Teaching at British Hardwoods

Teaching at British Hardwoods

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Blog | No Comments
Next year I will be teaching my basic skills courses at the new teaching workshop at British Hardwoods near Skipton.
Workshop made grinding tool rest.

Workshop made grinding tool rest.

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Articles, Blog, Newsletter articles | No Comments
Often the tool rests on grinders are inadequate for the job, some alternative is required. If most of your grinding is around the standard angle of 25 degrees its a fairly simple job to make a good rigid rest in the workshop.

How to flatten water and oil stones

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Video | No Comments

In another video I show how to flatten the back of plane irons and chisels. All the work of flattening is wasted if your stones aren’t flat, as a dip in a stone will be transferred to the blade back when honing. In this video I show the technique for stone flattening. Of course this only applies to water and oil stones if you have diamond stones or the like don’t bother watching this video!

 

 

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How to get a really sharp chisel in under 30 seconds.

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Video | No Comments

Sharp tools are the basis of the craft and sharpening technique is a frequent topic of argument among woodworkers. I believe sharpening should be done as quickly as possible so you can get back to working wood. It is also better for your tools as you will see in this video.

 

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