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

Setting Scissor Tension

Adjusting Scissor Tension Or Balance

 

This is often called “the fall” and refers to how far a held blade will fall when released from a horizontal position.

Hold the scissor with your left hand and the tips pointed straight up.

With your right hand open the scissor blades so they open about 45 degrees.

Release the blade in your right hand. The released blade should fall enough that the tips have a slight gap between the tips of about 1/4 inch. If the scissor closes completely with the tips aligned, the scissor is too loose and the tightening screw should be adjusted a bit clockwise. If the tips are farther than 1/4 inch apart, loosen the screw a bit counter-clockwise.

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Published: September 27, 2014 | Comments: 0