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UPDATE: Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Sharpening by Thomas Lie-Nielsen

comments (232) January 30th, 2014 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Sharpening by Thomas Lie-Nielsen
The Taunton Press, 2004.
$39.95; 224 pp.


Huskey won the copy of this book.


Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Sharpening is written by toolmaker, Tom Lie-Nielsen, and he brings his tool expertise to the sharpening arena with step-by-step instructions for sharpening woodworking tools. The book covers the tools and materials you might need for the job and then focuses on ways to sharpen all sorts of different tools. More than 750 photos and drawings help guide the way to sharp edges on your tools.


Our lucky winner this time around is Huskey. His comment was chosen at random.


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Comments (232)

DonaldWardlaw DonaldWardlaw writes: Well now, this is a funny thing. My favorite book for the last month as been "The Complete Guide to Sharpening, a Fine Woodworking book, By Leonard Lee (Lee Valley Tools) published in 1995.

I bought it back then but due to severe immaturity I didn't read it until now. 'Exhibit A' in my case that the mind works better with a little age.

It has led me to explore many articles and videos here in FW.com and elsewhere.

Finally, I'm getting it. It is immensely gratifying.

I can't see any harm in reading the new one.


Posted: 10:44 pm on January 30th

ringworm ringworm writes: Maybe this will teach me the dark secrets.
Posted: 10:28 pm on January 28th

RiverRat42 RiverRat42 writes: My first set of water stones should arrive this week. If only I had a book that taught me how to use them properly...
Posted: 9:53 am on January 27th

Thart Thart writes: I have a sharpening addiction it would be nice to know I'm doing it right. Hope to be leaving a comment post contest on how much I love this book. Thanks
Posted: 9:28 pm on January 26th

sloeplum sloeplum writes: Tom Lie-Nielsen. A remarkable individual whose heart is consistently manifested in his company and the products they produce. Everything they do, they do exceedingly well.
Posted: 7:36 pm on January 26th

user-3118627 user-3118627 writes: Don't mean to harp, but I wish it was sharp! (er)
Posted: 5:06 pm on January 26th

Kengaroo Kengaroo writes: I need help with my sharpening.
Posted: 6:28 am on January 26th

iampapabear iampapabear writes: My tools are already sharp! Sharp enough to cut warm butter Maybe I can learn to get them sharp enough create shavings instead.
Posted: 11:50 pm on January 25th

Red_F Red_F writes: I'm in.
Posted: 11:14 pm on January 25th

user-2473320 user-2473320 writes: As a beginner who loves to use hand tools I would value this book.
Posted: 10:32 pm on January 25th

Caroleann8482 Caroleann8482 writes: I want to restore my Grandfathers old tools and this book would help a lot with this project
Posted: 8:18 pm on January 25th

woodchunker woodchunker writes: It sure would look nice on the coffee table between reads.
Posted: 7:18 pm on January 25th

Fred_C_Dobbs Fred_C_Dobbs writes: Time used to be the hardest thing to find while pursuing my passion for woodworking. Two years ago I received a very generous gift from a friend. He upgraded a number of his tools, and gave me his "old" tools: a 14" band saw, 8" jointer, woodpecker router lift (and 2 PC 7518 routers), and some other bits and pieces. All still in good condition, needing only minor maintenance to put in first class working condition. Now I needed a workshop worthy of this gift, so began a remodel of my garage. Insulated the walls and ceiling, added 220 volt outlets in several location, a dozen 110 outlets, five new ceiling light fixtures and two track light bars, all off a new sub-panel ... and so much more. Then last year I suffered a spontaneous severe brain hemorrhage. A rare side effect of a medication I was taking. Recovery is slow but steady. Though technically disable now and forced to retire, it just means I have to do things a little slower, and more deliberately.

I've known since I was a boy scout that sharp tools are safer than dull ones. Keeping your tools sharp requires discipline and know-how. The know-how is what I'm still lacking. I would love to have this book on my new workbench. Thank you for the chance to win it.
Posted: 3:29 pm on January 25th

Diotte Diotte writes: Since attending 2 FWW live events I have learned that fine well maintained hand tools are integral in "dialing in" tight joints and creating smooth almost finish ready surfaces.

I went to school in Maine for forest management, spent several years living in the state. So for me it was natural "two-for" for me to purchase hand tools from Maine based Lie-Nielsen. I get great hand tools and support a small Maine business at the same time.

I have used the recommendations from the contributing editors of FWW and the folks at Lie-Nielsen to make my tool purchases to date.

So far I purchased the low angle jack plane ( w/ extra blades and the hotdog handle for "shooting" work), the 601/2 block plane, the rabbet block plan, the chisel plane, and a few bevel edge chisels.

As the household budget permits and my skills grow my collection of hand tools will expand.

