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Tips on sharpening a tool on an electric grinder without burning the edge.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #16 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 6

Tip on honing tools using 360- and 600-grit wet-or-dry silicone carbide paper.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #46 Aug 1995 pg. 20

Technique using sandpaper and plate glass puts remarkably sharp edges on chisels, plane blades, gouges, etc.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #66 Jun 1998 pg. 66
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #68 Oct 1998 pg. 12
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #70 Dec 1998 pg. 14

Twelve tips for better sharpening.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #82 Oct 2000 pg. 78

Tool test of both horizontal-wheel and vertical-wheel sharpening machines.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #89 Oct 2001 pg. 76

Tool sharpening basics for basket makers. Techniques described for filing, grinding and honing.
BASKETMAKER #26 Spring 1990 (v.7) pg. 11

Shop-built buffing wheel imparts a razor edge to dull tools (axe, chisel, plane iron, etc.) in about one minute. Made from a salvaged motor, ball-bearing mandrel, and scrap wood.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 2001 (v.25#2) pg. 18

Keeping tools sharp. Part 2. Dressing the wheel, grinding, honing, stropping, touching up, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1981 (v.5#1) pg. 29

Keeping tools sharp. Part 4. Sharpening household implements such as screwdrivers, knives, scissors, garden tools, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1981 (v.5#3) pg. 58

A discussion of how sharp edged woodworking tools work. A look at the critical cutting angles involved.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1985 (v.9#2) pg. 15

Sharpening safety. Part 1. Advice on protection against eye injury, cuts, abrasions and burns.
CHIP CHATS Nov-Dec 1991 (v.38#6) pg. 35

Sharpening. Part 3. A look at hand-held sharpening tools. Covers metal files, bench stones of various materials, Japanese water stones, slips and special files, and abrasive paper and cloth.
CHIP CHATS Mar-Apr 1992 (v.39#2) pg. 54

Time to sharpen. Beginning a series of articles on how to sharpen tools.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1993 (v.40#3) pg. 102

The art and science of sharpening. An overview of tool steels, filing, grinding, edge profiles, sharpening (knives, chisels, axes, ... ), and other information related to sharp tools.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1995 (v.79#4) pg. 67

Tips on sharpening eight different tools.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #78 Feb 1964 (v.14#1) pg. 61

How to keep a sharp edge on shop and garden tools.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #137 Aug 1972 (v.22#6) pg. 46

How to keep scissors, knives, axes, chain saws and chisels properly sharpened.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #159 Dec 1974 (v.24#10) pg. 34

How to keep your tools sharp. Covers both garden and workshop tools.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #170 Feb 1976 (v.26#2) pg. 38

How to keep a sharp edge on home tools. Covers the sharpening of knives, wood-cutting tools, scissors and axes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #181 May-Jun 1977 (v.27#4) pg. 40

How to make your own honing tool from wood, cork, and jeweler's rouge.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #218 Apr 1981 (v.31#4) pg. 116

How to keep a cutting edge on your tools. Sharpening tips for knives, scissors, chisels, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #276 Feb 1987 (v.37#2) pg. 12

Sharpening everyday tools. The basics on sharpening stones and files. How to sharpen scissors, grass shears or hedge trimmer, spade bits, shovel, chisels, knives, and rotary lawn mower blade.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #321 Sep 1991 (v.41#8) pg. 35

Tip on using a belt sander to sharpen tools.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #345 Feb 1994 (v.44#2) pg. 22

Use sheets of wet-dry sandpaper (220- through 600-grit) taped to glass in place of sharpening stones.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #350 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.44#7) pg. 20

Sharpening made easy. A guide to sharpening common household tools and implements.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #367 Apr 1996 (v.46#4) pg. 48

Tip on using thick plate glass and wet-dry sandpaper to sharpen edge tools
FINE HOMEBUILDING #53 Apr-May 1989 pg. 26

The art of putting micro bevels on tool cutting edges to make them cut better. This deliberate "dulling" of the sharp cutting edge is essential to maintaining good cutting qualities.
FINE WOODWORKING #2 Spring 1976 pg. 54

Tip on using a rubber abrasive wheel for honing knives, planes, gouges, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #8 Fall 1977 pg. 17

Build your own lineshaft sharpening setup. Four wooden wheels are fastened to a shaft and powered by a single motor. The wheels are covered with emery-cloth strips and leather.
FINE WOODWORKING #21 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 13

