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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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Sharpening a knife using an object known as a whetstone is most commonly completed by grinding the knife against the gritty surface of the stone. Hold the knife in a way so that the cutting edge is only making contact wi... More »

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To use a sharpening stone to sharpen a knife, stabilize the stone, grasp the knife, slide the knife for 10 strokes on each side of the stone, hone the knife and rinse the knife. This takes only a few minutes and requires... 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 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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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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