For the past few days I have been in the shop cleaning, organizing, and router planing stock to build my work bench. Yesterday I came across a few things to part with via Craigslist and a few odds and ends for the scrap pile.
One of my neighbors stopped over when he seen my old jeep with the back opened to my workshop door.
We chatted for a bit, and he asked if he could send an old piece of junk with me to the scrap yard.
Needless to say I found myself quite shocked when he thumped this down on the ground a few minutes later.
I immediately asked him how much he wanted for it. His response- “I don’t care what you do with it, damn thing is broke.”
I’m happy to say it is not broke. Gummed up and hard to function sure, no doubt it needs a break down and good cleaning. It has been sitting under his workbench for years!
A good cleaning and fresh lube it will get and probably a new handle too. However I’m not one who will resurface and apply fresh paint.
His stubbornness would not allow me to pay him one cent even though he just save me well over a hundred bucks.
Looks like I’ll be picking up some beer for the neighbor. Its the least I can do!
-- Proud owner of an electronics free workshop. Please check your cell phone at the door!