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Rust-hunting serendipity—A year of searching turns up “Precious” parts

5 days ago by Brad | 8 comments »

About a year ago, I “restored a Goodell Manufacturing Co. miterbox”: . It was lacking both of its accessories when I originally bought it. A slide post to facilitate crown moulding cuts, and a length gauge slide. It was also missing a slide retention clip and a thumbscrew. That nagged at me. So much so that I made a clip and bought a jig thumbscrew to secure it. I also started making wooden prototypes of the slides. That didn’t help. The missing parts weighed on me like a Chinese water torture. The dripping even drove me on a quest to hunt down vintage accessory parts. That journey hit a dead end but pronto. So I fidd...

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