Sharpening Handbook Because sharp enough
... usually is not.

Index Online Tools

Other Items of Interest
Grindstones and Other Sharpening Media
Jigs, Fixtures, & Modifications
Knife Sharpening Research & Other Information

Sharpening books, videos, and web sites
Sharpening Pictures
Sharpness Chart with BESS ratings and edge width measures
Tormek Maintenance
Wet or Dry? - effect of wet and dry sharpening methods on wood turning tools

About this site
Remember : The goal of sharpening is to produce sharp tools, and these tools can injure you if mishandled. Safety measures should be followed to protect yourself and those in your shop. Be sure to read and follow all instructions from the manufacturer, and and utilize proper safety equipment. Never consume alcohol or anything that could impair your judgement before sharpening tools, or using sharp tools. Comments can be sent via eMail to me at