by Ron Hock
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Renowned blade maker and metalworker Ron Hock shares his sharpening expertise, presenting it in a manner that is both clear and engagingly down-to-earth.
The first few chapters delve into the properties of steel, the physical principles behind cutting wood, and an overview of various sharpening accessories, including recent advancements in abrasives. You will learn how to sharpen plane irons, chisels, scrapers, handsaws, carving tools, turning tools, axes, adzes, knives, scissors, drill bits, and power-tool blades (router bits, chainsaws, and planer/jointer knives). The photography shows various techniques step by step, as well as microscopic views of tool edges to help illustrate the concepts presented.
Hardcover, 8-1/2" x 11", 224 pages, 2009.