The Complete Guide to Sharpening

The Complete Guide to Sharpening

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Baker & Taylor
Discusses sharpening equipment, explains techniques and methods, and provides step-by step instructions for sharpening everything from chisels to drill bits

Book News
A reference on sharpening methods, techniques, and devices in woodworking, for professionals and hobbyists. Explains basic metallurgy, abrasiveness, and the physics of cutting, and shows how to sharpen all types of woodworking tools, from chisels to tweezers. Includes sidebars on the history of woodworking tools, b&w photos and diagrams, a glossary, and appendices on chip classification and international grit standards. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Ingram Publishing Services

You know how frustrating it is to work wood with tools that are dull. All that is over. Tool expert Leonard Lee has consolidated a lifetime of study of sharpening methods, techniques, and devices into the most practical reference on the subject. In The Complete Guide to Sharpening, you'll discover the most effective ways to sharpen your tools–from chisels to drill bits. You'll get better edges than on most razor blades, and you'll learn how to shape them to cut better and stay sharp longer. In fact, Lee's simple principles and some basic equipment wil allow you to sharpen any woodworking tool you are likely to encounter.

Lee, a well-known tool manufacturer, covers the practical and technical information to sharpen tools quickly, efficiently and safely. Descriptive photos, clear line drawings and step-by-step instructions show exactly how to improve the performance and safety of any cutting tool. 255 photos.

Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, c1995
ISBN: 9781561580675
Characteristics: 245 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Sharpening


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Jan 05, 2013

A great reference book, and full of insightful sharpening tips to use in your home workshop. I found both highly technical explanations of how blade angle impacts the quality of cuts in wood as well as easy-to-read information and sharpening jig tips.


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