It cannot be overstated how paramount the sharpness of your tools is to the quality, speed and enjoyment of your woodworking. Like most however I can’t say sharpening the most enjoyable aspect of the hobby. My tips to make your sharpening easier and less painful are: find a system you like and get good at it, have a dedicated space or have equipment close at hand, and remember small amounts often is easier.
There is lots of great information about the many sharpening systems out there, I won’t try to repeat it all. However, I will tell you how I go about sharpening and hope that helps.
Here’s what and how I sharpen – Sharpening: How I do it.
-- Daniel - http://theloveofwood.blogspot.com/