Thanks to the whole staff at FWW for creating a vehicle that informs and inspires us folks who work alone out there in our workshops.


Posted: 12:59 pm on January 25th

rgerfy rgerfy writes: I am enrolled in a hand plane workshop in mid-February. I would
like to know more about sharpening before I take the class.

Bob Gerfy
rgerfy@interisland.net
Posted: 12:58 pm on January 25th

dgrenz dgrenz writes: Just started using hand tools. Have watched several shows on sharping. This book would make a great addition to my growing reference collection

Don
Posted: 12:09 pm on January 25th

Craigis1 Craigis1 writes: I like to think I do a pretty good job of getting and keeping my tools sharp. Then I watch videos on sharpening on Fine Woodworking (and elsewhere) and doing an only okay job of it. There are some sharpening tasks I'd really like to perfect. One easy one is getting that "perfect" edge/curl on my scrapers. I do it okay, but I watch the real pros make it look so simple and they scrape see-thru shavings from any stock. I'm just not there...yet. I'd bet my scrapers that this book can help me with this and other more challenging sharpening tasks.
Posted: 11:02 am on January 25th

RVH RVH writes: I use several of his tools including sharpening. The book would be a nice compliment.

Posted: 9:36 am on January 25th

fr8tdog fr8tdog writes: Visited his business in Maine last summer...great experience, great tools!!
Posted: 9:10 am on January 25th

Woody_55 Woody_55 writes: I could use help achieving a keen edge on my tools.
Posted: 8:54 am on January 25th

RobDeb RobDeb writes: Heidy-Ho Good Neighbor
Posted: 9:57 pm on January 24th

user-2774675 user-2774675 writes: Judging this book by its cover it appears to be cutting edge, something I could readily hone my skills with. :O)
Posted: 9:28 pm on January 24th

SteveinCA SteveinCA writes: This Book would improve by not so good sharpening skills :-)
Posted: 8:17 pm on January 24th

vkw0701 vkw0701 writes: My tools are crying out for a good sharpening. I could use the guidance
Posted: 5:10 pm on January 24th

D11RDozer D11RDozer writes: Love the complete illustrated guide series of books. I'm sure this one is a winner as well.
Posted: 2:31 pm on January 24th

fishcad fishcad writes: My tools are never as sharp as I would like.
Posted: 10:24 am on January 24th

Cleale Cleale writes: How do you sharpen a gouge that has the bevel on the in side? Why do we procrastinate sharpening?
Posted: 9:01 am on January 24th

tschet tschet writes: I'd live to own this book.
Posted: 8:36 pm on January 23rd

tschet tschet writes: I'd live to own this book.
Posted: 8:34 pm on January 23rd

Dan_Rode Dan_Rode writes: Count me in as well. I've never used a tool that was too sharp.
Posted: 4:27 pm on January 23rd

mikeyates mikeyates writes: Count me in...
Posted: 2:57 pm on January 23rd

bobstan bobstan writes: It would be a great addition to my library.
Posted: 9:31 pm on January 22nd

sydneyarbor sydneyarbor writes: The Introduction to the book says: "This book is not about turning sharpening into a hobby. Sharpening woodworking tools is a means to an end". True, but it sure can be a satisfying pastime if you can get the right results!
Posted: 8:40 pm on January 22nd

bbrozo bbrozo writes: This looks like a good reference.
Posted: 7:57 pm on January 22nd

RiversG RiversG writes: I have some of the tools for sharpening maybe this book would help me learn how to use them better.
Posted: 7:21 pm on January 22nd

user-2511274 user-2511274 writes: If you can read you can learn anything. I am 66 and teaching myself woodworking, what a joy.
Posted: 7:14 pm on January 22nd

BA3 BA3 writes: This would be a great bookshelf addition for an area where I'm constantly working to improve my skills.
Posted: 5:22 pm on January 22nd

Moontoad Moontoad writes: I wish someone had taught me the importance of learning how to sharpen when I first started trying to work with wood.
Posted: 5:00 pm on January 22nd

kghaile kghaile writes: Please!
Posted: 11:33 am on January 22nd

4eyes 4eyes writes: I could use more knowledge on sharpening.
Posted: 9:51 am on January 22nd

therneau therneau writes: I've heard it is a good book
Terry T
Posted: 10:03 pm on January 21st

duna6430 duna6430 writes: My tools (ALL of them) are screaming for this book!
Posted: 7:55 pm on January 21st

Oldfolks68 Oldfolks68 writes: I've always had trouble sharpening tools , knives or even my skills sometimes. I would love to own this book.
Posted: 7:45 pm on January 21st

wirepusher wirepusher writes: Enjoy Lie-Nielson tools. Keep up the good work.
Posted: 6:33 pm on January 21st

Huskey Huskey writes: After years of trying to perfect the art of getting wood flat and square with power tools I'd like to give it a shot using hand tools I understand, however, I'm going to have to know how to sharpen also?
Posted: 5:55 pm on January 21st

Shauner74 Shauner74 writes: I'm a newcomer to this site and this is my first comment. I've always been interested in woodworking. Some of my fondest childhood memories are tied to my Grandfather and spending time with him in his basement workshop. That man could fix/build ANYTHING!

