Ron Hock, THE PERFECT EDGE
Nearly every operation in woodworking uses a piece of steel between the woodworker and the wood. This steel needs to be cared for and sharpened for the best results. "The Perfect Edge" is an up-to-date book on sharpening every woodworking tool, using the latest sharpening stones, tools and techniques. The author brings more than twenty-five years of experience, working with demanding customers and staying on top of the latest trends.
Ron Hock is the owner of Hock Tools, a 25-year old cottage industry that makes acknowledged superior blades for planes and other woodworking tools. Since making his first planes, he has spent 25 years learning about tool steel metallurgy, cutting edge geometry, hand woodworking tools and sharpening. His interest and expertise regarding sharp edges comes from a blade-maker's perspective; he has given countless lectures about steel, tools, and heat treatment.
Now in paperback.