The ultimate guide to caring for your carving tools!
- Step-by-step tutorials on the basics of sharpening, honing, and polishing hand tools used for carving
- Beginner-friendly tips for maintaining an edge on knives, as well as V-tools, chisels, and gouges
- Sharpening kit essentials, storing your blades, cleaning and maintaining your strops and sharpening stones, and troubleshooting
- Author Lora S. Irish is an internationally known artist and author, whose acclaimed books published by Fox Chapel Publishing have sold more than 500,000 copies
Learn everything you need to know to keep your woodcarving tools and knives, sharp, safe, and in tip-top shape!
If you're a new woodcarver, knowing how to properly sharpen your tools is a crucial, fundamental skill. Inside this comprehensive guide, renowned artist Lora S. Irish offers clear, step-by-step guidance to walk you through the basics of sharpening knives (both double-edge and single-edge), gouges, V-tools, and chisels.
Throughout several step-by-step sharpening sessions, you'll be equipped with valuable knowledge that will keep your tools in working order, ultimately leading to safer and more enjoyable carving. Featuring overviews on basic sharpening techniques, sharpening kit supplies, how to sharpen double-edged and single-edged blades, tool storage, how to care for sharpening tools, protect sharp edges, clean strops and sharpening stones, and more, this must-have resource offers a wealth of understanding that every carver needs to practice and master!
Author Lora Irish is an internationally known artist and author, whose acclaimed books published by Fox Chapel Publishing have sold more than 500,000 copies. Irish is also a frequent contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated and Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazines.
Learn essential tips and tricks from an expert artist and author in the must-have guide that belongs in every woodcarver's library, Beginner's Guide to Sharpening Carving Tools!
"The main reason beginners abandon woodcarving is the inability to keep their tools sharp. This publication will go a long way in removing that problem."
—Tom Hindes, author of 20-Minute Whittling Projects and Whittling in Your Free Time
"Sharp tools are essential to a pleasant and successful carving experience. With Lora's easy-to-follow instructions and enough practice, anyone should be able to vastly improve their sharpening skills."
—Bob Hershey, Award-Winning Carver, Member of Caricature Carvers of America