Feb 17, 2014 · 6:45 PM
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We'll gather at The Shop to look at a few techniques for sharpening chisels, plane irons, and other fine hand tools. Attendees are encouraged to bring a jack plane and try their hand at sharpening, as well as some basic material hogging techniques.
Some of us will attempt to split logs and hew them into lumber.
Those who want to get the most out of this meeting should buy a hatchet, sharpen it, and carefully play with some methods of splitting, carving, and shaping wood. The tool may appear dangerous or heavy handed at first, but the experience is a fantastic way to develop a stronger understanding of the wood as a fibrous material. We will have discussion time to share findings and ask questions.