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.

Repair & Recondition

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


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.


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.

Sharpening Tin Snips

Sharpening Tin Snips



Most tin snips have a serrated edge which prevents the tin being cut from sliding. In order to maintain the serrations, it is necessary to use a coarse grinding wheel and not slide the edge across the face of the grinding wheel.

It will probably be necessary to take the tin snips apart in order to be able to sharpen the cutting edges. Be aware that when you disassemble the snips you will probably have one or more spring washers under the nut. Don’t lose them.
When putting the snips back together, adjust the tighness of the nut so that the handles spring apart when squeezed and released.
A drop of oil in the pivot area would be good.
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Published: October 3, 2014

How To Sharpen & Treat A Shovel

How To Sharpen & Treat A Shovel


A shovel is a cutting device – and an earth moving device. And, it is so easy to take shovels for granted. If you want maximum efficiency and the least expenditure of your energy, sharpening and treating your shovel is the way to go.

You need to sharpen the edge, coat the metal and oil the handle.

  1. Mount the shovel to your workbench with the pointed end facing away from you and pointed up. Using a 45 degree angle, pass a 10 inch mill file across the digging edge until you have a nice shiny edge. Turn the shovel over and repeat the process on the other side.
  2. Clean the metal surface and apply a thin coat of oil or car wax.
  3. At least once a season, coat the wooden handle with linseed oil.
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Published: October 3, 2014

Chainsaw Chain Size Or Gauge

There are several sizes of chainsaw teeth diameters with the most common being 3/16, 5/32 and 7/32



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Published: October 2, 2014