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform Acton Scott Historic Working Farm as soon as possible by telephone and confirm in writing or by email. If you cancel your booking more than four weeks before the course start date, 90% of the course fee will be refunded (10% of the course fee will be reserved to cover administrative costs). You may use your fee towards an alternative course. If you cancel your booking less than four weeks before the course start date, fees paid will not be refunded unless the course was full and your place can be re-sold.
Please contact us via the form or phone number above to book your place!
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Lunch, refreshments, tools and materials all included. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements.
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Course Start DatesSunday 8th July 2018
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