They say that old men have old tools, and if the tools are still functional, the man probably is, too.
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Last Call: Tools Of The Trade Edition
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The Spider-Mobile was (probably for the best) sunk into the muck at the bottom of the East River. But wait! There’s more!
Deadpool found the Spider-Mobile and reconstructed it as the Dead-Buggy. But that’s not all!
Spider Man and Deadpool took a road trip in an entirely new Spideypool Mobile!
(Why wasn’t the Spider Man-Deadpool road movie buddy flick ever made? Why?)
My 93 yo father no longer has use for his tools and has given them to me. Some are from his father (born 1888 in Tallinn, then part on the Russian Empire). Pre WW1 Euro spec tools are somewhat interesting as they were used in a paper factory in St. Petersburg. What he can’t explain is how he ended up with a set of these type screwdrivers used in US tanks during WW2 – probably surplus he picked up in the early 50s. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e7d457bcf97fd89f07474c41251fe5a5b0de6d63dd5c78835de51d2383a6ea48.jpg
I have a few of my grandfather’s tools, as well as the ones that are useful there is a shovel worn down to nearly half its original length. He used it for opening & closing the irrigation channels so big chunks of soil where the reduced size would still work ok. Another one is a socket extension bar with a 45 degree twist in it.
Visitor’s to mid-coastal Maine will do well to visit the trifecta of old hand tools: Liberty Tool Co, Captain Tinkham’s Emporium, and Hull’s Cove Tool Barn.
I went to all three while learning small boat construction at The Woodenboat School. I think my best scores were a lignum-vitae mallet and a 12-1/2 degree block plane. Only one of my grandpa’s tools I have is a 1914 Winchester Model 12 shotgun.
I’ve got an old Thor power drill that was my grandfather’s on my mother’s side. This isn’t mine but looks just like it.
My great grandfather was a toolmaker. My dad has his toolboxes, which are filled with large precision steel implements stamped with his initials, from around the 1900s.
I went on an extended craigslist tool buying binge starting in about 2005. The most exotic items I ended up with from that were a 3×5′ welding table made of 1/2″ plate that weighs about 600 lbs, and a Burke mill.
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