Sharpening 1 - knives, blades and household items

Columbus Idea Foundry

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Columbus Idea Foundry 421 W State St ColumbusOH  43215
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Columbus Idea Foundry 421 W State St ColumbusOH  43215

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What's Included

In this class, students will learn how to affordably profile and sharpen cutting instruments with sandpaper/plate glass as opposed to commonly used oil and water stones. The class starts with a brief lecture on cutting theory, blade design, care/use, matching cutting angles with materials and use. We'll start with sharpening using wet/dry sandpaper on float plate glass (an inexpensive and effective way to sharpen). To complete, we'll move on to powered sharpening using belt sanders and bench grinders. In the last 1/2 hour of the class, students are free to sharpen additional items or learn specialized sharpening techniques for chainsaw chain, garden/landscaping tools, paint scrapers, or mower blades. Please bring 3 or more of the following items. (Multiples of 1 items are acceptable, we'll also have demo tools available for instruction) Kitchen and pocket knives, garden/landscaping tools, paint scrapers, Mower Blades Chainsaw chain Additional items (sandpaper, Jigs, leather strops, plate glass, honing compound) will be available for student purchase after the class.)

About This Organizer

The Columbus Idea Foundry is Ohio’s largest community workshop, maker space, and learning center.  We offer variety of conventional and high tech tools: wood shop, metal smithing and foundry, laser cutter & engraver, CNC ShopBot, electronics, jewelry, warm glass, photography, and more.

We are home to 20 in-house artists, artisans and small businesses, have a rich network of more than 150 members including 50+ entrepreneurs.

We teach classes, host special events and more. Conveniently located minutes from downtown and the Short North off I-71 and 5th Ave.  Learn more at or email

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