Tool Sharpening - one day


Duration: One day (9:30am-4pm)

Price: £65

Run by: Fay Kenyon
at Ecclesall Woods Craft Courses

0114 235 6348

J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre
Ecclesall Woods
Abbey Lane
Sheffield
Yorkshire
S7 2QZ

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About the Course

Tool Sharpening - one day course

There is no better way to get in touch with the heritage of Sheffield and its great tradition of steel blade making than learning to sharpen your own tools effectively.

Did you know that many tools are sold blunt?

Spend the day learning a number of techniques using various sharpening equipment for green woodworking tools, i.e. axes, drawknives, billhooks, turning tools, chisels, slashers in the lovely surroundings of Ecclesall Woods.

If you are new to Greenwood craft this will be a very interesting course and is fundamental to effective green woodworking.

If you have tools which are giving you problems - bring them along for Dave to look over - he will either help you get them sharp or advise you what to do. (please restrict to 2/3 tools as you will only realistically have time to work on a couple of tools)

Arrive: 15 minutes prior to a 9:30am start
Depart: 4pm, although this is approximate.
Directions: Please look at the map featured on the website.

What to bring: warm work clothes, pen and notebook, packed lunch

Let us know: if you have any special needs

Refundable up to two weeks prior to course (minus £10 admin fee)
No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course

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?

All materials and tools are provided for you on the day. You will need to bring a packed lunch - drinks are provided! Please wear suitable clothes for working outdoors.



Want to review this course?

A very enjoyable day learning an essential skill that I just haven't got round to learning, despite its usefulness in so many crafts.
The small group brought quite a selection of their own tools and Dave also demonstrated the technique for chisels, planes, spoke shaves and knives.
A good bunch, pleasant surroundings and they even arranged warm, sunny weather for a Bank Holiday weekend. Who could ask for more?

- - #14800

This is a great course. Lots of practical information provided, and practice honing and sharpening a wide range of tools.

Especially appreciated the tutor's skill with my own tools - thanks Dave!

Really friendly group, wonderful setting and the session is able to be tailored to different levels of knowledge and experience.

- - #9347

Great course, taught by knowledgeable people in a pleasant, relaxed and informal setting. What more could you ask for?
Many different aspects of tool sharpening covered and many different tool types.
I would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in learning more about tool sharpening.

- - #3470

Excellent course on Sunday, thank you all for a very enjoyable day. Thank you.

- - #1314

Thanks folks

Really enjoyed the course, extremely informative, just the right level for me, great bunch of people running and helping with the course. A lot to take in - would benefit from a few notes on different tools and sharpening from recovering tool to day to day sharpening

- - #1301

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 30th June 2018

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