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Whether you’re a professional chef, cooking enthusiast, or just like learning new skills, knowing how to properly sharpen and care for your knives is one skill you should definitely add to your tool belt!

A sharp knife requires much less pressure to cut into food, giving a chef greater control over their blade. A dull knife is more likely to slip rather than cut, and once this happens it’s only a matter of luck and reflexes where the business end goes. Yet, most people don’t know how to sharpen a knife and keep it sharp.

In this course with Knife-maker Aidan Mackinnon from Cut Throat Knives you’ll learn the secrets of getting and maintaining a fine edge. Knife care and storage will also be covered to ensure your knife stays sharp. By keeping your knives sharp and practicing safe cutting techniques, your chances of injury in the kitchen will drop significantly. You’ll also learn the difference between German and Japanese blades, different types of grinds and also what to look for when buying a chef’s knife.

The evening will begin with a discussion on determining sharpness and knife care, followed by a short theory session on sharpening. A few different methods will be demonstrated in setting an edge as well as burr removal, honing and touching up. This will be followed with a practical session where you get to sharpen the knives that you have brought with you. 

About Aidan Mackinnon from Cut Throat Knives

Aidan is part of a new generation of knife makers, focusing on creating high-end bespoke kitchen tools for avid home cooks and chefs. Aidan handcrafts all the knives in his shop, from the finest materials available and with the care and attention to detail that precision cutting tools deserve. His mission is to build beautiful knives that performs at the very highest level for a lifetime of service and enjoyment.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 1.5 Hours

What you will learn
  • Learn basic knife care and sharpening skills
  • Learn the difference between German and Japanese blades, different types of grinds and also what to look for when buying a chef’s knife
  • Get hands-on practice learning how to properly sharpen your knives
What you will get
  • A handy poster to take home which includes some useful pointers from the workshop

What to bring
  • Bring your own blunt knives and scissors from home (by the time you’re finished they’ll be good as new)
What to wear

Casual


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Work-Shop

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Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.

From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

  •  Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
  • Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.


2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)

3.) REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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