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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 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
If you've been using your knife right, and a lot, you've probably noticed that it's starting to show it's age a little. If you want to straighten your knife out and give it an edge again, all you will need is a proper knife steel. In this video, chef Jason Hill will showing yo ...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
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
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
It’s frustrating trying to cut with a pair of dull scissors. Make sure you have a good time in the kitchen by sharpening your shears. Just stack several pieces of aluminum foil and cut through them with your scissors to get those blades sharp. Dull scissors? Stack seven or ei ...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
Sharpening a knife can bring a dull edge back to life. This video tutorial shows how to sharpen a knife using a whetstone. Soak the whetstone in cold water for about 5-10 minutes and set it on a clean towel. Starting with the coarser side, push the knife against the stone whil ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to sharpen photos in Adobe Photoshop CS3. Begin by opening the image in the program and duplicate the image layer. To duplicate, press the control and J button. With that images, go to Filter, choose Other and select High Pass. The ima ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to sharpen your chisel inexpensively. This is an art you have to learn if you are going to have to learn to work with tools. To start, you will first need to lay down a piece of paper down on a block of wood. After this, lay a piece of grit down ...more
This video demonstrates the proper way to sharpen knives with a steel. First, the blade of the knife should be held at about at 22 degree angle to the steel, Second, the knife should be slid along the steel in a sharpening motion. The steel should run along the blade of the kn ...more
If you're looking for some more tips on how to sharpen your lathe chisels, you have come to the right place. In this video tutorial, you'll find out some other helpful tips for making sure your tools are nice and sharp for when you need to carve pieces of wood for any kind of ...more
As any woodworker may know, having a sharp chisel is important than having a dull one. A dull chisel can ruin projects and make things much more difficult for anyone. This is also important when stockmaking. So in this next tutorial, you'll find out the appropriate way to sha ...more
You can use 1000 and 6000 grit waterstones to sharpen a plane blade. Use a Veritas Mk II honing jig, and discover the David Charlesworth "ruler trick" for polishing just the edge of the back of the blade.
It's important for any woodworker, that their tools be in tip-top shape in order to complete any job. A couple of those tools that need constant attention is a chisel or a plane blade. Having these tools sharpened is very important for completing most wood projects, and there ...more
In this video tutorial, we learn how to use the high-pass sharpening tool in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editor or a seasoned designer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of the latest iteration ...more
This video goes through the steps needed to sharpen a kitchen knife using a sharpening steel. The presenter goes through sharpening various knives, using two different sharpening steels. He shows the proper technique of how to use the steel, how to hold it and how to move the ...more
Knives gone dull? This chef's guide offers instructions on how to sharpen your kitchen utensils using a knife steel. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this free video tutorial can present a comprehensive overview of the process in just under three minutes' time. For detailed i ...more