Sharp – by Sean Hellman

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Sean’s latest book about sharpening for:


Part One
14…An Introduction to Sharpening
18…What is Sharp?
28…How Tools Cut
36…Edge Geometry
50…Observing the Edge

Part Two
94…Hands On: How to Sharpen
130..Chisels and Gouges
156..Hollowing Tools
166..Axes, Adzes and Splitting Tools
180..Drawknives and Spokeshaves
192..Billhooks, Scythes and Sickles
218..Cabinet Scrapers and Scraper Planes
226..Boring Tools
250..Shears, Scissors and Loppers
288..Peripheral Cutting Tools
296..Other Craft Tools
304..Garden Tools
310..Jigs and Guides

  • 334 pages
  • A4 portrait format
  • 981 colour photos and illustrations
  • ISBN 978-0-9931861-7-2
  • Weight 1.4KG

About Sean Hellman

Craftsman Sean Hellman is renowned widely for his skills in green woodwork. He runs an artisan-led production business, on the edge of Dartmoor, Devon, UK.

Working in local and sustainable wood, Sean Hellman produces beautiful and practical items for indoor and outdoor use; as well as working in collaboration with others, to produce a range of edge-tools, and tool-sharpening kits for woodworkers and other craftspeople.

Sean also runs classes for adult learners, teaching all levels of edge-tool sharpening, as well as woodwork, and green woodwork. He also works in schools and with community groups.

With his wife Lucy Lepchani, Sean also runs Crafty Little Press, publishing several titles including the alleged classic: Shaving Horses Lap Shaves and Other Woodland Vices; and most recently, the comprehensive book on edge-tool sharpening, Sharp. Both of these, and the popular How to make a Coracle.

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