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General Discussion / Re: Spring is on the way.
« Last post by john k on Today at 08:44:38 PM »
3 weeks back, 100% snow cover and minus 21F, today almost 70,  sunny with warm southerly breezes.   Am afraid it is a false spring in Nebraska.
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Daily Quote / Quote of the Day 3-3-2021
« Last post by Papaw on Today at 06:41:04 PM »
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Commitment is an act, not a word.

Jean-Paul Sartre
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General Discussion / Re: Last weekend's finds - highlights
« Last post by Yadda on Today at 06:27:23 PM »
Nice stuff Bill.  Sturdy looking vise.

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General Discussion / Re: Spring is on the way.
« Last post by amecks on Today at 05:30:02 PM »
Here in Central New York State we've barely been above freezing since December.  Next week a break is forecast.  Today I saw a robin, for what its worth.  The real avian sign of spring seems to me to be the red-winged blackbird.  Still looking for him.
Al
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General Discussion / Re: Last weekend's finds - highlights
« Last post by amecks on Today at 05:26:27 PM »
Nice stuff Bill.  Sturdy looking vise.
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General Discussion / Spring is on the way.
« Last post by coolford on Today at 01:44:01 PM »
Couple of weeks ago it was minus seven here in southern Missouri and we had nearly 10 inches of snow.  Yesterday I noticed one of my crocus was blooming, but of course that doesn't mean winter is through with us yet. :smiley:
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Wrench Forum / Re: looking to buy a giant
« Last post by international3414 on Today at 01:38:29 PM »
thanks,but won bid on 10" on sunday...gave up on 8"
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General Discussion / Last weekend's finds - highlights
« Last post by Bill Houghton on Today at 12:05:39 PM »
I wound up with my hands full (should have taken a bag), but these were the highlights:

A little metalworking vise by the Modern [something] company of Milwaukee; I think Modern Equipment, which made metal casting equipment and is still in business.  I've contacted them to ask if it's theirs (I am, of course, secretly hoping to hear back, "Oh wow, we've been looking for one of those for a decade; will you take $10,000 for it?"


The latest acquisition for the completely unnecessary herd of interesting old tape measures:

Dairypak made milk cartons and the like, but seems to be out of business.  Zippo made the tape, which is an interesting construction: one piece metal body, with the tape mechanism slid into the bottom, kind of like the Zippo lighter but upside down.

An S-K 1/4" drive set.  I've seen flex handles with holes in the end of the handle before - they're pretty common, actually - but this is the first time I've seen a factory sliding bar for use in that hole.

Several eight-point sockets, and a nice ratchet, but, if anyone's desperate for sockets or other bits here to fill out a set, contact me to haggle.
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Picture Forum / Various
« Last post by Bill Houghton on Today at 11:58:38 AM »
For "Last weekend's finds - highlights" in General Discussion
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Wrench Forum / Re: looking to buy a giant
« Last post by Lewill2 on Today at 09:08:28 AM »
I have a 10 inch if that would be of interest.
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