Who can rip a han­dle?

The Shed - - Letters -

I’m hop­ing you can help me out. I’m look­ing for a crafts­man/car­pen­ter/ shed­die who can as­sist with a small restora­tion project.

I re­cently in­her­ited a turn-of-the­cen­tury rip­saw when my fa­ther passed. He too had in­her­ited it from his fa­ther so it’s been in the fam­ily for many years. Un­for­tu­nately the wooden han­dle has picked up some borer along the way and has now al­most com­pletely rot­ted away.

I can’t find any­one that sells new wooden han­dles and I could prob­a­bly find a plas­tic re­place­ment but I’m sure both fa­ther and grand­fa­ther would turn in their re­spec­tive graves at the thought.

Are there any shed­dies in the Auck­land area pre­pared to take on the chal­lenge of craft­ing a new wooden han­dle please? Thanks,

Mike 021 968 771, [email protected]­in­tage.co.nz

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