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In order to sharpen a pair of scissors, make sure to hold the scissors at a 25- or 30-degree angle and run the stone from the pointed end of the scissors to where the scissors meet the handle. Certain types of scissors, ... More »

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The instructions for sharpening a chainsaw call for holding the chain lightly in place with a vice and filing the chain using a round file or chainsaw filing kit. Apply the file following the angle of the top plate of th... More »

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The proper way to sharpen a knife is to stroke the blade at a 20-degree angle on a damp sharpening stone. Although an electric sharpener is also an option, it takes off more material from the blade, throwing the knife of... More »

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To make a prayer shawl, pick three skeins of a thick, soft yarn, grab a size "N" hook, some yarn needles and a pair of scissors. Start with a chain of 52 stitches, then on the second chain from the hook, begin a half dou... More »

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To knit a pair of leg warmers, determine the size needed and gather the required materials - yarn, sizes 5 and 8 knitting needles, a measuring tape, scissors and a yarn needle. Use knit and purl stitches to make the leg ... More »

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To crochet a standard 16-by-32-inch hand towel in a medium-weight (gauge 4-5) yarn, gather a 5.5-millimeter crochet hook (U.S. size I/9), about 384 yards of 100 percent acrylic yarn, a yarn needle and a pair of scissors.... More »

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To make a bow with wired ribbon, snip the ribbon to the required length using a pair of scissors, cross the ribbon's ends, and make a knot at the center. Then, form two ribbon loops on either side of the knot using your ... More »

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