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Sharpening Carving Tools:
A One Day Workshop by Simon Clements at The ToolPost

The woodcarving and woodturning fraternity will know Simon Clements as one of the leading lights of the woodcarving world. He has made his name as a master woodcarver and sculptor in his own right working from his studio in Little Whittenham, Oxfordshire, as well as tutoring woodcarving courses on the beautiful island of Lefkas in Greece. He's also a regular guest tutor at The ToolPost in Didcot, Oxfordshire ( and the 9th April 2011 will see him host a hands-on workshop: Sharpening Carving Tools.

Tool sharpening is essential for any woodcarver or turner. Maintaining a keen cutting edge ensures clean and concise carving with the minimum expenditure of physical effort and allows the carver or turner to get the very best out of their woodcarving or woodturning tools. Sharp tools are also safer to use as they prevent dangerous slippages which can be caused by dull or blunt edges. There are a number of tool sharpening products on the market, from hand stones and slips to jigged, powered systems. However, tool sharpening is not merely a matter of buying the right product, it's also a skill to be learned.

What better way to learn how to sharpen woodcarving tools than from a master woodcarver in a small, hands-on workshop environment that allows you to not just watch and listen but also to get involved yourself. Respected carver Simon Clements will be hosting a One Day Workshop on Sharpening Carving Tools at The ToolPost store in Didcot, Oxfordshire on Saturday 9 th April, 2011 between 9:30am and 4:30pm. In the workshop, Simon will teach how to sharpen carving gouges, knives and chisels by hand and with a number of powered tool sharpening systems. Guests should bring along their own tools and preferred sharpening system as Simon will be encouraging them to take part themselves and put what they have learned into action.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn sharpening from one of the best in a unique, hands-on environment book early to avoid disappointment. Find out further details at


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