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Dallas

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270 days ago

My wife went to a yardsale last saturday and bought a bunch of items for very little money.
One item she bought for me was a Stanley miter box and back saw.
A bit of rust here and there, I hope to get it cleaned up in the next few weeks.
The saw is an unknown brand, probably a Stanley, I don’t know right now. It has a 23” blade at 11ppi. and is still pretty sharp.

Every once in awhile she brings home stuff like this:

I think maybe she likes me, at least enough to spend $5.00 on.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!


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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 270 days ago

That’s a nice old tool. I had one but lost it in a fire.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Grandpa

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#2 posted 269 days ago

Maybe you should treat her better since she is treating you so well. Little clean up and you will be in business.

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Dallas

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#3 posted 269 days ago

Wow! If I treat her any better it’ll go to her head and she’ll start getting thoughts about fancy stuff like an electric washer and dryer.
I think there ain’t nuthin’ wrong with that scrub board and clothes line. It worked fine for my grandma and my great grandma!

(Oh, No, Hon, I wasn’t talking about you!..... but! but! but! ........... yes dear.)

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Don W

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#4 posted 269 days ago

An electric washer and dryer? Next thing ya no, yuz be skinin your own possum.

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Tim

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#5 posted 269 days ago

Looks like the one Shannon Rogers got. Nice find for $5, Disston is possible.

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Dallas

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#6 posted 269 days ago

Tim, I looked at that site in my preliminary search to date this thing.
My “Stanley” label is red and from other tools I have that means it’s a bit older than the 60’s but I can’t date it without help.
No stamped plate anywhere that I can find yet. Everything seems to work nicely, it mostly needs cleaning up.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Tim

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#7 posted 269 days ago

Handle shape tells me 50’s or newer, but I’m not an expert like some of the guys here. Try the Mitre Box or Saws threads. The second one is more active.

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#8 posted 269 days ago

Great tool, congrats

-- Norman

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#9 posted 266 days ago

Better make her something nice with some fine mitered corners..

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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