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Offline winston427

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Newly formed tool addiction
« on: October 26, 2019, 06:04:19 PM »
I have always been a firm believer in having the right tool for the job. My motto has always been "I bust my butt so I can afford the tools that keep me from having to bust my butt". I recently decided to obtain a handful of rusty of wrenches just to build a display in the garage. The first purchase was a bulk lot of 22 wrenches and I quickly started researching the history of each manufacturer and dates. That lit a fire to learn more about early American tool history and the addiction erupted.

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Re: Newly formed tool addiction
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2019, 06:12:24 PM »
We're not addicted.   Just tool admirers.   :cry: :embarrassed:

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Re: Newly formed tool addiction
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2019, 07:33:58 PM »
Welcome to our world !
Lots of good info here and you should also know about http://alloy-artifacts.org/ and http://www.wrenchingnews.com/ .
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Re: Newly formed tool addiction
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2019, 08:39:58 PM »
Oh my friend.... You have taken the first step down a long winding slippery, but very interesting slope.  Howdy from Houston!
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: Newly formed tool addiction
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2019, 04:42:20 AM »
Hello, winston427. Welcome to Tool Talk from rainy Central New York State!!! Regards, Lou
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Re: Newly formed tool addiction
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2019, 05:11:54 AM »
Hi winston427, welcome from sunny Florida. You are definitely on a "slippery slope", the good thing is that you have lots of company on your slide. Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions, there are many knowledgable people here.

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Re: Newly formed tool addiction
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2019, 08:29:58 AM »
Welcome to our world !
Lots of good info here and you should also know about http://alloy-artifacts.org/ and http://www.wrenchingnews.com/ .

Alloy artifacts was the first site I found to do research. A lot of great information there but some tools I have picked up are not found on that site. Thus the reason I am here to broaden the knowledge base.

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Re: Newly formed tool addiction
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2019, 08:38:36 AM »
Since this group is more geared toward the antique wrenches, can anyone suggest a site for history and research on antique pliers? As my addiction erupted I found myself picking up more types of tools and wanting to learn about the makers and history of those as well.

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Re: Newly formed tool addiction
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2019, 09:42:03 AM »
Try try Datamp website for more info.  www.datamp.org.

http://www.datamp.org/patents/search/xrefType.php?source=query&start=0&cat=0&type=0&class=1900

The link above if filtered for pliers.
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: Newly formed tool addiction
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2019, 11:11:39 AM »

I'm not an addict; I'm an enthusiast.

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Re: Newly formed tool addiction
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2019, 03:23:32 PM »
Well...uh....maybe....OK OK, I'm an addict! There I've admitted it, but I'm not going alone Winston. ;-)
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Re: Newly formed tool addiction
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2019, 05:58:07 AM »
Welcome, there is a lot to learn here.  That said, I'm not an addict, I only collect everything tool related.

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Re: Newly formed tool addiction
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2019, 06:35:46 AM »
Well...uh....maybe....OK OK, I'm an addict! There I've admitted it, but I'm not going alone Winston. ;-)

I’ll admit I’m an addict, but I’m not going to any meetings. Unless it’s a swap meet.

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Re: Newly formed tool addiction
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2019, 07:27:13 AM »
Hello and welcome from northern British Columbia.

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Re: Newly formed tool addiction
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2019, 05:39:34 PM »
Potential addict, confirmed collection gene carrier, and willing enabler when given the opportunity.
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....