November 18, 2011

ingredients of a decent toolbox









































1. hammer
2. tape measure
3. screwdrivers {flat, phillips}
4. level
5. file/rasp
6. chisels
7. hand saw
8. right angle
9. drill bit set
10. clamps
11. vise grips
12. coping saw
13. nails and screws

{not pictured because I don't have a 'pretty' one -- meaning home depot purchase! -- but equally as important: a drill}

7 comments:

  1. Those are nice old tools! I use some tools from my father's collection of the 1930's, 40's, and 50's. I have an old hand drill I don't use. Next time you're in Monterey I'll show them to you and you can beg me to sell you one.:)
    --Jerry

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  2. Gorgeous! My tools are all sad and new-ish and cheap. Even your level is pretty!

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  3. Yes indeed, but I have ugly versions of all these too! Which sadly, can be a bit more functional than some of their more beautiful counter-parts -- Sometimes! I admit to having the ugly Home Depot level that I use to double-check that my pretty level is level. Hah!

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  4. just looks like mine!!!! Looooove tool boxes!!! ;))

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  5. It makes the process more enjoyable to use beautiful tools, doesn't it? This photo should be framed...

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  6. are these all the tools you use to make your tables? or do you have more hidden away?

    -Nikki

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  7. I do use all of these tools, but I definitely have more tools tucked away! And power tools, like a table saw, chop saw, orbital sander, nail gun, jug saw, etc... Going to get a band saw in a couple months too!! I use the old ones as much as possible though.

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