The Secrets of Tool Sharpening

To get the best performance possible from the bladed implements in your kitchen and workshop, here is how MOTHER EARTH NEWS' researchers go about the job of tool sharpening.

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The edge is worked into the blade against the center of the belt, with a gloved finger beneath. When there's no reflection from the edge, it's sharp.
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