Hand Tools

Fine Tuning Hand Tools

Course Details

Level: For All

Maximum four students are taught in a group during this course.

Duration: 1 Day

Course hours will run from 9:00am-5:00pm (including approx half an hour for lunch).

Price: £125.00

Price includes VAT, all required materials,
required tools and a light lunch.

Have you ever struggled to set up your hand plane? Do your chisels never seem to be sharp or cut properly? The fine tuning hand tools course is designed to give you the know-how to keep your woodworking tools looking and performing their best.

What will you learn

Your tutor will give you a step-by-step guide on a range of tuning methods. You will learn how to sharpen, hone and adjust your woodworking tools so they perform to their very best. Whether it’s old or new, we encourage you to bring your own woodworking hand tools, allowing you to go home with tools that are looking and performing to their best.

Additional information

At the end of the course you will take home a certificate of attendance.

You will start your day with a welcome talk, including a hot drink, health and safety brief and a breakdown and review of the equipment you will be using.

This is a 'hands-on' course, each student being able to work at their own pace. The tutor will be able to demonstrate and explain the techniques to the group as a whole and individuals as required.

The minimum age is 14 years old and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the course and must not be left unattended during class hours. If you would like to read our terms and conditions click here.

Jason Breach

Course Tutor

Jason Breach - Meet your tutor
Peter Hibbin

Course Tutor

Peter Hibbin - Meet your tutor

What our students say...

A most enriching experience!

I spent a fabulous week at the Axminster Tools training centre making a Windsor chair, although I am a keen woodworker, I learnt so much more on this course and was able to use tools of the highest quality and have tuition in their use. The tutors were excellent and extremely patient and helpful, not at all like being in an educational situation. I can highly recommend this course and the education centre, a most enriching experience.

Roger T, Windsor Chair Course

Very pleased with the day

Attended this sharpening course with five other students! All had various tools to sharpen. Jason provided excellent tuition. Gave tuition on the various ways to sharpen tools. Lots of tips and tricks to obtain a sharp edge. Came away with my tools well sharpened. Very pleased with the day. Thanks to the Skill Centre staff for looking after us.

Harold R, Tool Sharpening Training

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