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Are you getting the most from your hand tools? Attend this hands-on one-day course, taught by senior tutor Theo Cook, to find out how to tune up your tools and get the best performance from them. The course covers different methods of sharpening, hand plane preparation, hand plane blade flattening and sharpening, and chisel flattening and sharpening. We’ll also look at different methods of grinding blades, including wet grinding and the use of a bench grinder.
Tutor: Theo Cook.

Cost: £150

“It was a pleasure and a privilege to spend time in your natural habitat and I hope I can learn more from you in the future. I feel totally invigorated and have been itching to get the chisels out and fine tune my joint.”

Zoe @ The Institute of Making, London

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Please arrive at 9.30am, finish at 4.30pm.
There’s no need to bring any tools or materials, but please bring a packed lunch.

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Introduction to Hand Tools for Furniture Making