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Blog entry by Trev_Batstone posted 01-09-2012 11:32 PM 1287 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was in my shop this morning when my widow neighbor, whose garage is adjacent to my shop, came over and asked me if I wanted some of her deceased husband’s junk. I went over and she had the items you see here in the photo. Brand new 15 piece spade bit set never used, a set of auger bits, cold chisel and punch set, wood plane and block plane, power rasp, brand new titanium drill bit set, Lockhead adjustable bit that will drill to 5” diameter, nail sets, etc. She said if I didn’t want the stuff that she was just going to put it all in a bag and throw it into the garbage. So… I saved her a plastic bag and brought it over to my shop.


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#1 posted 01-09-2012 11:34 PM

You can’t beat free unless it’s free still in the package. super score Trev enjoy.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-09-2012 11:43 PM

I need to live by more widows!

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#3 posted 01-09-2012 11:46 PM

There are some good people in the world. Hope you said “Thankyou” to her

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#4 posted 01-10-2012 12:02 AM

Nice wee score… my other half and I always have believed what goes round comes round and we give most of our un-used stuff away. ie; we upgraded our microwave (one of them multi convention thingy’s) and gave our old microwave to our friends kids who is going out flatting… the old toaster oven thingy to other friends and many other things like that to friends first op-shop, salvation army shop next. That way some one else can still get some use out of it.

I hope you make good use of them new tools. and I am sure the old fella is looking down on you say cool they are going to good use. :-)

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ...

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#5 posted 01-10-2012 12:51 AM

Passing along things we no longer need is paramount…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 01-10-2012 01:58 AM

Hi Trev.

I recognize those Spade bits, I have them. Your late neighbor was a Canadian Tire shopper.

Being a good neighbor is never a bad thing.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#7 posted 01-10-2012 03:06 AM

Free tools are great! Congrats on the pickup.

I had the same thing happen to me once. I was planing some boards outside this last summer when my neighbor came over to complain about the noise. When he saw that I was woodworking, he decided to grab an old Porter Cable trim router and bring it over to me. He said he didn’t use it anymore, and if I agreed to take my planer behind closed garage doors then it was mine to keep.

I’ve been planing boards in the garage ever since!

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#8 posted 01-10-2012 03:47 AM

no wonder your thinking of cookies and milk, santa just came to your house…how lucky is…grizz

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#9 posted 01-10-2012 04:23 AM

what’d be really cool is if you incorporated the tools into making a little project for her! Kind of a nice thought that her husbands tools helped make it…..

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#10 posted 01-11-2012 07:39 PM

recycling tools. cool.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#11 posted 01-11-2012 07:49 PM

Nice score! I like the augers. Lol at the sureform;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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