SouthEast PortlandTool Library
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Tool Sharpening May 28, 2016



DATE: Saturday, May 28, 2016
TIME: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
WHERE:  At SEPTL – corner of SE 20th Ave and SE Salmon St (1137 SE 20th Ave).

Here’s the flyer.

This is the time to get a fine edge on your kitchen knives, axes, chisels, pruners, straight mower blades.

Previous year’s events have been tremendous successes that raised hundreds of dollars for the tool library.

Brian Beeson, the professional tool sharpener who has run our last three sharpening events, does all the sharpening on site out of a cargo trailer. Brian focuses mainly on garden and kitchen tools with prices generally between $6.25 to $7.50 per tool. Cash, checks and plastic are all accepted.

Think you don’t have any “tools”? How about your pocket knives, kitchen shears, shovels and hoes. Remember that sharp tools are safer tools because you have more control with less force needed.

Brian reminds us that while sometimes people feel their tools are too old to bother sharpening, older tools are often of better quality metal than newer ones.

Brian has been sharpening tools all his life and he feels using his sharpening business to raise money for community groups helps him to give back to society.

Come early to be able to receive your finished items on the same day. If there are too many items to finish on Saturday, they will be available for pickup the following week during regular tool library hours (Tues, Thurs and Sat).

Have your tools sharp and efficient for spring gardening and home projects and help your neighborhood tool library at the same time.

— This copy is originally by Barbara, updated by e michael brandt