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Recent Posts

Rummage Sales
9/27/2013 8:38 AM | John Zsori
Farmers Market
6/3/2013 8:38 AM | John Zsori
Kitchen Knive Sharpening
5/16/2013 8:37 AM | John Zsori
Farmers Market
5/13/2013 8:36 AM | John Zsori
The Great Outdoors
5/7/2013 8:35 AM | John Zsori
Lawn Mowing Blade Sharpening
4/25/2013 8:35 AM | John Zsori
Mini Blades
4/20/2013 8:31 AM | John Zsori
Chisels
4/14/2013 8:22 AM | John Zsori
Playing with Sharp Objects
4/5/2013 8:04 AM | John Zsori
Shovels and Trowels
4/4/2013 8:02 AM | John Zsori

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Rummage Sales

Sep 27 2013
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While driving around, I sometimes stop and see what there is at yard sales in the area. There are always those gems that people have no use for anymore and they can't think of putting them in the trash. The ones that really get my attention are those who are moving and find they no longer have a need for the older hand tools. I have also seen many people moving into apartments or condo's and will no longer need the gardening tools they collected over the years.

Farmers Market

Jun 03 2013
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I'd like to share some of the benefits of shopping at the local Farmers Markets. Not only will you find quality produce and crafts, but you are helping your neighbors make a living, or augment their finances. All the money spent at the markets stays within the communities the vendors sell from. Some of the crafts are unlike any you will find in the big box stores, and in many cases you can order things from these craftspeople and get much better quality at a fair price.

Kitchen Knive Sharpening

May 16 2013
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If you are one of those people who enjoy spending time in the kitchen trying new recipes or inventing new dishes of your own, Then this article is for you. The one most important tool in ant kitchen is the knife. They come is all sorts of styles and sizes, and each one has a different use. The one thing they all have in common is to preform the tasks they were designed to do they need to have a clean sharp edge.

Farmers Market

May 13 2013
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We are once again joining the ranks of the Rock County Farmers Market. We will once again be at Natures Touch Garden Center on Hwy 11 just south of Janesville. Check out the website for the market to get full details on the times and dates.

The Great Outdoors

May 07 2013
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First of all when setting up the camper or camp equipment, start with the cookware you are going to use. If you don't have a box with a cover that protects your camp kitchen knives, make a cardboard sleeve to put them in when they are not in use. Not only will this help keep you from cutting yourself when reaching into a box or drawer full of loose utensils, but it will also protect the cutting edge of the knife. When the knives are sharp, cooking tends to be more enjoyable. Not only the knives should be kept in a sleeve when not in use, but any utensil that has a cutting edge.

Lawn Mowing Blade Sharpening

Apr 25 2013
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Most people are not aware that there are many styles and shapes of lawn mower blades as there are brand names of the mowers. Some mowing decks will have only one blade, but there are also many that have two and three blades under the deck. The common things here is that they all need to be sharp in order for them to do a good job at making your lawn look great. A blade is sharp not when it has a razor edge, but when it is ground or filed to about the sharpness of  a butter knife. Although it is preferable to have no nicks along the cutting edge, Some sharpeners, will only remove enough to maintain a good cutting edge. Only the first 1.5 to 2.5 inches of the blade are actually cutting, therefore this is the most critical area on the blade. However even in this area it is not necessary to remove all the nicks and dings. The blade will perform very well if the nicks are slowly removed over several sharpenings, and the need to replace them is also extended when they are sharpened out ...

Chisels

Apr 14 2013
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A chisel is a fine cutting instrument that needs to have a razor sharp edge. It is useful for counter sinking hinges on doors, as well as cleaning out the corners of several types of wood working joints. When the cutting edge becomes dull or nicked, the finished cut will need extra steps to ensure a proper fit. As these cuts are difficult and in many cases impossible to make with a saw or router, the chisel has always been a handy tool to have in the woodworkers collection.

Playing with Sharp Objects

Apr 05 2013
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Every once in a while we get in something we consider a little special. In this case a customer asked if we could re-tip a throwing knife. The challenge here is the knife needs to be balanced when we are done with it. This knife was missing about 1/4" off the tip. The first step was to figure out where the balance point of the knife was and try to keep it in the same place, or as close as possible. 

Shovels and Trowels

Apr 04 2013
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With each use the cutting edge gets worn a little more. Hitting rocks and gravel can take a toll on the business end of these trusty ground tools. Before using them each year, take a gook look at them. Check the handles for wear and rot. Although the wooden handles will last for years, they do become weak in time. If there are major cracks in the handle consider a replacement handle instead of replacing the whole shovel. Check the pricing on the handles, sometimes you can get a new shovel for less than a good hickory handle will cost.