Our Calendar is current

Posted on October 24, 2016 in: Uncategorized







The online calendar for sharpening at farmers’ markets and special events is now up to date.


No Sharpening Kennebunk Oct 22

Posted on October 22, 2016 in: Uncategorized






Due to rain we will not be at the market today. Rain and our power tools do not mix. This was to be our last market in Kennebunk for the season.  Nov 5 we will be sharpening in York at Stonewall Kitchen. Sharpening is available in our shop and other markets throughout the fall and winter.

Fall Brochure / Scedule

Posted on October 7, 2016 in: Uncategorized

Fall Brochure / Schedule

prices, locations, knife care tips and more



Wooden Handle Care

Posted on October 4, 2016 in: Uncategorized








Oil the wooden handles on your knives and they will last forever.

The knife on the left is 75 years old, handle like new.
Use unscented mineral oil from the drugstore.
Warm the oil up first, (warning it is flamable).

2016 Fall sharpening events

Posted on September 11, 2016 in: Uncategorized

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


Will machine sharpening ruin my knife?

Posted on June 12, 2016 in: Uncategorized

No it will not.

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.



Maine Garden Tool Sharpening

Posted on May 30, 2016 in: Uncategorized

We sharpen a wide range of garden tools.

pruners, secateurs, loppers, hedge shears, floral scissors, spades, edgers, hoes, hatchets, axes, harvesting knives and more.

We repair and stock parts for Felco Pruners.


Ruin your knives in the Dishwasher

Posted on May 5, 2016 in: Uncategorized






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

Garden Tools

Posted on March 31, 2016 in: Uncategorized

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.


2016 Summer Farmers’ Market Sharpening

Posted on March 28, 2016 in: Uncategorized





Falmouth                                                Wednesdays

Crystal Springs Farm, Brunswick     Saturdays biweekly

Kennebunk,                                          alternate Saturdays

Brochure with complete calendar and dates

Items maybe dropped off at our shop in South Portland anytime.