How to Sharpen and Restore Woodworking Hand Tools
By Joshua Farnsworth
Below you will see various tutorials by skilled craftsmen, on sharpening and restoring / refurbishing woodworking hand tools. My wife loves to say, “hun, I think you love restoring hand tools almost as much as woodworking!” I think she’s right. There’s something magical about taking a well-built antique woodworking hand tool and bringing it back to working order. Removing the rust, tuning up the parts, and sharpening the blade gives a feeling of satisfaction; especially when seeing the finished result. I get a feeling of a connection with the past, with my ancestors, with a time when things were made and done with a sense of pride and quality.
You’ll soon realize that buying, refurbishing, and collecting heirloom hand tools can become addictive. Over time I’ll add more and more video tutorials to this page on refurbishing different types of traditional woodworking hand tools. So keep checking back!