This is an IN-PERSON CLASS.
In this class, students will learn the basics of sharpening curved blades, including carving gouges, hook knives, and axes.
We will cover how and when to use a grinding wheel, sharpen stones, and wet/dry sandpaper systems on a variety of blades, and go over other tips for honing the perfect curved edge.
All skill levels welcome. No prerequisites.
WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field. As such, enrollment is limited to non-binary, trans, and woman-identifying folks over the age of 18.
All class times are in U.S. Eastern Time.
This class is for curved blades only. If you want to learn how to sharpen flat blades like chisels, plane irons, or spokeshave irons please take our SHARPENING FLAT BLADES class.
Sarah Marriage, WOO's founder, is a maker of fine furniture and other wooden objects. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Sarah studied architecture at Princeton University and fine woodworking at The College of the Redwoods (now The Krenov School). She has taught at The Krenov School, Penland School of Craft, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Sarah's work has shown at galleries and trade shows across the US, including Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, ICFF in New York, and Pritam & Eames Gallery in East Hampton, NY.
You can see more images of her work at her website sarahmarriage.com or on instagram @sarah_marriage