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
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 : Turn Your Favorite Coffee Cup into a Makeshift Knife Sharpener to Tune Up Dull Kitchen Blades
With one exception, every time I've ever cut myself in the kitchen was due to a dull knife. The duller the knife, the more force you have to exert to use it and the higher the number of cuts it takes to get the job done. Of course, many would say the simple solution is to jus ...more
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
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.
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
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
In this video, Becky teaches you how to sharpen an axe.
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
Dull scissors are annoying to work with. Watch this video tutorial for a demonstration on how to sharpen your scissors using a piece of aluminum foil.
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.
Learn how to use the blur, smear and sharpen tools in Autodesk SketchBook Pro 2010. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular raster graphics editor or a seasoned graphic artist merely looking to better acquaint yourself with SketchBook Pro 2010, you're sure to be well served b ...more
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
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 ‚Äì 6 pixels. Now simply change the blending mode ...more
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
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
Learn this great trick for getting the sharpest knife. You don't need a sharpener. All you need is a coffee mug. It must be ceramic coffee cup to work. This is how to sharpen your knife using cup! What a magical kitchen trick!
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.
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
Machetes are some of the most popular blades in the world, practical for both light combat and all types of professional work. If your machete is starting to get dull, as they are wont to do after heavy use, this video will show you how to sharpen a machete using a cheap old k ...more
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.
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
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.
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
Sharpen a chisel using a Veritas Mk II honing jig, diamond stones and very fine (0.5 micron) micro-finishing film.
Back again with another great instructional video, Mike Kraft, a Lowe's home improvement expert, demonstrates how to properly sharpen or replace the lawnmower blades on a riding lawnmower. Mike provides tips on inspecting your worn lawnmower blades to determine whether or not ...more
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
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
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.
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
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!
A knife doesn't do much good if it isn't sharp. Ever tried to cut up vegetables for dinner with a dull blade? You're more likely to cut yourself than the onion. Most easy-to-use sharpeners aren't good for your knives, and a good sharpening stone can be pretty pricey. That's w ...more
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
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
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
John Drollette shows you how to avoid (and correct) blunting the tip of a knife while using the Spyderco Sharpmaker. A blunted knife is good for what, spreading jam?
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
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
Looking for a general introduction to Photoshop CS5's single-shot sharpener tools? Well, you're in luck, as this clip presents just that. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editor or a seasoned designer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new featur ...more
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.
When I finally saved up some cash and got my first good chef's knife, I vowed to do everything by the book: clean it properly, hone it regularly, sharpen it faithfully, stand by it in sickness and in health, blah blah blabbity blah. Don't Miss: How to Tell When Your Chef's Kn ...more
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
The tool names say it all. So watch and see how to use the Blur-sharpen-smudge tool in Photoshop. Be sure to check out the Finger Painting option.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
"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
You know how writing with your trusty No. 2 pencil gets to be a pain if you haven't sharpened the tip in a while? A sharp pencil produces crisp, pretty marks that enhance your writing, while a dull pencil tip causes smeared and sometimes illegible writing that looks slopping. ...more
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.
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
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
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
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
Whether you're new to Adobe Photoshop or a seasoned graphic arts professional after a general overview of CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by this official video tutorial from the folks at Adobe TV. In it, you'll learn how to use the new Protect Det ...more
If you are looking to make your photos really stand out, check out this tutorial. In it, you will learn how to use Photoshop to sharpen your images so that the details really stand out. If you have a photo that is a tad blurry, don't fret - this tool can be used to clean up th ...more
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