SHARP - Wood Tamer
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This book by Sean Hellman will guide the reader through the principles and practice of sharpening.  It explains edge geometry, how to look at the edge and decide the sharpening technique a specific tool will require.  

It talks about abrasives for sharpening including both hand powered and machine driven tools.

There are detailed instructions for many many types of edge tools and much more.


Part One
14…An Introduction to Sharpening
18…What is Sharp?
28…How Tools Cut
36…Edge Geometry
50…Observing the Edge

Part Two
94…Hands On: How to Sharpen
130..Chisels and Gouges
156..Hollowing Tools
166..Axes, Adzes and Splitting Tools
180..Drawknives and Spokeshaves
192..Billhooks, Scythes and Sickles
218..Cabinet Scrapers and Scraper Planes
226..Boring Tools
250..Shears, Scissors and Loppers
288..Peripheral Cutting Tools
296..Other Craft Tools
304..Garden Tools
310..Jigs and Guides

334 pages
A4 portrait format
981 colour photos and illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9931861-7-2
Weight 1.4KG


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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

Excellent resource and great service from WT

Peter Woodhams
Stay sharp!

Sharp is a thorough, informative and useful guide to get the best out of carving tools. A practical, detailed and well illustrated companion which educates and guides the reader through all facets of good tool management.Highly recommended.

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