Please contact me about my next scheduled crosscut saw sharpening classes. I have been putting on classes for over ten years and word is out that these classes are a great way to learn to sharpen saws or refresh and renew your skills in the company of a great group of folks. I provide files and tools to use, compare, and buy. I ask you to bring your own vise and saw to sharpen but I can make arrangements for anyone who has a hard time arriving with those things. My greatest satisfaction comes with sharing traditional skills as an instructor or special project leader. I have been teaching crosscut saw sharpening since 1992, instructing the USFS crosscut sawyer curriculum since 1996 and leading trail projects that involve saw use as well as other trail work skills since 1980. My retirement from the USFS in 2010 has allowed me to contract with many different agencies and groups and to travel throughout the west as an instructor.


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I am available to lead and instruct your crew on all types of tread and drainage problems. I can prove that rock work is easy!