06 April 2008

A Good Sign: Bob's Grinding Service


A traveling sign, anyway. For one of the City's few mobile knife-grinding services. Wonder how many people come out with lawnmowers to be "sharpened by lathe"?

6 comments:

Queens Crapper said...

Not too many, considering the paving over of lawns is the current trend.

Laura said...

Nice to see that. We have a couple here in Toronto that go around in the summer - they sharpen kitchen knives too, and play bells as they go down the street to alert customers.

Romy Ashby said...

I'm the editor of Goodie magazine www.goodie.org, and our office is on 8th Street in Brooklyn. We had a donated paper cutter that wasn't cutting, and happily for us a month or so ago, here came Bob the grinder down 8th Street. He took the blade off and sharpened it so well that it can now cut through a deli napkin. Thank goodness for Bob. There are a few of these grinding trucks yet and I'm always so happy to see them.

Picklesticks Price said...

How does one find them or their route? Is there a #?

pilartoons said...

When I was a kid my Mom would send my dad running out with the lawnmower, the clippers and "the good scissors" when we heard the bell signaling his approach in Crown Heights. That was 35 years ago, it is now run by his son i believe and he frequents Park slope. I see him around Park Slope at least once a week especially during the warmer months.

erinjd said...

I'm trying to contact Bob the knife grinder for a project I'm working on. Anyone have his contact information? Thanks for any help!