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Using sharp tools is a necessity for quality work. Learn tips and tricks for getting (and keeping) your tools sharp.

How to Repair Broken Waterstones

If you've ever had a sharpening stone break, you know how heartbreaking it feels. We had two break recently. It … Read More

Sharpening Forstner Bits

Nothing beats a Forstner bit for drilling clean, flat-bottomed holes — unless the bit is dull. With a pair of … Read More

How to Flatten and Maintain Waterstones

Waterstones are great for sharpening your edge tools, but the surface of a waterstone can become dished over time leading … Read More

Bench Grinder Tool Rests: The Veritas Grinding Set

Add some precision to your sharpening tasks by upgrading your tool rest. Read More

10 Precision Honing Guides

A honing guide makes sharpening easy an accurate. But before choosing one, it's worth comparing the features among them. Read More

Quickly Sharpen a Plane Blade

For your hand tools to work effectively they need to be sharp. In this video, Chris shows how to quickly … Read More

Honing Jig

With a small amount of scrap material and a little bit of time you can make this jig for your … Read More

Waterstone Storage

Storing waterstones in water leaves them ready at a moment's notice. However, overtime, the water can turn a little murky. … Read More

Sharpening Bench Mat

Waterstones make sharpening hand tools a snap. However, the water and slurry can be a bit of a mess. Here's … Read More

Get Razor-Sharp Edges

There's no doubt that sharp tools work better and deliver top-notch results. When results really matter, try this technique to … Read More

Top Sharpening Secret

Sharpening is a skill that takes practice. But you can cut down on the learning curve with a few hints. Read More

Simple Sharpening Helper

Here's a great way to get a better grip while sharpening. Read More

Sharpening Tricky Angles

Get razor-sharp edges with a shop-made guide. Read More

Quick Tip for Sharper Tools

An easy way to keep your waterstones in top shape. Read More

Keep Your Tools Sharp

Protect your chisels with these edge guards. Read More