Though many books on sharpening have been published, as Richard Wile points out, “sharpening has evolved.” He has directed his book at the novice to intermediate sharpener, aiming to enhance their experience with advice on guides, new and traditional media, and techniques.
Techniques cover the primary hand tools in most woodworkers’ shops – plane irons, chisels, carving tools and scrapers. He emphasizes manual methods, suitable for all but the most advanced users. His detailed descriptions of the newer sharpening media will enable the beginning sharpener to acquire an effective selection at minimum expense, while defining the eventual requirements for advanced sharpening.
Smyth-sewn softcover, 6" × 9", 104 pages, 2021.