Naniwa Sink Bridge for Sharpening Stones

Tool: Sink Bridge Manufacturer: Naniwa MSRP: $65 Editor’s note: This review first appeared in the August 2016 issue of Popular Woodworking. The stainless steel sink bridge from Naniwa is [...]

Sharpening Pond

With this inviting and accessible setup, there’s no excuse for dull blades. The ability to keep tools sharp is a most important woodworking skill – that’s why I have a dedicated sharpening [...]

Tormek T-4 Water-cooled Sharpening System

Tool: T4 Water Cooled Precision Sharpening System Manufacturer: Tormek MSRP: $415 I’m not usually a wet grinder kind of woman, because a dry grinder does the same work faster, then I move to [...]

FastTrack Simple Sharpening System

Tool: Fasttrack MK2 Bundle Manufacturer: MPower MSRP: $140 First released more than 15 years ago, the newest iteration of M.Power’s Fasttrack Sharpening system adds a few user-friendly upgrades [...]

Make a Honing Guide Angle Setting Jig

If you like to rely on a honing guide during sharpening, you will benefit from using an angle setting (or indexing) jig. An indexing jig will allow you to accurately set the right amount of blade [...]

Atoma Diamond Plates

Tool: Diamond Sharpening Plates Manufacturer: Atoma Price: $63 Diamond sharpening stones have enjoyed a steady increase in popularity because they cut fast, never need flattening and last a long [...]

Drawknives & Spokeshaves

These once-standard tools still have a place in the modern shop. Here's what you need to know about the use, care and keeping of drawknives and spokeshaves.

15 Tips for Sharpening

Hand tools are a pleasure to use–if they’re sharp. Brush up on your sharpening knowledge and get the most out of your tools.

Make a Custom Gouge Strop

Getting a mirror finish on the contoured profiles of carving gouges can be a real hassle. Fortunately, making a custom gouge strop is easy.

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