Posts tagged ‘Tools’

I never heard of International Forge Company but this little ratchet looks very similar to an older model Craftsman. I thought that’s what it was when I saw it at the bottom of a yard sale milk crate full of junk . It had obviously spent some time outdoors or in a flooded basement. Some […]

Wait a minute !!

November 15th, 2008

On Sunday I disassembled this 1936 Snap On ratchet, cleaned it,  put fresh grease inside and put it back together. Just after I started I thought about something that people may take for granted. Notice the two screws holding it together. The slot in one is plainly seen and the other is filled with oil […]

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 […]

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