You know how frustrating it is to work wood with tools that are dull. All that is over. Tool expert Leonard Lee has consolidated a lifetime of study of sharpening methods, techniques, and devices into the most practical reference on the subject. In The Complete Guide to Sharpening , you'll discover the most effective ways to sharpen your 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 sharp longer. In fact, Lee's simple principles and some basic equipment wil allow you to sharpen any woodworking tool you are likely to encounter.
|Publisher:||Taunton Press, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.75(w) x 11.88(h) x 0.52(d)|
About the Author
Leonard Lee is a contributor for Taunton Press titles including The Complete Guide to Sharpening.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.'
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.