Foster Bros. Meat Cleaver

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Project by jaykaypur posted 01-13-2013 10:25 PM 4307 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a little something I did today for a friend. He gave me this meat cleaver yesterday. Its a “Foster Bros. 2190” and it was in bad shape. It was manufactured between 1953 and 1956. The blade measures 8 1/2’’ x 4’’ and the whole thing is 15 1/2’’ long. It’s quite the kitchen tool!

I used a piece of scrap cherry and the dowells are oak. For a little job, this thing turned out great. Thanks for the looks and/or comments.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 01-13-2013 10:29 PM

A whole new type of restoration business ,cleavers are us.:)) good job.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#2 posted 01-13-2013 10:40 PM

I had a old meat cleaver years ago. Somehow thru 38 years of marriage and 25 moves it got lost.

Nice job on the restoration

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#3 posted 01-13-2013 11:12 PM

Very cool work on the handle and resto. Great job on this one!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#4 posted 01-13-2013 11:47 PM

Sweet restore!
Did you epoxy the scales in place?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 01-13-2013 11:55 PM

Now that is going to last another 50 years. Great work.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#6 posted 01-14-2013 12:43 AM

Oh yea,.............. Bring on them Zombies…

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 01-14-2013 01:01 AM

Hope you will be putting the cleaver it good use! Whole pig anyone?

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#8 posted 01-14-2013 03:02 AM


-- Joel

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#9 posted 01-14-2013 11:36 AM

Good looking handle sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 01-14-2013 01:21 PM

Nice looking restoration, watch those fingers!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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