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Free! Sharpening Guide

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  • How This Tool Is Built
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Our sharpening guides are brimming with jig settings, tips, and answers to common questions.

Interested in just ordering a Carter and Son sharpening guide? No problem! Shipping within the US is free for as many as you’d like!


How This Tool Is Built

We start with the sharpest edge, and we don't stop there. Vanquish vibration, say adios to constant resharpening, and let wispy shavings fly. Delivering superior performance at your lathe drives our manufacturing. 

We’ve worked with M42 high speed steel for 4 decades, and it’s uniquely suited to woodturning. You’ll grind less - a cobalt additive provides unparalleled edge holding. And the steel produces a finer, sharper edge for clean cuts. M42 is a win-win: less grinding and smoother cuts. 

Our carefully sourced M42 starts as solid stock and is precision machined (not formed) with a unique round tang for unmatched strength. Every gouge sports a distinctive flute polish. This boosts the razor edge and provides efficient chip flow. Learn more about M42 HSS here.

Rigorous and detailed sums up our manufacturing. Each tool’s vibration-demolishing round tang has a diameter so precise you’ll hear a ‘pop’ when you pull it out of the handle. And every tool leaves our factory razor sharp and backed by a 100% lifetime guarantee. Built to last!

Rest assured our aluminum handles feel as great as they look. Perfectly weighted for balance and maneuverability, and designed to fit your hand. You’ll forget the handle is even there, in the best way possible. Two set screws secure your tool into the handle and allow removal for sharpening.

From flute polish to handle knurling, we’re not cutting corners. Whether you’re just starting out, or have been turning for decades, it’s an honor to serve you with quality tools. Learn more about our story here

Priority Shipping. Free Returns.

Priority Shipping means your tool will arrive at your lathe shortly! Once your tool has undergone our rigorous manufacturing process, we ship via priority mail for speedy delivery to your lathe. 

United States Over $275 - FREE Priority Shipping
United States Under $275 - $9.95 Priority Shipping 
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Returns are hassle free. Give us a call or send us an email and we'll provide you with a return mailing label and complete refund.  

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Great Guide

The sharpening guide is compact and very concise. It is packed with all the details and information you need to sharpen your turning tools !!! Very well done !!!

Harold Walsh
Tool Sharpening guide

Got it very quickly and couldn’t beat the price (free). Glad to have the guide as a reference. I own two Carter and Son bowl gouges 3/4” and 5/8”. I’m very pleased with them both. Thanks.

David Cook
Way beyond expectations

Extremely well illustrated and explained. Everything about Carter and Son Toolworks is exceptional.

Alan Fountain
Sharpening Guide

A good reference guide.

Herb Miles
Good Info

Would like some help on how to accurately make a gauge to set nose grinding angles without having to buy something, or guess using a marker

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