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Lost Art Press

Sharpen This

Sharpen This

SKU: LAP- SharpenThis-HB

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by Christopher Schwarz

Sharpening is not a sport.

If you want to be a better woodworker, you need to learn to sharpen. If you want to be a better sharpener, you need to stop paying so much attention to tertiary bevels and carbide formations in steel and start paying attention to the wood. If the wood is cut cleanly, then your tools are sufficiently sharp. If the wood is torn out and covered in tiny scratches, then you need to sharpen up your tools.

And then keep sharpening your tools until you get the desired results.

"Sharpen This" is a 120-page pocket book on how to get great edges, regardless of the sharpening system you choose. It is about what is important: Creating a sharp edge quickly with a minimum amount of equipment.


"Sharpen This" is a pocket-sized book, (4" x 6-1/2") that is printed on heavy, #80 coated paper. The book is assembled using printed signatures that are sewn together with thread, then glued and reinforced with fiber tape. Then the pages are wrapped in heavy cloth-covered boards. This is a permanent book. Like all Lost Art Press books, "Sharpen This" is produced and printed entirely in the United States.

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