Sat Nov 19 2016
We have always considered the grinder to be one of the most important tools in the workshop. Understanding how to use a grinder can save you hours of sharpening time. Many people are afraid of the grinder. Afraid that they will overheat, "burn", and destroy their tools. This fear exists because overheating a tool is easy to do unless you have good technique. With the right technique damaging a tool is really a rare occurrence.
In this class you will learn how to hollow grind chisels and plane irons to a wire edge without damage in a minute or two. You will learn:
When to grind.
The geometry of grinding.
Classic and modern grinding technology and equipment
and most important: The technique of grinding.
Most of this class will be lecture and demonstration. But every student will have a chance to use a properly set up high speed dry grinder and get a feel for the tool. Tools to work on will be provided however if you wish to bring a single tool (with flat back) we will take a look and let you work on it using our equipment.
Please bring safety glasses or goggles.
For more information on Joel's technique please see his article in Fine Woodworking Magazine. "How to Grind" June, 2008.
or click here for a multi-part series on how to grind.
Instructor: Joel Moskowitz.
Class duration: 3 hours
Where: At our showroom at 112 26th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232
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