Toilet/Knife Sharpening

Introduction: Toilet/Knife Sharpening

About: My full time job as an Organ Grinder keeps me pretty busy but that's just small change. My part time work, as a Mohel, keeps me up to date on my student loans from UCLSD.

For myself, I've got to have a sharp kitchen knife. Nothing bugs me more than being at someone's home using a dull knife hearing "I don't have a sharpening stone." Every house has a sharpening stone, you just don't know it

Step 1: Toilet Tank Lid

There are 2 ways to go about this. I usually prefer the toilet tank lid method because I can take the lid to the sink, scrub it clean and put a towel down on a countertop where it's comfortable.
The area you're looking for is on the underside of the lid. On the outer edges, there is usually an unfinished raised edge that seats the lid and did not get finished with a porcelain coating (the raw ceramic part). From there, sharpen your knife as you see fit.

Step 2: Toilet Tank Edge

This was the way I first started and have found some tank lids don't cooperate with the length of a knife.
It's fast, handy and does put a terrific edge on a knife.

Happy cutting

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    3 Comments

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    aaahotdog
    aaahotdog

    3 months ago

    Next time a see a crapper on the curb, I think I might grab the top and try it. Interesting. Thanks for sharing, my knife will never be dull (like me) again.

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    TomV4
    TomV4

    3 months ago

    I learned from a friend decades ago that the bottom of a dinner plate could be used. I suppose food is the link between the dinner plate and the crapper in a before/after sort of way. So, it makes perfect sense. I do appreciate the longer, straighter, unglazed ceramic ridge that the commode tank lid provides for sharpening.

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    jessyratfink
    jessyratfink

    3 months ago

    The title of this one had me worried, ha! Had no idea you could use a toilet for this :)