- 10 Nov 2006
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I think we are back to the realms of taste..collector's opinion and who actually owns the tool.Scouse":1377g38z said:Lovely job, I kinda like the shiny brass, but as Douglas says it's sometimes a shame to take a chunk of history out.
With that in mind Jimi recommended MAAS polish to me for my little Groves dovetail, bit less abrasive than Brasso apparently... haven't tried it yet, it's still behind two Disston D8s in the queue!
Douglas I was, perhaps too obliquely, referring to a thread I started a while ago concerning my saw. https://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/forums/dovetail-saw-who-was-mr-grimes-t53773.html.condeesteso":3282ttu4 said:Indeed Roger, I didn't mean to imply the form was original. It's more in the choice of woods, and the detail and finish. In fact I have a Gramercy dovetail with a very fine handle and of similar detail form - there are notable differences with the (nice though it is) Long shown. The vintage tool experts would doubtless come forward with other examples but no-one pretends the shape is new.