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Ron Hock-The Sharpening Blog

Mostly about Sharpening for Woodworkers
  1. This Amazing Tool Auction Closes on the 16th!

    The College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program was gifted an extensive hand-tool collection to sell as a fund-raiser for scholarships. The auction is here: https://www.32auctions.com/CRFineFurniture and closes on the 16th. There are 127 items — a full range of high-quality tools. … Continue reading
  2. Hock Blade in a Lie-Nielsen Plane?

    We are often asked if our blades will fit in a Lie-Nielsen plane. The answer is… usually. Hock blades will drop in to many Lie-Nielsen bench planes but there can be a problem with the breaker fit. And, no, Hock breakers don’t … Continue reading
  3. WIA Report

    We had a great time at Woodworking in America! I offered a brief Q&A about sharpening that a number of woodworkers actually attended (you never know…) I hope everyone who did learned something new about sharpening. Otherwise, at least during conference hours, I spent most … Continue reading
  4. 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
  5. 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

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11/2/2015

Bob,

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

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5/25/2016

Bob,

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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