Knife Sharpening Basics Workshop

Learn the basics of knife sharpening and maintaining kitchen knives in Canberra


Dan Venables

Dan Venables

5k
POP Canberra

POP Canberra

5.0 (38)
5k

2 hours Class size 1 to 6     label $145 - $235 (or 4 payments of $36.25 - $58.75 via Afterpay)
($145 for Class only, $235 for Class and tool kit)



Trained glass artist turned self-taught knifemaker Dan Venables will teach you the basics of knife sharpening and maintaining kitchen knives (or edged tools) using Japanese Waterstones in this interactive Canberra workshop.

During the workshop, you will learn how to resharpen a dull knife, and how to better maintain your knives so you don't have to sharpen them as often.

Please bring to the workshop two steel, non-serrated kitchen knives that you would like to sharpen. We’ll provide all the materials you will need to sharpen your knives, including two Waterstones and a strop.

At checkout, you can choose if you wish to borrow tools for the day or to buy and start using your very own knife sharpening toolkit. If you choose the latter option, you will get to take home a toolkit valued at over $100. This is a great option if you wish to continue your newfound knife sharpening skills at home, or it would make an amazing gift.



Aside from this class, POP Canberra also has the following coming up:


Add-on available for this class

Take Home Knife Sharpening Toolkit, valued at over $100 ($90)

You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge Required
No prior skill or experience is required, though participants must be at least 16 years old.

Please note, while we will demonstrate safe knife handling and sharpening techniques, there is an inherent risk when handling sharp objects.
 
What you'll get
  • You will receive a pamphlet with a summary of all content covered in the lesson, as well as your freshly sharpened knives you have brought to learn how to sharpen.
  • You can borrow or buy a toolkit, which will include two Waterstones and a strop.
  • Small class size, to ensure more one-on-one time with Dan and a focus on technique and safety.
What to bring
  • You must wear closed toe shoes.
  • Please bring two steel, non serrated kitchen knives that you would like to sharpen. You are welcome to bring more, but you may not get the time to do them all. Chipped knives are also welcome, however please note any serious damage may not be repairable within the time frame.
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 16 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Location

POP Canberra - Level 1, 12 / 27 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, ACT

Your teacher
Dan Venables

Dan Venables

5k

Dan trained as a glassblower throughout his time at university, and during his second year of study he also started carving spoons from green wood. After a certain point, he needed a specialised knife. Rather than buying one (as would probably have been logical), he decided to make his own.

This is where Dan's love of knifemaking started. He strives to make excellent quality tools that will last a lifetime. The majority of the timber he uses for his handles is reclaimed - either from local suppliers, or timber he has salvaged.

Dan has a passion for learning new skills and anything he can make with his hands.

Find Dan's knives for sale at POP Canberra and learn more about Dan on the POP Canberra blog.




Your host
POP Canberra
POP Canberra

5.0 (38)
5k

Workshop POP by POP Canberra is an inclusive community space, where locals can connect over creativity, knowledge and social engagement. Workshop POP hosts regular unique, fun and spontaneous workshops and events. Think hands-on crafty courses, food and beverage tastings and skill-sharing events to support you in life and business!

We are dedicated to providing a place where our creative leaders can share their skills; where we can engage with our community in more interactive and tangible ways, honouring our ethos of friends supporting friends. We’re here to help you discover a new hobby, upskill, meet interesting people and contribute to a better Canberra.

Established as a pop-up shop focusing on local seasonal gifts, POP Canberra has been supporting small businesses, makers, artists, thinkers and doers since 2018. In April 2020 we embarked on a mission to bring our POP community to the people all year round and created a permanent retail space in bustling Braddon. We have just launched Workshop POP and welcome you to share in the POP Canberra community!


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POP Canberra is COVID-19 aware This means that this teacher won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. maximum number of guests).
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