Saw restoration and sharpening course


One day course accommodates all levels of hand-tool woodworkers

Individual tuition.
Please bring your saws along no matter how old

What you will learn

  • How to disassemble saw handsaws and backsaws
  • Cleaning and polishing saw blades entirely by hand
  • How to clean and repair saw handles
  • Tuning your saws
  • We will show you how to sharpen your saws
  • We will introduce you to and explain what types of saws are available, patterns and restoration techniques
  • Introduce to the essential saw sharpening tools and techniques

When and where
— At our workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland
— We will do our best to accommodate your schedule. Once you booked the course, please let as know what time and date will suite you best.


One day (6 hours) saw restoration, tuning and sharpening course

During this one-day practical course you will learn how to disassemble, clean, tune and sharpen various types of antique and vintage saws. We will also explain different types and grades of woodworking saws and related saw maintenance tools and materials.

This one-to-one course is intensive but also informal and accommodating.
All necessary equipment and materials will be provided. We will also advice you on what you will need and where to purchase all specialist tools and materials to continue with saw restoration on your own.

Normally this course runs for 6 hours with as many breaks as you’d need. Alternatively, the same course can be arranged to run over 2 days (evenings) period. Just let us know what option suites you best. Coffees, teas and food will be provided.

After completing this course you will go home with practical knowledge of how to turn an old tired saws into good users and one or two (depending on the conditions of your tools) of your own saws perfectly tuned for fine woodworking.

If you have any questions and would like more information about this course, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Please note,
this course covers only woodworking saws used in carpentry, cabinet and furniture making, and intended to be generally used indoors. It does not cover large crosscut and two-men saws, or similar, dedicated to tree felling and other green woodworking applications.