Tool Sharpening & Maintenance

Get your tools sharp, keep them sharp...!

Mentored by

Chris Knight

An outdoor enthusiast and pragmatist...

Organisation links
Location address: Danbury, CM3 4AB
Chosen age group:

Ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Tool Sharpening Free
Next date: None - Register your interest
What we'll do
Learn how to get your tools sharp, keep them sharp, and how to clean, maintain and store them. We cover a whole range of tools – Forest School Knives, Spoon Knives, Bow & Laplander saws to axes, bill hooks & chisels. Loppers & secateurs, any of your Forest School tools. Bring your tools with you to work on. We work mostly with simple stuff to use on site – in the woods. And all this on a budget..! Why spend £150 on a Japanese water stone and expensive leather strop – you can make your own sharpening ‘paddles’ for (almost) nothing – I’ll show you how. I have a whole range of sharpening tools and equipment to demonstrate (yes including a £100 water stone!) but most are affordable and easy to use. Perhaps ‘fun’ is too strong a word… learn to enjoy keeping things sharp. Think of all the amazing things you will make with your loved, sharp, shiny tools…! Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. John Muir
About your mentor
Chris Knight
An outdoor enthusiast and pragmatist...
I see myself as an outdoor enthusiast and pragmatist. I just love sharing what I’ve learned over the years. Outdoor learning should be open to everyone, complete novice or budding expert, engaging and enjoyable. It’s not about ability or skill, just simple ideas enthusiastically delivered to invite people to learn something new, enjoy being outdoors, relax and have fun.
Learning aims
Aim 1
What is sharp..? Find out what 'sharp' is and how to get there..! :)
Aim 2
Learn how to get your tools sharp, keep them sharp, and how to clean, maintain and store them.
Pricing information
Ticket nameTool Sharpening
Where we'll be
Essex Outdoors Danbury, Well Lane, Danbury, Essex, CM3 4AB
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit

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Cancellation Policy
Free bookings do not require refunds but as places are limited, please cancel if you cannot attend so that your place can be offered to someone else.

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.