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Hand tools #2: Stanley No. 116 Mitre Box rehab-first in-depth job

10-17-2016 08:38 AM by CFrye | 23 comments »

I picked up this little mitre box at a flea market back in August for $6. It came with a Warranted Superior backsaw with a bent back/plate and possibly a replacement handle? That’s another story. Out of all the tools that I have brought home to ‘save’ I’m not sure why this one jumped to the front of the rehab line. Maybe because it didn’t need sharpened. And I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be de-valuing it with refinishing (yeah, I watched a lot of Antique Roadshow). I had a few goals for this rehab. I wanted the Stanley brandings to remain intact. And I wanted to keep it as much original as possible. I disassembled it and covered the gr...

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