The online calendar for sharpening at farmers’ markets and special events is now up to date.
Saint Mary’s Garden Club, Falmouth
October 17th, 10:30am to 12:30 pm
Longfellow’s Greenhouses, Manchester Maine,
November 20th. 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Stonewall Kitchen, Portland November 13th, Noon to 3:00 PM (knives only)
Stonewall Kitchen, York November 5th, Noon to 3:00 PM (knives only)
Dates available to sharpen at Garden and Quilting Clubs
Our knife sharpening machine has a wet wheel. It turns slowly in water bath which keeps the metal on your knife cool. No sparks are put off and it is perfectly safe. It will not ruin the temper of the metal. This is how knives are manufactured . Knives have been sharpened this way for hundreds of years.
My process should not be confused with grinding on a dry fast wheel.
If you have any questions about this feel free to contact me.
Washing your knives in the dishwasher will slowly ruin them. Stainless steel is not stainless. Your dishwasher will erode the sharpened edge making them dull and corrode the rivets that hold the handles on. Those brown spots are rust which will turn into pitting.
Wash and dry your cutlery individually by hand.
How to remove rust spots on your knives. http://www.themakeyourownzone.com/2013/10/remove-rust-spots-knives.html
My intention when I started this business was to sharpen just cutlery (knives and scissors.) The next spring customers showed up with garden tools. They make up 25% of my business, more in the spring.
One farmer;s order: 8 stirup hoes, 8 felco pruners, 2 harvesting knives, 2 lopers.
We do not sharpen saws.