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Blades Still Sold?

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by shayla, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    Encamped in our basement is a large Circle Master Oval Cutter, which, lo these many years, has sat unused. It serves as a handy catch-all for various and sundry snack-time items, a tuck-away place for unused Christmas ornaments, etc.... We've decided to free it from it's shoply bounds, with one option (Dear Hubby's) being a trip to the dump, and another being to give it away. But even if there were some friendly home framer in need of it, I'm wondering if the blades are still sold. Anybody know?
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  2. Jim Miller

    Jim Miller SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Hi Shayla,
    Is this one of the original-design, cast-iron machines with a plywood base? If so, I once had a similar one. I don't know where you could find replacement blades, but if there is a blade in the machine, it probably can be sharpened.

    If not, have Dirk chip a new one out of flint.
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  3. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    .....with his teeth. In his sleep. He is a pretty handy guy.

    I've kept it in case I ever had to cut an oval of museum glass. But so far, I haven't. The one time I needed one, our glass shop managed to do it with no scratches.
    I've also kept it in case our CMC dies, or the power goes out forever, or some other highly improbably cause. Also because, it seems a shame to just hide it under
    the dirt on the edge of town for the next thousand years. There's a guy with a trailer who recycles appliances. Maybe I'll see if he wants it. I'm still hoping to
    find someone else who needs it in their basement. It makes a great paper weight.
  4. alacrity8

    alacrity8 MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    I still use a C&H oval master for glass and backer cutting.
    I resharpen the blades, so they last a long time.
    I have no idea where we last got them from.
    Possibly United.
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  5. prospero

    prospero SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I while ago I started doing a major reorganisation of my work environment and instead of having my venerable Oval 6 stuck
    on the bench as a handy dumping ground I decided to mothball it in a space under the vac press. As it happened, about one
    minute before I read this post I had to haul the beast out to use it for one tiny oval. :confused:
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  6. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    You could name is 'Cicada'. Don't they take 17 years to hatch? I think it's been 18 or more since this one was used.
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  7. Terry Hart cpf

    Terry Hart cpf SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I still use mine fairly regularly for cutting oval or round glass and foamboard. You'd think someone would have parts. Have you tried https://www.atscott.com/ch-equipment/ ? They seem to be the current C&H manufacturer. I have the resharpenable stub knives but somewhere along the line I picked up holders that use Dexter blades & those work much better.
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