Build Our Tool Sharpener

If you want a piece of equipment that'll help keep your workshop running smoothly for years, our homemade tool sharpener could be the answer.

| November/December 1981

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    For a larger, more detailed diagram of the tool sharpener proceed to the image gallery.
    ILLUSTRATION: MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
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    Diagram shows the parts, dimensions, and assembly method of the tool sharpener.
    MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF

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In "The Secrets of Tool Sharpening" we revealed some of the trade secrets used by our research crew to keep their inventory of bladed tools razor sharp. And—although the article itself was quite thorough—several of our readers have requested that we provide more details about the belt sander/sharpener described in that piece. So, in answer to these inquiries, we've provided an illustration that should help to clear up any questions regarding its assembly.





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