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The Complete Guide to Sharpening

The Complete Guide to Sharpening

Item # 978-1-56158-125-2
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Recommended reading for any woodworker

Sharp tools are guaranteed to enhance the woodworking experience, and this book, by tool expert Leonard Lee, is the definitive reference on sharpening for woodworkers. The book goes into great detail on sharpening nearly every kind of woodworking tool available from power-saw blades and drill bits to carving tools and planes. Lee starts out by explaining the meaning of sharpness, the physics of cutting wood, metallurgy, abrasives, and equipment before getting into the details of sharpening each specific tool. Lee’s straight-forward approach, photos, and detailed illustrations provide practical advice for any woodworker looking to sharpen tools. A Fine Woodworking Book. Published by The Taunton Press. Paperback. 245 pages.

Table of Contents:

  • The Meaning of Sharpness
  • The Physics of Severing Wood Fibers
  • Metallurgy
  • Abrasives
  • Sharpening Equipment
  • Chisels
  • Planes
  • Knives
  • Carving Tools
  • Turning Tools
  • Scrapers
  • Handsaws
  • Axes, Hatchets and Adzes
  • Power-saw Blades
  • Drill Bits
  • Peripheral Milling Cutters
  • Afterword
  • Appendix 1: Chip Classification
  • Appendix 2: International Grit Standards
  • Glossary
  • Index

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