Sharpening Pictures

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Le Rémouleur (the Knifegrinder)

by Francisco de Goya (Spanish, 1746–1828)
oil on canvas, 1806-1812

The Knife-Grinders

by Gustave Courbet (French, 1819–1877)
oil on canvas, 1848-1850

Man supervising another sharpening an axe with a boy turning the wheel

by Biagio Pupini (Italian, 1511–1575)
pen and ink and wash

Sharpening of Knives

by David Teniers the Younger (Flemish, 1610–1690)

Sharpening Workman

by Hartman Schopperum
printed at Frankfurt on the Maine (Frankfurt), Germany in 1548

Knife Sharpener

by William Henry Pyne (English, 1769–1843)
1808

Detail of Knife Grinder from "The Cryes of London, with their Severall Notes"

by Pricke
1655

Knives or Cisers to Grind

by Marcellus Laroon (Dutch, 1653–1702)
1688

Knives, Scissors and Razors to Grind

by Francis Wheatley (English, 1747–1801)
c.1792

Knives to Grind

by William Marshall Craig (English, 1788–1827)
1801

Knives to Grind

by Thomas Rowlandson (English, 1757–1827)
c.1804

Grindstone by André Jacob Roubo

by André Jacob Roubo (French, 1739–1791)

A water wheel for sharpening
Page 1130, figure 1029 in his 1850 book, Turning and Mechanical Manipulation, Vol. 3 - Abrasive and Other Processes not Accomplished with Cutting Tools

by Charles Holtzapffel (English, 1806–1847)

A small water wheel for sharpening
Page 1132, figure 1030 in his 1850 book, Turning and Mechanical Manipulation, Vol. 3 - Abrasive and Other Processes not Accomplished with Cutting Tools

by Charles Holtzapffel (English, 1806–1847)


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Remember : The goal of sharpening is to produce sharp tools, and these tools can injure you if mishandled. Safety measures should be followed to protect yourself and those in your shop. Be sure to read and follow all instructions from the manufacturer, and and utilize proper safety equipment. Never consume alcohol or anything that could impair your judgement before sharpening tools, or using sharp tools. Comments can be sent via eMail to me at SharpeningHandbook@Gmail.com.