At Highland Woodworking, we are pretty fanatical about sharpening, and we know Chris Schwarz shares our feelings about this. When Chris was updating his Sharpen Up or Shut Up keynote address for us to publish in Wood News last month, he suggested to us that our readers might be interested in his entire ‘Sharpen This’ series, so we thought we would share those articles and continue to spread the word that sharpening really is the key to happiness, at least where woodworking is concerned.
In Part 1 of the series, Chris offers what he believes to be the current state of sharpening in the woodworking world, and offers a few suggestions to get started. This whole series is a gold mine of useful information, as most Chris Schwarz articles tend to be, and the introduction pulls no punches and jumps right in to set things straight. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we did.