Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to host Woodworker’s tool-sharpening workshop

. June 13, 2018

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is hosting a basic tool-sharpening workshop on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9am­­­­­­–12pm in the Boatshop. Participation is limited, with advanced registration needed.

If taken care of properly, your edge tools can last generations. By keeping them well-honed, you will find they can cut like new every time. Learn the basic techniques to put a mirror finish on your aging tool collection. This workshop will cover the proper preparation, sharpening, and honing of hand plane irons, chisels, gouges, and other carving tools.

Bring your tools, sharpening stones, or nothing at all, as the Shipyard can provide for demonstration. The cost for the workshop is $24 for CBMM members or $30 for non-members, with registration needed at For more information, visit

CBMM Shipyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn uses a whetstone to hone a chisel in the CBMM Boatshop.

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