DIY Network

Lathe: Sharpening Knives

Host David Thiel and master wood turner Lowell Converse demonstrate the proper technique for sharpening knives used with the lathe.

More in Home Improvement

using a dull knife on a lathe can be dangerous
Photo 1 of 4Using a dull knife on a lathe can be dangerous.

Lathe Knives(1 of 4)

Some lathe knives have complex profiles that are more difficult to sharpen than straight-edged tools, like standard chisels.

Next Photo: Sharpening Jigs