Lately, I’ve been enjoying finding and buying tools at
various markets and car boots. I’ve become a little disillusioned by the poor quality
of many of the new tools that you see around, so to get hold of something that
is old, has had some light use and can
be restored and put back into use is a far better way to go. I’ve mentioned the
cutters that I use for fret wire before and these were made by Starrett in
So a few recent purchases……
Never been a great fan of Surforms or approve of using tools
as “object d’art” but a couple of weeks ago, I saw this lovely vintage cast one
and couldn’t resist it for 50p!
Sunday yielded a particularly good haul: I’ve been after an
angle plate for a while and stumbled across this one which is the perfect size
for my pillar drill and for the components that I want to drill into.
The same guy had this unused reamer which is perfect for opening up end pin holes to take jack-sockets.
And these; nos Abrafile blades, I haven’t seen these around for
at least 10 years, great for the ramps on steel-string bridges and slotting nuts
for heavy gauge strings.
Who could resist this tool box in “Snap-On” red…………….
ot quite sure what I’ll use it for, but at the moment it’s
a happy companion for the vintage CK box that I bought a while ago!