You know how frustrating it is to work wood with tools that are dull. And you've surely felt the annoyance of trying to put a decent edge on a blunt tool or keep its shape consistent with its purpose.
All that is over. Tool expert Leonard Lee has consolidated a lifetime study of sharpening methods, techniques and devices into the most practical reference on the subject. The process is no longer a mystery, and the task of sharpening is no longer something to dread.
The Complete Guide to Sharpening explains in common-sense terms the fastest, most effective ways to sharpen all your woodworking tools, from chisels to drill bits. You'll get better edges than on most razor blades, and you'll learn how to shape them to cut better and stay sharp longer.
You'll also discover why the correct edge shape is the key to its sharpness. You'll learn which sharpening equipment (from a surprising variety) is best for your sharpening, and you'll get careful, step-by-step instructions for sharpening all the tools in your shop. Leonard Lee's simple principles and some basic equipment will let you sharpen any woodworking tool you are likely to encounter.
Rediscover the pleasure of working with sharp tools. The Complete Guide to Sharpening shows you how.
About the author
A woodworker and toolmaker, Leonard Lee researches, designs, and manufactures tools, jigs, and sharpening systems.
He is president of Veritas Tools and Lee Valley Tools.