Unicorn Sharpening

Presented by: David Weaver
Saturday, July 23, 2022

Would you like to have a much quicker way to sharpen your chisels (and other straight-edge tools?)?  What if this same method performs better and holds its sharp edge longer? And what if the method works well on all types of steel, even less expensive “utility” chisels?  Does this all sound almost too good to be true and as rare as a unicorn?

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Sunday, July 10, 2022

Due to previously-registered participants being unable to attend at this new time, we have at least four openings available for our weekend-long woodcarving class to be taught by master woodcarver Fredy Huaman Mallqui on July 9-10, 2022. Participants do not need to have any woodcarving experience. The participants in the weekend workshop will explore a variety of carving tools to appreciate their function.

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Saturday, July 9, 2022

Due to previously-registered participants being unable to attend at this new time, we have at least four openings available for our weekend-long woodcarving class to be taught by master woodcarver Fredy Huaman Mallqui on July 9-10, 2022. Participants do not need to have any woodcarving experience. The participants in the weekend workshop will explore a variety of carving tools to appreciate their function.

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Learn Gouge Sharpening Techniques From A Master Carver

Presented by: Fredy Huaman Mallqui
Friday, July 8, 2022

Please join us for an all-members program where master woodcarver Fredy Huaman Mallqui will share some stories about his career as a carver, starting as a young apprentice in Peru to his variety of recent commissions. He will then reveal his sharpening technique (utilizing sandpaper, leather, and abrasive compound) for carving gouges.

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Woodworking Blunders: What Causes Them, How To Fix Them, and How To Avoid Them!

Friday, January 14, 2022

Woodworking mistakes are an inevitable part of our craft — so much so that, dare I say, all of us are all guilty of pointing them out to our fellow woodworkers moments after they see the piece (come on, you know that you do this)!  Sometimes these mistakes are so significant that a new piece of wood is needed or the entire project would need to be scrapped.

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Things That Aren’t True Anymore…Glue Does Stick Well To End Grain!

Saturday, December 11, 2021

This will be a virtual-only meeting using the WebEx platform.

One of the oldest axioms in woodworking is that glue doesn’t really adhere well to end grain, implying that glue joints where one or both surfaces are end grain are, at best, inferior.  I’ve “known” this my entire woodworking life and have been an active proponent/teacher of avoiding this condition when designing or executing woodworking projects.

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