Sharpening method using a slurry of loose grit on a flat glass plate.
FINE WOODWORKING #26 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 20

Charles Riordan shares tips on sharpening tools (without oilstones) and adjusting miter gauges so they don't wiggle in their slots.
FINE WOODWORKING #26 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 98

Traditional sharpening methods for Japanese blades.
FINE WOODWORKING #29 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 70

Sharpening equipment. A shop test of several systems on the market today. Looks at hand grinders, high-speed grinders, belt grinders, motorized water stones and hones, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #30 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 76

Slow-speed shop-built sharpening system lessens the chance of burning your tools.
FINE WOODWORKING #30 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 83

Tip: Use a variable-speed electric drill as a low-cost power hone.
FINE WOODWORKING #47 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 10

Build a water-cooled sharpening machine from a salvaged garbage disposal.
FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 52

Tip: Chill tools in ice-water when sharpening on a grinder.
FINE WOODWORKING #59 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 10

Two sharpening systems that use a drill press. (1) Stropping wheel. (2) Aluminum disk with 200-grit abrasive paper.
FINE WOODWORKING #71 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 8

Sharpening system uses a two-wheel buffer and two abrasive compounds commonly used by knifemakers and gunsmiths.
FINE WOODWORKING #72 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 8

Tip on using a moist paper towel to anchor an oilstone or sheet of plate glass when honing.
FINE WOODWORKING #115 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 22

Drill-press sharpening tree. A vertical stack of 5 circular disks are fitted with sandpaper, felt and leather to form a low-speed sharpening machine.
FINE WOODWORKING #122 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 20

Mandrel-style tool sharpener uses shop made, laminated cardboard polishing wheels.
FINE WOODWORKING #139 Nov-Dec 1999 pg. 20

How to sharpen tools to a razor edge. Covers sharpening equipment and instructions on sharpening an axe, planes, wood chisels, drawknives, spokeshaves, a cabinet scraper, scissors and a pocket knife.
HANDY ANDY Feb 1979 (v.3#5) pg. 51

How to sharpen tools. Selection of the stone, use of lubricant and types of edges.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Jan-Feb 1965 (v.34#1) pg. 32

How to sharpen tools including scraper, drawknife, pruning shears, fish hook, molding plane cutters, carving knife, small knives and scissors.
HOME CRAFTSMAN May-Jun 1965 (v.34#2) pg. 43

Getting an edge. Best ways to sharpen your home, shop and garden tools. Looks at knives, chisels, plane irons, scissors, and garden tools.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1989 (v.14#10) pg. 64

Four-page quick-reference chart on how to sharpen shop tools and home and garden tools.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1978 (v.3#5) pg. 71

How to sharpen shop tools.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1981 (v.6#1) pg. 88

Overhead transparency master illustrates how to sharpen various tools.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Feb 1982 (v.71#2) pg. 12

How to sharpen tools.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #503 Apr 1970 (v.66) pg. 93

One woman describes how she started a sharpening service.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #63 May-Jun 1980 pg. 66

Tool sharpening basics for spades, shovels, hoes, lawn mower blades, shears, swing blades, knives, chisels and planes.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #108 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 79
Added Info MOTHER EARTH NEWS #110 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 12

Tips from General Electric on grinding carbide-tipped tools.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Summer-Fall 1980 (v.11#2) pg. 41

Tips on sharpening tools. Some common myths debunked.
NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1985 (v.6#9) pg. 72

How to sharpen tools on your radial arm saw. Jig plan included.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1968 (v.129#4) pg. 176

How to keep cutting edges sharp. General tips on sharpening, grinding, honing and filing.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1973 (v.140#6) pg. 86

The art of Japanese sharpening. How to use horizontal grinders and bench stones which use water instead of light oil as a lubricant.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1984 (v.161#1) pg. 104

Tip: Hone your cutting tools on a flat steel plate using a fine abrasive powder.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1988 (v.165#7) pg. 38

The cutting edge. Guide to sharpening hand woodworking tools. How to dress and clean your grinding wheels and stones. Shaping the bevel. Finish honing. Plane tune up. Sharpening scrapers.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1989 (v.166#11) pg. 107

Sanding disk becomes auto tool sharpener.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1963 (v.182#2) pg. 122

Make a lap hone for super sharpening.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1963 (v.182#5) pg. 105

