In-person course
in Newton Ferrers, Plymouth Maker & location details

Tool sharpening and maintenance



Sharp tools are the essence of good woodworking. On this one-day course I will show you how to get your tools into tip top condition. All the main green woodworking tools will be covered - draw knife and spoke-shave, whittling and hook knives, travisher, chisels and planes. Learn the theory and practice of tool sharpening. Bring your own tools. I will provide sharpening stones but please bring your own sharpening equipment for assessment and possible use. I can also advise you on a sharpening kit to bring with you, and jigs we can make to ease and speed the process. You will learn how to hone your own tools to a razor edge, and will take home a simple sharpening kit to keep your tools forever sharp. Please state when booking which tools you are particularly keen to learn how to sharpen.

What's included in the price?

All tools are provided, but please bring your own to sharpen if you have them. At the end of the day you can take home a simple yet inexpensive sharpening kit. Tea, coffee and treats are included but lunch is not provided. There is a microwave and wood-burner to heat things, and a toaster. Further details of local accommodation can be provided.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Peter Lanyon Furniture

with Craft Courses since 2013

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Peter Lanyon trained as a furniture maker at Rycotewood College in 1995, before going on to complete an MA with distinction in Furniture Design and Technology. He is a trained secondary school teacher, and has been teaching in many different guises for 2 decades. His current furniture practice sees him combining green woodworking techniques with his interest in design, and his skills in fine furniture making. He enjoys passing on these skills and passions through his courses.

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  • Daytime (weekdays)
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Devon Green Wood Centre, Lambside Farm, Newton Ferrers, Plymouth, Devon, PL8 1HG