Building dreams daily in NE PA. More about The House of Chop & my day job at the link below - my interview on The Welding Tips & Tricks podcast.
You have to work with the tools you have not the ones you wish you had. Back before I had a sheet metal brake in the shop a few old clamps and a piece of angle got it done. Perfect? Hell no but I was able to work through the project and continue learning. Don't wait for the fancy tools to get started improvise and over come.
Such a huge fan of these old oilers. They were given to me from a friend who told me they were his grandfathers. He had no further information about them so I have no idea how old they are or how they were used but I think I like it better that way. I occasionally use them. Moreover they sit around the shop and intrigue my imagination.
How long have they been around, who touched them and for what jobs?
Old tools and antiques like this have a soul. They contain just a little shard of all the crafts people used them before. For that reason I cherish these old tools, protect them and won't ever part with them. Happy Sunday
Tell me about the old goodies in your shop