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Friday, November 09, 2007

Blade Sharpener


I have had several people asking if the rotary blade sharpener works. I have only sharpened one blade so far. It was not very dull but had a couple of spots that didn't cut. I find it very annoying when the cut has two or three threads still holding. After sharpening it cut like a dream. I will be sharpening a couple of much duller blades later today but I see no reason why it won't work. There are two little grinders, one coarser and one finer. Apparently they are diamond grinders so they should last at least as long as my marriage. Lol. The other good thing is that the same tool will sharpen large and small blades. It will not fit the tiniest blade though. I think that one is 28 cm if you are in Canada. I don't have a cutter that small so it's not a problem for me.



I bought some different sky fabric while I was away. I was not happy with the two different fabrics I had and I didn't want the darker stormy looking hand dyed one. I am looking for more of a bright, sunny fall day. It isn't sewn down yet. If I decide I don't like it, I might dye a piece of turquoise the same as the lake. The orange fabric in the foreground is the one I bought this week too. It has little leaves on it and I may cut it to resemble bushes. I am also thinking of sewing tiny flowers on the foreground too if I can find some that seem to be autumn flowers. I had some yellow daisy looking flowers but who knows where they are at this point? Maybe another trip to the thrift shop??

7 comments:

meggie said...

That is looking so good. I like the tree on the right, looking at the picture.
The sharpener looks such a good idea!

dot said...

This is comong out real nice. I must admit I liked the other sky. I liked the angry look and the mixture of the sky parts. Just my opinion.

Quilt Pixie said...

the landscape is coming together... It'll be interesting to see how it all "gels" with the word border once things are more cut out and sewn. :-)

Elaine Adair said...

Thanks Joyce for the post about the sharpener - I'm going to put one on my list. Sometimes I'll purchase 5 blades at one time, with the 40% discount at JoAnns, but the blades are piling up, don't want to put them in trash for safety reasons, etc., etc.

Cascade Lily said...

Glad the new gadget works Joyce! Oh and I like that sky much better and also the trees on the side framing it (and popping out of the 'frame').

Libby said...

Ohhh - I like the new sky (I liked the old one, too - but this is even better) *s*

Rose Marie said...

I'll have to be on a lookout for this sharpener. I have a different sharpener and the blades comes out so so.