Host David Thiel and master wood turner Lowell Converse demonstrate the proper technique for sharpening knives used with the lathe.
More in Home Improvement
Different brackets set below the grinder accommodate the different tools. To sharpen a scraper, align the bevel with the stone. The cutting edge should be parallel with the edge of the stone. Hold the tool firmly on the rest then turn the grinder on and run the knife back and forth across the stone. This process only takes a few moments.
The profile of a roughing gouge can be difficult to recreate by hand. To sharpen a roughing gouge, pull out the bar from the bracket and place the gouge between the end of the bracket and the stone. The bar holds the end of the gouge in place so that you can remain focused on the sharp end of the tool. Align the bevel to the stone then, make a mark on the bar so that you know how far to extend it next time you use that particular tool. Rotate the tool against the spinning stone a few times to sharpen the tool.
Create a Custom Kitchen Island (00:01:00)
Glazing Your Kitchen Cabinets (03:18)
Subway-Tile Backsplash (00:02:51)
Josh Temple's Baseboard Tips (00:01:00)
Palatial Multi-Kitchen Home (00:01:28)
The Basics of Insulation (01:00)
Plaster Wall Repairs (01:38)
Retaining Wall Materials (00:39)
Clever Cabinet Storage (00:01:00)
Wine Rack (01:36)
12 Creative Headboards 12 Photos
Ways to Declutter and Stay Organized 11 Photos
Design Tips for Beautiful Pergolas 16 Photos
BATHtastic! Bathrooms from Matt Muenster 25 Photos
© 2013 Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.