Video Transcript

Kat from The Crazy Chair asked the question in the community, “how do you sharpen your scissors?”. So why not answer in a video?

Now for a number of years, I have been sharpening scissors with a stone. I picked one up at a woodworking supply store. One side of the stone is very fine and the other side is coarse. I would take my scissors and just hold them in my hand. Start with the coarse side and just try to follow the angle of the scissors I would rub along it with the stone then I would switch over to the fine side.  I would scrape it a little more until I thought I had it nice and sharp. Sometimes it was sharp. Sometimes it wasn’t but it was always a problem to get it sharp out at the tip of the scissor. It was a lot of work but I struggled with it that way for years.

I happened to be talking with another upholsterer friend who turned me on to this Work Sharp, knife and tool sharpener. Of course, it was available on Amazon for about sixty or seventy dollars. It’s electric and has a sanding belt and a guide on it which is useful for sharpening scissors as well as knives.  This tool is very easy to use, simply turn it on and place your scissor blade on the magnetic guide. When you lay your scissors flat, it holds them in place. It will hold the scissor at the right angle. In the video, I’ll show you how I use it to sharpen our scissors. Kim’s scissors come out nice and sharp every time and cut through the fabric just like cutting butter!

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See you on the inside, Kim