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Tool Sharpening by Hand 11/18/21

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


A Sharp knife in the kitchen, or a sharp tool in the garden is  a pleasure to use, but much safer, too! Unfortunately, creating that perfect edge can be very difficult, especially when there is so much information out there about sharpening!

In this workshop, join Woodworker and Survival Skills Instructor Ryan Johnson for a tutorial on all things sharp.

We’ll discuss the principles of sharpening, the chemistry of steel and how this knowledge helps us, and what materials to use and buy! Once we have built our background of understanding, we’ll use free hand techniques to sharpen our knives and tools.

If the weather is kind to us, we’ll be outside for the class, so bring appropriate layers. If necessary, we’ll go indoors.

Please bring water and any snacks/ or dinner you may need for the duration of the session.

Please bring 2-3 knives or tools from your arsenal to practice your sharpening technique. If you don’t have any knives or don’t know what to bring, contact Ryan and he can bring extras for you.

If you have waterstones or other sharpening tools and materials, you are welcome to bring those as well.

Due to the high cost of materials and high level of coaching required for this course, class sizes will be small.

Please direct questions to the instructor : Ryan@firecraftnw.com


November 18
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Chuckanut Center
103 Chuckanut Drive N.
Bellingham, WA 98229
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