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How To : Sharpen Kitchen Knives with a Newspaper

Just like skinning a cat, there's more than one way to sharpen a knife (disclaimer: while I advocate sharpening your knives daily, please don't ever even consider skinning a cat). There's a stone, for an uber-sharp finish; the underside of a mug, for an awesome makeshift sharp ...more

How To : Sharpen a lawn mower blade

Learn how you can sharpen your mower blade with this step by step tutorial. After time and use your lawn mower blade will dull. Watch this how to video and you can safely and easily sharpen your lawn mower blade.

How To : Sharpen riding lawn mower blades

In this how to video series, learn how to sharpen the blades of a riding lawn mower from riding lawn mower mechanic Paul Popplewell. Paul will demonstrate how to remove the deck from a riding lawn mower, how to remove riding lawn mower blades, how to sharpen riding lawn mower ...more

How To : Make a leather strop to sharpen tools and knives

Strops aren't just for barbers; they're a simple and easy way of gently sharpening any blade edge from the toolbox to the kitchen or bathroom. Learn how to make a leather strop at home by following along with this informative video tutorial.

How To : Use a sharpening steel to sharpen a knife

Are your knives starting to look a little dull? This how to video demonstrates the proper way to use a sharpening steel to sharpen all your knives. If 15 or 20 passes over the steel doesn't work, it means you need to get your knife ground. Steels don't wear out! Unless perhaps ...more

How To : Use and sharpen woodturning tools

Sharpened woodturning tools make creating wood projects simple and easy. Learn how to sharpen and use woodturning tools from a woodturning expert in this free crafts video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Use and sharpen woodturning tools. Use and sharpen woodturning tools - Part ...more

How To : Restore and Sharpen Rusted Scissors

Leaving scissors wet or forgetting them outside can cause them to rust. Rusty scissors, if you can even open them, will leave brown marks on everything you attempt to cut through. Attempt is the truth—rust dulls the blades of the scissors making it virtually impossible to cut ...more

How To : Make a sharpening jig set up for bowl gouges

This instructional woodworking video to make a wooden jig for sharpening gouge tools on a grinding wheel. These sharpening jigs give consistent grinds. The jig makes sharpening a gouge almost foolproof so you can get back to wood turning.

How To : Sharpen all of your knives with different methods

These four videos show you different ways you can sharpen your knives or your tools. Part one will help you sharpen with cheap sharpening stones, Arkansas stones, a ceramic sharpening rod, and other cheap sharpeners. Part two covers the Spyderco Sharpmaker, the serious knife ...more

How To : Sharpen blurry images using Photoshop

In this Software video tutorial you will learn how to sharpen blurry images using Photoshop. Open the image and duplicate the original layer. Then go to filter > other > high pass. In the window that pops up, enter a value of 4 – 6 pixels. Now simply change the blending mode ...more

How To : Use the Smiths and Lansky knife sharpening system

Sharpen your knife easily with the Smiths or Lansky kit. Very informative! Careful though: In this video he made a few mistakes - He said the system will not sharpen serration, but it will sharpen serrations, but its not very good at it to be honest. He also said that the kni ...more

How To : Sharpen a bushcraft knife in the bush

This video tutorial will show you how to make your bushcraft knife as sharp as possible by using the Japanese Water Stone. This Bushman how-to video will give you full instructions on how to use the stone plus an introduction to a lighter method. So, get out your water stone ...more

How To : Sharpen knives with a sharpening steel

Every true chef knows that with every use of a knife the edge begins to curl. This how-to video demonstrates how to use a sharpening steel to keep your knives sharp all the time. Sharpen the knife with a steel after every use to re-align and remove the curled edge from the knife.

Shortcut : Drill Powered Pencil Sharpener

As someone who keeps an electric drill in the same 5 foot proximity of a manual wall pencil sharpener, here's a clear cut case of "Why didn't they think of this sooner?!"... Introducing, the coolest drill bit ever: Wowee, just watch it go. The C.H. Hanson Pro-Sharp Finishing P ...more

How To : Sharpen images in Aperture

Aperture provides two sophisticated sharpening tools, edge sharpen and sharpen. Both help you improve the fine details in your images. Most images from digital cameras need a little sharpening, especially RAW files.

