Some of the items I found were some old leather purses. "Old leather purses!?", you say?
|When I wavered about purchasing them, they said "two for $5", so I took them|
|Just the right size for this "chop"|
|Gluing the leather to the chop|
|Then cut out the areas around the counter-bore where the chop attaches to the vise jaw|
|Both jaws lined like this|
Another of the items I found were a set of old turning tools. I don't even have a lathe, but I couldn't let these pass by - I hope to make some kind of human powered (or drill powered) lathe in the not-too-distant future. These don't look like anything special, but they are about 60 years old. The gentleman who sold them to me (for $1 each!) said he remembered when his father got them.
|Two skew chisels and two gouges|
|Three are missing the metal ferrule, if they ever had them|
|Looks to be in pretty rough shape|
|The medallion dates this saw from between 1917 and 1940|
The man who sold it to me mentioned that he had a few bins of old tools from his father and grandfather that he didn't have a chance to go through before the garage sale. He might let me know when he's had a chance to go through them. Gosh, I hope he remembers to do that! I get tingly just thinking about what he might have. But I hope they're in better shape than the saw!