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Old 05-20-2005, 12:23 AM
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Cutter, Congratulations on reviving an old memory from back when I was a kid as well. Haven't thought of working on sickle bars in years. Thanks for the memory jog.
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Old 05-20-2005, 12:49 AM
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And you've still got all your fingers, too?
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Old 05-20-2005, 01:36 AM
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Cutter, The answer is yes...even with the old man's staunch support of child labor without a heck of a lot of warnings, safety, etc...I'm sure he believed he and mom could always batch up replacements for us if the need called.
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Old 05-20-2005, 03:46 PM
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That's a wonderful story cutter!
I love hearing about it's history!

You have provided some of the best info on old tools, and/or bringing old tools back to life, and I thank you very much for all that you share... Keep it up man!
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Old 05-21-2005, 12:23 AM
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I used to sharpen and resection sickle bars. I worked at an old blacksmith shop, we used to do just about every sickle bar in the Siskiyou County, CA.. We had a sharpening bench and resectioning was fairly easy when the bar was clamped to the bench. Except when you had to change a section in the drive end.
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