You can download an excerpt of this book here. by Christopher Schwarz Sharpening is not a sport. If you want to be a better woodworker, you need to learn to sharpen. If you want to be a better sharpener, you need to stop paying so much attention to tertiary bevels and carbide formations in steel...
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You need to read this simple little book on sharpening. It really is the first thing you should learn about woodworking.