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Forum topic by poopiekat posted 09-19-2011 02:22 AM 1646 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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poopiekat

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09-19-2011 02:22 AM

Topic tags/keywords: old tools hand drill antiques tool box

I just can’t help it, I spend so much time trying to re-organize my shop, building extra storage space for tools, sorting, weeding out duplicates, and then I hear of a giant yard sale/Flea market and I just gotta go! I’m being green about it; I carry my canvas grocery totes with me so it’s all good, right? Tools of interest, for my soon-to-be-constructed genuine imitation Melhuish toolbox/workbench, well, I can’t really put brand-new tools in this turn-of-the-century work of art, now can I? Here goes: Photobucket
Okay…two very nice, very old oilstones in fitted ebony(?) cases, Lufkin 24” folding rule, nice brass/rosewood 10” square, Eclipse #77 saw set, some C-clamps including ‘record’, early brass “Singer” sewing machine oiler, and 4 old handsaws. Now, the oddity of the day: Photobucket Photobucket Yeah, a genuine “Leytool” major two-speed 3 jaw breast drill!! It was too weird to pass up! Whole thing was under $20 total, made me a happy camper for very little money.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!


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#1 posted 09-19-2011 02:38 AM

Believe it or not, I used such a drill just last weekend. Although I am a devotee of the Norm Abram mantra “the more voltage the better,” I use AC power and I do not like/own battery-operated tools. Therefore, when I had to make some repairs to my mailbox, I used a hand-operated drill not unlike the one pictured above.

-- Paul, Clinton, NC

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docholladay

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#2 posted 09-19-2011 02:40 AM

That’s one mice haul. I love the drill. I’m not familiar with that brand, but it looks really cool. Now I can’t wait to see the storage projects when you post them.

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#3 posted 09-19-2011 02:55 AM

I feel your pain. (LOL) I cannot resist a garage/yard/moving/estate sale. As a result, I have about 25 braces, 6 or 7 breast drills, 15-20 eggbeaters, about 50 hand saws and Lord only knows how many planes. That’s a pretty good haul for $20. Congrats!!

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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poopiekat

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#4 posted 09-19-2011 03:13 PM

I should have mentioned, the Leytool was manufactured in Great Britain. Perhaps an LJ from across the pond can share some background on this drill. When I first saw it, I was sure the logo said “Festool” that would have been quite the conversation piece! sikrap: your collection could provide a photo for the next Lee Valley catalog cover photo! Thanks to all for your kind comments!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#5 posted 09-19-2011 09:02 PM

You didn’t mention the handle for the flat irons. It is in the first photo.

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#6 posted 09-19-2011 11:30 PM

I dig the oiler.

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hairy

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#7 posted 09-20-2011 01:14 AM

I didn’t really need it, but for $4, what’s a guy to do? Miller Falls #3, 4 spoon bits in the handle.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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#8 posted 09-20-2011 05:30 AM

Nice haul Poopie, so you are hooked on estate and garage sales. If you see my wife at one you go to, send her home. :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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poopiekat

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#9 posted 09-20-2011 02:57 PM

grandpa: yes, I forgot to mention the ‘sadiron’ handle! I have a few sadirons that come in handy when a bit of weight is needed, now I have the handle! Tedstor: the Singer oiler is the only one I’ve ever seen in brass. Hairy: have you seen the new “Lee Valley” cover of the latest catalogue? Wow, what a collection of egg-beaters! Spoon bits in the handle, too, a great find! And yes, Roger, your wife was seen at local yard sales, telling everyone how much she loves her favorite antique at home….. Thanks again, all!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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