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I've sort of been an old tool, homestead era equipment sort of guy much of my life. I guess "collector" would be a word my wife of 51 years would use? The first picture shows a sheet of oak plywood my son had used in his shop for a cover over restroom plumbing accessible from this room. I hope nothing ever happens to the plumbing while I'm alive, as I don't want to remove the tools and have to replace them again.

The next three pictures are of the shop "balcony" (we call it mezzanine) wall. The plywood was added for strength, then I piled a ton of tools on it. The second photo is of the left end. The third photo is of the right end and the fourth photo is both together. Gary
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I collect a few other things from childhood to now as well. The first is of old automobile hubcaps. Second is the old spark plugs. I started both of those collections at age 6, on the homestead. Third is the old light bulbs and fourth is the oil cans. The little steam engine is my son's "pencil sharpener." It is on youtube if you type in "steam pencil sharpener" it comes up. The last I looked it had over 10,000 hits. He had it in his office at Fort Harrison (Montana Army National Guard) at the CSMS Shop. The $1200 USAF toilet seat puts the mind to work on the US Army's steam powered pencil sharpener cost$. Gary
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Nice accumulation . My tool collection goes around 750 wrenches
+ or - a couple of buckets. & other things. ED
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Real nice collections guys, very enjoyable viewing!! Thanks for posting the great pics.

Anyone else???
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Edward Cole, until last summer, I had buckets and boxes of tools strung everywhere. Here are a few.
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And more buckets and boxes.
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More disorganization. Some of it is getting organized though. My son's threshing machine was well decorated on one side with tools, until the boards went up.
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I'm going to quit wasting Harry's paper here, but wanted to do this last post. The first picture is of a set of four tapered reamers. I wish I knew what they were for? I have a cast iron barn auger and a wooden one. Then the lanterns.
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Well, this IS the last (tonight), Harry. But, this is why I have tools. And I often grab something from the antique tool wall. They are often job specific. Gary
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Remember: He who dies with the most stuff wins.

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Thanks for sharing. I have a few of my dad's old tools. Monkey wrench and a old wooden bodied plane. Never thought to use the wrench on anything until I needed to attach a ball hitch ball on my tractor. Didn't have anything large enough to hold the ball in place while snugging up the nut and washer. Frank
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Now that's a pencil sharpener 20!


*ps: Don't let an inspector or your insurance agent see that nat gas line running along the floor.
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*ps: That gas line is on a raised (boiler) platform deck built for the boiler and water heater. It's not a part of the "working floor" in the building. Just finished in linoleum. The deck is raised about 2' above the floor where the picture was taken. Gas had to get to the boiler on that platform somehow, I like oldstuff.
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What a Jim Dandy bunch of history I may have to make a road trip. ED
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Got my pile of tools beat by a few pounds, though I did recognize quite a few of them as being in my collection as well.
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I collect a few other things from childhood to now as well. The first is of old automobile hubcaps. Second is the old spark plugs. I started both of those collections at age 6, on the homestead. Third is the old light bulbs and fourth is the oil cans.
Gary, that is a heck of a collection, and nicely displayed.
How do you have the hubcaps mounted to the board?

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