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$18,000 or best offer, it's yours. Personally if I had 15 to 18 grand of disposable income, I'd pick it up in a heartbeat. I love Nakashima designs and the history that surrounds the name. These don't come around too often. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Early-Free-Edge-Walnut-Bench-by-American-Woodworker-George-Nakashima/172438177859?hash=item28261dc843:g:9OsAAOSwEzxYSdXK
This chisel. Came all the way from Okinawa, Japan. Cost me $11.50......so I need to know more about this style of chisels Quite a change from my Butcher mortise chisels. This one is 12mm wide. Seems to be a made in Japan mortise chisel....handle is solid, no cracks.. That be an iron hoop. Twas a bit rust when it came in the mail.. Heavy duty? No nonsense blade. Back has a hollow.. By design? haven't found any maker's marks.....Has a single bevel.. May need to work on it, sometime. Need to find out just what to maintain one of these with. I do not have any water stones in the shop, just oil ones. Also will need a project that calls for 1/2" wide mortises, so I can give this thing a tryout. BTW, it makes my other mortise chisels look puny....
Today while I was in Walmart, I met and talked to a WWII vet in a wheel chair. I always shake their hands and thank them. This guy was on a mountain the Pacific islands spotting Jap ships and subs. He detailed what his job was and the dangers involve. How ironic. I saw a History channel special about his job and how it change the course of the war. The Japs couldn't operate safely there to reload/recharge. He is a true war hero. By the way, he was waiting on his wife of nearly 65 years. IF YOU SEE A WWII VET THANK HIM. THERE ARE SO FEW LEFT YOU MAY NOT TO GET THE CHANCE AGAIN!
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