|Forum topic by poopiekat||posted 06-22-2013 08:22 PM||1532 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
06-22-2013 08:22 PM
All within a one mile radius of the house today….Skipping over the rancid crap sales of rummage-sales refugees, I found some nice things for the workshop:
So here’s the list: Three “Esteel” Swedish bench chisels, Millers Falls scribe/punch, Millers Falls adjustable hacksaw with repaired handle, Stanley Sweetheart marking gauge, Stanley #51 spoke shave, 4” clamp, unmarked brass and beech try square, sharpener’s saw clamp, drill press vise, and workable woodie plane with Pax Sheffield cutter.
Incredibly, the whole works was less than $20. In fact, everything but the vise and plane was a buck apiece!!!
This is not a gloat as much as it is a way to inspire those of you who want to acquire nice, heritage tools for their toolbin with minimal cost and perhaps a few minutes spent on cosmetic refurbishment. It can be done!! In older urban neighborhoods, there’s always someone cleaning out Grampa’s toolshed. These tools served their owners well. now it’s our turn to give ‘em a new home and put them to good use!
-- 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!!