Woodworker's Guide to Sharpening : All You Need to Know to Keep Your Tools Sharp

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2008-03-01
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Pub Co Inc
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Step-by-step expert instructions and visual aids teach woodworkers the characteristics of steel, carbide, and ceramic while showing how to sharpen any device, from planes, chisels, cabinet scrapers, and drill and router bits to saws, axes, knives, and turning and carving tools. Readers will benefit from a detailed discussion on the four types of bench stones as well as a thorough resource of websites and contact information. An additional chapter presenting a peek at the sharpening setups of some of America's best professional woodworkersincluding James Krenov, Sam Maloof, and David Marksis also provided.

Author Biography

John English is a contributing editor of Woodcraft Magazine and a former editor of Today’s Woodworker. His work has appeared in numerous woodworking magazines, including American How-To, Fine Woodworking, and Woodshop News, and his syndicated how-to and home repair columns have appeared in newspapers across the United States. He is the author of The Building Buddy, Toys & Accessories, Woodworking Essentials, and Workshop Projects. He lives in Casper, Wyoming.

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