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I was given a Teck 1

Paraord

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Hi guys, found a Teck 1 on facebook but the guy didnt want to ship it, so I asked a handful of my buddies if they knew anyone in SC. One says "why whats down there?' So I post a pic, and a video of how it works. He says "Dude I have one that was my great grandfathers, do you want it?" Heck yeah I do!

Anyways the blades are in good shape (nothing a little wetstoning wont fix) and the board where the hinges went in was cracked (so I plan to flip it end for end and remount the hinges on the opposite side that is structurally sound).

The only thing it needs is a handle......anyone have any ideas?





 

ChinaVoodoo

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Sweet find.
A handle should be simple. Use locking nuts with the plastic rings inside them to hold a 4" long bolt or longer. Find a plastic tube or drill out a dowel that will fit over the bolt shaft, but not the head. That way the bolt will stay firm and the tube will spin freely.
 

deluxestogie

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Antique shops and flea markets often carry crappy and cheap meat grinders and grain mills that have rather nice wood handles. Home Depot sells a replacement wood handle for a rose brick trowel that might work well.

Bob
 
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