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Finally, a sharpening book that keeps it simple: there's no right way to sharpen; only your way. In this complete guide, you'll learn everything you need to know about the many methods, tools, and accessories for successful sharpening so you can confidently select the one that works best for you. And, for inspiration, you'll get a look at the sharpening stations of some of America's top craftsmen, including Sam Maloof, Norm Abram, and James Krenov.
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There is no joy in dullness Woodworking with dull tools is like sailing with a dropped anchor; it's frustrating, unproductive, and potentially dangerous. As a woodworker, it's essential to know how to sharpen your tools -- but what's the right method? Unfortunately, because there are so many ways to sharpen, this basic and very necessary technique can be confusing and intimidating to woodworkers of all skill levels. In Woodworker's Guide to Sharpening, professional woodworker John English believes that sharpening should be kept simple -- there is no right way. With that in mind, he clearly and comprehensively presents all the sharpening methods so you can confidently choose the one that works best for you. At the end of the day, all you need to enjoy woodworking is a simple and organized process for keeping your tools sharp. Inside Woodworker's Guide to Sharpening, you'll learn everything there is to know about sharpening, including: o Sharpening Safety o The Characteristics of Steel o Bench Stones, Water Stones, and Oilstones o Diamond and Ceramic Sharpeners o The Ins and Outs of Sandpaper and Leather o Sharpening Angles, Bevels, and Jigs o Sharpening Machines o How to Put a Sharp Edge on Every Cutting Tool in Your Shop And, to give you creative and practical ideas for designing your very own sharpening station, you'll get a look at the sharpening setups of some of America's best professional woodworkers, including: o Norm Abram David Marks o Sam Maloof Larry Heinonen o James Krenov Mark Koons o Cindy Drozda