Anyway, I typed "woodworking" into a search engine, clicked a link at the top of the list, and here I am. I enjoy reading almost as much as working with my hands and I'd love nothing more than for this book to find its way into my personal library...
Posted: 3:11 pm on January 21st

Joe__G Joe__G writes: Would love to own
Posted: 3:04 pm on January 21st

JLBA JLBA writes: I have sharpening books by Ian Bradley, Jim Kingshott, and Leonard Lee (and am still not a proficient sharpener). I am always looking for new viewpoints.
Posted: 1:54 pm on January 21st

JDavid JDavid writes: A sharp tool can eliminate a lot of woodworking frustration. Learning to sharpen is a real art.
Posted: 1:03 pm on January 21st

IraqTANKER4thID IraqTANKER4thID writes: I have NO clue about sharpening. I love the other books in this series. (Had to get them from the library)
Posted: 12:24 pm on January 21st

sgd sgd writes: Proper sharpening not only makes the job safer, but taking the time for proper preparation on any job always makes it go smoother. I could really use this guide in my shop.
Posted: 12:10 pm on January 21st

mparka mparka writes: I am still very scared of messing up my tools trying to sharpen.

This book would work great for me.
Posted: 11:26 am on January 21st

Taffy66 Taffy66 writes: As I am busy setting up my workshop and upgrading my hand tools. I would love to have this book in order to look after my new investment.
Posted: 11:21 am on January 21st

DHRiley DHRiley writes: Boy, could I use this. Better sharpening means less sharpening.
Posted: 10:20 am on January 21st

woodican woodican writes: Looks great. I could always use some help sharpening. I have the Working with Wood version and it is excellent.
Posted: 9:49 am on January 21st

woodwrench woodwrench writes: Sharpening is one of most necessary jobs in the shop.
Posted: 8:25 am on January 21st

JoeBurd JoeBurd writes: Enter me in the contest please.
Posted: 8:10 am on January 21st

marshville01 marshville01 writes: Proper sharpening is life blood of any susseful woodworking project.
Posted: 7:24 am on January 21st

FoxOne FoxOne writes: I am up for this. I have a nice reference library that this would fit well with as I have nothing on sharpening.
Posted: 6:57 am on January 21st

shavings1060 shavings1060 writes: What a great series. I bought the ones on turning and finishing.... Well done!!
Posted: 6:52 am on January 21st

Charles888 Charles888 writes: count me in.
Posted: 6:24 am on January 21st

Slauterhause Slauterhause writes: He already signed all my planes, so having his book would complete my set!
Posted: 1:57 am on January 21st

wemek wemek writes: YES!!!
Posted: 1:32 am on January 21st

wemek wemek writes: YES!!!
Posted: 1:27 am on January 21st

WiseGuy81 WiseGuy81 writes: I've met him before. Quiet and very friendly. Appreciate the chance at his book.
Posted: 10:45 pm on January 20th

chisox chisox writes: Just got a set of water stones. A new book would look good on the table.
Posted: 9:55 pm on January 20th

cbeckham cbeckham writes: Sign me up. I can use all the sharpening advise I can get.

Posted: 7:19 pm on January 20th

oldcole oldcole writes: Putting in bookshelves in my new residence so I have the perfect place to display this book and readily get to often.
Posted: 6:14 pm on January 20th

oldcole oldcole writes:
Posted: 6:11 pm on January 20th

oldcole oldcole writes:
Posted: 6:11 pm on January 20th

user-2774797 user-2774797 writes: Need sharpening advice.
Posted: 4:03 pm on January 20th

rogue3675 rogue3675 writes: Need.
Posted: 3:56 pm on January 20th

RockwoodDave RockwoodDave writes: Count me in! Still pretty new to sharpening my tools...could definitely use this.
Posted: 3:17 pm on January 20th

RonCraft RonCraft writes: Sharpening your tools is not only a good workmanship necessity, but a safety issue and health issue. Having your chisels, saws, planes, etc properly sharpened makes ease of your work and adds greater success to the end piece. This book will take you to the next level of woodworking.
Posted: 1:24 pm on January 20th

sfwild sfwild writes: Sharpening has always been a challenge for me. I have tried many different methods/stones/jigs and find that although I can get a "good enough"edge, it never seems to be as good as the pros.
Posted: 12:31 pm on January 20th

user-3118066 user-3118066 writes: Counnt me in
Posted: 11:43 am on January 20th

BILL123456 BILL123456 writes: My workshop is 60 miles outside the small town of Grand Marais, Minnesota. The nearest sharpening service is 170 miles away so the sharpening book would be very helpful.
Posted: 11:01 am on January 20th

