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Course on sharpening edge tools

From: Liz Campbell <liz.campbell>
Date: Monday, August 4, 2003
Edge Tool Sharpening course
West Dean College near Chichester
October 5-8, 2003.

This is a professional course for all conservators using knives,
blades and woodworking hand tools. Starting with the metallurgy of
carbon steels through to the best technique for sharpening both by
hand and machine. During the course conservators can make a blade in
Japanese carbon steel encompassing forging, hardening and tempering.
All types and method of abrasives from Japanese stone to diamond
hones, pastes and ceramics. This is a practical course design to
lift existing hand skills to a high professional level and the
opportunity to learn the latest techniques and use a wide variety of
machines available for grinding.

Course Leader Bernard Allen is a self-employed designer-craftsman,
producing traditional and modern furniture, screens, architectural
and ecclesiastical commissions, and small turned items. He
specialises in libraries and built the library at West Dean.

Fully inclusive residential fee: #420, Non-residential fee: #315.
For further information on the course listed above, please contact

    Professional Conservators in Practice Courses Coordinator
    West Dean College
    West Dean, Chichester
    West Sussex PO18 0QZ
    +44 1243 818294/811301
    Fax:  +44 1243 811343.
    isabel.thurston [at] westdean__org__uk
    pat.jackson [at] westdean__org__uk

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