Sharpening and grinding

United Kingdom, 1947

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Episode of Series “Basic woodwork”.
This film shows an array of tools which it is essential to keep sharp. These include the chisel, paring chisel, mortise chisel, the gouge and other curved tools, the cutting edges of all of which need to be kept sharp on an oilstone. The correct way of doing this is shown in detail and the latter half of the film describes the regrinding of tools, ending with a reminder that rust is thae principal enemy of steel tools. This can be kept down by frequent sharpening and the use of vaseline on the tools when put away for any length of time.




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United Kingdom
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Basic woodwork

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Basic woodwork


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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Chisels

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Tools

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Tools - Safety measures

Crafts & Visual Arts → Chisels

Crafts & Visual Arts → Tools

Crafts & Visual Arts → Tools - Safety measures


Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Tools - Safety measures

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Chisels

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Tools

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Tools - Safety measures

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain




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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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