Sharpening, Saturday August 5th, Kennebunk Farmer’s Market, Details on calendar page.
Monday we are sharpening at a Waterville Garden Club.
Members have stuff sharpened while they attend a regular club meeting. They drop their dull tools etc off before going to the meeting and we sharpen them while they meet. We set up outside so to not disrupt the meeting.
There is no fee for this service to the club as individual members pay our regular retail prices for sharpening.
We do about a dozen of these a year. They are very popular. We have dates available.
Opening Day May 24th
Every Wednesday, Noon to 4PM , thru September 27
65 Depot Road, behind Staples. 15 minutes from downtown Portland
Summer Brochure, with market calendar, prices, knife care tips and more. Print one out today.
We are at the Midcoast Winter Farmers’ Market every Friday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The market has a good variety of agricultural products as well as bakers, spice merchant, coffee roaster, cheese maker, cutler and more.
Cutler? = Knife Sharpener
“There is a folklore superstition regarding the giving of a knife as a gift. If the knife is given to a friend, money must be exchanged as well. It is considered very bad luck to give someone a knife without exchanging money or the friendship will be cut by the knife. Because of this superstition, it is common that the gift of a knife will be given along with a penny, nickel or dime in the box with the knife so that the recipient can give back the coin, thereby saving the friendship from being severed by the giving of the sharp blade. The exact background of this superstition is unclear yet; even today most people will include a coin with the gift of a knife and request the coin be given back. The apparent view is that it is far better to be safe than sorry.”