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Woodworker and cook here. Here's something that might work (without having seen the actual problem). You'll need some 220, 320 & 400 sandpaper, alcohol and shellac (which is food safe). Create a small amount of thinned shellac by mixing it with the alcohol. Next use the alcohol to raise the grain in the affected area. It'll create little nibs that'll ...


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Got a lathe? Without one, about anything you try will distort roundness. That'll cause problems. I'd try fine sand paper on the rough spot, but be prepared to buy anew. Rolling pins are best examined carefully before buying. If they still make Teflon or nylon ones, they might be a better choice than hard maple. Mine's maple, about 70 yrs old, and perfect. I ...


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After 30 years of faffing unsatisfactorily with just about every solution known to man - whetstones, pull-throughs of various sorts, wheels, diamond edges, v-shaped 'scrapers', steels, specific angle attachments, cheap electric grinders… I eventually bit the bullet & spent a darned fortune [£170] on a decent electric sharpener. Never looked back. It ...


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I would suggest professionally sharpening your knife and then buy a new steel (steel or ceramic — some manufacturers recommend one over the other for their knives) and use the steel every time either before or after using your knife to keep the edge aligned which will keep it sharp much longer.


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