Honing Hand Tools In the Japanese Fashion
When you want your joints and finished surfaces to come out just right, there’s no substitute for a perfectly sharp edge. In this class, you’ll learn how to create and maintain one on chisels and plane irons. We’ll start with a bit of theory, and introduce the basic tool kit, but most of the time will be devoted to turning neglected edges into gleaming blades. You are welcome to bring your own tools and waterstones, but the HatchSpace will also have on hand everything you need for the class.
Saturday, November 9, 2019 9am-12:00 noon $45
Instructor: Seth Harter
Seth is professor of history and Asian studies at Marlboro College. He teaches across a wide range of disciplines, from Daoist philosophy to Japanese wood joinery. Over the last decade he has taken classes at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, worked with Garrett Hack, and interned with Tak Yoshino of the Mt. Fuji School of Fine Woodworking.