A Basic Approach To Sharpening

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Sharpening is (in theory) a large and complex topic. However, if you're just getting started in woodworking with handtools, the vast majority of your blades will be reasonably long, rectangular and sharpened straight across. This type of blade includes all bench planes, block planes, rebate and plough planes, and "normal" chisels, which is enough tools to do rather a lot.

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