The 2016 rust hunting season is finally upon us.
My favorite time of the year.
This past weekend, my ever –vigilant eye spotted the familiar bright green signs leading to one of the most anticipated annual yard sales of the year – the tool guy!
Since my hand tool want-list is getting rather short and I am a bit more selective about the items I pick up at yard sales, this week’s haul was quite modest, but cool nonetheless.
The main attraction is a very serviceable stair saw, a tool for which I’ve been searching far and wide, and one that is rarely seen at yard sales. The blade on this one is still very sharp, it likely saw minimal use by its previous owners. A little TLC and a finish on the wood handle will make this a welcome addition to the handsawgeek hand tool kit.
Also picked up were a small flex-shaft screwdriver, a small divider, and a nice Osborn lathe turning caliper.
Oh, and a rubber worm thrown in as a freebie.
The mystery of the rubber worm will be revealed in next week’s post….