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1111 14th Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34205

Hours:
Wed - Sat
10AM - 3PM

(941) 524-6299

“Get Your Edge Back”!!!

KNIFE SHARPENING BRADENTON FARMERS MARKET!
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BRADENTON FARMERS MARKET
Saturday, April 19th, 9 AM – 2 PM
Come see all the Great Vendors at the Old Main Street Farmers Market! Produce, Honey, BBQ, Plants, Boiled Peanuts, Cheese Handcrafted Treasures! And, of course, Knife Sharpening!
We are are the Bradenton Farmers Market twice a month.
See our website for our Calendar and Locations!
Village Sharpening
1111 14th Ave West
“Village of the Arts”
Bradenton, FL 34205
Gene Tenery
941-524-6299
www.villagesharpening.com
www.facebook.com/VillageSharpening
Bring your kitchen cutlery, household and sewing scissors, outdoor knives, garden and woodworking tools, hair clippers, and more for professional sharpening and “get your edge back!”

 

Old Main Street Farmers Market Bradenton!

BRADENTON FARMERS MARKET
Saturday, April 12th, 9 AM – 2 PM

Come see all the Great Vendors at the Old Main Street Farmers Market! Produce, Honey, BBQ, Plants, Boiled Peanuts, Cheese Handcrafted Treasures! And, of course, Knife Sharpening!

We are are the Bradenton Farmers Market twice a month.

See our website for our Calendar and Locations!

Village Sharpening
Gene Tenery
941-524-6299

www.villagesharpening.com
www.facebook.com/VillageSharpening

 

Steeling Knife

Bring your kitchen cutlery, household and sewing scissors, outdoor knives, garden and woodworking tools, hair clippers, and more for professional sharpening and “get your edge back!”

SEED / GARDEN SWAP

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Saturday, April 5th, 11 AM – 2 PM

Hosted by:

Village Sharpening

1111 14th Ave West

Village of the Arts”

Bradenton, FL 34205

Interested in Gardening? Have seeds or garden produce to swap?

Display and Talk by:

Manatee Cluck (Backyard Chickens Advocate)!

Bee Hive and Honey (Pure Florida Apiary) No Bees … just the Hive!

Some of the “Seeds and Plugs” Available:

Rosemary, Basil, Peppers, Tomatoes, Banana Leaf Tree … and Much More!

Come meet your neighbors!

Call for information: Gene Tenery 941-524-6299 Bobby Myers 941-920-6824

SOFT HEADED AXES

 

 

 

 

Just this past week a strapping man came into the shop with a large “cutting” axe. A cutting axe is has a narrow profile and is used to cut across the grain of the wood. It had a 31 inch haft (handle) made out of fiberglass. He said that he bought it for around $40 at a Large Box Hardware Store and it was never sharp although he used it quite a bit. He said he understood that you get what you pay for but he was nonetheless disappointed.

 

Looking it over I found out that it was Made in India. Generally there is a problem with some “Cutting” Implements (Knives, Scissors, Garden Tools … AXES) coming out of India, Pakistan and Mainland China (not Taiwan). Don’t get me wrong, any of these Countries can make superior products … if they use quality materials and follow the specifications of the, in this case axe, carefully.

 

The Steel, in this case, was inferior (soft) and could be determined when I started the sharpening. I could start by putting a rough edge but when I progressed to a finer and finer edge, it was lost. I’m guessing that the tempering was not that great. In any case I had to leave a somewhat sharp rough edge on his axe and I think that after a few uses it will need sharpening again!

 

So what is on the Market today and at what price range for the normal person who needs an axe?

 

 

Gransfors Bruk (Sweden)

http://www.gransforsbruk.com/en/

 

Sweden gave us more than Ingmar Bergman, Gransfors Bruk has been making axes since 1902. And they come with a 20 Year Warranty! A “felling” axe goes for about $190. There is a company that imports these axes called Alex Outdoors with the website for the axes at http://www.swedishax.com/.

 

 

Axes Gransfors Bruk Axes Skogsyxor-produkter

 

 

 

Council Tool (USA)

http://www.counciltool.com/

 

Council Tool has been around since 1866 and makes American Made Tools for Firefighters, Lumberjacks, Police … and you!

 

 

Axe Council Tool Velvicut Axe

 

Their Velvicut Premium Felling Axe with Sheath goes for about $169!

 

Axe Velvicut Premium Felling Axe

 

 

 

 

 

Look over the FAQ’s at Gransfors Bruk to get a little primer on what type of axe … size … uses and see what you need. http://www.gransforsbruk.com/en/faq/ Or do a little research for yourself. An axe should last a lifetime unless that is if you hang out with Big Blue Oxen!

 

 

G. W. Tenery

Village Sharpening

1111 14th Ave West

“Village of the Arts”

Bradenton, FL 34205

 

941-524-6299

www.villagesharpening.com

https://www.facebook.com/VillageSharpening

 

 

 

 

KITCHEN KNIVES, SCISSORS and GARDEN TOOLS!

