Introduction: How to Sharpen a Knife the Macgyver Way

Picture of How  to Sharpen a Knife the Macgyver Way

This is an easy and cheap way to sharpen a knife in a Macgyver way using household objects.

With these simple parts you can restore the factory edge to the knife without spending a lot of money.

Step 1: Watch the Video

Watch the video and see how easy it is.

And don't forget to like, subscribe, comment, go nuts!!

Step 2: Material

You will need for this project:

- Bull clips

- Piece of wood

- Sandpaper (wet, small grain )

- Kitchen towel

- A glass of water

Step 3: How To

Picture of How To

Attach the sandpaper to the piece of wood with the bull clips, and place on top of a wet kitchen towel so it doesn't move around.

Put some water on top of the sandpaper and you are ready to start.

Place your knife on a 10 to 15 degree angle in relation to the sandpapaer and move up and down to sharpen the knife, do the same thing to the other side of the blade.

And it's that easy, even Macgyver will be proud.


Kafukai (author)2015-02-05

Nice idea.

I used it to sharpen my scissors blades.

Engineer of None (author)Kafukai2015-02-05

Hi!, thanks for the comment, i'm glad it helped, let me know what more you apply this idea.

Kafukai (author)Engineer of None2015-02-05

Everything with that have blades: Diagonal cutter, wire striper, heavy duty wire cutter, axe, scythe, sickle...

Engineer of None (author)Kafukai2015-02-05

Those are some good applications

Engineer of None (author)2015-01-31

That is a nice idea, but i'm using a sandpaper that is not 3m brand..

pfred2 (author)2015-01-31

If you used a piece of glass the wet sandpaper should stick to it. Well, 3M will stick, Norton usually curls up.

About This Instructable




Bio: Why pay for stuff when you can make, build, hack, macgyver it. They are better and cheaper 100% DIY.
More by Engineer of None:Holmo Lamp IR Controller HackEDC Bit ScrewdriverLazy Pc Power Button
Add instructable to: