TOOL SHARPENING CLASS

with Carol Russell

When: Saturday 3 August 2019

Time: 10:00am

Duration: 2.5 hours

Where:  artisan, 45 King Street, Bowen Hills, QLD 4006 

Cost: $95 per person

About the workshop:

In this essential skills class we will cover all aspects of manual sharpening. You will be introduced to sharpening a variety of edges, small knives and carving tools, including lino cutting tools.

We will cover the principles of sharpening and restoring edges of dull or rusty tools using waterstones and natural stones. We’ll also discuss using sandpaper as an alternative. We won’t be using motorised grinders. Carol will explain the technique of polishing and maintaining an edge using a leather strop, which you will be able to take home with you.  

You are encouraged to bring a couple of your own tools to sharpen. We may not get them all done, but you will leave with at least one sharp edge restored. More importantly you will gain a clear understanding of the process appropriate for different tool edges and the skills to start maintaining and restoring your tools at home. 

This is a hands on workshop, it will be messy and fun, there’s nothing like bringing your tools back to life and that first sharp cut with your newly honed tool. 

Skill Level: Beginners through to experienced makers

This workshop is ideal for: arts and crafts people who use sharp tools in their practice. People wanting to save money and maintain their studio tools. 

Included in workshop ticket:

  • All materials and equipment
  • Use of waterstones, and natural sharpening stones
  • Expert advice
  • A handmade leather strop to keep
  • Light refreshment

 What to bring:

  • Everyone is required to wear strong covered shoes
  • Please wear appropriate clothing for a workshop situation. 
  • A couple of tools you’d like to restore

About Carol Russell:

Carol has over 25 years’ experience as a furniture maker, antique restorer and teacher. Carol’s on-going love for timber led her to hand carving smaller objects like wooden spoons and knives, wooden vessels and milking stools. Based in Queensland, Carol travels Australia-wide teaching carving workshops. Carol regularly conducts a range of different workshops at artisan. Carol’s stunning work has been exhibited widely, including in artisan’s Marketplace exhibition curated by Melinda Gagen. 

Workshop Cancellation Policy:

Please note this workshop can be cancelled by  artisan due to unforeseen circumstances or if minimum numbers are not reached. In this event participants will be refunded accordingly and as soon as possible.

Participant Cancellation Policy:

Workshops have limited spaces and involve preparation by the facilitator.

Bookings cancelled up to one week prior to the start of the workshop may be refunded, but a 20% non-refundable administration fee will be deducted.

Bookings cancelled within a week of the workshop commencing will NOT be refunded.

You are welcome to transfer your booking to another person prior to the workshop commencing. Please confirm this arrangement in writing to workshop@artisan.org.au.

 

Image: Courtesy of Carol Russell






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