Additional Services Mobile Alabama Area
Phone: 251-583-5955
2941 Pretty Branch Drive West • Mobile AL 36618

Knife Repair

I do a bit more than just sharpening – de-rusting, cleaning, adjusting and oiling as necessary are included with every sharpening service. I also repair loose slabs and pins. Drop off your damaged knife or email pictures with explanation of problem.

Metal Polishing

I combine old-fashioned service, techniques and workmanship with state-of-the-art technology to provide some pretty nice metal polishing. I polish aluminum, brass, stainless steel and other metals.
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Repair & Recondition

I repair & recondition all types of tools and cutting instruments.

Restoration

One of my passions is restoration of old tools, giving them many more years of use. I always work to maintain the integrity of original material and design.

Cast Iron Cookware

I de-rust and condition cast iron cookware starting with an electrolysis bath. There is seldom any need for any further surface conditioning with the exception of possibly some light sanding. Then, the conditioning makes them look and cook great.

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Mail-in Service

Send your items by Priority Mail and they will be returned within 48 to 72 hours. Include return postage with sharpening fees.

Walking Canes

On occassion I will take time to make one of a kind walking canes and staffs. I even take orders for canes and staffs with custom themes. I have done canes for teachers, nurses, soldiers and more. I need months of lead time for custom work.

My Most Recent Work

Hedge Trimmer Sharpening

Electric Hedge Trimmer Sharpening Service

Hedge Trimmer Sharpening

 

Hedge trimmer sharpening ensures the removal of any residue that accumulates on the blades over time.  Keeping their blades sharp helps them to maintain optimal performance.

One of the important benefits surrounding hedge clipper sharpening procedures is the extension of blade life. Extending blade life allows for an extended life for the overall product because sharp blades reduce the work load of the electric motor or gas engine. Sharpening of edge clippers is relatively easy but time consuming. Most hedge trimmers have four cutting edges per blade inch. The industry standard is 1.16 edges per inch. As an example, the common 22″ hedge trimmer has a minimum of 102 cutting edges to sharpen.

 

Care Of Hedge Trimmer

Cleaning

Never use water to clean an electric or cordless hedge trimmer because it could damage the internal mechanics and accelerate rusting of the blades and guides. You should clean and lubricate your hedge trimmer blades after every use to ensure that the blades will slide easily and keep them from rusting. Hedge trimmers gather plant juices (sap) and most are sticky. Dirty blades put additional strain on the motor and promotes rust. Once you clean and lubricate your hedge trimmer, run your hedge trimmer to make sure that the lubricant coats the blade completely.

Hedge Trimmer Blade Care

wd-40 is a moisture displacement substance and not a particularly good lubricant.

How To Lubricate Hedge Trimmer Blades

I keep my blades lubed with motor oil and multi-purpose household oils, not wd-40. wd-40 is a moisture displacement substance and not a particularly good lubricant.

wd40 On Hedge Trimmer Blades

Hedge Trimmer Resin Solvent

Resin remover for hedge trimmers is a must. Here is a short list of resin removal tactics that work:

  • Spray down the blades with simple green let it soak in for 5 mins then brush it off with a stiff plastic brush and rinse.
  • I also find when you are pruning spray a mixture of atf and a bit of paint thinner it lubes the blades and keeps some of the sap from gumming them up wile you are using them.
  • I have used a mixture of aerosol brake cleaner plus non flammable safety solvent in my parts washer.
    Once cleaned, the blades are blown dry and heavily coated with oil to resist rust.
  • I use B’laster – 8-PB – Penetrating Catalyst – 7-Ounces. It’s great and sticks to the blades a little longer than most other lubricants I have tried. You can find it at various stores around town or order it from Amazon by clicking on the link above.
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Published: March 4, 2018

Shotgun Barrel Polishing In Preparation Of Cold Bluing

GUN BLUING MOBILE ALABAMA

 

A while back I purchased a Mossberg 500 shotgun because it was in terrible shape and therefore offered at a very good price. All the metal parts were rusted and had streaks of damage as if an acid or some other corrosive liquid had leaked on to the gun. I thought it would be a perfect subject for testing my patience and ability in restoring a very nice weapon. This video shows the final polishing of the tight spaces after the barrel had been polished on the buffing wheel using green buffing compound with a loose cotton buffing wheel.

 

Gun Bluing Services Photos

Gun Bluing Services Video

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Published: January 28, 2018 | Comments: 0

Gun Barrel Polishing Service

Gun Barrel Finishing

I enjoy restoring older items – especially those that only need good old-fahioned sweat and know-how to bring them back to life. One class of items I like to restore is old rifles; those made of metal and wood. I’m not really that much in to the new ones that are primarily poly and plastic.

Over the years I have picked up some really bad basket case long guns because they were offered at junk-gun prices. Gun dealers and pawn shops are usually quite low in their asking price for these rifles knowing that few people nowadays want to take the time for restoration or simple cleaning and preservation.

Today I started redoing a Mossberg 500 12 gauge shotgun I purchased a while back. When I bought it, it looked pretty much like it had laid in the back of someone’s pickup truck and was used to test the effects of corrosive liquids on gun metal. The only parts not rusted were the plastic stock and grip someone had installed.

I started the restoration with the barrel. The first two pictures below show some of the rust and damaged surfaces of the barrel. The lost photo is the barrel after removing the damaged areas and rust.

Now all I have to do is decide what finish I want to apply.

 

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Published: January 13, 2018