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A custom made scabbard for a vintage take down square.

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Review by theoldfart posted 09-23-2020 05:29 PM 1173 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
A custom made scabbard for a vintage take down square. No-picture-s No-picture-s Click the pictures to enlarge them

I recently got a Southington Hardware take down square. it is in mint shape with a gun blue finish with white lettering. I really want to keep it in good shape so chucking it into my tool chest is not an option. I had seen some well made chisel roles and workshop aprons from Don Frensdorrf. I took a chance and contacted Don to see if he could make a case for my square. He asked for dimensions a picture so I sent them to him along with the original catalogue page along with a pic from an Ebay ad. In short order the scabbard arrived. It is exceedingly well made and matches the original to a T.

Don is a professional and his work reflects it. You can see his work on Instagram

@dfrensdorffleatherworks

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )




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#1 posted 09-23-2020 05:36 PM

A few more pics

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#2 posted 09-23-2020 07:17 PM

He did a super clean job on the scabbard.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#3 posted 09-23-2020 07:54 PM

that is some very nice leather work,thank for the info TOF.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 09-23-2020 08:13 PM

A really beautiful home for your square Kev.

-- ~Tony

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#5 posted 09-23-2020 09:24 PM

Sweet, Kevin! I’m going to file that away for next time I need a case for something.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#6 posted 09-23-2020 10:11 PM

Dave and Potz, Don is eminently approachable. He knows his business.

Thanks for the positive responses all.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#7 posted 09-23-2020 11:27 PM

I like it. I have been looking for a take down square.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#8 posted 09-23-2020 11:33 PM

I looked for quite a while Don. This one is in very good shape and square. I just wanted to protect it and keep the markings legible. This was the best way to do that.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#9 posted 10-09-2020 05:16 PM

That looks great. I’ve done a little with leather a long time ago, more recently I’ve sewn up a few tool rolls from duck canvas and they’ve been turning out well but not nearly at that quality.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#10 posted 10-17-2020 12:02 AM

Real nice Kevin. Thanks for passing along Dons info. I need a apron.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#11 posted 10-17-2020 12:29 AM

Dan, he has a nice one for sale and over at Woodnet.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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