Woodworker’s Guide to Sharpening
Woodworker’s Guide to Sharpening by John English.
Fox Chapel Publishing, 2008
$19.95; 144 pp.
John English says the “right” way to sharpen woodworking tools is the way that “works best for you”. In Woodworker’s Guide to Sharpening, English goes into detailed descriptions of many sharpening methods including water stones and oil stones, diamond and ceramic sharpeners, sandpaper and leather, as well as sharpening machines. He goes on to describe several sharpening stations used by various woodworkers including James Krenov, Norm Abram, and Sam Maloof. The book also covers sharpening safety and the characteristics of steel.