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Stropping for Beginners-May2022

  • 17 May 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • In-person only this time, Larry Wade's Beaverton shop
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Sharpening is intimidating for new carvers.  This class gets you started with stropping correctly and gives you an essential foundation.  Sharpening is a career-long journey; this is your chance to start learning the correct techniques.  Future classes will cover more advanced sharpening techniques and problem solving.

HANDOUT  - A handout is downloadable by clicking here and a 30 minute supporting video is viewable by clicking here.  Please review them prior to the class.  They are the basis for what will be discussed and practiced.

COVID - This particular class is in-person only and limited to three people, but other monthly classes are online and in person.

COST - $30 for tuition.  Club-made strops might be available at the class for $20 and green honing compound for $5.


TOOLS - Students should bring their own tools (knife, gouge or some type and a V tool, strop and honing compound if they have them.  Practice tools and loaner strops are available, and materials to make your own strop or pre-made strops can be purchased at a fair price.

Address: Oregon Carvers Guild, 3110 NW Linmere Dr, Portland, Oregon 97229
Email: oregoncarvers@gmail.com

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