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266998 John Ruth <johnrruth@h...> 2018‑11‑08 Re: Bud Brown's Show and Auction
Ed,

That is a very good question!

If I were to make a new till for an old chest, I’d sign and date it with a steel
nib pen and indelible ink before applying any finish.

Replacement or additional tools? I don’t have an answer.

Since one finds old tools with multiple owner’s name stamps, perhaps adding
one’s own name stamp is just carrying on a tradition. Maybe add a year
identifier with number stamps.

John Ruth
Who wonders who made the big chest he bought sans tills.

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