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Hand Tool Sharpening, Restoration, and Use

July 4 @ 8:00 am - July 7 @ 5:00 pm



John C. Campbell Folk School
1 Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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John C. Campbell Folk School
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Subject: Woodworking
Cost: $576 + $25 materials fee
Skill Level: All Levels


Do you have well-used or heirloom hand planes or chisels in need of restoration? Learn the skills to assess those classic tools and bring them back to life. Bring a tool or two from your collection and restore them to their former glory. Topics covered will include safely de-rusting, setting up, sharpening, and using these timeless tools.


Instructor Bio:

Reece Watson found a craftsman no 5 jack plane in 2008 while cleaning out his grandfather’s shop and restored it back to working condition. Fourteen years later, a lot of trial and error and countless tools later, Reece has a sound method of restoring these tools to their former working condition. He utilizes a hybrid approach to woodworking in his shop with a mix of power tools and hand tools. He builds custom electric guitars from scratch with a mix of epoxy and wood along with many other fine woodworking pieces. His shop is located in Toccoa, Ga.


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