Andy King's Video Sharpening Series
In this comprehensive sharpening series Andy King walks you through several methods for keeping your hand tools in tip top condition. To start the series Andy demonstrates how to secure a handsaw in position during sharpening. He then proceeds to show you his tried and tested method of saw sharpening both traditional handsaws and backsaws (dovetail and tenon type saws). The series then progresses to sharpening chisels and plane irons before taking a look at how to use a lapping plate.
Andy King - Technical Editor of Good Woodworking Magazine
Andy King's Saw Sharpening Click here for Part 1 of Andy King's Video Sharpening Series
In this first instalment Andy King demonstrates his saw-chops – a simple shop made jig that secures a handsaws during the sharpening process.
Andy King's Saw Sharpening Click here for Part 2
You saw the saw-chops in part one of Andy King's saw sharpening video series. Now, in this next instalment, you can see them in action as Andy demonstrates his method of sharpening traditional hand saws.
Andy King's Saw Sharpening Click here for Part 3
In this instalment Andy demonstrates how to use a pair of setting pliers to achieve the correct set for your saw.
Andy King's Saw Sharpening Click here for Part 4
Many woodworkers use hardpoint handsaws for cutting sheet material and roughing sawn timber to size, then use more traditional back saws, of the tenon and dovetail variety, for finer jointing work. In this episode Andy walks you through the process of sharpening traditional back saws – a necessary job for any dedicated woodworker.
Andy King's Saw Sharpening Click here for Part 5
A quick note on using files for saw sharpening
Andy King's Saw Sharpening Click here for Part 6
Andy shows you his tried and tested method of sharpening a razor sharp edge onto chisels and plane irons with just basic equipment.
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Just to prove you can do it, Andy blunts a chisel then gives it a razor sharp edge in a matter of seconds using just one stone, a piece of leather and some honing soap.
Andy King's Saw Sharpening Bonus Video - Click here for a one on one demonstration on how to get the best from a lapping plate with Andy King.