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    Default fly tying scissors sharpening

    on Saturday 18 th I will be doing a demo on how to sharpening scissors at LRO

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    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!

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    I just cut sandpaper with mine...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadisonBoats View Post
    I just cut sandpaper with mine...
    What size grit?

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    I wish someone could film this.
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    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...

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    [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.

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    billyspey, it seems you have the edge here!

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