A vendor with Countryside Farmers' Market since 2008.
People: Kevin Noon
Service: Knife Sharpening
Certification: Charter Member of the Cleveland Knife Sharpening Guild
History: Prior to sharpening at FMs, I was in construction and travelled across the country. When the economy slowed (a lot!), my wife suggested I fall back on my sharpening skills. I started out small using the bench stones as I had been trained. Quickly it was obvious I needed a more efficient method in order to keep my growing numbers of customers satisfied. My wife suggested using a treadle machine as power for a set of wheels. It works and that is the machine I am using at all the FMs.
Method: I was taught to sharpen by my Father before I started school. Since then, I have honed my skills to produce the finest edges on knives and other tools with a variety of methods but prefer to use the repurposed 1923 Singer treadle sewing machine that you see at the market. This technique allows me to produce a great edge in the time it takes my customers to visit the other vendors at the Market.
Fun Fact: At many of the FMs I attend, dogs visiting the market know I keep biscuits in one of the drawers of my machine and drag their owners over to see me.
Address: 52 Vincent Avenue, Northfield, OH 44067