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Ron Hock-The Sharpening Blog

Mostly about Sharpening for Woodworkers
  1. Breaker Breaker, Good Buddy!

      I confess that I spent many years of my tool-making life doubting that chip breakers break chips. I went so far as to start calling them cap irons in a feeble effort to shake what appeared to be a … Continue reading
  2. How to Fix a Book

    After over six years and umpteen thousand copies sold, sharp-eyed reader Bernie Vail noticed an error in the second illustration on page 102 in my book, The Perfect Edge, the Ultimate Guide to Sharpening for Woodworkers. Now I know there … Continue reading
  3. 2016 Fine Woodworking Mid Winter Show!

    The students at College of the Redwoods* Fine Woodworking Program have opened their 2016 Mid Winter Show and it is stunning! The students start working on these projects after the requisite six-week training in the fundamentals every fall semester. They … Continue reading
  4. Sharpen the Saw — Part 3

    Jointing Careful sharpening can help avoid the need for jointing the teeth but when the teeth are of an uneven height, the first step in saw sharpening is jointing them even. It is extremely easy to joint the teeth with … Continue reading
  5. Sharpen the Saw – Part 2

    Tools Saw Vise To sharpen a saw, you need a way to hold it securely while you’re filing it. “Official” saw vises are available at second-hand sources (or this great new one from Gramercy) but it’s very easy to make … Continue reading

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All I can say is WOW!  Mike Mascelli is absolutely terrific!  

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I took the weekend woodturning class this weekend with Cory Anderson and just wanted to let you know how fabulous I thought he was.

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