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Offline Wrenchmensch

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An Expedient Tool Room aka Life is Short
« on: May 05, 2011, 10:15:57 AM »
The upstairs in our house cannot take any more of my collected artifacts than the RR lanterns shown on the nuked edition of this tool site. Wrenches are either displayed on pegboards or are stored in boxes in the basement.  Displayed wrenches get taken off and placed in one of the storage boxes when a better wrench comes along.  I now have more than a quarter ton of taken-down wrenches in storage boxes wrenches which are destined to go soon to a metal scrapyard.

The pictures show some of the wrenches displayed in our basement.
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Re: An Expedient Tool Room aka Life is Short
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011, 10:40:44 AM »
I thought I had a lot of wrenches!
No thoughts of selling the better ones?
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Re: An Expedient Tool Room aka Life is Short
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011, 07:19:46 PM »
All I can say is, "Wow!"  Thanks for sharing!

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Re: An Expedient Tool Room aka Life is Short
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2011, 05:33:10 PM »
Wow is right....
If all else fails use a bigger hammer…
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Re: An Expedient Tool Room aka Life is Short
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2011, 05:53:22 PM »
Displays are on pegboards, and lesser wrenches get taken off and placed in one of the storage boxes when a better wrench comes along.  I now have more than a quarter ton of taken-down wrenches in storage boxes wrenches which are destined to go soon to a metal scrapyard.



Beautiful Collection Bob, and Pleanty of it! I hope you are not serious about taking 500 pounds of old collectable wrenches to the scrapyard, or did I read that wrong?

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Re: An Expedient Tool Room aka Life is Short
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2011, 06:50:48 PM »
Maybe they'll end up in Tool, Texas. Here are MrChuck and me by the city sign.

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Re: An Expedient Tool Room aka Life is Short
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2011, 06:19:47 AM »

LOL!

So, did a fellow come out and change the population count
 on the sign after you fellows left?

Town names like that always make me wonder....
*Why* did they name the town that?
There just has to be a story behind that.....

...."Ya,  over at that place I found a free tool in the road..."
Just a weathered light rust/WD40 mix patina.

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Re: An Expedient Tool Room aka Life is Short
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2011, 07:18:47 AM »
We went through there rather quickly the morning we went to a tool show and sale in Dallas, and I went back on my way home from Chucks, but neither time did we find anyone to talk to about the town origin. I took pictures of some historical markers that may give some clues. I'll have to look at them again and see if it was explained.
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Re: An Expedient Tool Room aka Life is Short
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2011, 03:49:41 AM »
Wrenchmensch, were you serious about those seconds going to the scrapper, your seconds might be anothers firsts. would be nice to see what you have and you surely have a tidy profit since obviousely they werent so bad the first time that you turned them away.
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Re: An Expedient Tool Room aka Life is Short
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2011, 07:30:41 PM »

...................Town names like that always make me wonder....
*Why* did they name the town that?
There just has to be a story behind that.....

...."Ya,  over at that place I found a free tool in the road..."


Tool, TEXAS
History in a pecan shell

Earliest noted settler was William Avant, who arrived around 1835. The town may have once been called Hog Fork but was renamed to honour George Tool, storekeeper. A post office operated for ten years - starting in 1901. At the end of WW11, the 100 people who lived in Tool took advantage of the improved roads and left - leaving behind only forty people by 1950.

In 1965, with the completion of the Cedar Creek Reservoir, the population increased to 300 and then to 1700 by 1990.



Judging by the population count in Papaw's photo, Tool is seeing better times again.

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Re: An Expedient Tool Room aka Life is Short
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2011, 02:09:59 PM »
My definition of SCRAP, picked at random from one of the storage boxes destined for the scrapyard.
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Re: An Expedient Tool Room aka Life is Short
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2011, 06:01:41 PM »
....................................My definition of SCRAP, picked at random from one of the storage boxes destined for the scrapyard...................


Well that blows away my meagre collection. I thought I was doing a bit alright but I guess I have only been accumulating scrap. Oh well, back to the drawing board!

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Re: An Expedient Tool Room aka Life is Short
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2011, 09:12:31 PM »
I thought you were serious about scrapping the stuff till I saw the picture. There are at least four pieces there I would like.
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Re: An Expedient Tool Room aka Life is Short
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2011, 10:57:13 AM »
Ebay proved to be an unreliable alternative to just deep-sixing no longer wanted wrenches. Prices achieved for the display items I placed on eBay last week were as follows:
    Herbrand Agricultural Screwdriver  $ 3.25
    Iron Age cutout wrench  $ .99
    Mossberg double socket wrench (early model)  $ .99
    Perfect Handle Tire Tool  $.99

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Re: An Expedient Tool Room aka Life is Short
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2011, 04:13:12 PM »
Maybe you should of taken that offer? ;)