HThompson HThompson writes: Sweet, pick me!
Posted: 9:50 am on January 20th

flintols flintols writes: Can we get it signed as well?
Posted: 9:43 am on January 20th

remodlrj remodlrj writes: As a carpenter I had always rushed my sharpening efforts trying to get to the job at hand. Now as a newly converted woodworker I find that I have retained many bad sharpening habits. I find a lot of my problems are rooted ignorance.This book could go a long way towards helping me.
Posted: 8:26 am on January 20th

aramba aramba writes: I will win.
Posted: 5:20 am on January 20th

macchia macchia writes: Very usefull !, I want it !,
Posted: 4:52 am on January 20th

330woody 330woody writes: Need one to match my wit....
Posted: 1:51 am on January 20th

Red_F Red_F writes: count me in
Posted: 1:32 am on January 20th

kcgolfer kcgolfer writes: Sure
Posted: 11:55 pm on January 19th

turningjohn turningjohn writes: Ooh, looks interesting!
Posted: 11:51 pm on January 19th

user-2580837 user-2580837 writes: New to planes and chisels and in need of this book to know how to sharpen and care for my tools.
Posted: 11:21 pm on January 19th

Jamul Jamul writes: Looks great. If it's as good as their tools, it will help anyone.
Posted: 11:04 pm on January 19th

MattStier MattStier writes: This book will look sharp on my bookcase.
Posted: 10:54 pm on January 19th

sawdust55109 sawdust55109 writes: A perfect companion to go with my new #4 Lie-Nielsen smoothing plane. Pick me please..
Posted: 9:54 pm on January 19th

Lutro Lutro writes: I'm always eager to learn more about sharpening.
Posted: 9:50 pm on January 19th

Colleen99 Colleen99 writes: Would love to add this book to my library, just put new bookshelves in my workshop! Thanks :)
Posted: 9:45 pm on January 19th

mt4511 mt4511 writes: this would be a fantastic reference on sharpening to own!
Posted: 8:09 pm on January 19th

Woodsmithy Woodsmithy writes: This is one in the Tauton Woodworking series that I don't have and would love to win.
Posted: 5:59 pm on January 19th

Paige Paige writes: I have been told that skill with sharpening provides a person with an opportunity to get better results in his/her work while at the same time giving a break to consider the next moves. Or contemplate the universe.
Posted: 3:53 pm on January 19th

psuleroy psuleroy writes: Sounds like a great book.
Posted: 3:52 pm on January 19th

jpjpjpjpjp jpjpjpjpjp writes: I've been buying Stanly Bailey wood planes at antique stores, in Charm, Ohio, which is in Amish Country. I've bought a No. 7 with a corrugated bottom, a No. 8, a No. 5 Sweetheart, a No. 5, two No. 4s and an antique Craftsman plane. I recently bought a Mark 2 honing guide. I have never sharpened plane blades and I'd hate to ruin them, since I want to learn to use them, to make a workbench for my garage/workshop. This book would be the start of my woodworking library. Thanx for a GREAT product. :)
Posted: 3:33 pm on January 19th

cowhidecarver cowhidecarver writes: End results and safety are directly proportionate to the sharpness of the tool.
Posted: 3:20 pm on January 19th

debluetailfly debluetailfly writes: I has got to be the world's mostest worstest sharpiner, so if I could lern to reed, this here book wood reely help develop my skils. Wood appresheate you throwin in a spellin book too.
Posted: 2:57 pm on January 19th

theframer theframer writes: I'd love it!
Posted: 2:35 pm on January 19th

bluerag56 bluerag56 writes: I could use a copy of this book.

Posted: 2:31 pm on January 19th

user-2416054 user-2416054 writes: I used to view the sharpening of tools and equipment as a necessary evil. After a number of less than perfect furniture fits, I realize that it is essential to the quality of a finished piece. I would love to have this one-stop reference critical to the making of high quality wood products.
Posted: 2:28 pm on January 19th

utbigrod utbigrod writes: Great book!
Posted: 2:02 pm on January 19th

casaheil casaheil writes: Sharpening is a skill I definitely need to work on. I'm sure this book would really help.
Posted: 1:39 pm on January 19th

Greg_Holmes Greg_Holmes writes: I could certainly use this, thanks for the opportunity!
Posted: 12:51 pm on January 19th

RJMcC RJMcC writes: I would happily provide comments after reading this book, which is on my long list of coveted Taunton publications.

