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Woodworker's Guide to Sharpening

comments (2) March 7th, 2009 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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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.



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Comments (2)

GEide GEide writes: Hi Randy,

Give me more background on your comment. Are you interested in posting a piece of advertising. If so, you can do it for free in our classifieds section:

Otherwise, about this post, it's just a note to let ppl know about books on the market. We don't have time to review all the books that cross our desks, but are trying to put up short blog posts with a bit of info about them. This way, woodworkers can post their reviews as comments if they wish.

For example, check out this post on The Woodwright's Guide... this is exactly why we publish these types of posts:

And it's not really advertising for self promotion since this book was published a competitor, Fox Chapel, not our parent company the Taunton Press.

Anyway, thanks for the feedback...

Posted: 2:37 pm on March 9th

RVH RVH writes: Is this the right place for advertisements?
Posted: 8:46 am on March 8th

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