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billyspey
02-12-2012, 07:40 PM
on Saturday 18 th I will be doing a demo on how to sharpening scissors at LRO

Knothead
02-13-2012, 04:03 PM
I don't sharpen scissors. My method is to cut my thumb while making a salad, spend $300 for three stitches. When the Dr. removes the stitches, I ask for the scissors which are already sharp! Expensive but saves time! :biggrin:

MadisonBoats
02-13-2012, 07:38 PM
I just cut sandpaper with mine...:biggrin:

kentuckytroutbum
02-13-2012, 08:24 PM
I just cut sandpaper with mine...:biggrin:

What size grit?

flyman
02-14-2012, 02:02 AM
I wish someone could film this.:biggrin:

MadisonBoats
02-14-2012, 08:58 AM
I think you should truly learn from billspey if you can get a chance so that you do not ruin a good pair of scissors.

However; if you are in need for a quick sharpening-you can use fine grit sandpaper or aluminum foil. This works great for the cheapo scissors that are usually plated...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqjFIwU_LUQ

billyspey
02-14-2012, 05:52 PM
[QUOTE=MadisonBoats;98625]I think you should truly learn from billspey if you can get a chance so that you do not ruin a good pair of scissors.

However; if you are in need for a quick sharpening-you can use fine grit sandpaper or aluminum foil. This works great for the cheapo scissors that are usually plated,

sure is a way of destroying a fine scissor , why stop with sandpaper. cutting a bottle neck or freezing them for a weekend. and i have seen more people trained to be sharpeners destroy just as many. been sharpening scissors and surgical instruments for over 20 yrs from Bristol,Tn. to Mtn.Home Ark.[so i can fish the white and norfork] Lexington Ky.to. B ham Alabama .log well over 1 million miles sharpening.

Knothead
02-15-2012, 11:21 AM
billyspey, it seems you have the edge here!