Here’s a Vise Grip Wrench I picked up at a yard sale. Its condition is typical.       At some point in its life the spring was broken or removed.  I checked my supply of springs   and none were close enough for a match, so I went to my favorite hardware store to […]

Some kind of…..?

July 11th, 2008

My favorite antique store is in an old textile mill. It’s a co-op with probably around a hundred dealers, each of whom rents a booth or a display case and fills it with junk (antique or not).  I try to stop in once a month. On my last trip I remember two men in front […]

…because your screwdriver handles are breaking down. Most screwdriver handles are made of cellulose acetate. As this material ages, it breaks down and smells like vomit. It also develops a milky-colored haze that you can wipe away with your finger. Don’t bother though, it’ll just come back. Eventually, it cracks like safety glass. Here’s a bunch […]

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