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Offline d1deleonrn

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Greetings!
« on: September 08, 2014, 12:18:11 PM »
Hello,

My name is Dan and I am an RN by trade, but love my old tools, I have a special affinity for screwdrivers, especially Yankees (before Stanley) and Kraeuters.  I love the feel and finish of all my old tools.  I got started after my Uncle Delmas died in 1979, and I received a phone call from my Aunt in 1999 (twenty years later) asking if I still wanted his tools.  She said she wanted to wait until I was old enough (I was 32 in 1999).  It took the better part of a year to go through and inventory all he had, from Billings, to S-K, to Snap-On, to MAC... you name it, he had it.

My Yankee collection started prior to that and numbers near 50 pieces.  Some ratcheting, some not, some not screwdrivers.  In time, I want to convince my wife to allow them inside. :-).

I can't say it enough, and I'm sure there's agreement, they (Yankees and most of the old tools) were built to a better standard, not just a select few (Snap-On).



Offline Lewill2

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Re: Greetings!
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2014, 01:53:57 PM »
Welcome Dan hope you jump in and join the fun, don't forget we love pictures of old tools!

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Re: Greetings!
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2014, 02:40:25 PM »
Welcome from Ohio , charge up the camera batteries.
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2014, 04:19:31 PM »
Welcome to Tool Talk!
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Re: Greetings!
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2014, 06:03:07 PM »
Hi Dan, Welcome aboard.  This is a great site!

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Re: Greetings!
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2014, 06:45:21 PM »
   Welcome Mike

Offline d1deleonrn

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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2014, 07:39:02 AM »
Well, I currently am 5 degrees South of the Equator, and 125 degrees West on a NOAA Research vessel (not complaining, it's my profession), but when I make ports me and my trusty bicycle go searching for tools.  Last stop Newport Oregon.  Finds:  Proto 1/4 driver, Craftsman mm driver (not old), Craftsman snap ring pliers, Craftsman combination box1-1/16 and 1-1/4 inch wrench and an ACE Hardware Brand #3 phillips.  Total outlay: 6 dollars.  When time permits, I 'll recount the time I bought a stanley corner vise and a S-K socket set and pedaled it entirely too far!!  Pictures of the ACE and Proto, the others are not near vintage enough to think about posting.

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Re: Greetings!
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2014, 08:17:23 AM »
Hi Dan, You definitely have a tool addiction if you're toting vises around on a bicycle!  I like Kraeuter tools also, because of the quality but also because they were made in the place I was born, Newark, NJ.
Sounds like you have a fascinating job working for NOAA.
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Offline bear_man

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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2014, 12:02:08 AM »
Hello and welcome from north central Idaho — and amen to the photos, which you're evidently into.

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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2014, 12:09:17 PM »
Welcome from Denver.

Do you ever come to Colorado?  I've done a lot in the Skaggs building, in NOAA spaces.

Chilly

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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2014, 12:09:20 AM »
Welcome & Aloha from Hawaii...
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