How to sharpen everything. Part 4. Knife-edge wood cutting tools.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1964 (v.185#5) pg. 148

How to sharpen everything. Part 6. Cold chisels, screwdrivers, tin snips, reamers, countersinks, nippers, taps and dies, scribers, punches, and scissors.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1965 (v.186#1) pg. 138

How to get razor sharp tools. Using a belt sander and buffing wheel to grind and hone cutting tools to a razor-sharp edge.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1973 (v.203#5) pg. 130

Sharpening jigs for drills, saws, planes, etc. What is commercially available and tips on their use.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1977 (v.210#5) pg. 72

Build a power hone which is driven by your saber saw.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1981 (v.219#3) pg. 111

Tip: Use a fiber-type cement-cutting blade to sand wood, sharpen tools, and cut rocks.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1988 (v.232#6) pg. 4

Use table saw as a grinder to sharpen tools. Special jigs make it easy.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Oct 1963 (v.34#10) pg. 114

Tips on sharpening tools.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Apr 1966 (v.37#4) pg. 43

Sharpening station. Wall-mounted cabinet with sliding door and four pull-out shelves for storing shapening stones, grinding wheels, etc. Top becomes a platform for mounting a grinder and for sharpening tools by hand. Includes instructions for making a holder for sharpening stone that is supported over a plastic container filled with water.
SHOPNOTES #26 Mar 1996 (v.5) pg. 6

Tip suggests using baby oil or mineral oil as honing oil.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #52 Jul 1996 (v.9#4) pg. 5

Build the "amazing" 8-speed multi-machine. Use it to disk-sand, drum-sand, and sharpen. Part 1.
WOOD MAGAZINE #9 Feb 1986 (v.3#1) pg. 40
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #11 Jun 1986 (v.3#3) pg. 8

Build the "amazing" 8-speed multi-machine. Use it to disk-sand, drum-sand, and sharpen. Part 2. Accessories. (1) Vertical-table drum sander. (2) Wet-sharpening wheel. (3) Drill-chuck attachment. (4) Grinding wheel and guard.
WOOD MAGAZINE #10 Apr 1986 (v.3#2) pg. 64

Dimond stones. Lightning-fast cutters that last and last. Tips on selecting and using diamond sharpening tools (stones, files, disks, etc.).
WOOD MAGAZINE #23 Jun 1988 (v.5#3) pg. 50

Tip: Sharpen tools "freehand" (without a tool rest) using a vertical disc sander.
WOODSMITH #31 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 3

Build this wooden tool rest for a stationary belt sander to achieve a hollow-ground edge on any tool.
WOODSMITH #33 May-Jun 1984 pg. 3
Added Info WOODSMITH #35 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 22

Sharpening bench for putting edges on tools. Incorporates a hand-operated grinding wheel, sharpening jig, customized wood blocks to hold the sharpening stones over a water reservoir, a lapping plate, good lighting, etc.
WOODWORK #27 Jun 1994 pg. 60

Sharpening up. How to sharpen plane irons and gouges. How to sharpen handsaws, including tips on setting, topping and shaping the teeth.
WOODWORKER #1011 Feb 1978 (v.82) pg. 74

The craft of cabinetmaking. Part 4. Choosing, buying and sharpening hand tools.
WOODWORKER #1092 Nov 1984 (v.88) pg. 719

Tip on sharpening cutting tools using wet and dry abrasive paper instead of sharpening stones.
WOODWORKER Nov 1989 (v.93#11) pg. 1077

Sharpening guides and gizmos. An overview of devices to aid in the sharpening of drill bits, planer knives, saw blades, lathe tools, carving tools, and knives. Includes tips on honing.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1992 (v.16#3) pg. 20

Grinding and honing. The basic steps in sharpening any knife edged tool.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1999 (v.23#1) pg. 26

The ultimate sharpening station. A roll-around cabinet, with plenty of storage space, is outfitted with both the machines and lapping surface needed to sharpen almost any tool
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1999 (v.23#1) pg. 28, Insert

Sharpening tools, including chisels, planes, drill bits and saws.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1969 (v.25#1) pg. 42

Sharpening accessory for your bench grinder will make it easier to sharpen chisels, plane irons, etc. Built from pipe and angle iron.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1981 (v.37#3) pg. 55

Make tools razor sharp by honing cutting edges.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1984 (v.40#4) pg. 72