How To : Sharpen Gouges & Scrapers for woodturning

Sharp tools always make your job easier. Learn more about sharpening woodturning tools such as gouges and scrapers in this free woodworking video from a wood shop expert. Part 1 of 16 - How to Sharpen Gouges & Scrapers for woodturning. Sharpen Gouges & Scrapers for woodturning ...more

How To : Sharpen a knife with Gordon Ramsey

Don't cook with a blunt knife. It is dangerous. This is an important tool maintenance video. Here's another installment of Gordon Ramsay's How To Guides created to help you prepare for the Cookalong live event on Friday at 9pm on Channel4.

How To : Replace or sharpen lawnmower blades with Lowe's

Do you want to know what's the secret to a great looking lawn ? Then you have to watch this video in which Lowe's home improvement expert Mike Kraft explains how to sharpen or replace a Lawn Mower blade. Mike will share with you all the tips and the secrets of this simple and ...more

How To : Sharpen a swiss army knife

Learning how to maintain and sharpen your Swiss army knife is an important skill for campers and backpackers. You will need to have a sharpening stone that can be dry or wet. To use a wet stone simply add a little bit of water or homing oil. Keep the blade at an angle of 5 to ...more

How To : Sharpen an axe or knife with the Boy Scouts

You never know when you may need to sharpen an axe... and who better to learn from than the Boy Scouts? Brace the axe head on the ground between a log about 6" in diameter and two woooden pegs or tent stakes. Sharpen your axe with an 8-10 inch mill bastard file. Be sure to wea ...more

How To : Sharpen a bowl gouge

This instructional woodworking video demonstrates how to use homemade jigs to sharpen a bowl gouge for wood turning. This grinder will sharpen a double beveled gouging tool. You can use a brace or jig to help you sharpen the tool correctly.

How To : Sharpen a hatchet

Is your hatchet in need of a quick tuning? Doesn't quite get the job done anymore? It's time to sharpen it. This also applies to sharpening an axe. Watch to see how to sharpen a hatchet. See how to make the hatchet's blade hold its edge. It's simple, and you only need a file ...more

How To : Sharpen your PITT brush pen

Here's a quick and easy tip for those of you who like to use the Faber Castell PITT brush pen. Don't throw it away when the tip is frayed, just follow these easy steps!

How To : Sharpen and smooth skin in Photoshop CS4

Touch up your digital photographs for studio-quality images. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial from Tutvid. For more information, and to get ...more

How To : Make a convex knife sharpener from scratch

It's important from time to time, that you sharpen a knife on a regular basis. Doing so will ensure that you have a nice blade that will cut into anything without needing much force. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to make a convex knife sharpener. It's easy to use and c ...more

How To : Sharpen your knife using various materials

If you're looking for a way to sharpen your knife, there are various materials that can be used to help sharpen it. In this two part video tutorial, you'll find out what kind of materials you can use for sharpening your knife and how to properly do it. So good luck, be careful ...more

How To : Sharpen a knife with a convex edge

In this video, we learn how to sharpen a knife with a convex edge. First, you will need to have your knife and your edge ready at hand. Now, grab your knife and lay it flat on a surface. After this, grab your convex edge and brush the knife against it. Brush the knife along it ...more

How To : Sharpen a machete in the woods with a stone

Keeping your machete sharp is vital to ensuring it's continued sharpness and cutting power. If you're out of the bush and find that you blade is getting dull, try out the tips in this video. It will show you how to use a rock and water to sharpen and polish your blade back to ...more

How To : Sharpen a knife with a stone

Sharp knives can cut your prep time in half, and, believe it or not, they're actually safer than dull knives—they're less likely to slip. This video shows you how to use a stone do sharpen your knives.