Posted: 12:32 pm on January 19th

sdiverdan sdiverdan writes: I need to sharpen everything!
Posted: 12:26 pm on January 19th

Ron_C Ron_C writes: I have zero skills/experience with sharpening, so this would be a really helpful book to have.
Posted: 11:31 am on January 19th

DanM DanM writes: I actually like sharpening! Imagine that.
Posted: 10:22 am on January 19th

user-1145405 user-1145405 writes: Everyone can use better sharpening skils
Posted: 9:00 am on January 19th

Whitsoat Whitsoat writes: This book would be so helpful for a beginner such as myself.
Posted: 8:52 am on January 19th

dafus dafus writes: I just got in line...
Posted: 8:47 am on January 19th

user-2409127 user-2409127 writes: Thanks for chance to win a great book
Ted
Posted: 8:03 am on January 19th

bfred bfred writes: Way back in High School in the first day of woodshop the last thing anyone one wanted to hear about was sharpening. For most of us that continued for most of our woodworking journey. For me after 30 or so year I saw the light and that changed my view of everything woodworking. Thanks to Fine Woodworking and Lie-Nielsen my skills and knowledge of the craft has changed and continue to change for the better. By presenting the skill of sharpening in a way to get the most disinterested woodworker to see the light both Fine Woodworking and Lie-Nielsen have done a great service to the craft.
Posted: 7:06 am on January 19th

Renoactor Renoactor writes: The more I learn about sharpening tools, the more I realize how little I know. I'd love to have this sharpening bible to further advance my skills. There's nothing more satisfying than working with super-sharp tools.
Posted: 7:02 am on January 19th

user-3080225 user-3080225 writes: I have flicked through a copy at the local woodworking shop it looked brilliant, deffinatly on my wish list.
Posted: 5:31 am on January 19th

Sgill Sgill writes: love to have it.
Posted: 1:23 am on January 19th

jmcoy77 jmcoy77 writes: Absolutely. Have never sharpened a tool so it would be so helpful!!! Thanks
Posted: 11:47 pm on January 18th

bartlettaj bartlettaj writes: Awesome idea, Yes please.
Posted: 11:29 pm on January 18th

rible0 rible0 writes: Just starting out in woodworking. This book would give me the edge to improve my skills.
Posted: 11:24 pm on January 18th

bsimon bsimon writes: Taunton's The Complete Illustrated Guide to Sharpening is an exciting addition to the finest series of woodworking books. I have enviously given several as gifts. My modest (and much beloved) collection of Lie-Nielsen planes could use the sharpest edge deserving of these wonderful hand tools. Perhaps those gossamer like shavings are within our grasp.
Posted: 11:05 pm on January 18th

nestcraft nestcraft writes: One of the few Taunton titles I don't already own!
Posted: 10:57 pm on January 18th

Rumsquall Rumsquall writes: I need to sharpen my jointer
Posted: 10:52 pm on January 18th

flwoodie flwoodie writes: This would be nice to have. Tips are always helpful
Posted: 10:46 pm on January 18th

MacSteveT MacSteveT writes: I have never been a randomly chosen winner. I think it would be very pleasant. I could certainly use the info on sharpening too :)
Posted: 10:31 pm on January 18th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: More info on sharpening is always great, and in your publishing history it is great.
Posted: 10:15 pm on January 18th

Capn_Mike Capn_Mike writes: The system I like best is grades of wet/dry sandpaper (320 up to 2000 grit) put to a three-foot long by three-inch wide piece of Corian with spray adhesive. I get excellent results!
Posted: 8:49 pm on January 18th

grumpy66 grumpy66 writes: I have watched many videos on sharping and still I can't get those beautiful thin shavings from my hand planes. I would love this publication.
Posted: 8:29 pm on January 18th

MikeJD MikeJD writes: Would love to own a copy to hone my sharpening skills.
Posted: 8:24 pm on January 18th

jeffreyi jeffreyi writes: This book would be very useful.
Posted: 8:13 pm on January 18th

mightyoak mightyoak writes: My things are dull! I could use this book.
Posted: 7:56 pm on January 18th

kmitchell01 kmitchell01 writes: Fairly new to woodworking, and I need all the help I can get to hone my sharpening skills.
Posted: 7:49 pm on January 18th

MisterBear MisterBear writes: Winning the book would be pretty sharp.
Posted: 7:21 pm on January 18th

fossa fossa writes: Looks great. Lets see who wins.
Posted: 6:59 pm on January 18th

TGrenga100 TGrenga100 writes: LN is usually on the cutting edge of hand woodworking tool making. Now, I'd like to be too!
Posted: 6:56 pm on January 18th

Barkley629 Barkley629 writes: Tom is god.
Posted: 6:34 pm on January 18th

user-3164304 user-3164304 writes: Want it very very much
Posted: 6:27 pm on January 18th

