30th Jan 2011, 02:01 PM #1
Sharpening: the only thing to you need to start with ...
is Leonard Lee's book. [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Guide-Sharpening-Leonard-Lee/dp/1561581259/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296359749&sr=1-1"]Click[/ame]
Will answer most of your questions inc
what's a basic kit for plane blades and chisels?
how could I flatten a plane sole?
right down to how to touch up a forstner bit, an awl or an auger.
No connection; just admiration.Cheers, Ern
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1st Feb 2011, 10:06 PM #2
I have a real interest in sharpening. As I have moved on to a new phase in my woodworking does it have a section on carving knives and gouges.
I like to make my own knives , so have to start from scratch and build up to razor sharp. I am not sure but I am beginning to think with carving your tools have to way sharper then wood chisels and wood turning tools.
2nd Feb 2011, 08:57 AM #3
Yes Pete. Has a chapter on carving tools inc. gouges and hook knives.
Chip knives are covered in the chapter on knives.
For more info on contents, click on the Amazon link in the first post, then click on the book cover and you can do some limited browsing in the book.Cheers, Ern
5th Feb 2011, 09:20 PM #4
16th Feb 2011, 07:03 AM #5
Rather than get it from Amazon for $15 you might prefer locally from Carbatec fot $59
21st Feb 2011, 01:17 PM #6
Carbatec or Amazon??
21st Feb 2011, 04:01 PM #7
Yep, mine arrived this morning, well recommended, Using the link posted by Ern
I ordered 30/01/11 $14.27 plus $9.98 P&H
18th May 2011, 07:06 AM #8
I know this is an older post but just for anyone wanting this book here is a good link. It is in e book form so it is cheaper and you can download and have it right away and no shipping and handling cost.
I am just passing this on to help out others. I not connected in any way to the magazine or suppliers.
The Complete Guide to Sharpening (eBook) by Leonard Lee - Woodworking - eBooks - Fine Woodworking Store
21st May 2011, 05:51 PM #9
Thanks for that Byc. Good to see.
FWIW my Kobo ebook reader doesn't do a good job of displaying PDFs.
And I'm not going to test it in this case with the hard copy to hand.Cheers, Ern
21st May 2011, 09:40 PM #10
Ern's on the mark again... I've got a Sony ereader, and its usually pretty good, but this book is hopeless! Most of the photos don't show any detail at all, the page display is terrible and the pictures are generally not attached to their captions!
I've been reading it in bed, but I might have to give up and read it on the laptop instead.
Thanks for the link, though, byc, the information in the book is invaluable, and I'd never have found money for the full price version.Cheers, Richard
"... work to a standard rather than a deadline ..." Ticky, forum member.
22nd May 2011, 08:01 AM #11
Richard, $21 with free postage for the hard copy, from the UK:
The Complete Guide to Sharpening : Leonard Lee : 9781561581252Cheers, Ern
22nd May 2011, 10:58 AM #12
22nd May 2011, 11:29 AM #13
I use Foxit.
Foxit Software - Foxit Reader for Windows
Smaller faster and safer than Acrobat.Cheers, Ern
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