How To : Sharpen a knife with a sharpening stone

Keep those knives sharp and stab-ready with regular sharpening. A dull blade isn't going to be as effective, so this how-to video shows a way to keep the edge sharp. Specialty sharpening tools are a good way to keep knives in good condition. Watch this video weapon tutorial an ...more

How To : Sharpen the Blackhawk XSF-1 combat dagger

See how to sharpen the Blackhawk XSF-1 combat dagger. This knife requires a different approach to sharpening compared to regular daggers and knifes. Designed by former Canadian special operations soldier and knife maker Brent Beshara, the XSF-1 (pronounced "ex-ces-sive one") ...more

How To : Sharpen a fillet knife

Believe it or not, you are more likely to hurt yourself or others with a dull knife. Not only are sharp knives better to cut with, they are much safer to use. When you are fishing, the fillet knife is one of your most important instruments. In this tutorial, you will learn how ...more

How To : Sharpen a knife with a Japanese water stone

When you're out camping in the woods one of the best survival tools you can have in your kit is a sharp knife. Handy for cutting plants, vines, and skinning animals if it's nosh time, a knife must be kept in tip top condition to work efficiently. Watch this video to learn how ...more

How To : Sharpen a photograph in Adobe Photoshop CS4 or CS5

Photo a little dull around the edges? Sharpen it with a little help from Adobe Photoshop CS4 or CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various feat ...more

How To : Sharpen a blade

Kitchen knives not cutting right anymore? Check out this how-to video; it'll show a way to sharpen up those knives. You'll see how to use a knife steel, a wetstone, and a sharpening machine. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to sharpen any blade easily and effectively.

How To : Sharpen a jack knife or wood carving knife

This video shows you how to sharpen a jack knife or wood-carving knife using coarse, medium, and fine stones and cooking oil. Use the coarse stone, applying oil to the stone first then pushing the knife down on the stone in each direction, matching the bevel to the stone. Next ...more

How To : Sharpen your chainsaw with a hand file

In this tutorial, we learn how to sharpen your chainsaw with a hand file. First, take the cover off of the chainsaw and jam something into place so the chain stays in place. Put gloves on before you touch the chain, and use a hand file to file down on the chain. Look for the s ...more

How To : Sharpen knives with convex blades

"Using Barker knife and tool settler" to sharpen. If you are unsure of what angle to sharpen, take the knife and slide it along the strop, tilting the knife up until the edge catches. Turn the strop over. start sharpening, tip first. It's a lot easier. Don't use much pressure. ...more

How To : Sharpen knives with a belt

Have you tried everything to sharpen you knives? Have you tried using a belt? In this video by Mountain Hollow learn about how to sharpen your knife with the assistance of a belt to help get that knife sharper than ever.

How To : Sharpen a knife like Gordon Ramsay

Chef Gordon Ramsay teaches a customer how to sharpen a kitchen knife. The lesson he gives here is little more than giving the knife an edge with a filing tool which is a short metallic rod the size of a knife. We frequently see chefs using sharpening knives this way although t ...more

How To : Sharpen your lathe tools easily

When using a lathe, it's important to make sure that your tools are sharp enough to that you can get the best quality cut or groove for your project. A dull blade can result in a poor looking product and can hurt the way it looks. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to make ...more

How To : Sharpen a convex wood carving knife

This video teaches the secrets to sharpen a convex wood carving knife in simple steps. First find out how dull your knife is by cutting a paper or shaving hair on you hands. Now take a sand paper attached to a pad and start sharpening the ends by applying less pressure. Now tr ...more

How To : Sharpen a knife with a handheld sharpener

Dull knives in the kitchen are not only slow, but possibly the most dangerous threat in your home. In this entertaining and informative video, Bruce Trettor teaches how to properly sharpen your own knives with a hand-held sharpener. He explains how to test the sharpness of you ...more

How To : Sharpen a knife with a fine & coarse stone

This video by Slokkro shows how to sharpen a knife using multiple wet sharpening stones. The video has no spoken words, choosing instead to have English subtitles, pointing out the various items and techniques for sharpening a blade. Following the directions should enable the ...more

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