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Online Sharpening Seminars

Our Online Sharpening Seminars are aimed at providing a more interactive method of learning knife sharpening than our youtube videos offer.

Many of our customers are not close enough to our store to stop by for a sharpening class, so we decided to make this available online. The goal is that we can cover various topics and then allow for some Q&A with immediate and direct feedback.

In addition, participants can ask questions anywhere along the way as we demonstrate sharpening techniques. So now, when you see something that doesn't quite make sense or you wish someone could explain, you can ask in real-time and get an answer.

Our seminars consist of 3 parts:
1. A lecture covering the basic concepts of the subject at hand.
2. A demonstration of the technique(s)
3. A question and answer section where we can review some of the subjects we covered in more depth

Times and Dates TBA

We will do our Stone Primer and Stone Selection class. In this class, we will cover the different types of stones that are out there, what their characteristics are, and how to choose the right stone for the job. We will also talk about what it takes to build a solid sharpening setup from start to finish. In addition to this, we will talk about stone maintenance and care, natural stones, and what kinds of techniques work best on each type of stone. As always, we will end the class with a brief Q&A.

In the class following that (DATE TBD), we will hold our Tip Sharpening Class. In this class, we will cover the concepts and movements involved in sharpening the tips of knives- specifically Japanese kitchen knives. We will cover both single and double bevel knives. In addition to the basic concepts, we will also demonstrate a couple of different methods for this kind of sharpening. As always, we will end the class with a brief Q&A.

The next class we will cover Stone Primer and Stone Selection. There will be slots for 6 people max in this class (to make it less confusing and easier for those participating). We will also have spots for 4 local people to come by the store and experience the seminar in person. Registration for the DATE TBD class will close on DATE TBD. Regardless of the number of people signed up at that time, class registrations will close. This will allow me to send out prepared materials to the participants ahead of time so they have visual aids through the class.

The seminar is conducted via Skype, so you will need a computer with the most recent version of skype. You will also need speakers and a microphone. Webcams are optional but highly recommended. At the time of the seminar, I will call the entire group in a group call. You do not need skype premium to do this (that's what i have it for).

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