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The English Woodworker

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Rugged Simplicity
Updated: 55 min 29 sec ago

Dear Tool Manufacturer…

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 9:25am
Dear Tool Manufacturer…

…why can’t you make thick irons laminated?

Why is it that my Grandad doesn’t grind. My Dad doesn’t have a grinder. And up until me buying swanky tools, I never had to grind?

Hard steels and thick irons.

It’s a combination which wasn’t found in my Grandad’s workshop.
And that thick hard steel takes some going to wear through.  So out comes the grinder.

This modern ‘improvement’ to our irons puts a spanner in the works of any old school sharpening routine.

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New Series – Work Faster, Neater & Be In Control!

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 7:55am
New Series – Work Faster, Neater & Be In Control!

Pre-Order Our Latest Series, & Input To The Final Chapter!

Our latest video series is all about sharpening edge tools.

But it’s not just about getting sharp.
It’s a detailed yet entertaining look at the perfect edge, right from the very concept of sharpening, through to optimising precisely for a given task.

There are 7 Chapters in total, with well over three hours of footage.

And we’d like you input for Chapter 8.

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