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.