technical tuesday: How To Sharpen Ribbon-Trim-Sculpting Tools

“One of the most important things to know about your pottery tools is how to keep them sharp and at the ready. Dull tools produce poor results, while sharp tools can be the difference between an ordinary pot and a masterpiece!

If you’re anything like me, I forget how often I’ve used a particular tool, and don’t think to sharpen it until it is producing uneven and rough results. So how do you clean up the results? Simple, take your tools to a professional for sharpening, or learn how to sharpen them yourself.

In today’s post, we will go over a few ways to sharpen your pottery tools. Although we encourage you to give it a try… we don’t recommend trying this on your most expensive tools first, start with the cheapo’s in your toolbox. Here are a few things you can use to get started:

  • Sandpaper (coarse and fine grit)
  • Sandstone
  • Files
  • Bench grinder
  • Belt sander
  • Dremel tool or drill with a good Diamond Sharpening Burr”

Read the full article here.