Master Saw Sharpening & Maintenance Skills: Build Your Own Bad Axe with Mark Harrell June 13-17, 2022

Let’s demystify saw sharpening and master the skills required to restore your vintage saw collection with confidence, and build your own Bad Axe with Mark Harrell, owner of Bad Axe Tool Works. Mark’s five-day course enables tool resellers, entrepreneurs hobbyist woodworkers at large to maintain, retension, retooth, hammer-set, and sharpen-to-joint hand, panel, frame and backsaws across a variety of pitches. The course culminates in a graduation exercise in which the student builds his/her own Bad Axe Precision Carcase Saw (included in course tuition). Instructional methods center on historical techniques and best practices employed by craftsmen from over three centuries of western traditional saw making.


Monday - Friday Jun 13 - 17, 2022
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