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Complete Guide to Sharpening

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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.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 1st 1996 by Taunton Press (first published January 15th 1995)
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Dec 30, 2010 Smellsofbikes rated it it was amazing
Amazingly comprehensive book -- if you're a woodworker. He has a whole section of electron microscope pictures of the results of different sharpening techniques, and goes through just about every woodworking tool that has ever existed, talking about how each is used and how sharpening it should be approached. He talks about the difference between oilstones and waterstones, micro-bevels, sharpening fixtures, wet and dry grinding, how to regrind screwdrivers so they work right, how to set up compe ...more
Mar 04, 2011 Patrick rated it it was amazing
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Excellent and comprehensive. Covers the full process from grinding a new blade through to final sharpening. Includes coverage of a wide range of stones and abrasives, and some great ideas for difficult jobs like honing gouges. Also covers scrapers and misc edged tools.
Dec 22, 2008 Geoff marked it as to-read
This is one of the two sharpening texts that I've seen recommended. I've skimmed this one, and it appears both thorough and technical. The reviews on Amazon favored this text over Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Sharpening.
Mar 03, 2016 James rated it really liked it
This was definitely the right book to get. Thorough and clear instruction and explanation. Easy to read with good imagery and illustration.
Feb 02, 2012 Andrew rated it really liked it
Very clear, thorough, and genuinely enjoyable to read.
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The title says it all!
Feb 15, 2008 Michael rated it it was amazing
Great Reference book, good pictures, enjoyed the elemental explanations of tools, how they work as context for the need for sharpening.
Jun 09, 2007 Ryan rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People that like handtools
Not a bad book if you like sharp tools.
Jul 22, 2009 Joshua added it
Great book! For anyone who wants to sharpen anything. The hows and whys of sharpening.
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