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Tool Sharpening Training

Course Details

Level: For All

Maximum zero student taught in a group during this course.

Duration: 1 Day

Course hours will run from 9:00am-5:00pm (including approx half an hour for lunch).

Price: £125.00

Price includes VAT, all required materials,
required tools and a light lunch.

Learn how to perfect the art of sharpening hand tools on our one day course. Be guided by your tutor as they impart their skills and knowledge of sharpening. Learn how to sharpen an array of hand tools so you can continue to make projects with ‘razor sharp’ tools. 

What you will learn

Your day will allow you to see, try out and learn about how to sharpen a wide range of hand tools. Hand tools you will cover include woodcarving, woodturning and general woodworking tools. We encourage you to bring your own tools which need sharpening, so we can send you home with them freshly sharpened.

Special offers covering sharpening equipment will be available upon the day.

Additional information

You will start your day with a welcome talk, including a hot drink, health and safety brief and a breakdown and review of the equipment you will be using.

At the end of the course you will take home a certificate of attendance.

The minimum age is 14 years old and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the course and must not be left unattended during class hours. If you would like to read our terms and conditions click here.

Jason Breach

Course Tutor

Meet Jason Breach
Peter Hibbin

Course Tutor

Meet Peter Hibbin
Tool sharpening

What our students say...

A most enriching experience!

I spent a fabulous week at the Axminster Tools training centre making a Windsor chair, although I am a keen woodworker, I learnt so much more on this course and was able to use tools of the highest quality and have tuition in their use. The tutors were excellent and extremely patient and helpful, not at all like being in an educational situation. I can highly recommend this course and the education centre, a most enriching experience.

Roger T, Windsor Chair Course

Very pleased with the day

Attended this sharpening course with five other students! All had various tools to sharpen. Jason provided excellent tuition. Gave tuition on the various ways to sharpen tools. Lots of tips and tricks to obtain a sharp edge. Came away with my tools well sharpened. Very pleased with the day. Thanks to the Skill Centre staff for looking after us.

Harold R, Tool Sharpening Training

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