Sharpening Chisels and Plane Irons
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Sharpening Chisels and Plane Irons

Learn how to sharpen chisels and plane irons in this easy to follow, clear and concise tutorial
4.9 (6 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
20 students enrolled
Last updated 10/2019
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Price: $19.99
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The basic principles of chisel and plane iron sharpening for woodworkers, carpenters and joiners. The course covers theory and practical demonstrations to help you understand the basics so that you can take your wood working to a higher level.
Requirements
  • None, although you must be keen to develop your woodworking skills in achieving very sharp tools!
Description

Sharpening wood working tools is a huge topic, but where do you start if you just want to get the fundamental principles under your belt? There is so much confusing information out there and much of it conflicting.

This short course is designed to give you the information to get you under way in a clear, concise and easy to follow tutorial. Once you understand the reasons behind the basic principles you will be able to quickly develop your sharpening skills and take your wood working to a higher level.

It is very easy to leave our chisels and planes for too long before we sharpen them. This makes the sharpening and honing process a long winded and often dreaded task. But, there is another way! With regular honing, that should take seconds, your sharpening processes will be kept to just a few minutes in your working day, giving you more time to make things with your razor sharp tools.

This short course covers a lot of ground though; I will talk about the sharpening stones and honing guides, demonstrate sharpening techniques by hand and machine as well as giving some theory behind the processes.

In the course I will "rescue" a chisel that I have really let go. It has been used for everything except its true purpose in life. I will bring it back from the brink to demonstrate how these techniques can transform a damaged chisel back to a super sharp tool to be proud of.

This course is aimed at the beginner wanting to advance and progress but also there is valuable information in the course that more experienced carpenters and joiners will benefit from.

Who this course is for:
  • Woodworkers of all abilities from beginner to hobbyist and professionals will all gain from watching this informative tutorial.
Course content
Expand all 12 lectures 01:29:42
+ Sharpening without using a machine
2 lectures 21:37
A little bit of theory
04:38
Using a honing guide
16:59
+ Using machines to speed things up
3 lectures 28:01
The bench grinder
08:52
The wet stone grinder
12:55
Back to the honing guide
06:14
+ Sharpening a plane iron
2 lectures 18:36
A little bit more theory
06:15
Honing a curved bevel on a plane iron
12:21
+ Summary
1 lecture 01:40
What have we learnt and how to take it further
01:40