Sharpening Common Workshop Tools - Crowood Metalworking Guides
|INSIDE:||585 colour illustrations and diagrams|
Using sharp tools is one of life's great joys. A sharp tool feels right; the job seems that much easier; and the quality of the cut usually means there is less work to do to produce a finished surface on the object. This book provides an understanding of what is involved in sharpening common workshop tools.
With over 580 colour photographs and illustrations it:
- Covers sharpening techniques for the most commonly used tools - scissors, shears, knives, lathe tools and drills, screwdrivers, chisels and punches, along with the more specialist gravers and scrapers
- Teaches how to ensure precise cutting edges and correct tool angles for the materials to be cut
- Includes advice on types of abrasives, grades, grits and mesh sizes as well as forms of abrasives like stones, wheels and papers
- Describes what happens during the sharpening process and provides practical guidance on using sharpening stones and grinding wheels on a bench grinder
- Provides essential maintenance instructions such as how to restore the surface of a flat stone and the face of the wheel on a bench grinder
- Has general advice on bench grinders, and includes examples of the use of readily available tools and accessories such as vee blocks, toolposts, collet holders, protractors and gauges
- Includes photos of accessories which can be made to simply setups, including extended rests, templates, rest alignments guides, and toolholders
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" The book is attractive and accessible enough to be read cover to cover, not just treated as a reference book. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Model Engineers' Workshop, Issue 300