Sharpening Hand Tools in the Japanese Fashion

  • June 26, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • HatchSpace 22 High Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
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Beginners Welcome

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, June 26, 2021    9am-12:00 noon  


Financial aid available upon request.

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.

Refund Policy:

Full refunds or a class credit can be provided if you cancel at least 4 days before the start of the class by contacting HatchSpace at, by calling 802-257-3935, or in person. There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes.

Cancellation Policy:

HatchSpace reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. A class may be canceled in the event the minimum number of students for the class is not reached. In this case, registrants will receive a full refund or class credit, and notified by valid email provided at registration.

HatchSpace is a project of The Hatch, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization  •  Brattleboro, VT  •  •  (802) 257-3935
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