Regular Maintenance

We use available time in the winter to preform routine maintenance on appliances and tools.

Best way to sharpen an axe?

Summing up the past week with a few highlights that help to illustrate how we've been getting along in the ending days of the 2012 winter season.

A Smart Way to Stay Sharp

Diamond sharpening stones make the work of sharpening chisels, plane blades and other edge tools go quickly and easily.

Keep Carbide Saw Blades Sharp

Carbide saw blades last a long time and typically perform very well. Learn about two ways to keep them sharp and effective.

Razor Sharp Tools in Less Than Three Minutes

Here’s a method to quickly put a razor-sharp edge on chisels, planes, knives and carving tools. This sharpening technique is based on electric-powered buffing wheels that polish tools to a keen edge. The hardware is simple and quiet. A small electric motor spins a hard felt buffing wheel that’s covered with a fine, waxy abrasive. Use a softer, cloth wheel for concave surfaces on carving gouges.