Cook's Sharpening Service is a family business started
in 1989 by Robert Cook. A wood worker for 35 years, Bob knew how he wanted his cutting tools to perform, but he could
rarely find a tool sharpener who could make them live up to his expectations. With some encouragement from friends
and fellow wood workers, Bob bought some equipment and started to learn a new trade. He bought saw blades from garage
sales and practiced grinding on them. He then put them on the saw to check their performance. After sharpening
for himself and a few friends, word got around about his ability to make tools cut "better than new". He soon was so busy,
he had to quit his day job and focus on the sharpening business full time.
Tim Cook started working for his father part time
in 1992 and full time in 1995 to help keep up with the growing business. After working in the shop and learning the
trade for several years, Tim went on the road as the first salesman. "Something happened at that point. There was something
special about seeing what our customers produced with the tools we sharpened that intrigued me. At that point I knew what
I wanted to do with the rest of my life." Tim bought the business from his father in 1998 and has continued the family tradition.
Cook's Sharpening now employs 4 full time "Edge Restoration Specialists" in the shop and has two sales/service representatives
on the road. Tim and Bob still service customers as well. If you call the office, you may speak April Young our
office manager. We look forward to developing a long term business relationship with your company.