Get $10 “Blade Bucks” with The Perfect Edge!

December Special!

Tell your friends!

Order The Perfect Edge, the Ultimate Guide to Sharpening for Woodworkers from HOCKTOOLS.COM and we’ll include with your book a $10 “Blade Bucks” certificate good for your next purchase from HOCK TOOLS.

This offer is valid for all orders placed directly with HOCK TOOLS during December 2009. (If you’ve already pre-ordered your copy of Ron’s book, don’t worry, we’ll be sure to include your $10 Blade Bucks Certificate when we ship your book.)

The Perfect Edge is due to arrive late this month. We’ll ship as soon as we have them in stock.

Click here for a review from Chris Schwarz at the Woodworking Magazine Weblog

224 pages with over 400 photos, charts, illustrations (some with circles and arrows…)

I’ve included a lengthy chapter on tool steel metallurgy, heat treatment, even rust, as well as a chapter on abrasives: what they are and which one does what best, along with how-to chapters on how to sharpen your favorite tools.

Tell your friends! Really, please tell your friends!

Author: Ron Hock

Owner of HOCK TOOLS (.com) and author of "The Perfect Edge, the Ultimate Guide to Sharpening for Woodworkers"

5 thoughts on “Get $10 “Blade Bucks” with The Perfect Edge!”

  1. On page 61, you state that, “It is difficult to avoid tearout when planing against the grain, or uphill. Planing downhill – with the grain – creates a smoother surface.” The accompanying illustrations seems to show a rough surface when planing downhill, and a smooth surface when planing uphill.

    In Garrett Hack’s “The Handplane Book”, Hack describes, “The ideal technique is to plane the wood fibers in the direction that they appear to rise in front of the plane. Any splitting out of the fibers is headed toward the cut surface, rather than down into the wood, which would be the case when planing against the grain. (pg 87).

    I’ve always been told to plane with the grain – uphill, that is with the grain rising. Can you provide a clarification, the text seems to run counter to the illustration as well as other well circulated publications.

    The book looks fascinating, particularly the section describing the properties of steel.

    1. The illustrations are correct, only the nomenclature differs. I’ve always called planing with the grain, “downhill”, like petting a cat, and against the grain, uphill. I guess I consider anything that’s more difficult to be “going uphill”. If that’s not in keeping with woodworking traditions, I apologize for any confusion and hope that the illustrations and descriptions will explain the issue clearly.

  2. I pre-ordered the book from Amazon as soon as it was announced (I ordered through Amazon since I was ordering a number of other books as well), is there any chance to get the $10 “Blade Bucks” certificate since I ordered through Amazon?


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