Wood'nCoal wrote:One person's junk is another person's treasure.
I have garbage picked some great stuff over my lifetime.
Scandalous !! You've gone 'dumpster diving' ? LOL..
My latest 'find' was a window A/C unit, sitting next to a few garbage bags at the curb. I was driving by just as the guy set the A/C down. I stopped and asked what was 'wrong' with the A/C unit.. The guy said it was really noisy, annoyed his wife, so they bought a new one..
So I grabbed it, took it home. removed the cover, pulled out two oak leaves from the fan, gave the fan shaft a squirt of lube.
That A/C unit has been used every summer for the last 4 years.. A great find.
I used to pick up lawnmowers set out in the trash, If i could feel compression when I pulled the rope, and the deck wasn't cracked, and it had wheels, 99% of the time I can make em run.. Then I'd give em to friends.
I have a lot of older automotive tools, too damned cold to go out and photograph anything right now. But I'll get some pics for later.
Old cylinder hones, Ridge reamers. Hand babbitt scrapers, valve lapping tools.
I have several full tool kits that came with the Pierce Arrow cars. Most tools are stamped with the >Pierce> logo.
OK, time for more coffee.