sharpening manual is based on over thirty years of practical experience in wood
working and carving. For thirteen years, the author served as the principal
sharpener at Ed Zinger's week-long Woodcarving Rendezvous seminar at Branson,
Missouri. During the week-long seminars, he sharpened tools for students and
instructors with totals for the week often exceeding 700 tools. Encouraged by
his patrons, he wrote and published the manual in the spring of 1991. More than
1,000 have been sold at both wholesale and retail.
In addition to sharpening at the Woodcarving Rendezvous, the author has provided mail-order sharpening services for local carvers and by mail-order over 20 years. Many carvers ship their tools to Loren once or twice a year for rejuvenation after months of buffing or stropping.
Copies of "ON THE CUTTING EDGE" and the custom sharpening services by mail-order are still available.
Loren W. Moseley
11700 E. 62nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64133-4445
If you would like to see pictures of some of my carvings, go to:
Horses Carved by Loren
Birds Carved by Loren
Dogs Carved by Loren
Fish Carved by Loren
Other Animals Carved by Loren
Other Carvings by Loren
For information on Ed Zinger's Woodcarving Rendezvous Seminars, custom carving knives, and caricature roughouts, log on to:
For information on other wood carving sites, log on to :
Kansas City Wood Carvers Club.
For information on the National Wood Carvers Association and the ChipChats magazine, log on to:
National Wood Carvers Association
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