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    Default 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.
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    Thanks Ern.

    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.

    Pete

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsser View Post
    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.
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    Thanks Ern, much appreciated.

    Pete

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    Rather than get it from Amazon for $15 you might prefer locally from Carbatec fot $59

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    Quote Originally Posted by pommyphil View Post
    Rather than get it from Amazon for $15 you might prefer locally from Carbatec fot $59
    I received my 2 books last week. $53.25 for Lee's sharpening book, a very comprehensive book on hand planes, and freight. It took 9 days from wherever Amazon is to Perth. The sharpening book is very good, covering metallurgy, how chisels/planes cut and lots of interesting stuff.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Richard, $21 with free postage for the hard copy, from the UK:

    The Complete Guide to Sharpening : Leonard Lee : 9781561581252
    Cheers, Ern

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    This is the reader I have and find it very good
    PDF reader, protected mode | Adobe Reader X

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    I use Foxit.

    Foxit Software - Foxit Reader for Windows

    Smaller faster and safer than Acrobat.
    Cheers, Ern

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