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A custom made scabbard for a vintage take down square.

A custom made scabbard for a vintage take down square.

09-23-2020 05:29 PM by theoldfart | 11 comments »

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...

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Excellent saw restorations and sharpening

Excellent saw restorations and sharpening

02-27-2019 07:24 PM by theoldfart | 8 comments »

This is a product review covering the saw restoration services provided by Rocky Mountain Saw Works. The proprietor is Bob Summerfield aka LJ Summerfi. I’ve been sending saws to Bob for a number of years now and I am impressed with his work ethic, skill at his craft, and his communications during the process. Most recently I sent Bob three saws, a circa 1840 Beardshaw and Sons full size rip saw, a Groves and Sons full size rip saw, and a unique French mitre box saw( scie à recaler). Both t...

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