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Knife Sharpening / Re: Giving back
October 31, 2022, 03:02:51 AM
Oh yes, love doing this. Our church had (I have no idea how many knives needed sharpened). SInce my wife is one of the leaders of the womans group I told her to bring everything home, guessing 40 knives. Did them all no charge. Will do it again when asked.
Scissors Sharpening / Re: screws
May 11, 2022, 08:12:22 PM
Thank you sir
Scissors Sharpening / screws
May 11, 2022, 06:10:58 PM
Any ideas where I can find screws and nuts for gingher shears? They are left handed if that matters. Thanks
Scissors Sharpening / Re: tight
April 30, 2022, 03:45:05 PM
Don't laugh but my bench is an old door. Put each blade in the lock bolt hole, added very lite pressure. Not a go to process but it worked.
Good choice, wish I would have bought the not T8. T4 works ok. I too have dunked my
t - shirt. As recently as yesterday sharpening fabric scissors.
Scissors Sharpening / Re: tight
April 29, 2022, 04:01:55 AM
Happy to report after straightening a little and sharpening, success. My wife who knows her way around fabric and sewing thinks her friend will be happy. Thanks guys for the ideas to try.
Scissors Sharpening / Re: tight
April 27, 2022, 04:14:50 PM
Yep, spotted that. Will attempt to straighten. Almost looks like something heavy was sat on them. I`m very new to scissors, big learning curve. Thanks
Scissors Sharpening / Re: tight
April 27, 2022, 01:11:31 PM
Lube was the first thing I tried. Will take apart, clean, and relube.
Thanks for the replies.
Scissors Sharpening / tight
April 26, 2022, 05:27:00 PM
A friend of my wife's gave her a pair of offset fiskars fabric shears. The blades are in good shape. They are very hard to open and close but they cut just fine. Backed the screw off maybe 1/10 of a turn. They wont cut anything now. I know it has too much of a gap. ANy ideas how these can be made to work?
Scissors Sharpening / Re: scissor sharpening business
February 10, 2022, 05:46:34 PM
Make sense to me, never asked anyone. Thanks.
Scissors Sharpening / scissor sharpening business
February 08, 2022, 08:38:30 PM
This may have been covered before but I have a question. Have cheap throwaway scissors killed the sharpening market?
Knife Sharpening / Re: Polyhedral Tungsten Carbide
January 13, 2022, 07:01:38 PM
Hone more to remove scratches? Carbide cutting tools when they are new are not a sharp to the touch as new high speed steel ones. Wonder if it is the same with blades? Carbide needs a higher pressure to cut where steel ones need to be very sharp to work.
Hey Ken
In the surface grinding world a single point diamond gives the best finish. No disrespect to Tormek but that's what a career in toolmaking taught me.
A single point diamond is better than a cluster. Google surface grinding supplies and look for diamond dressers. You will find a variety of shank sizes. Be careful though,  that are fragile. Might be why Tormek uses clusters.
Knife Sharpening / newbie question
September 15, 2021, 03:12:33 PM
Sorry, I`m sure this has been covered. How much do folks charge to sharpen knives?