Tool Repair and Sharpening ~ FULLY BOOKED!

Date(s) - 29 Sep 2018
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

An opportunity to learn some valuable skills for tool repair and restoration.

Bring along your own neglected tools and discover how to give them a new lease of life.

tool repairIn our ‘throw away’ society it is often considered a waste of time to repair old and broken tools and equipment. The skills for fixing and maintaining items are gradually becoming lost. Help to reverse this negative trend and learn a range of skills to repair your own tools.

We will start with a demonstration of some of the different techniques of tool replair including:

  • Good handle recognition
  • Exact handle fitting using spokeshave
  • Riveting and wedging
  • Sharpening to restore blades wherever possible

For the rest of the day you will then have time to work on your own tool repair, under expert tuition and guidance.

Please bring up to three of your own items (from the list below) that you would like to repair:

  • Spade / axe / garden tool – requiring a new handle (bring a handle too! – can be bought from good hardware store i.e. CCF)
  • Garden sheers
  • Loppers
  • Secateurs
  • Scissors / craft knifes
  • Chisels 
  • Plane blades
  • NO saws, chainsaws or powertools please

All tools and equipment for the task will be provided. 

Tutor: Peter Drake

Peter has a long history of teaching and helping to develop Denmark Farm Conservation Centre. His hedge-laying and stone walling skills are hard to match within the county and West Wales.

Please bring a packed lunch. Hot drinks will be provided.

Fee: £36 per person

Maximum places for eight participants. 

If you require accommodation during this course you can stay in the Self-Catering Eco Lodge at Denmark Farm from £35 per night (min 2 nights), our shared dormitory – £20 per night or Eco Campsite – £10 per night.

You may also be interested in some of our other traditional skills workshops: Roundwood Timber Framing, Soil and Stone BankingWillow Basket Weaving and Leathercraft. See our full events list for more choice.


This event is fully booked.

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