Sharpening Hand Tools in the Japanese Fashion

  • July 23, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • HatchSpace 22 High Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
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Photo: Kelly Fletcher

No woodworking experience required. 

When you want your joints and finished surfaces to come out just right, there’s no substitute for tools with a perfectly sharp edge.

Learn. In this class, students will learn how to create and maintain sharp edges on chisels and plane irons. We’ll start with a bit of theory, and introduce the basic tool kit, but most of the time will be devoted to turning neglected edges into gleaming blades. Students are welcome to bring their own tools and waterstones, but the HatchSpace will also have on hand everything needed for the class.

Saturday, July 23  |  9am - 12pm

Cost:  $45 members; $54 supporters; $60 non-members

 Instructor: Seth Harter

Seth is professor of history and Asian studies at the Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College. He teaches across a wide range of disciplines, from Daoist philosophy to Japanese wood joinery.  Over the last decade he has taken classes at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, worked with Garrett Hack, and interned with Tak Yoshino of the Mt. Fuji School of Fine Woodworking.

Payment and Refund Policy

Payment is due at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation.

Full refunds or a class credit can be provided if you cancel at least 14 days before the start of the class by contacting or by calling 802-257-3935.

There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes. 

HatchSpace reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. A class may be canceled in the event the minimum number of students for the class is not reached. In this case, registrants will receive a full refund or class credit, and notified by valid email provided at registration.

HatchSpace is a project of The Hatch, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization  •  Brattleboro, VT  •  •  (802) 257-3935
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