Jim Allen is the Market Sharpener.
Jim has been sharpening for four years at the Main Street Delaware Market and at other events in the Central Ohio area.
Jim trained with Steve Bottorff, one of the foremost authorities on sharpening, sharpening equipment and history.
Jim recently retired from his career as a food industry executive and enjoys sharpening and working at the markets
Worthington Farmers Market
through April 2017
New Albany Market
2017 Dates TBD
Dublin Farmers Market
2017 Dates TBD
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The Market Sharpener sharpens knives, kitchen tools, scissors and garden tools. I do not sharpen blades from power tools including lawn mower blades or barber/ stylist shears.
Knives are sharpened on a Tormek 2000 slow speed water cooled stone. The stone rotates at 90 rpm. Bevels are precisely measured to ensure a perfect, long lasting edge and to remove as little metal as possible from the knife.
The edges are honed on a paper wheel with jewelers rouge to remove any metal left over from the sharpening and to polish the bevel.
Garden tools are also sharpened on the Tormek when the blades can be removed from the tool.
Large garden tools such as axes, edgers or shovels are sharpened on a Veil belt sander
Scissors are sharpened and honed on a Twice as Sharp (TAS) unit. The TAS will sharpen and hone the scissors at a precise bevel angle
Prices range from $4 to $7 for kitchen knives and tools and $5 to $10 for garden tools.
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