Cutlery Sharpening Day

When every knife in the house is too dull to cut a carrot, it’s time to learn how to sharpen them. Yes, you can do it. It’s not a wilderness skill.

The folks at Serious Eats teach how to use a whetstone.

Jamie Oliver demonstrates a way to keep your knife sharp all the time!

Finally, an excellent document on steel qualities of a top-notch knife, just in case you are considering purchasing new cutlery.

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Clever Tools Forged by Hand

Tooling … it’s the foundation of all work. Without proper tools, it is next to impossible to do certain tasks.

OK, I’ll run to the hardware store and buy the tools needed. Did it ever occur to you to make your own tools?

This ingenious video How to Make a Tool Set will shift your mindset.

While not practical against the ready-made tools we can just go out and buy, the ability to forge a specialty tool is invaluable.

And I have to say the rebar saw in this Instructable may be superior to any commercial hacksaw you can purchase!