However, as soon as I saw the selection of sample tools - either hand made or modified existing tools - I regained my enthusiasm...
The class is with Rae Duncan. We discussed the various samples, and then made a buff stick, the correct way, and also a leather strop which we charged with rouge (polishing compound).
Then we started working on a split pin - measuring and sawing tool steel.
After that was a demo of working a steel blade - heating it to golden yellow, plunging it in oil, cooling and cleaning, then polishing - then tempering to straw yellow to remove the brittleness.
You already know I'm into hand made tools (for example) - so this course is my idea of heaven...
It was lovely to meet other enthusiasts as well - I thought I was a bit of an oddity, it appears there are a few of us :-)
Here are my double sided buff stick and strop:
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