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Tool Sharpening and Handplane Tuning


Next Available: 26 Nov 10:00AM
7.0 hours

Description

Presented by Alastair Boell

This is a very comprehensive one day sharpening course. The importance of this topic is ALWAYS overlooked to the detriment of your furniture making. Good woodworking absolutely starts with sharp tools and well tuned hand planes.

In this one day course, you will learn the fundamentals of tuning and sharpening a hand plane and sharpening of chisels and scrapers.

We will give you a comprehensive system that produces ‘razor sharp’ edges every time. We will also advise you where you can purchase certain items to enable you to create this same system.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 6 hours

What you will learn
  • Good woodworking absolutely starts with sharp tools and well tuned hand planes.
  • Fundamentals of tuning and sharpening a hand plane and sharpening of chisels and scrapers.
  • Comprehensive system that produces ‘razor sharp’ edges every time.
What you will get
  • Meet Alastair Boell - a Master of Furniture Making.

What to bring
  • All materials included.
What to wear

Casual (Warning: It might get messy)


The Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking was founded by Alastair Boell in 2007. After graduating from the world renowned North Bennet Street School, Boston (USA) Alastair felt that there was a great need in Australia for an educational facility that focuses on traditional skills.

The Guild is committed to preserving and advancing craft traditions in furniture making. We are also committed to promoting a greater awareness and appreciation ofcraftsmanship. In our classes we emphasize the skillful use of hand tools and power equipment and an informed use of appropriate materials. We are passionate about what we do and want to share information, ideas and skills with all our students young and old, from beginner to advanced.

The Guild offers 13 Open Courses a week where students are able to bring in their own projects. Also during the year on a regular basis we offer a number of short intensive classes on varying woodworking topics. Our student to teacher ratios are very low with a maximum of 8 students in the open classes.

The school itself is conveniently located two minutes from the Blackburn Rd exit off the Eastern Freeway. Parking is readily available right at the school’s door.We promise to do our very best to provide you with endless opportunities in a stimulating and supportive community.

We invite you to take your place at the Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking.

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Steven

28 April 2017 • Tool Sharpening and Handplane Tuning

Great class,, highly professional, awesome knowledge and instruction and a lot of fun!