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Knife sharpening lessons?

By kevn - 7 March 2011 14

Wondering if there’s anywhere in ACT that offers knife sharpening lessons? …I am not even sure if that’s an odd request? I guess I am envisioning a one nighter at CIT or something.

I realise there are plenty of videos on the net, but there’s no substitute for hands on when it comes to this sort of thing.

…plus professional knife sharpening costs and arm and a leg, according to the knife shop at Woden.

What’s Your opinion?


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Knife sharpening lessons?
Jordo 8:21 am 08 Mar 11

There should be a huge Google map with the address and details all there but some people must not be able to view it or something because I’ve had a few people say I should put my address on the site.
Might have to go back and do it the old fashioned way, thanks for the heads up!

kevn 10:06 pm 07 Mar 11

Jordo said :

We do sharpening at my butcher shop http://www.jordoschopshop.com

5 knives for $20 but if you’re serious about learning I’d be happy to give you a lesson for a couple of beers, give us a call at the shop 62318755 if your keen.

Sounds good – I’ll be in touch – I’ve heard I need to check out your jerky anyways. 🙂

EvanJames 1:49 pm 07 Mar 11

Ah ha, down the very bottom in tiny white font on black background! I looked for it, too.

I might get on to them. Wanniassa is a hike but I see they carry a range of things I’m interested in.

Thoroughly Smashed 1:39 pm 07 Mar 11

EvanJames said :

Jordo said :

We do sharpening at my butcher shop http://www.jordoschopshop.com

Great website Jordo, but…. where is your shop located?!

http://www.jordoschopshop.com/about-chopshop

EvanJames 1:28 pm 07 Mar 11

Jordo said :

We do sharpening at my butcher shop http://www.jordoschopshop.com

Great website Jordo, but…. where is your shop located?!

Felix the Cat 1:18 pm 07 Mar 11

Make sure the beers are consumed after the knife sharpening lessons….

sid 1:01 pm 07 Mar 11

Brumbies Rugby head office.
Austin St, Griffith.

Jordo 12:23 pm 07 Mar 11

We do sharpening at my butcher shop http://www.jordoschopshop.com 5 knives for $20 but if you’re serious about learning I’d be happy to give you a lesson for a couple of beers, give us a call at the shop 62318755 if your keen.

rosscoact 12:16 pm 07 Mar 11

Tharwa Valley Forge is the place for making and sharpening knives

http://www.tharwavalleyforge.com/courses/knifemaking

switch 11:46 am 07 Mar 11

I’ve seen (and tried to use, at a friend’s place) a really trendy glass cutting board. Real bright idea…

EvanJames 10:42 am 07 Mar 11

Those rock-hard cutting boards are the enemy of knives. I’m sticking to wood (and not that hard bamboo stuff either, normal pine). If you get into the habit of giving your knives a wipe with the steel every time you go to use them, that should keep the edge on them. Provided you’re not using a rock-hard chopping board!

John Moulis 10:05 am 07 Mar 11

Kevin Rudd might know something about it.

futto 10:00 am 07 Mar 11

I’m sure that you could ask any woman as you escort her home from a Kingston pub. Just don’t walk through a park, no matter what she says!!

niftydog 9:58 am 07 Mar 11

Yes, there is. CITACE offers a course run by a Bladesmith who can also teach you how to make knives. I’ve done it, and it’s easy once you know how. Now if I could just get mrs nifty to stop using plates as cutting boards…

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