NorCal39 NorCal39 writes: my little LN block plane is my favorite tool in the shop and it holds an edge like no other tool that I've owned. I'm a believer in the quality of these tools and would love this book.
Posted: 5:36 pm on January 18th

rondeal rondeal writes: I would like a chance to Win this book! Thank You!
Posted: 5:29 pm on January 18th

Artex Artex writes: Want it!
Posted: 5:09 pm on January 18th

anonmt anonmt writes: Please
Posted: 5:02 pm on January 18th

jhlash jhlash writes: I am terrible at sharpening and sure could use some help.
Posted: 5:01 pm on January 18th

1812er 1812er writes: This old man has ruined more good tools through unskilled and impatient sharpening efforts than you can possibly imagine. I truly need the help that a book like this offers.
Posted: 4:29 pm on January 18th

pmac460 pmac460 writes: Lots of tools that need to keep an edge. Always helpful to get good advice and maybe save some time too.
Posted: 4:13 pm on January 18th

donk123 donk123 writes: Hoping this book can teach an old dog new tricks!
Posted: 3:56 pm on January 18th

Clersag Clersag writes: Yes, a book from the master would be welcome. I need technique on how to sharpen my tools.

Posted: 3:45 pm on January 18th

sawtooth12 sawtooth12 writes: A book from the master of planes and other things. I am looking forward to either buying or winning this book to add to my collection. I have met him and learned so much, and need reminding on how to sharpen: properly.
Posted: 3:36 pm on January 18th

user-2434598 user-2434598 writes: I am a life long student. This book will was meant for me to have. You can fulfill the wish. Thank You.
Posted: 3:18 pm on January 18th

woodytoo woodytoo writes: My cabinet making & house building grandfather taught me that a sharp tool made for a safer tool. I want my granddaughters to understand this also. Thanks for the opportunity to learn from this fine book.
Posted: 3:15 pm on January 18th

Chad256 Chad256 writes: I've been wanting to start sharpening my own blades but don't know how or where to start. This would be a wonderful gift. Thanks for the chance to win!
Posted: 3:05 pm on January 18th

jonnyjonjon jonnyjonjon writes: I think I've got the flat stuff down but as for the curvy & toothy blades I could use some direction!
Posted: 3:04 pm on January 18th

epopowicz epopowicz writes: Aha! A book to sharpen the dullest tool in drawers.
Posted: 2:55 pm on January 18th

user-3058055 user-3058055 writes: Why lie? I just love books!
Posted: 2:38 pm on January 18th

Shopdog19 Shopdog19 writes: I am just about to really focus on fine tuning my sharpening skills and this book would be a huge help
Posted: 2:03 pm on January 18th

bclives bclives writes: I am a beginner and this book would be a great addition to my learning library.
Posted: 1:49 pm on January 18th

foleda foleda writes: Looks like an interesting book.
Posted: 12:51 pm on January 18th

vt_atx vt_atx writes: Would love to win it.
Posted: 12:42 pm on January 18th

buoyd buoyd writes: I would love to own this book.
Posted: 12:40 pm on January 18th

grin grin writes: Love to win this.
Posted: 12:31 pm on January 18th

highly_figured highly_figured writes: Every woodworker could use this book. Especially me !!!
Posted: 12:19 pm on January 18th

exred exred writes: Would-be nice,
Thans
Jaap
Posted: 12:09 pm on January 18th

JimInNM JimInNM writes: Lie-Nelson tools are such high quality it would be a crime to attempt an incorrect sharpening. There are tons of videos on the net but following the manufacturers procedures is the only way to go. Even if you don't win a copy buying one would be a wise investment in maintaining the manufacturers quality and the tools life.
Posted: 11:56 am on January 18th

SunnyGraham SunnyGraham writes: I'm a beginner with a lot of second hand chisels that need work! Could really use some instruction...
Posted: 11:44 am on January 18th

GDL GDL writes: A few years ago we lost our home. Not willing to give up woodworking, I took up carving (due to lack of space for my shop etc). Sharpening carving tools is a real challenge to me. A book like this would be a great help!

Than k you!
Posted: 11:33 am on January 18th

graybob graybob writes: In the pursuit of Fine Woodworking a major issue is to have your tools ready. Maintaining that keen edge on tools can be frustrating, would like to pick up some tips from the Master.
Sign me up!
Posted: 11:09 am on January 18th

JMH_1583 JMH_1583 writes: Sharping has always been a struggle for me because of the time involved. Would rather be making about anything as opposed to doing the tedious time consuming task of sharping. Just maybe the book along with all it's wisdom would make this task less a task.
Posted: 10:58 am on January 18th

user-2425197 user-2425197 writes:
Posted: 10:39 am on January 18th

apkfinn apkfinn writes: Working is boring when your tools are dull. Sign me up!
Posted: 10:39 am on January 18th

user-2425197 user-2425197 writes: couldn't think of a better source on how to sharpen tools
Posted: 10:37 am on January 18th

bobandsally bobandsally writes: Inexact at best.
Posted: 10:30 am on January 18th

bob7long bob7long writes: After 50 years of trying to get things sharp, I've tried what I think are every possible trick, technique and gizmo. All to varying degrees of success, and often with much expense. Many of the gizmos are now in the landfill or passed along to other craftsmen. A guide like this could help me avoid more wasted time, effort and money.
Posted: 10:30 am on January 18th

Hoeppr Hoeppr writes: Always need additional help on sharpening!

