Sharpening bladeBy Ruah Swennerfelt

Transition Town Charlotte is hosting a sharpening workshop on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., co-hosted by the Charlotte Library. The workshop will be set up on the west porch of the Charlotte Library, with seats spaced to comply with current Covid-19 physical spacing guidelines.

Do you have home, yard or shop tools that no longer work as well as they did? Are you frustrated with those old scissors, that balky lawn mower, those dull kitchen knives, those sticky garden shears, etc.? Do they possibly just need a little sharpening and oiling? Don’t throw them away. Learn how to make them like new by sharpening them yourself at home.

Louis Cox of Transition Town Charlotte will lead an outdoor demonstration workshop to guide you through the basics of tuning up a range of home and shop items that usually work better when they get periodic sharpening. He will explain what sharpening devices, such as honing stones and files, you may need to buy or borrow, how to set up and operate the sharpening devices, and how to test whether your sharpened tools are now ready to go back to work.

There is no charge for admission, but enrollment in this workshop is limited to 15 people, so please register by sending an email to Louis.