Saturday, September 12, 2015

Tormek T-7 Sharpener

The new Tormek T-7 sharpening system is now available for use by qualified members of SDWC and/or Center for Active Generations Woodcarving Class.  A "qualified member " means someone who has read the little booklet on Safety and has watched at least one of several U-Tube videos on sharpening with the Tormek T-7.  There is also an instruction book and DVD available in the accessories tray for "how-to-do" viewing and learning.  At no extra cost, a little pack of band-aids was included with the accessories--because there is always someone who thinks it is a good idea to test the sharpness of a tool by rubbing the edge with the flesh side of his thumb.

Here is one suggestion for a "how-to" video on U-Tube: Standard Package

Here is another: Sharpening a Chef's Knife

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

In Memory of Ron Schulte

Ronald Schulte, dear friend and devoted member of South Dakota Woodcarvers, passed away suddenly on Monday, August 31, 2015, at the Sanford Medical Center.  During the past fifteen years as a member of our club, he rarely missed a meeting.  His talent for woodcarving was exceptional, and we will miss him very much.