Chainsaw sharpening workshop Saturday at Abbott Memorial Library

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DEXTER — From 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, Dexter Dover Area Towns in Transition (DDATT) will host a skill-sharing event at the Abbott Memorial Library on the basics of sharpening a chainsaw. When you understand the geometry of a chainsaw tooth and how it works in concert will all its neighbors, you can do a better job in keeping it sharp. And when it’s sharp, the saw works so much better, relieving stress on your body.

Usually a sawchain is sharpened while on the saw, but participants to this free workshop should leave their saws at home (the library is not a place for oily and odiferous motors) and bring their dull chains (and bars), appropriate files, filing gizmos, patience, and good humor to learn and share knowledge about this important rural tool. If you have a small, clamp-on vice to bring, that would be greatly appreciated.

As DDATT’s mission is to help our area reduce our use of fossil fuels and create a more stable rural economy, we are committed to skills and ideas which can help us all take better care of our natural resources.

For more information on DDATT and future events, email to get on email news list or call 277-4221 or 924-3836.

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