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#1 posted 08-24-2008 08:54 PM

I chuckle at the chisel find. Years ago (1970s) here in Atlanta, GA there used to be near the airport a junky concrete block garage rented by a Delta Airlines pilot for his sideline business of selling used aircraft-oriented tools he would buy in bulk lots at surplus sales and re-sell at absurdly low prices. I used to buy Starret mikes, gage blocks and the like for three to five dollars each. You had to examine each item to see the condition but there were some real gems! One of my finds were some never used Greenlee socket tang wood chisels. There were a lot of them piled on a shelf with the chisels in one pile and the wood handles in another. I picked through them until I put together a complete set of twelve chisels and hollered over to the owner how much he wanted for a chisel. He hollered back “two bucks”. I began to walk toward the cash register then thought “hell, for that price I should get two sets” and went back to assemble another set. Those chisels are still in my shop and have served me well.


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