While I still don't know if the company of Chas. Maiers & Sons made the carving gouges that bear the imprint "C. MAIERS", how long the company existed, or why the company is not represented in compilations of New Jersey tool manufacturers, I recently came across this envelope bearing a printed Chas. Maiers & Sons … Continue reading C. MAIERS UPDATE
On the left in this image of carving gouges I've re-handled is a tool with the imprint "C. Maiers". The metal shank is short and it had an equally short handle making it difficult to control. Adding a longer than normal handle recreates something close to the original length making it easier to grasp. About … Continue reading THE MYSTERIOUS C. MAIERS
This mid-19th century carving gouge has lost some length in the blade but the steel is in good shape and it holds a keen edge. The handle was a different story, with several splits, losses and rough sections that made it difficult and uncomfortable to use. Another view of the gouge and the rough handle. … Continue reading A NEW HANDLE FOR A S.J. JUNR.