Posted: 10:25 am on January 18th

Dahlbergia Dahlbergia writes: This would surely help me _hone_ my sharpening skills...
Posted: 10:08 am on January 18th

kerngm kerngm writes: Could use all the sharpening help I can get.

Posted: 10:04 am on January 18th

Jody Keeler Jody Keeler writes: Like all L-N products, this one looks like a real winner too. I'd love to have this to read while I wait to get back to my summer-only shop.
Posted: 10:02 am on January 18th

Eversor Eversor writes: Would love to read this book
Posted: 9:58 am on January 18th

woodchip20 woodchip20 writes: I have always struggled with sharpening for some reason, never can get that crazy sharp edge. Would really love a guide by one of the best!
Posted: 9:47 am on January 18th

Soapy62 Soapy62 writes: Just from reading the introduction and the Table of Contents this looks like the ultimate reference book on sharpening. I would truly treasure such a book.
Posted: 9:42 am on January 18th

rev_w rev_w writes: 99.99% of my 'bad' cuts were made because I didn't take the time to resharpen my blades as I worked...a book can't replace haste but its contents and wisdom can be a constant companion to aid the skillful work of our hands.
Posted: 9:34 am on January 18th

Shelledy Shelledy writes: I'm tired of working with dull tools
Posted: 9:09 am on January 18th

desert_rose_seabee desert_rose_seabee writes: A good refresher on sharpening tools is always good, and seeing how others have their own techniques can help tweak your own.
Posted: 8:57 am on January 18th

dewaldreiners dewaldreiners writes: Many years ago my dad taught me how to sharpen whatever needs to be sharp. With him long gone I still quite often wished to be able to ask him....is there some trick with thís tool to get is really sharp? Information about sharpening never seems enough.
Posted: 8:44 am on January 18th

rstyrt rstyrt writes: It's not easy living less than 20 miles from the Lie-Nielson showroom.....
Posted: 8:43 am on January 18th

Tinkerguy Tinkerguy writes: I own so many sharpening machines and accessories. Motorized discs and wheels, hand stroked diamond plates, oil and water stones all sitting on shelves and in drawers. Unfortunately, it's up to me to actually bring iron to abrasive to enjoy keenness.
Posted: 8:28 am on January 18th

jcwnr jcwnr writes: Very good series. I don't have this one/
Posted: 8:22 am on January 18th

jbeal jbeal writes: Looks interesting. Sign me up!
Posted: 8:14 am on January 18th

Fiveoaks Fiveoaks writes: Honed my first plane iron yesterday, would like to know if I am om the right track.
Posted: 8:02 am on January 18th

Fiveoaks Fiveoaks writes: Honed my first plane iron yesterday, would like to know if I am om the right track.
Posted: 8:02 am on January 18th

Wals22 Wals22 writes: With this book, maybe I can toss my folder of sharpening articles culled from years of Fine Woodworking issues.
Posted: 7:52 am on January 18th

charlesD charlesD writes: I am at the beginning of the task of refurbishing and sharpening a number of planes, chisels, and scrapers I inherited. I sure could use this book!
Posted: 7:41 am on January 18th

user-430606 user-430606 writes: Beginner that would like to learn. Need explanations that are clear and enable learning.
Want the book to be informative, instructive and no nonsense.
Posted: 7:38 am on January 18th

JKFrey JKFrey writes: Sharpening, maybe I can finally figure it out!
Posted: 7:32 am on January 18th

poppyrun poppyrun writes: Would love a copy of this book.
Posted: 7:30 am on January 18th

poppyrun poppyrun writes: Would love a copy of this book.
Posted: 7:30 am on January 18th

Marc2013 Marc2013 writes: I would really enjoy a copy of this book on sharpening. Count me in.
Posted: 6:49 am on January 18th

MHMBMH MHMBMH writes: Always stop by and watch the LN demos at shows. Difficult to keep all the instructions in my head.

