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.

Electric Knife Sharpener Reviews

I have a lot of callers asking questions about sharpening serrated knives and electric knife blades. Invariably, the discussion will lead to my recommendation for an electric knife sharpener. I have no such recommendation. Over the years I have picked up electric knife sharpeners at flea markets and second-hand stores just so I could take them apart to see what the actual sharpening mechanism is inside. With very few exceptions, the inside of these sharpeners looks like a torture chamber designed for knives.

In the future, and if I purchase anymore of these sharpeners, I will show you some pictures of what your knife is being subjected to if you use one of these devices. In the mean time, pictured below is the best electric knife sharpener I have had the pleasure of working with.

This high-quality electric knife sharpener (Terry Platt) is trusted by professional chefs in and around Mobile, Alabama as well as particular home chefs. Terry uses a 2 -step process using diamond files:

Step 1 – reshapes the angle, sharpens and rejuvenates the gullets

Step 2 – finishes the sharpening process honing and polishing the blade, while touching up the serrated blade teeth

 

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Published: September 19, 2018

Harvey W Peace Handsaw Sharpening

Harvey W Peace Handsaw
Harvey W Peace Handsaw

Harvey W Peace Handsaw

I will sharpen anything you bring me–maybe with the exception of balloons and bubbles. There is, for me at least, a lot of satisfaction in putting things right again. I do love restoring the older things but unless I am already familiar with them, they prove to be a huge distraction. Some times I will spend hours researching a tool brought to me so I will know everything I can before I start on it. The saw shown in the picture to the left is an example of a distraction. I knew right away, when Woody, the customer, handed me the saw, it was special.

Harvey W Peace

Harvey W Peace

This saw was made by Harvey W. Peace in Brooklyn, NY. I would guess it is a late 1800’s or early 1900’s saw. You may be interested in how this saw was manufactured and why there is such a difference between today’s “throw-away” saws and an older generation saw. For the story of of Harvey W. Peace manufacturing go to this site.

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Published: September 7, 2018 | Comments: 0

Vintage Hand Saw Sharpening Service

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Sharpening An Old Panel Saw

 

Super Sharp Shop Hand Saw Sharpening Service

Super Sharp Shop Hand Saw Sharpening Service

Handsaws like the one pictured in this post have blades of spring steel with wooden handles attached. They come in a variety of sizes from about 20″ to over 30″. They are generally used for cutting stock boards. Saws on the shorter end of the scale are often referred to as panel saws; they make excellent toolbox saws and are easier to use in tight spaces or when sawing at an odd angle. However being shorter, they cut less wood per stroke.

Handsaws can have teeth that are filed for either rip cuts or cross cuts. Rip saws are used for cutting with the grain the wood, along the length of the board, and crosscut saws are for cutting across the grain of the board. Rip teeth are shaped like tiny chisels. Crosscut teeth are shaped like little knives. Tooth size is measured in teeth per inch, TPI. The higher the TPI the smaller the teeth. Other things being equal, a saw with finer teeth will cut the same board slower than a saw with coarser teeth but will leave a better cut.

A crosscut handsaw between 7-10 TPI is a very good all-around saw and does a good job on boards around one inch thick, leaving a decent surface but cutting quickly. For rip saws, between 5-7 TPI is a good all-around size for working with one-inch boards.

 

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Published: September 7, 2018