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.

Chain Saw Sharpening Tips

Chain Saw Sharpening Tips

There are 2 angles to maintain on chainsaw cutter teeth. The raker teeth (depth gauge) height is important also. Too high and the chain won’t cut good and too low it will grab too much. Keep the saw from moving while you file.

Use a round file, flat file, raker gauge and a chain vice. Wear gloves to protect your hands from cuts.

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Published: October 2, 2014

Hand Saw Sharpening & Setting

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Hand Saw Sharpening and Setting Service

 

Hand Saws Sharpened and Set

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Digital ID: (digital file from intermediary roll film copy) cai 2a12866 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cai.2a12866
Reproduction Number:
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

I sharpen and set hand saws the old fashioned way – with files guided with homemade jigs and an old fashioned Stanley saw set. It takes a lot of time to sharpen a saw this way but it is the only way to treat an old fashioned hand saw. Hand saws need the care of a craftsman using the time tested ways of days gone by.

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Published: September 29, 2014

Testing Gatco Edgemate Diamond

Mobile Alabama Sharpening Service

Testing

Test cut on a single layer of tissue paper or wet permanent-wave papers.

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Published: September 27, 2014