Sharpening curved blades shouldn't be a scary, daunting process; it’s just an unfamiliar process to many folks. Hop in and get to know the tools & techniques that help keep the cussing down to a minimum when sharpening curves.
This class will cover the sharpening process of:
- carving gouges
- travisher blades
Within these three processes you will learn a solid baseline that includes various abrasives, sharpening tools, and holding techniques as well as helpful jigs that make sharpening curved blades much more approachable.
Embrace your curves!
All skill levels welcome. No prerequisites. All you need is a computer and a good internet connection!
WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field. As such, enrollment is limited to non-binary, trans, and woman-identifying people over the age of 18.
Claire started out with a furniture background, graduating from the North Bennett Street School’s cabinet and furniture program in 2010, and then picking up work at a cabinet shop for a few years. Over the past 8 years she has grown a small business making travishers: spokeshaves with a curved blade to shape chair seats. At domestic and international fairs she has demonstrated how they work and how they are made. And occasionally sprinkling in a travisher-making class. While still making travishers on the side, Claire is now back in a cabinet shop learning the different ways to build solid cabinets and community.
See more images of her work below: