This video shows the proper way to sharpen chef's knives. Chef Leigh Hudson prefers using synthetic Japanese water stones. He shows how to soak three stones; the first a 400-800 grit stone, the second stone is a 1000 grit stone and the third stone is a 3000 grit stone. The 3000 grit stone is the final process and is as smooth as glass. He explains the different angles needed for the various stones and what the knife could look and feel like at each stage of the process. He also demonstrates a...
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.
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.
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 instructions, as well as to get started sharpening your own knives, watch this helpful how-to.
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.
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.
One of the best parts about cooking is feeling the cold, hard steel of your cooking knife in your hand. The sleek skillful edge doesn't stand a change against any delicacy, unless it's dull. A dull knife takes the fun out of cooking and is actually more dangerous than a sharp knife, so take a moment to sharpen and care for your tools.
Have you ever had a knife that was just too dull to cut anything? Well, you don't need a sharpener; simply grab a common household coffee mug to do the trick. Slide the blade along the bottom of the mug at a thirty degree angle to sharpen your blade. Not too roughly, just scraping it. This should sharpen that once dull blade, and you will be able to cut your food much easier in the kitchen. Don't have a sharpener? Then the coffee mug is your answer!
After years of making do with a cheap knife, I finally bought a really good 8" chef's knife—a Henckels, although I was also eyeing a Global santoku. It quietly but literally changed my life.
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 try the sharpness of the knife, it will be better. Now take a double sided strop with sharpening compound and start rubbing the knife edge. After sharpening try the knife again, it should be good enough.
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 features and filters, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this free video guide.
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 to sharpen your knife on the go and keep your instrument in tip top shape. In order to sharpen a fillet knife, place the blade of the knife in the "V" of an Accusharp tool before following the blade off the table. In th...
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 viewer to put a nice edge on dull blades, with the technique of using a coarse stone first, then a fine-grained one. The motions are repeated several times in the video, giving the viewer an opportunity to study it witho...
Having trouble with sharpening your serrated knives? Wayne Dolik, an expert sharpener from www.sandiegocutlery.com tells you how. In this video tutorial, Wayne explains the essential tools of serrated knife sharpening and where to get them. Wayne also offers great tips and advice on sharpening safety, how to minimize the chances of damaging your expensive knives, how to make the job as easy on yourself as possible, and how to get the best overall results. You don't have to struggle in the kit...
Did you know that you can use a diamond stone to sharpen up your knives? Straight edge blades have a tendency to get dull unlike serrated knives. Diamond stones are better than the typical sharpeners because they can put a nice even edge on your blade and not leave burrs. After your knife is sharpened you can test it out on a piece of paper to see how well it is cut. Knives do need to be sharpened because the duller the knife the more likely you are to cut yourself.
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.
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 while applying downward pressure. Apply more pressure on the forward stroke than on the back. Wipe down the knife and flip the stone over to the fine side. This will smooth out the knife and make a sharper, finer edge.
Although wear and tear on kitchen knives is unavoidable, it's extremely frustrating when I can't cut through tough, fatty tendons in meat or even make a clean slice through an onion. If you don't have a steel rod or water stone to sharpen your knives, or even a cheap knife sharpener, you can get creative by using a coffee mug and even a newspaper.
Hedge trimmers are powerful pieces of yard equipment, but even their mighty blades go dull and stop cutting well. Watch this video to learn two different methods for sharpening hedge trimmer blades, one using a mill file and the other using a power grinder.
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.
Is your ice auger not drilling holes anymore? Well, you probably just need to replace those dull blades with sharpened ones! This video will show you how to switch out the auger blades on a Jiffy Ice Auger, or any other kind of ice auger.
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.
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 your knives, the common indicators of improperly sharpened knives, and some great tips on chopping and slicing that will drastically improve your cooking skills. He also covers the different techniques necessary to hone you...
In this tutorial, we learn how to use the Stanley utility knife. This is a razor straight edge knife that has a very sharp point on it. The little slices in the bottom will help it go back into place and will help you sharpen it when it becomes dull. You can break off the points as well when they become dull so you have a brand new sharp one. The tool in the back has a storage area for another blade. To take this out, you just slide out the old one and insert the new one in the same exact way!
The first step needed to maintain an edge on your woodcarving knife is to test the knife each time before use. One sign of a woodcarving knife becoming dull is for the cuts to come off in small splinters instead of curled shavings. One of the easiest ways to sharpen your knife is to hold it at a 20 degree angle on your sharping belt and push away from your person. You must repeat the rolling motion shown in the video around ten to twelve times before retesting for sharpness. This step can be ...
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In the kitchen, as important as it is to have great, fresh food and a hygienic cooking area, if your knives are dull, you won't be getting much done (unless you're cave-manning it, then good luck to you!). But if you are wondering how to get your blade back into the shape it was in when you first got it then check out this great video! Chef Jason Hill shows you how to maintain your kitchen knives with a whetstone.
Chefs know that dull knives are more dangerous than sharp ones, and knives need to be steeled regularly. Sharpen your knife with this how-to video on using a steel.
A good chef's knife is a thing of beauty and, with proper care, a joy forever. It can totally change the way you cook and turn even the dullest prep work into a glee-filled task.
A good, sharp knife is a cook's best friend, which is why there's so much passionate debate about what kind you should get. Most enthusiastic home cooks opt for a stainless steel knife, but it turns out there's a different option that the pros favor, and that's carbon steel.
When I was a senior in college, I shared a two-bedroom, one bathroom, microscopic kitchenette suite with three other girls. We all loved to bake and cook but were fully aware that we were in for a crowded year. We needed to use space efficiently, which meant carefully picking what kitchen equipment was absolutely necessary. As a full knife set was out of the question, we settled on a Shun Classic Ultimate Utility Knife whose praises my father had sung for a long time.
How To: Turn an Innocent-Looking Cucumber into a Slithering Snake Using a Sharp Knife & Precise Cuts
There are plenty of good reasons to always make sure your knife is as sharp as it can be. Obviously a honed blade cuts better, but you're also less likely to hurt yourself with it. And have you ever tried to slice a tomato with a dull knife? You may as well just skip the extra step and crush it with your hands.
Tomatoes are the perfect barometer for kitchen knives and knife skills. If you've ever watched an infomercial for a set of knives, you've surely seen the enthusiastic host waxing about how well the knives cut tomatoes. And if you've ever had your knives sharpened, you've most likely tested them out on a tomato.
Known for its easily recognizable filters—and coining the hashtag #nofilter—Instagram has long been an app that focused more on photo posting rather than photo editing. Yet today, Instagram released an upgrade for both Android and iOS users that edges the app towards becoming a full-fledged photo editor.
Most people have a few different knives in their kitchen drawers, but not everyone knows which one does what. Sometimes it seems easier to just grab whatever's clean, but choosing the right knife for what you're trying to do can actually make a pretty big difference.
Ask 100 chefs what the most important tool in their kitchen is, and you'll get 100 chefs saying the exact same thing: their set of knives. For home cooks and professional chefs alike, nothing is more important (or exciting) than a good knife. A good knife allows you to work more quickly, more efficiently, more consistently, and more safely. And best of all, they're just a lot of fun.
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.
It's very easy to get a slightly blurry photograph due to a moving subject, camera shake, or just an incorrect auto-focus, but you don’t have to let that ruin an otherwise terrific picture. All it takes is a little finesse in Photoshop or another photo editing software. This guide covers sharpening a blurry image using Photoshop specifically.
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 features and functions of the latest iteration of the application, you're sure to benefit from this free software tutorial. For more information, watch this video guide.
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.