Yep - two kinds of special tools for meI still have the first pair of cheap pliers I ever bought with my own money when I was 13, they were not used for very long and have not been used in almost 50 years, I just cant bring myself to toss them, every time I look at them in the drawer I still see this little kid all exited buying them. I even plastidiped the handles just to finish off the can.
I grew up in milwaukee wisconsin. And for me growing up the old polish and german guys were the men that impressed me. They could fix or build anything and had hundreds of interesting measuring tools. They could run lathe and metal machines that were so precise. Those men are long gone and the skills and brains those men had are sadly missed.Too much to list!
Most prized possession is a machinist's chest, with union sticker on the side, from my Grandfather, full of Starret, and some Mitutoyo and Lufkin machinist and measuring tools. He was a Tool & Die maker, the machinist's machinist. He used to say proudly that he never quit a job. He moved up wherever he worked, he did get layed off a bunch of times. He had a new job before getting called back every time.
Got my SK set at sixteen in ‘68. Same sentiments. I broke a 14mm abusing it with a cheater pipe, but all the rest is original. Love the knurled handle.I still have the SK 3/8 socket set I got for my 16th birthday in '71 . That ratchet is still the one I grab first out of the box.
Maybe it's superstition as it has the old, knurled handle unlike the comfy handles of today, but my old friend has served and still is serving me well.
Looks like a different version of a Craftsman pocket socket.This very odd wrench is the only physical reminder I have of a 30 year long friend.
Its surreal in many ways. I have pictures and memories of him but nothing of his but this.
Well this and a hodgepodge box of scattered tools everyone else picked over and the remainder made it way to me with a buddy saying "he'd want you to have this".
I do not believe Ive seen one of these prior, dont know a thing about who makes it but it looks and feel like its at least a good idea.....Its on cleaning #2
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That was very interesting to read through. Thanks for posting that. Cheers! 🍻
Ever seen one of these? Odd adjustable wrench...This very odd wrench is the only physical reminder I have of a 30 year long friend. Its surreal in many ways. I have pictures and memories of him but nothing of his but this. Well this and a hodgepodge box of scattered tools everyone else picked over and the remainder made it way to me with a...www.garagejournal.com
Great history on this tool.