A while back I was on the local news channel as someone who turned trash into treasure. While I don’t know how many treasures I have made. I do like trash with treasures in it!

An elderly woman contacted me and said that I could have whatever tools were left in her basement that belonged to her late husband.

I was beyond excited, I called a friend of mine and we took a trip.

The short version of the story is that most of the tools she had left were tools that I already had so my friend made off with a few good scores but I did manage to get a number of smaller tools including this utility knife.

It is an old Fuller box knife made in Canada from cast aluminum. I am guessing that it’s probably 30+ years old.

After dismantling the knife, the restoration process was rather simple. Sand, sand, and then sand some more.

Once the knife was all cleaned up, I used some dark Starbond CA glue to fill in the label which I think looks amazing!


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My name is Adam Patterson and I am located in Canada. By day, I am a full-time web developer, but in my spare time, I love to make stuff. In my videos, you will find a variety of woodworking projects that I have created out of recycled and found materials. As a father and mountain biker, I enjoy spending time outdoors and capturing my adventures through photography.

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