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06-30-2017 03:23 AM

http://imgur.com/a/dq0t7

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!


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#1 posted 06-30-2017 04:01 AM

Tool porn ahead!

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#2 posted 06-30-2017 02:17 PM

Well now i know what hell looks like, 12,000 tools and they are all wire tied to the wall so you can’t take them down and play with them

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#3 posted 06-30-2017 02:46 PM

Now, that’s a hoarder I could live with!

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#4 posted 06-30-2017 04:08 PM

It’s interesting, but I’m going to be “that guy”.... there’s absolutely no point in owning 99% of the stuff pictured. I think people get way too caught up in the “older is better” circlejerk. It applies only in specific instances. Cheap or poor steel from 1917 is no different from cheap / poor steel in 2017. And metallurgy and manufacturing in general has advanced so far at this point that even budget tools from China are good enough for most.

Be honest, would you really want to use on a daily basis a Skil saw from the 1950’s or 1960’s with an all-metal housing, no vibration damping or ergonomic features, and minimal safety features? Keep in mind it weighs 2x or 3x what a modern circular saw weighs and has less cutting power.

People decry “plastic junk” all the time. But without modern plastics, we’d all be spending a LOT more time lugging around heavy tools and a lot less time actually getting things done.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#5 posted 07-01-2017 01:52 AM

Wow dude, its a tool collection not user tools. As a collecting all the “stuff” your pointing out does not a apply. For example the tools just hang on the wall so it make no difference how heavy they are or how good or poor the metal is etc, etc. There is a point. The guy like to collect tools, what other point dose there have to be? You’re also making a lot of assumption for other people.

It’s just a tool collection, nothing more, nothing less.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#6 posted 07-01-2017 02:12 AM



It s interesting, but I m going to be “that guy”.... there s absolutely no point in owning 99% of the stuff pictured. I think people get way too caught up in the “older is better” circlejerk. It applies only in specific instances. Cheap or poor steel from 1917 is no different from cheap / poor steel in 2017. And metallurgy and manufacturing in general has advanced so far at this point that even budget tools from China are good enough for most.

Be honest, would you really want to use on a daily basis a Skil saw from the 1950 s or 1960 s with an all-metal housing, no vibration damping or ergonomic features, and minimal safety features? Keep in mind it weighs 2x or 3x what a modern circular saw weighs and has less cutting power.

People decry “plastic junk” all the time. But without modern plastics, we d all be spending a LOT more time lugging around heavy tools and a lot less time actually getting things done.

- William Shelley


I use an all metal Skil 6” circular saw all the time…..or it’s larger 7-1/4” Sears all metal relative…rather have these than the plastic stuff that won’t even last through the warrantee period….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#7 posted 07-01-2017 02:39 AM

Where is this place? If I’m ever nearby I would like to see it. Have you visited there and are all those tools in that one building?

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#8 posted 07-01-2017 03:15 AM

I enjoyed seeing the many tools all mounted to the wall. If you want to not waste space though visit my toolbox, have that many in 1/100 of the space.

LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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AlaskaGuy

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#9 posted 07-01-2017 03:38 AM



Where is this place? If I m ever nearby I would like to see it. Have you visited there and are all those tools in that one building?

- oldwood

Great questions…...Don’t know and haven’t been there. Just one of those things you find on the internet?

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#10 posted 07-01-2017 04:37 AM

I see no all metal skil saw which picture is it in,?

-- Regards Robert

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#11 posted 07-01-2017 04:52 AM

Sears 7-1/4” saw….been in my shop for a few years..

SKIL 6” saw, even came with it’s own case..

Been using the Skil saw a bit more than the Sears saw….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#12 posted 07-01-2017 02:08 PM

Awesome! Thanks for sharing. I can’t even fathom the amount of time that went into all of that.

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#13 posted 07-02-2017 02:42 AM

I had a skill corded pistol drill many years ago and used it on various sites I worked at.
I used to tell people that it was first used in the build of Howard Hughes Spruce Goose!

That didnt stop some safety goodie goodie cutting the cord off because it was not double insulated.
Mind you they did it behind my back one day knowing fulll well it was private property!! I coulda killed them.

There was not a sign of paint left on it anywhere, it was all just shiny Al, possibly similar to your saw.
Sniffle sniffle

-- Regards Robert

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#14 posted 07-02-2017 03:39 AM

NOW THAT is the way to show old tools. Way better than stacked in drawers somewhere.
I wish I had the space !
I respect the people that take the time and save these old tools.

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

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#15 posted 07-02-2017 11:59 AM

That is more like a museum and it is probably priceless! It just shows the inventiveness of people to fit the need with a tool- especially those unidentified ones that , at one time, fit the bill just perfect!! It is real nice to see that someone has saved them in today’s “throw away” world. Just think how many were scrapped over all these years!
I have some of these old tools like the dehorning tool, but for me they take up valuable wall space I need for the ones I use..

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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