In Sharpening, Woodworking Gifts

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Here’s a great gift idea, because everyone can get better at sharpening.

Grind, Hone & Get Back to Work

  • Learn how to grind straight & curved edges
  • Hone perfect micro-bevels
  • Pick the right stones for you
  • Achieve polished edges like a professional the first time out



Dispelling the Myths

Sharpening an edge has one purpose – allowing you to quickly get back to work. Christopher Schwarz has devised a system of sharpening that is simple and intuitive. By following his clear instructions, you will be able to sharpen your edges quickly and get back to your bench.

What is Sharp?

Understanding the answer to this simple question will clarify a lot of the misinformation about sharpening. Chris walks you through the life cycle of an edge, and teaches you the techniques of sharpening so you achieve excellent and consistent results. You’ll learn the different types of systems for grinding, honing and polishing so you can choose the best system for your needs and budget. Plus, you’ll learn how to sharpen both curved and straight edges, and the best angles for grinding your edges for woodworking. Christopher Schwarz is the former editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, and is the author of several books on hand-tool use and workbenches, as well as many DVDs on using traditional hand tools in the modern shop.

Product Recommendations

Here are some supplies and tools we find essential in our everyday work around the shop. We may receive a commission from sales referred by our links; however, we have carefully selected these products for their usefulness and quality.

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