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Kitchen Knife Series

DESCRIPTION
Join us for a 2-day workshop building a handle, assembling a knife and sharpening the blade for use in the kitchen or while camping.  Work with a selection of exotic hardwoods to shape a custom handle, learn how to properly apply epoxy to attach scales to the tang, drill pin holes, buffer the wood, and finally, polish the blade throughout with sandpaper and finally sharpen for use. Previous experience or knowledge of woodworking is not required, but expect to leave with some!

This weekend workshop is a 2 session course that begins on Saturday 3/24 and continues on the following Sunday 3/25. Please confirm with your schedule that you will be available to attend each session.

MATERIALS
Your choice of knife blank style
Wide selection of exotic wood and burl knife scales
Fast Set West Systems epoxy (resin + hardener)
Metal pins
Acetone and Polyurethane
Sandpaper (80-220 grit) for wood and wet/dry sandpaper (400-800+ grit) for blade

TOOLS
Bandsaw
Scrollsaw
Drill Press
Rasps

INSTRUCTORS
Ben Shafer ­Rickles graduated from Vermont Woodworking School, and has been teaching and building furniture since. His designs unionize complex joinery and functionality and purpose. In the woodshop and beyond he often produces a contagious smile, and is referred to by his friends as an energizer bunny. He takes every opportunity to explore anything that’s new.

PREREQUISITES
Previous experience or knowledge of woodworking or sharpening blades is not required, but expect to leave with some!

A NOTE ABOUT CLASS SIZE
Classes are limited to 6 students to ensure lots of hands-on time with the tools and personal attention from the instructor. If the class is sold out but you’re still interested in this particular class, we can add your name to a waitlist and will contact you if a ticket becomes available. Email classes@adxportland.com for more information.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Check out our class policies here.

Start:
March 24, 2018 1:00 PM
End:
March 24, 2018 5:00 PM
Location:
ADX Portland
417 SE 11th Ave
Portland OR United States
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Classes at ADX
Email:
classes@adxportland.com
Telephone:
(503) 915-4342
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