Knife Sharpening Experts Electric Knife Sharpening
If you’re a person who has many knives, many edges to sharpen at a fairly consistent pace, electric knife sharpening is for you. So much time and effort will be saved. But take heed. Using these devices without proper training and only a little experience could be a regrettable move.
Electric knife sharpeners are well known for producing great heat while sharpening. Friction from the metal edge against the sharpener over time will do that. You’ve got to know just how hot you’ll allow the metal...
Knife Sharpening Experts Sharpening Angles
You’ve decided to sharpen your knives yourself. No more squandering money by handing them over to a professional sharpener. No more throwing away your dull knives just because you don’t know how to sharpen them—and refuse to turn them over to a professional. Good for you!
You'll need to know about sharpening angles then. A person shouldn't be sharpening a knife if there's no mind to the angle. It is essential. It determines the purpose of the knife, how it can be used. Pay close attention to...
Wood Carving How to Sharpen Straight Chisels
If you’re just starting out as a wood carver, you’ll quickly discover how wood chisels are used all the time. There are many kinds, many sizes. They’ll need periodic sharpening and it’s good to be able to do them yourself. It isn’t very fitting to have to bring your tools to a professional sharpener whenever they become dull. You lose money, you lose time. And best of all, straight chisels are the easiest wood carving tools to sharpen.
Straight chisels can be sharpened in two steps. The...
Knife Sharpening Experts Forged Knives Vs Stamped Knives
We all agree. If a knife isn't sharp, what's the use, right? The sharpness of the blade will make all the difference in the world. And sharpness is largely dependent upon the quality of the blade material from which the knife is made. You'll need to determine whether or not to get a forged knife or a stamped knife. Let's make it clear.
Stamped Knives. Stamped knives are stamped out of, or cut from, sheets of metal using a template of predetermined size and shape. This process is called...
Wood Carving How To Make A Gouge Honing Board
Once a gouge has been correctly sharpened, it doesn’t take much afterwards to bring the edge back to absolute sharpness. This refers to the natural wearing away of the edge from use and not as a result of it being damaged. When all it needs is some honing, a bringing back to razor-sharpness, and not a true sharpening, there’s something very handy that you can do about that.
One way to bring your edge back to pristine condition is to make a gouge honing board. Instead of using a fine grade...
Whittling So You Want to Whittle Wood
Whittling has been around for many hundreds of years. All the way back to the days of cavemen. One could say that it is because we began to whittle that technology began. It was the shaping of wood, after all—after the discovery of sharp edges—that sparked human imagination to make carts, cooking implements and clothes, weapons for hunting and methods of food gathering. Who would’ve thought?
So you want to whittle wood. Good for you. Whittling is the simple removal of pare shavings or cutting...
File Sharpening For Your Yard
When it’s time to clean up outside and do the yard, certain tools are commonly used no matter where you are. But I’m not talking about gardens and gardening tools. I’m talking about the yard itself. If you’ve got a lawn, you’ll probably own a lawn mower. If you have trees in your yard, you may have a chain saw, even an axe.
What’s your plan when your blades become dull? When the lawn looks unhealthy after you’ve just cut it, when your chain saw is taking too long to do its job, when you’re...
Knife Throwing So You Want To Be A Knife Thrower
So you want to be a knife thrower? Well, as quick and to the point as can be, here are the fundamentals of becoming a knife thrower. You'll need to know how to choose a knife, how to grip it and how to throw it.
Choosing a knife. The type of knife you choose will have an incredible impact on how much you’re able to enjoy knife throwing. Keep in mind that quality throwing knives do not have a handle. The blade is the throwing knife.
▪ Size: Knives that are between 12”-16” are a good...
Wood Carving How to Choose the Right Tools
If you’re going to be a wood carver and not just a whittler, you’ll need to select a number of tools. There’s just no way around it. So what are the right tools for wood carving?
Tools for Sharpening. Before the carving tools, it seems appropriate that tools for sharpening them should come first. After all, first we sharpen and then we carve.
At the very minimum, you should have a sharpening stone and a strop. The sharpening stone is used to get your edges to sharpness. Many sharpening stones...
Whittling Whittling Vs Wood Carving
Whittling is the removal of pare shavings or the cutting of small bits from a piece of wood using a knife or similar wedge-edged tool. It is the most basic form of wood carving but it is not actually the art of wood carving, as it is done today. Wood carving requires a number of tools, even power tools at that. So it could get complicated pretty fast. But this is not how it is when one whittles. All you need to whittle are two things: a piece of wood and a knife.
True whittling has always been...