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Miles
06-06-2013, 03:12 AM
Just finished. Touched up some kit knives, a couple others for friends, and a couple in the home block. Everything is tucked away in it's place. Stones have been flattened and are air drying. There's something strangely satisfying about that shiny crisp edge when it comes off the stones. I never tire of it and never get tired of trying to find it faster and make it just a little bit better every time.
Teaching basic skills class tomorrow. Time to initiate twenty new students in the finer points of knife skills. Always a fun class. Never tire of that either...

Crothcipt
06-06-2013, 03:42 AM
That sounds like fun.

kungpao
06-06-2013, 04:37 PM
I never tire of it and never get tired of trying to find it faster and make it just a little bit better every time.
Teaching basic skills class tomorrow. Time to initiate twenty new students in the finer points of knife skills. Always a fun class. Never tire of that either...

I'm curious to know if your class is a public one. Im a Texan and would love to have some hands on advice as to how I can improve sharpening. I've been trying my best to learn from the internet for the past 6 months, but theres nothing like having face time with a knowledgable teacher.

77kath
06-06-2013, 05:59 PM
Me, too!

Miles
06-06-2013, 10:13 PM
I teach classes at Central Market here in Houston. They're open to the public. Each CM location has a school where people can take classes. We usually do a knife skills class at least every month. We don't offer sharpening as part of the class, though. Personally, I've never taught a formal organized sharpening class, although I've done a couple of demonstrations and tutored more than a couple cooks, chefs, and friends over the years, which I guess counts as having taught sharpening.

kungpao
06-07-2013, 01:08 PM
I'm a Houstonian as well. I used to work at Sur La Table so I've sat through more than my share of knife skills classes. Does you or anyone that you know of offer an advanced sharpening class in town? I know once a year or so Bob Kramer stops up at some SLT locations to do a class, but I'd rather look elsewhere.

Miles
06-08-2013, 06:10 PM
There are a couple of us here in Houston. Might be an opportunity to get a few folks together and have some fun with stones and knives?