This is from a Facebook post I saw this evening:
"Sandy Moss, a friend to many saw as well as drill and brace collectors,
actually vintage tools of all stripes, can use our thoughts, prayers, healing
vibes, etc. I was with Sandy on Saturday morning at a tool auction where he
collapsed and had to be taken to the hospital by rescue. Many of you may know
him from his website sydnassloot.com. Sandy is a wealth of knowledge and a great
guy, now in his 80's."
John M. Johnston
“P.S. If you do not receive this, of course it must have been miscarried;
therefore I beg you to write and let me know.” - Sir Boyle Roche, M.P.
Very sorry to hear this. You know, about a year ago I asked if any galoots knew
what happened to Sandy, since he hadn’t updated his website in over a year or
answered an email I sent him inquiring as to his well-being. At the time I
assumed it was Covid related. Glad he’s still with us and hope he makes a full
recovery from whatever this is. Please keep us updated, as I’m sure I’m not the
only one not on Facebook.
I have been away for a few days and just saw this post. Does anyone have
I was pleasantly surprised to have bumped into Sandy at the Nashua tool
auction last month. I hadn't seen him in a few years and had also been
wondering about him. I knew that he left the tool business a few years
back, selling off all his stock, to focus mainly on his passion for whaling
When I saw him a few weeks back he looked fantastic, the usual Sandy with
his quick wit. In fact the first thing he said to me was something along
the lines of "So what have you been up to? other than putting on some
weight?" (punctuated with a poke to my midsection). We had a nice
conversation about all sorts of things. I learned he had a hard time last
year with some medical issues (mostly orthopedic) but was feeling much
better. I also confirmed that his website is no longer under his control
and he'd like someone to take over the custody of his trove of
brace information. It was fantastic to see him out there at the tailgate
I'm concerned about John's post. I don't follow any of the tool groups on
Facebook. Has anyone heard an update?
On Sun, Jun 26, 2022 at 10:21 PM John M. Johnston
I saw probably the same update that John saw on Facebook. I’ve seen nothing
Just news about the collapse at the tool show.
Maybe others here will fill in the gaps, if appropriate.
I’ve been doing the same thing that Josh has been doing
I heard from a friend and fellow tool dealer who was there when it happened
and who spoke to Sandy afterwards. Apparently it was a combination of
dehydration and the heat. Sandy told him he'd see him in Brimfield in a
couple of weeks which is good news.
On Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 3:45 PM Matthew Groves
Oh damn! I hope he's recovering well. It has been many years since I was super
active on this group, but I had a number of very pleasant interactions with him
back in the day.
I would appreciate updates if anyone hears anything.
It was Brian who carved that.
Originally it is Deitrict's patent overhand rip saw. (there are only a
couple known in the world)
Brian n me were designing/carving saw handles and having a ball and
egging each other on.
He found a pic of the Deitrict somewhere and said, I can top that!!
I have some burled cherry wood in my yard and all I need is a huge
I sent him my own big rip to use
And he done it. Go Bri
Box 409 Happy Camp, Ca 96039
It's a lovely piece of work!
On 2022-07-02 6:24 p.m., scottg wrote:
> It was Brian who carved that.
> Originally it is Deitrict's patent overhand rip saw. (there are only a
> couple known in the world)
> Brian n me were designing/carving saw handles and having a ball and
> egging each other on.
> He found a pic of the Deitrict somewhere and said, I can top that!!
> I have some burled cherry wood in my yard and all I need is a huge
> rip saw.
> I sent him my own big rip to use
> And he done it. Go Bri
> yours scott
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