Getting To The Point ... (Saw Sharpening Style) - Skelton Saws
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Getting To The Point … (Saw Sharpening Style)

Early yesterday morning, Shane set off for the lyrically famous Yorkshire town of Ilkley. Set below the the rugged moors of Bronte Country is Chris Tribe’s Furniture School and what was to be Shane’s teaching base for the day. Fully booked almost immediately this practical one day beginners course on saw sharpening covered all the fundamental processes necessary for keeping ones saws well maintained and sharp. Good quality and correctly sharpened saws produce effortless joints. Saw sharpening is often overlooked and neglected and this skill has largely been lost over time as people lack confidence in undertaking this task. Covering a number of elements including; jointing, spacing, forming, setting, sharpening, test cutting and correction, Shane’s aim was ultimately to both inspire the students to look after their tools as well as instil them with the knowledge and confidence to enable them to have a go at doing this. Really not an easy task to master, ¬†as you will see from the photographs all participants were fully focused (if not a little saw blind after a while!) and took away many positive elements from the day. So all in all a great day had by all! And what a shame, I didn’t get to go if not only to try out Ilkley’s new ‘Betty’s Tearooms! maybe next time… and yes there will be a next time if you are interested a repeat course is planned for July. If you think that this may be something that you are interested in, please contact Chris Tribe’s Furniture School or see his website for further details www.christribefurniturecourses.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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