Knife Sharpening

$ 350.00

August 31st, 2017 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Mark Andersson
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: August 31st, 2017 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: September 1st, 2017 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2

In collaboration with Hand Bookbinders of California, San Francisco Center for the Book presents: Knife Sharpening with Mark Andersson.

Sharpening can see a bit scary for some folks, but it’s a necessary skill for binders and with a bit of practice can be done without any anguish or hesitation. With his expertise and guidance, Mark Andersson will help overcome sharpneing fears and students will leave this course with the confidence of knowing their can keep their tools in tip-top shape.

Having the right tools in the proper condition is essential for every bookbinder. This two day course will cover the basics of knife sharpening for edge paring and lifting knives, as well as French points. We’ll talk about the advantages and disadvantages of Japanese water stones and micron sandpapers, and will explore using both those methods in the course.

Materials to Bring: Edge Paring Knife of Swiss, English or French style (preferably Peachey; for guidance in buying an edge paring knife, please contact the instructor, waterstones (there are combo stones available if you don’t want to purchase a full set of stones), and some micron sandpapers.  Specifics will be provided upon registration.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $350 for non-HBC members :: $325 for HBC members
*HBC Members need to please call SFCB at 415-565-0545 to receive their discount when registering.

Date & Time: Thursday & Friday, August 31 & September 1, 2017 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Mark Andersson

Mark Andersson is a book conservator, bookbinder and instructor. Mark is also President of the Guild of Bookworkers, the national organization for those involved in binding, conservation and all aspects of book arts.

Prior to moving to Tucson, Mark was Department Head and sole instructor in the North Bennet Street School’s bookbinding program for nine years. During that time he taught students from around the world all major aspects of bookbinding from historical models to full leather fine bindings with gold tooling, and all significant aspects of cloth and leather book conservation.

Past Student Reviews:

“I finally had an opportunity to learn an essential skill with a very generous and knowledgeable teacher.”

“When we asked Mark about sharpening tools other than the ones he was supposed to teach, he took the time to explain and demonstrate with the tool brought by the student. This was simply amazing.”

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States