For #handtooltuesday here’s where I left the Stanley…

For #handtooltuesday here’s where I left the Stanley number 4. After the Coca-Cola bath, it was revealed that there was what appeared to be some serious damage to the side of the shoe. Like someone used it as a masonry hammer or something. It doesn’t sit flush on that side, not sure if it’s the dimpling or if the abuser actually knocked it out of square, but with that, the big chip in the blade and the well worn knurling, I decided to lube it, reassemble and do what I could with it as is. I’ll attempt to reflatten the base and take the blade down to zero and start over with it at some point, but for now, it is what it is. Functional, but well worn, and likely never going to be a showpiece.
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