Sharpening Workshop

with

PETE LLOYD & CHARLIE THACKER

Workshop

Description

Spend a great day improving your sharpening skills with Pete Lloyd and Charlie Thacker . The morning will be spent focussing on the basics of sharpening and then in the straight edge tools such as knives and axes, and the afternoon will look into curved tools such as spoon knives and travishers.

Sharpening is a vital part of woodworking, and working with a sharp tool is much safer and makes everything more enjoyable.

If you have tools of your own, feel free to bring them along to learn how to sharpen them. There will also be other tools to learn from if you do not have tools of your own.

You can expect to get at least two tools razor sharp by the end of the day.

Selection of greenwood working tools to be sharpened.

Booking

About

Pete Lloyd

Pete Lloyd (@feralpete ) has extensive experience of wood-carving and tool-making. Part of the original Barton Hill greenwoodworking group, he has been carving spoons, kuksas and bowls for many years. As a recent assistant to Nic Westermann & Hewn & Hone in Wales he spent many months tool & jig making, including grinding and sharpening tools to the correct angles.

Pete Lloyd

About

Charlie Thacker

Charlie Thacker (@thackerwoodcraft) has been working with greenwood for a number of years now having been an apprentice at the Cherry Wood Project in 2018. He is currently based at the Estate of the Arts and turns beautiful bowls on both the pole and power lathe as well as being a very capable greenwood builder (He was a driving force behind the building of the workshop at Grow Wilder). He has a passion for making stools and we’re very lucky to have him offering up his extensive knowledge on at least two stool making courses in 2022. More information is available on his website.

Charlie Thacker

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