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267581 roy griggs <roygriggs@c...> 2019‑01‑10 Re: Millrat tools
> On January 9, 2019 at 10:43 PM Joseph Sullivan  wrote:
> 
> 
> Tony said:
> I shall tip a glass to Jim.  In the years prior to his passing, we passed
> many things back and forth.  One of my most prized items, is one of his
> "panther head" saw handles.
> 
> END SNIP
> 
> Yep, Tony, Millrat and I did that, too.  I have a panther-head and an eagle
> head saw, both made by Jim.  The panther is really cool, but the eagle looks
> a bit sea-gullish.  
> 
> Towards the end of his life, which he saw coming with great clarity, Jim
> stopped wanting to pass things back and forth and the flow became one way
> from him.  He kept talking by email nad phone about needing to clear out his
> "ungodly mess," so as not to burden his wife.  I bought several items from
> him, and he also gave me a good few.  I bought his Stanley 55 in a box made
> by him, and a good boxful of other stuff including carving chisels..  He
> then gave me several chisels including timber -framing chisels, with his
> beautiful handles on them.
> 
> Cheers!
> 
> Joe
> 
> PS:  Millrat and I also shared a love of Hasselblad cameras -- but that is
> straying to far afield for the Porch.
> 
> Joe
> 
> PPS, OH!  I have his precious personal mercury-filled plumb bob.
> 
> J
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GG, 
I too have one of Jim's panther head saw handles, and assorted other tools I got
from him. What bothers me most is that as I sell my tools off the provenance on
these items will slide into history and be lost.
roy griggs
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