How to Sharpen Tools and Knives:  A Beginner’s Tutorial

Do you have some dull knives in your kitchen, or tools in your garage? Have you ever wondered how to use a sharpening stone to hone knives and tools to a razor-sharp edge?  

Believe it or not, it doesn’t take a whole lot of effort to learn how to do it.

In this video, Leah discusses 3 types of stones, and the pros and cons of each type:

Oil Stone (Arkansas or India) (uses oil for sharpening)

Water Stone (cutting stone is soaked in water before using)

Diamond Stone (the stone is dampened with water or oil before using)

Next, she demonstrates, step by step, how you too can use a diamond stone to sharpen a common kitchen knife, as well as a planer blade.

This traditional method of sharpening has several advantages over sharpening your tools and knives with an electric sharpener.  For example, the heat of an electric sharpening tool can make the metal wear down more quickly over time.

It doesn’t take very long to get the hang of using a stone, and soon you will be able to get the job done in a snap.

You Can Do This!

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