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.

CARBIDE BLADE SHARPENING

I sharpen just about any tool that gets dull, including circular saw blades, bandsaw blades, router bits, end mills, planer knives, granulator knives, slitters, chipper knives, multi-piece tooling sets, and more. If you have the need, ask about pick-up and delivery services. Normal turn around time is 24 to 48 hours for small quantities.

Router Bit Sharpening

Carbide Tipped Router Bits Sharpening Services

  • 1 & 2 Flute Straight Router Bits $6.50
  • 3 Flute Straight Router Bits $7.00
  • 2 Flute Formed Router Bits $9.50
  • Large Diameter Formed Router Bits are the same price as shaper cutters

Carbide Tipped Shaper Cutters Sharpening Services

  • 2 Wing $14.00
  • 3 Wing $18.00
  • 4 Wing $28.00
  • 3 Wing 5 piece set $60.00
  • 3 Wing 6 piece set $72.00
  • 3 Wing 8 piece set $96.00

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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.

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

Reel Mower Sharpening

The Finished Product: Reel Mower Sharpening Services Completed

Reel mowers are built to be self-sharpening and their simple but ingenious design almost insures a sharp mower–but, only if you do you part.

Reel mowers operate on the scissor principle–two sharp edges passing by each other. However, in this case the sharp edges are not sharpened like a knife blade. Instead they have very distinct edges passing each other at ninety degrees.

This week I received five reel mowers to sharpen. One customer brought a set of three that are towed behind a tractor to cut a ball field. The set had been used only one season and were in really nice shape with the exception of the cutting services. The only reason these needed sharpening is because the blade cutting services had pitting due to rust. If the cutting service of a reel mower is allowed to rust and form pits, then when the blade passes by the base bar the rust is easily knocked off the blade but due to the pit, the cutting edgle no longer meets the bar.

Since there were eight blades per cylinder, and three cylinders, I had 24 blades to work on. Luckily, a course diamond stone allowed me to remove the pitting and gain a nice shiny flat blade on each.

Now it was time to adjust the base blade so the cutting blades would just meet it as the blades rotated. A very fine adjustment of about 1/32 turn was all it took. The mowers were easily cutting paper strips as a test and all was good.

Do not let your reel mower blades rust. Apply some type of rust preventative or make a quick pass over the edges with spray paint.

The Finished Product: Reel Mower Sharpening Services Completed

The Finished Product:
Reel Mower Sharpening Services Completed

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Published: August 3, 2018