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The Complete Guide to Sharpening

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The Complete Guide to Sharpening
The Complete Guide to Sharpening

This guide offers instruction in sharpening all types of tools found in the shop, from hand tools to power tools.


"The list of tools Lee discusses is thorough...Each treatment covers the basics and whatever variations on the theme woodworkers are likely to encounter in their shops. The book's user-friendly format and comprehensive treatment of the subject should make it a definitive reference for many woodworkers."

--Woodshop News

(1) The Complete Guide to Sharpening Book
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Manufacturer Part Number 070256
Weight 2.0000
Cover Style Soft Cover
Pages 245 pages
Author Leonard Lee
Topic Sharpening
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Good Video. As a newbe I learned alot.
August 20, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
As far as I'm concerned, there...
As far as I'm concerned, there is really only one book that covers everything the woodworker really needs to know about sharpening, and this book is it. Most authors dutifully recite the methods used to grind a tool to a pointy edge and simply leave it at that. Mr. Lee, a woodworker and tool maker with a firm background in the engineering aspects of the craft, covers the essential questions that other authors fail to even consider, such as just what exactly is meant when we say that something is sharp? He also covers a smattering of metallurgy and goes in depth into how different abrasives cut into the metal, both of which are important to understanding how to shape a metal tool to a keen edge that will glide effortlessly through the wood. Through the rest of the book, he covers the details of sharpening every tool from axes to Yankee drill bits, including such unlikely tools as screwdrivers and tweezers.
September 26, 2012
sharp book (pun intended)
Have not had a chance to read everything. What I have read so far is very informative. It should help me keep my tools sharp.
March 14, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Rockler Store
Good reviews and it looks like it will cover all the blades in my shop.
John B on Dec 14, 2017
Abraham Lincoln said, "If I had 8 hours to fell a tree I would spend 6 of them sharpening the saw." This is a great book.
THOMAS B on Jan 29, 2017
Good reviews and it looks like it will cover all the blades in my shop.
John B on Dec 14, 2017
Need to know how to sharpen chisels, etc. properly
David G on May 20, 2017
Abraham Lincoln said, "If I had 8 hours to fell a tree I would spend 6 of them sharpening the saw." This is a great book.
THOMAS B on Jan 29, 2017
Bought some old planes and want to learn how to sharpen
Mike R on Apr 25, 2016
seems like a good book to have around.
charles h on Jan 10, 2016
Need to know how to sharpen chisels, etc. properly
David G on May 20, 2017
Bought some old planes and want to learn how to sharpen
Mike R on Apr 25, 2016
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Does this book teach how to sharpen band saw blades?
Glenn W on Feb 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The book does discuss how to sharpen conventional saw blades. A bandsaw blade is a continuous version of the same, sometimes with a custom blade "set"
Does it show sharping carving knives?
Clifford S on Oct 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have not read these chapters but there are two that might be of interest. Chapter 8 is devoted to all types of knives, all flat blades shapes. Chapter 9 covers carving tools which covers the various gouge shapes.