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Sharpening Basics (all gender/no gender)

  • 11 April 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 14 27th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414
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  • These seats are reserved for BIPOC students wishing to pay for registration based on Fireweed's micro-reparations pricing strategy.

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Learn how to keep your tools sharp! 

Tool sharpening is an important part of woodcraft. A sharp tool is a safe tool and makes for cuts that are easier on our bodies. In this class we will review the required materials for sharpening. Students will leave with their own consumable sharpening kits. Instructor Jeanette will demonstrate a few different sharpening techniques and students will have plenty of time to practice sharpening their own tools. At the end of class students will have a basic understanding of what sharpening is and the skills to continue their own tool maintenance. 

Students are required to bring their own tools to sharpen. Class will mostly focus on sharpening spoon carving tools (hook and straight knives) but students are encouraged to bring other tools, such as chisels, gouges or axes. No saws or serrated blades please!

The materials fee for this class is $15 and is included in the admission cost. 


This class is taught by Jeanette Torkelson and assisted by Andrew Austin-Petersen.



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