Tool Sharpening and Handplane Tuning

Presented by Alastair Boell

This is a very comprehensive one day sharpening course. The importance of this topic is ALWAYS overlooked to the detriment of your furniture making. Good woodworking absolutely starts with sharp tools and well tuned hand planes.

In this one day course, you will learn the fundamentals of tuning and sharpening a hand plane and sharpening of chisels and scrapers.

We will give you a comprehensive system that produces ‘razor sharp’ edges every time. We will also advise you where you can purchase certain items to enable you to create this same system.


I recently attended the Sharpening and Hand Plane Tuning course conducted by Alastair Boell, which I found to be very informative. Alastair is very knowledgeable and is a very good teacher. Having refreshments provided by Alastair’s wife Jacqueline was a nice touch, and we were still there well after the scheduled finishing time. Highly recommended. John Hogan’ June 2012

I realised I was enjoying myself when at 6 after skipping lunch I was still keen to fine tune the edge on a newly transformed hand plane.
The day removed one of the great mysteries of woodwork for me and I now feel empowered to get my on tools safe in the knowledge that I will be able to maintain them. Kristian Puccio’ June 2012

Alastair Boell


Sunday 28th April 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday 20th October 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm

1 day

Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking.
14 Cottage St, Blackburn

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