Sharpening Course Intro


Frank sharpening

Few things make the difference between success and failure as a fine, hand tool woodworker more than the sharpness of your tools. And nothing makes woodworking more frustrating than a dull edge. In this course, Frank Strazza will show you his secrets for honing a razor edge on your woodworking tools.

What You’ll Learn in the Sharpening Course:

  • The pros and cons of different kinds of sharpening stones–and which ones Frank prefers.
  • Sharpening

    Sharpening a chisel

    Step by step how to sharpen your most used edge hand tools:

    • Chisels
    • Planes
    • Scrapers
    • All kinds of saws: crosscut, rip, and specialty

Bonus stuff:

Sharpening Hand Saw

Sharpening Saw

How to:

  • Restore an old saw, complete with jointing and setting the teeth.
  • Repair a damaged chisel.
  • Set up and tune a brand new chisel.
Frank Planing

Frank planing with sharp cutter

When you’ve finished this course, you’ll be inspired to head to the shop, pull all your tools out and sharpen them up. Then you’ll discover the sheer joy of working wood with a razor edge. Your saws won’t fight you anymore, your chisels will slice through end grain like a hot knife through butter and your planes will make shavings you can be proud of! Most of all, your projects will noticeably step up in quality. As Frank puts it,

I think that sharpening is one of the important aspects to hand tool woodworking. As my tools become dull, I’ve found that the quality of my work also goes down. So, therefore, it’s extremely important that your tools are razor sharp.

Tools you’ll need:

  • Sharpening

    Sharpening tools

    Your tools that need sharpening 🙂

  • Oil stones (various grits)
  • Diamond stones (various grits)
  • Oil
  • Leather strop
  • Stropping compound

See the teaser:

Take the online course now!

If you’re not a member already, go ahead and watch the free videos in the course, then sign up!

We also have on-campus sharpening classes; you can learn about them and sign up here.

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