The Complete Guide to Sharpening

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Overview

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.

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Overview

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.

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A reference on sharpening methods, techniques, and devices in woodworking, for professionals and hobbyists. Explains basic metallurgy, abrasiveness, and the physics of cutting, and shows how to sharpen all types of woodworking tools, from chisels to tweezers. Includes sidebars on the history of woodworking tools, b&w photos and diagrams, a glossary, and appendices on chip classification and international grit standards. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561581252
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/1996
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 645,485
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Leonard Lee is a contributor for Taunton Press titles including The Complete Guide to Sharpening.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    This Is A Good Book!

    This book is very complete in its coverage of the topics of sharpening. Leonard goes into detail on why things work and why they don't. I learned why knives I have sharpened didn't cut well and many other things. Must have for anyone serious about getting a keeping a good edge on their tools.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2001

    Primarily for the Woodworker

    This is an excellent book by a true expert. The photos and illustrations are of high quality. He intended this book for the woodworker, so tool sharpening is the focus. Frankly, I wish he had spent more time on knife sharpening. However, I can pay the ultimate compliment of, 'I learned a whole lot I did not know.'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2000

    A well inllustrated, solid learning resource.

    I highly recommend this book to anyone needing to learn how to sharpen their tools. I like the many photos and drawings, also the explanation behind the different kinds of sharpening tools, such as why you must use diamond sharpeners to sharpen carbide blades. The author does well at writing at just the right level of 'how-to' verses 'why', such that the reading is always interesting, never bogged down with physics. I especially enjoy the sidebar stories with historical value. Their is much pratical advice here, including suggestions for purchasing basic or advanced sharpening equipment. So if you want to sharpen drill bits, chisels, planer knives, scrapers, router bits and on and on, this is an excellent book.

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