SHARPENING FOR: GREEN WOODWORK, WORKSHOPS, BUSHCRAFT, GARDENING, CARPENTRY, FORESTRY, BUILDERS, COOKING, CRAFT
Sharp is a book that will guide the reader through the principles and practice of sharpening; from definitions and requirements in the chapter What is Sharp? and through chapters explaining edge geometry, how to observe the edge to determine correct sharpening procedures required, all about abrasives (including hand-tools, as well as human-powered and machine tools) and with detailed, step-by-step instructions for as many types of edge tool as we could fit into the book; and with an entire chapter given to plans and instructions for time-saving, effective jigs and guides.
14…An Introduction to Sharpening
18…What is Sharp?
28…How Tools Cut
50…Observing the Edge
94…Hands On: How to Sharpen
130..Chisels and Gouges
166..Axes, Adzes and Splitting Tools
180..Drawknives and Spokeshaves
192..Billhooks, Scythes and Sickles
218..Cabinet Scrapers and Scraper Planes
250..Shears, Scissors and Loppers
288..Peripheral Cutting Tools
296..Other Craft Tools
310..Jigs and Guides
A4 portrait format
981 colour photos and illustrations
Chris Griggs (verified owner) –
Not the book I expected, this has a wealth more information than I anticipated. It’s going to be a long and happy read.
Speed of delivery was nothing short of mercurial.
Only my second book from Sean, won’t be my last though.
Could we have one on lathes next please?
Magnus Sundelin (verified owner) –
I would title this one a bible of sharpening. Sean has prettymuch covered everything necessary to know about sharpening. He’s a guru when it comes to this! Thanks a lot Sean for this classic masterpiece!🙏
Barn Carder (verified owner) –
What a wonderful book, superbly written and so easy to use, a wealth of knowledge for beginners and experts alike. My tools have never worked better.
Dave Cockcroft –
A treasure trove of knowledge from a lifetime of tool sharpening. Clear and thoughtfully presented covering a wide range of methods and tools. Highly recommended for anyone who uses tools for craft work, land work or gardening.
Jane Mickelborough –
What can I say?
Explains the basic theories of sharpening then gives
clear and detailed sharpening instructions for just about any edge tool you care to imagine.
Its a must-have for woodworkers, or indeed anyone who needs to sharpen their tools