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Beginner's Guide to Sharpening Carving Tools

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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

Our Promise To You.

If it is for sale in our store -- it is because we use it and love it!

We are happy to share our experiences with these tools which may enhance your own. Given care, maintenance, and love, each of these fine tools is capable of lasting a lifetime. We do limit warranties to those offered by our supplying manufacturers. If ever you have a question or concern regarding any of the tools we sell, please let us know.

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These tools, toys and supplies are in constant use by our students, timber framing crews, and family. At Shelter Tools, we have a working knowledge of every product we sell. Graduates will find particular items recommended in class and on site.

If you don't see the tools or items you need, we can find it for you. Write us or call us anytime.