There is much discussion among artisans when it comes to improving
the cutting behavior of tools quickly and permanently, but the debate
is settled here, where expert engineers and master craftsmen prove
the benefits of sharpening blades and tools using methods based
on time-tested Japanese water stone grinding techniques. Learn through
detailed instructions how to get perfect edges on your chisels,
planes, axes and hatchets, woodcarving and woodturning tools, drill
bits, and handsaws in a tool-conserving andin the best sense
of the wordsustainable way, using stones, files, and specially
designed machines. Manual sharpening has the added advantage that
only as much material as absolutely necessary is taken off the steel.
Founded on a scientific understanding of steel types and sharpening
means and filled with valuable tips, this guide is a standard-setting
volume and the ideal companion on the path to acquiring sharper
and better edges on all your hand tools.