Hand Tools

Subject:
J.Smiths Sharpening Stone Box
Response To:
Re: sharp looking box ()

Stewie Simpson
I purchased the following used sharpening stone from the U.K a few months back. The box was stamped J.Smith on both end grains. Traditional practice would suggest that J.Smith was the likely maker of this box. The stone itself was identified as a quality Arkansas Stone. Likely imported to the u.k by one of the major sharpening stone merchants of that time period.

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As a sign of respect to J.Smith's work, the decision was made to restore the box to a condition that would resemble what it looked like when 1st built. The wooden plane that's shown within the next photo is a fine toothed Veneer Plane.

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The end result of the refurbishment work.

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