The Complete Guide To Sharpening Book

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Complete Guide To Sharpening Book

Working with tools that are dull is very frustrating and unproductive. Putting an edge on a blunt tool to keep it in shape consistent with its purpose is a vital skill you can learn from this book.

These skills are taught by a tool expert who has consolidated a lifetime study of sharpening methods, techniques, and devices into the most practical reference on the subject. The process is no longer a mystery, and the task of sharpening is no longer something to dread. The Complete Guide to Sharpening explains in common sense terms the fastest, most effective ways to sharpen all your woodworking 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 sharper longer. You'll also discover why the correct edge shape is the key to its sharpness.

You'll learn which sharpening equipment is best for your sharpening, and you'll get step-by-step instructions for sharpening all the tools in your possession. This book has chapters on :

  • The meaning of sharpness
  • The Physics of severing wood fibres
  • 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
  • Other Shop Tools
  • Chip Classification
  • International Grit Standards and more.
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