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NATIONAL MEETING - Sharpening Hand-tools Techniques with Bob Van Dyke

When:
Friday, September 23, 2022, 6:30 PM until 9:00 PM
Where:
Basil Hall, St John Fisher University, Pittsford, NY

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Norman Erwin
Workshop Coordinator
585-314-1824 (c)
 
Al Kupchella
Chariman
Category:
National Meeting
Registration is recommended
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Capacity:
100
Available Slots:
91
No Fee

NOTE: IF YOU ARE NOT AN RWS MEMBER - PLEASE REGISTER USING THE YELLOW BUTTON
RWS MEMBERS DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER
National Speaker: Bob VanDyke

Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking

Date:
September 23, 2022
Meet-up time 6:30pm
Speaker's presentation starts at 7:00pm

Location: Basil Hall, St John Fisher University, Pittsford, NY

Zoom link for all will be sent
prior to the meeting.
Thereis no cost to attend but registration is required
Non-members are welcome to attend in person to mingle with some RWS members.


For the last thirty years Bob Van Dyke has run a woodworking school in

Connecticut. Bob's approach to teaching centers on the belief that people learn "by doing rather than by watching". Successful furniture making also depends on utilizing a sensible combination of machine woodworking and handwork. Bob's classes feature hands-on woodworking projects that promote mastery of both hand tool and machine woodworking techniques.

At this meeting Bob will give us a sharpening class.  Sharpening Hand-tools Techniques with Bob Van Dyke

Are you tired of trying to use dull chisels and hand planes? Most people don’t use
these tools effectively because they don’t know how to sharpen them or don’t realize what a sharp edge actually feels like!

Many beginning woodworkers are
sucked into the advertising for the latest and greatest jig to use when in fact, sharpening any chisel or plane iron is a simple and quick process that does not require a whole bunch of expensive and time-consuming equipment. We will explore the techniques required to do the initial tune up the tool in order to create a razor-sharp edge. Using two stones, a simple honing guide and a simple projection jig you will learn
how to maintain that edge in under three minutes each time you re-sharpen. This demo will focus on basic chisel and hand plane sharpening techniques but will also go into the many different types of sharpening stones and guides on the market.

We will also explore using a bench grinder and what its role is in day
-to-

day sharpening. The key to successful and fast sharpening is to have a consistent bevel angle- whatever that is. Bob will demonstrate the making of a simple “projection jig” that guarantees you will have the correct and consistent sharpening angle all the time.

On Friday evening
Bob is going to give RWS a sharpening class. You can either watch it at home via Zoom or on screen at St. John Fisher with other club members.