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271411 gtgrouch@r... 2020‑07‑05 Re: Hand forged auger bit, how old?
We used to sent newbies off to get a board stretcher. When someone new
asked you for one, the reply was that you just lent yours to
so-and-so, who just happened to be as far away as you could indicate.

Good times! Gary Katsanis
Albion New York, USA

	-----------------------------------------From: "Chuck Taylor via

To: "Mick Dowling"
Cc: "Listserv Oldtools"
Sent: Sunday July 5 2020 1:13:55PM
Subject: Re: [OldTools] Hand forged auger bit, how old?

Gentle Galoots,

 Mick wrote:

 > "A box a left-handed wood screws please”. 

 When I served in U.S. Navy ships, it was "relative bearing grease"
that newcomers were sent to fetch.

 Getting back to old tools and left-hand screws in particular, I
"sorta collect" (TM Todd Hughes) edge tools from Charles Taylor's
Sheffield Tools Ltd. Said tools are often stamped with the trade name,
"Screw Brand" and the image of a wood screw. A left-hand wood screw.

 Chuck (a.k.a. "Charles") Taylor
 north of Seattle USA

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