Sharp tools work better! If you've never experienced the pleasure of using a really sharp tool, you're missing one of the real pleasures of woodworking. In The Perfect Edge, the mystery of the elusive sharp edge is solved by the long-time sharpening expert and tool maker Ron Hock. You'll soon find how easy and safe hand tools are to use. This book covers all the different sharpening methods so you can either improve your sharpening techniques using your existing set-up, or determine which one will best suit your needs and budget. Ron shows you the tricks and offers expert advice to sharpen all your woodworking tools, plus a few around-the-house tools that also deserve a perfect edge.
Techniques, Projects, and Expert Advice for Fine Woodworking
Author: Jonathan Benson
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Learn the basic methods for bending wood in this comprehensive guide that includes bending green wood, bending with heat or steam, bending panels and laminations. Demonstration projects will take you through the process step-by-step, and include shaker boxes, a bow for an arrow, a rustic chair, and more.
This guide brings together nearly 350 shop-tested tips found in "Fine Woodworking" magazine--from storage solutions and surface preparation to milling lumber and power-tool strategies to insights into clamping, gluing, sharpening, finishing, and more.
American Woodworker magazine, A New Track Media publication, has been the premier publication for woodworkers all across America for 25 years. We are committed to providing woodworkers like you with the most accurate and up-to-date plans and information -- including new ideas, product and tool reviews, workshop tips and much, much more.
The latest edition in a series of woodworking reference books provides comprehensive coverage of woodworking fundamentals, including 1,200 easy-to-follow photographs and drawings. 12,500 first printing.
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Category: House & Home
Without proper sharpening equipment and the knowledge of how to use it, no woodworker can hope to operate successfully for long. The author, a professional cabinetmaker, has written a guide to a fundamental, often controversial, aspect of woodworking.
How to Achieve the Sharpest Cutting Edges with Traditional Techniques
Author: Rudolf Dick
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Category: Woodworking tools
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 and--in the best sense of the word--sustainable 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.
Everything a woodturner needs to know about using and implementing the exciting new technology of replaceable carbide cutting tips is included in this guide. Woodturning tools have taken a quantum leap since the recent introduction of these tips that have greatly simplified the task of turning in dry stock. Carbide-tipped woodturning tools are safer, faster, easier, and more efficient than traditional tools that require grinding the end of a piece of fluted steel to one of dozens of subjective profiles. The technology of the carbide cutters is fully explained, as are the various shafts and the function of the handle designs, providing insight into how and why these cutters act as they do, and why they are shaped as they are. Removing the intimidating aspects of turning, the guide explains the elimination of sharpening, addresses the issues of chatter and fatigue, and advises on maintenance, techniques, and usage. A number of projects are included--such as a candlestick, spinning tops, and a basic bowl--that can be completed right away by novice turners, rather than waiting for years to gain enough experience to do the same job with traditional tools.
Success with Sharpening begins with a general introduction to the subject, covering all of the main points and looking at specific issues like the theory and mechanics of sharpening. The main body of the book is divided into three simple sections, each illustrated with colour photographs. The first of these examines sharpening by hand, the second machine sharpening, while the final section converts theory into practice by looking at how to sharpen specific tools.
A completely revised, redesigned and updated edition of the definitive and bestselling woodworker's bible. Authoritative, superbly crafted and easy to use, Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual is the UK bestseller and the one book every woodworker needs. This revised edition has been extensively rewritten and contains new photographs and illustrations. It includes new products and techniques developed since the last edition. Every stage in crafting furniture and other decorative pieces are fully explained starting with the basics; the nature of wood, the tools required and setting up a workshop. The book then examines the principles of three-dimensional design from inspiration to construction. Step-by-step illustrations demonstrate how to make every type of joint and all the major crafts are given detailed coverage with the same step-by-step approach: bending wood, veneering and marquetry, woodcarving and finishing. The book also includes a chapter on using other materials, such as metal, glass and leather in combination with wood, plus a chapter on fixings and fittings.
Full-color photographs and detailed instructions teach readers how to select, use, and maintain hand planes for woodworking projects, discussing how to sharpen an iron, how to tune a bench plane, how to flatten a board, how to plane difficult grain, how to make and use shooting boards, and other related topics.