Intro to Sharpening

Intro to Sharpening

Wednesday, 6/26/2024, 6-9pm

$ 150.00

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Sharp tools make everything better. There's nothing like carving through wood with a sharp chisel, or getting a see-through beautiful shaving with your hand plane. Join us after work for a mid-week pick-me-up where you can connect with your fellow woodworkers and hand tool enthusiasts. 

Learn the basics of hand tool sharpening with water stones and sandpaper.
Students bring their own chisels or block plane iron to sharpen during class, new or used. Bring your own water stones, or use wet/dry sandpaper provided in class. Stone grits recommended: 220 for flattening, 1000 for sharpening, 3000 for polishing. Single grit or dual sided. Students may also bring a honing guide and a strop if they have them.

Allied Woodshop is located at 4160 Whiteside Street, Los Angeles, CA 90063. Free parking on site and additional free street parking available.

Health & Safety:
Masking is encouraged but not required during classes. If you have any questions about this policy, please email us at for a prompt response.

Martin Alexander Hernandez is an interdisciplinary crafts person with an emphasis in technical skill mastery and conceptual art.

What to Wear
Please wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes. Boots or sneakers are fine and long pants are preferable. Do not wear loose or baggy clothing and please tie back long hair. No dangly jewelry. Please note, this is a woodshop with no AC. You can expect to get sweaty and dusty. Woodworking is hard work!

Gift Certificates
Gift certificates are available. If you would like to gift this class, purchase Woodworking Bucks for the total cost of the class. 

Refund and Transfer Policy
In general, all workshops can be refunded, minus a 10% registration fee, up to one month in advance of the class. Students can transfer to a future class with at least two weeks advance notice. No portion of the course fee will be refunded or transferred less than two weeks before the class start date. To cancel or transfer your spot, please email

There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups, or deferments for missed sessions in multi-day classes.

Allied Woodshop reserves the right to cancel a class for insufficient registration.

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