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Forum topic by Paul Sellers posted 12-18-2011 09:17 PM 1187 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Paul Sellers

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12-18-2011 09:17 PM

In the blog I did on saws some time back I mentioned different methods of sharpening your saws; passive rip, passive progressive, passive crosscut and so on. Lots of you asked about the methods and I haven’t had time to post as a forum blog yet.

Anyway, on Wednesday I’ve got a handful of college teachers coming in to Penrhyn Castle workshops to learn these methods and so I wanted to invite any locals in who would like to join them for a free tutorial, probably about five hours. If we get through that we can work through smoothing planes too. I realise this will only work for locals to the UK, but that’s all I can do for now.

This is non commercial and free so pack your saw bags and files and come on in, but you MUST let me know ahead as it will be limited in size to around 25 people for the seminar parts and 10 people max for the actual hands on bits. First come first served.

-- Paul Sellers, UK http://paulsellers.com/paul-sellers-blog


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 12-18-2011 09:32 PM

Sounds like a great opportunity I hope lot’s of folks take you up on your offer.

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Brit

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#2 posted 12-18-2011 10:36 PM

Paul, I’d love to come for the seminars and the hands on bits if that’s Ok. It is a bit of a trek for me, but I’m used to travelling long distances, doing a days work and travelling back.

1. What time would you need me to be there?
2. What saws should I bring. I have an assortment of half rip, panel saws and backsaws that I’m in the process of restoring and they all need sharpening. Shall I bring them all? :-)
3. I have a full set of saw files and a couple of saw sets and a file for jointing. Is there anything else I need to bring? I haven’t made a saw vise yet though.

Thanks for making this available to us Paul. I really appreciate it and look forward to meeting you in person.

Andy

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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Paul Sellers

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#3 posted 12-18-2011 10:46 PM

Great, signed you up, Andy. I want to start at 10 am and we will likely go until 3pm, no more than 4. Short lunch break, 1/2hour. I will be packing tons in so bring a camera and a note book too. If you have a slim taper file then please bring it. Any saws will work for this 8 PPI works well but none smaller than say 16 PPI. They get too small after that.

-- Paul Sellers, UK http://paulsellers.com/paul-sellers-blog

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Brit

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#4 posted 12-18-2011 11:25 PM

Ok Paul, I’ll add a camera and a notebook to the list. I’ll make sure I’m there just before 10am.

Thanks again.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#5 posted 12-19-2011 10:33 PM

way to go Poul :-) but too many Km to travel with such a short notice …. :-)

merry chrismas to all
Dennis

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