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sharpen

[′shär·pən]
(engineering)
To give a thin keen edge or a sharp acute point to.
(graphic arts)
To decrease the size of the dots on a screened halftone.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The handling, honing, and sharpening tips that follow here will apply to those knives as well.
That steel or ceramic rod that comes with a knife block the one made popular by TV chefs rapidly running their knife down it to great effect, is not sharpening your knife.
Headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, Cozzini is a knife sharpening rental and exchange company in the United States, providing cutlery and other sharpening services to over 40,000 restaurants, grocery stores, institutional kitchens and other foodservice establishments nationwide.
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A factorial design, type [3.sup.3] [2.sup.1] (162 drilling experiments) with three replicates, was performed to examine the effect of input parameters; feed rate (0.1, 0.15, and 0.2 mm [rev.sup.-1]), cutting speed (50, 80 and 100 m [min.sup.-1]), type of sharpening ('A', 'N' and 'R'), and drills coated with TiN, and uncoated drills.
Or as we have seen many retailers do, add a few styles to your general merchandise sections to give consumers a variety of sharpening options."
That's why a slow speed wet grinding wheel is the best mechanized sharpening tool for most folks.
With its innovative Pivot-Response System, the Guided Sharpening System ($59.99; www.worksharptools.com) from Work Sharp is a complete sharpening system that will put incredible edges on every knife in a hunter's arsenal.
For some, sharpening a knife ranks somewhere between going to the dentist and mowing the lawn.
The first approach to improving stop-band attenuation with a filter sharpening method was to process the data by repeated passes through the same filter.