 Simitar Butcher Knife

Get your knives, scissors and garden tools sharpened by Gene, at Village Sharpening!  Village Sharpening is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 AM – 3 PM.  

“Get Your Edge Back”!

Utility Knife Remaking Edge 2

Village Sharpening
1111 14th Ave West
“Village of the Arts”
Bradenton, FL 34205
 
941-524-6299
www.villagesharpening.com
https://www.facebook.com/VillageSharpening

GARDENS!

SEED / GARDEN SWAP
Saturday, April 5th, 11 AM – 2 PM
Location:

Village Sharpening
1111 14th Ave West
Village of the Arts
Bradenton, FL 34205
941-524-6299
Garden Sunflower-Seed-Packet-Ferrys-Seeds-Vintage
Interested in Gardening? Have seeds or garden produce to swap? Come meet your neighbors!

Bee Hive Exhibit for Backyard Beekeeping
Chickens
Florida Friendly Native Plants

Call for information:
Bobby Myers 941-920-6824
Gene Tenery 941-524-6299

SEED / GARDEN SWAP

Garden Grow a Garden

 

Saturday, April 5th, 11 AM – 2 PM

Village Sharpening 
1111 14th Ave West
941-524-6299

Interested in Gardening? Have seeds or garden produce to swap? Come meet your neighbors!

Call for information:

Bobby Myers 941-920-6824
Gene Tenery 941-524-6299

Mending a Cast Net!

BRADENTON FARMERS MARKET
Saturday, March 15th, 9 AM – 2 PM

Come see all the Great Vendors at the Old Main Street Farmers Market!  Produce, Honey, BBQ, Plants, Boiled Peanuts, Cheese, Handcrafted Treasures! And, of course, Knife Sharpening!

Jim Hattaway mending cast net
We are are the Bradenton Farmers Market twice a month.
See our website for our Calendar and Locations!
Village Sharpening
Gene Tenery
941-524-6299
www.villagesharpening.com
www.facebook.com/VillageSharpening
Bring your kitchen cutlery, household and sewing scissors, outdoor knives, garden and woodworking tools, hair clippers, and more for professional sharpening and “get your edge back!”

 

KITCHEN KNIVES DULL?

 

Bradenton Farmers Market
Saturday, March 15th, 9 AM – 2 PM

See Gene and Claudia of Village Sharpening at the Bradenton Downtown Farmers Market on Main Street!

Bring your Dull Knives, Scissors, Tools (done in the Shop Only) and bring them “back to life”!

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And … see all the other GREAT VENDORS selling Honey, Produce, Breads, Oils, Cheese, Boiled Peanuts, BBQ, Kettle Corn, Handcrafts and Artworks!

VILLAGE SHARPENING
1111 14TH AVE WEST
“VILLAGE OF THE ARTS”
BRADENTON, FL 34205

“Get Your Edge Back”!

PUPPET HEAD!

Claudia Wizner and Gene Tenery of Village Sharpening has created their First Puppet Head for the Village of the Arts “Puppet Power” Event … Free Fun for the Entire Family!

 

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Gene and Claudia will have a Puppet Making Station in front of their Shop, Village Sharpening 1111 14th Ave West Bradenton, FL 34205.  Visit Village Sharpening and all the other Puppet Creation Stations in the Village this Saturday!

Come join all the Free Family Fun in the Village of the Arts, Saturday, March 8th!
There will be interactive creation puppet making stations from 11am-4pm at the following locations: Viktoriaʼs Art and Crafts, The Dancing Crane Gallery, Ewe and Eye, Little Swamp, Baobab Tree, Divine Excess, Artistic Eye, Clay in the Garden, Village Mystic, 12th Street West Gallery, Village Sharpening, and Keetonʼs and Manatee Co. Library will be in the Village also!
The creation stations will feature hand painted puppets, paper bag puppets, felt finger puppets, marionettes, bugs on a stick, sock puppets, origami puppets, Brazilian paper puppets, Crystal puppets, puppets on a stick,tube and paper bag puppets, cardboard people puppet making, and library card registration.
PUPPET THEATRE
Jo-Ellen Gorris (Clay in the Garden: Puppet Power Playhouse) and Bonni Brown (Bonni Bakes) will have puppet theaters for folks to act out their own puppet plays. Bonni also has some puppeteers coming in to do special programs.
PUPPET PARADE
The Great Puppet Procession will feature giant puppets (and anyone else who wants to join in!) People and puppets will assemble at Gracielaʼs Green on the corner of 12th St. W and 11th Ave. to begin procession around the Village beginning at 2:00 pm. The Bradentucky Bombers will lead the procession. There will be a water break at Ortygia.
MUSIC, FOOD, FUN
Live music throughout the day from 12 – 10 PM!
This is going to be a great day for all people! Super for kids of all ages! We hope you come and have a great day in the Village, get to know some of the wonderful folks who live and work here, make something special and have an artistic experience.
For more information:
Contact 941-747-8056
Website www.villageofthearts.com