I've got two water stones from way back. I can't remember the grits. Any tips on how to tell?
Posted: 6:28 am on January 18th

Torchman Torchman writes: I am being taught by a master craftsman and I now appreciate how little I know and how little I can remember.
At my age I need a reference book. I don't have enough time left to learn from my own mistakes.
Posted: 6:20 am on January 18th

user-3126861 user-3126861 writes: It is never to late to learn new skills or improve on the methods I use now. I would love to read this book and add to my knowledge and pass on these skills to my sons and grandsons.
Posted: 6:17 am on January 18th

user-290740 user-290740 writes: sharpening is a gateway skill and critical to progressing in woodworking. every edge needs to do the job it was intended to do. I need this book.
Posted: 6:11 am on January 18th

daveschw daveschw writes: Sharpening tools is something most people put off until it is absolutely needed. Anything that will make the job easier, I'm all for it.
Posted: 6:03 am on January 18th

Cas_Olivier Cas_Olivier writes: How will I use the book?
As novice and a learner I will use it to start developing and practicing my sharpening skills.

I know that I will enjoy both the journey and reaching my destination.
Posted: 4:41 am on January 18th

Billy3152 Billy3152 writes: Maybe this will help me solve the mystery of sharpening
Posted: 2:08 am on January 18th

Billy3152 Billy3152 writes: Maybe this will help me solve the mystery of sharpening
Posted: 2:08 am on January 18th

Billy3152 Billy3152 writes: Maybe this will help me solve the mystery of sharpening
Posted: 2:08 am on January 18th

spjaeckel spjaeckel writes: Inherited a new classroom this year and there is lots of tuning up to be done. This would sure help me in the process!
Posted: 1:50 am on January 18th

Ukidlele Ukidlele writes: Need to cut my teeth from the best author on sharpening!
Posted: 1:26 am on January 18th

KiwiMale KiwiMale writes: Just a beginner when it comes to woodworking but would love to start off in the right way and with the right priorities
Posted: 11:57 pm on January 17th

ShooterBoy ShooterBoy writes: Not only do I have a lot of chisels and planes for sharpening, I just started to use a straight razor too - and that will need sharpening eventually. And i need help ...
Posted: 10:31 pm on January 17th

sbndominic sbndominic writes: I would love to learn how to perfect my sharpening techniques. This will be a great addition to any shop library, hope it ends up in mine. Thanks!
Posted: 9:31 pm on January 17th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: I would love to have this book. Please count me in.

Posted: 9:17 pm on January 17th

ScoFF ScoFF writes: Please count me in for the book.
Posted: 9:10 pm on January 17th

br1896 br1896 writes: I have a lot of dull tools, so I could really use this.

Posted: 9:08 pm on January 17th

arp10 arp10 writes: I have a lot of hand tools ( none of which are lei Nielsen due only to cost) I believe he would know all there is to know. I want this book
Posted: 8:55 pm on January 17th

wsimpson wsimpson writes: Sharpening is a skill I want to master.
Posted: 8:41 pm on January 17th

user-3008843 user-3008843 writes: Need all the help I can get!
Posted: 8:27 pm on January 17th

RidingGrizzlies RidingGrizzlies writes: Yes please.

Posted: 7:35 pm on January 17th

bglenden2 bglenden2 writes: I would love to add this to my sharpening library!
Posted: 6:13 pm on January 17th

lowriderray lowriderray writes: that would make a great addition to my shop library.
Posted: 6:07 pm on January 17th

sporter53 sporter53 writes: Learning to achieve a razor edge will make it much more likely for me to sharpen my tools
Posted: 5:53 pm on January 17th

MrMiz MrMiz writes: looks sharp.
Posted: 5:24 pm on January 17th

DelanoM DelanoM writes: Count me in too!
Posted: 5:16 pm on January 17th

user-3158222 user-3158222 writes: I love books, count me in!
Posted: 5:08 pm on January 17th

Nyeman Nyeman writes: Looks like a good book!
Posted: 5:04 pm on January 17th

GlenRoseBud GlenRoseBud writes: I still need help achieving elusive that razor sharp edge.
Posted: 5:03 pm on January 17th

madjack madjack writes: A great addition to my shop library.
Posted: 4:28 pm on January 17th

madjack madjack writes: A great addition to my shop library.
Posted: 4:27 pm on January 17th

mclarknc mclarknc writes: I'm in the middle of trying out several different sharpening setups (scary sharp, water stones, etc) and would love to have some guidance from an experienced author.
Posted: 4:12 pm on January 17th

byerbyer byerbyer writes: Allons-y!!!
Posted: 3:36 pm on January 17th

Tirebiter14 Tirebiter14 writes: I struggle with sharpening and would love the book.
Posted: 3:28 pm on January 17th

RoBanJo RoBanJo writes: I do all the "right" things but still don't have a shave ready blade.
Posted: 2:00 pm on January 17th

jdm92562 jdm92562 writes: Count me in
Posted: 1:59 pm on January 17th

bigjon_175 bigjon_175 writes: I could use some pointers to enhance my sharpening skills.
Posted: 1:56 pm on January 17th

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