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From Junk to Funky Functionality

We gather in a cluster around my bench. I twang an old saw as everyone finds a stool to perch on. Suspended in a sense of apprehension new learning in class always has, I break the ice with a welcoming nod and a “Welcome to the inner sanctum of my workshop.” Smiles break out and someone …

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Heavy rust—Being left unused for decades

It’s hard for me to imagine but I remember when the saws I’m discussing a little here below came into being in the late 1960s and early 1970s in the UK. It was a new era that somehow seemed by some a necessary step to counter the status quo of the pre-war culture of quality and it …

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