Sunday, March 03, 2013

tools

the last time i went to the dumps i passed a flea market at the local grange. after i finished recycling and dumping i stopped in to check out the market. nothing much caught my eye til i was near the end of the line of vendors. there was a utility trailer and a large table both covered with vintage hand tools in great condition. clean, sharp edges where appropriate, wooden handles oiled, rustless. i knew there was something there for me. hammers of all sizes, screwdrivers galore, wrenches, drill bits, saws both wood and hack. well, as much as i like that stuff i am already full up on all of those things. when i got to the last display i saw my prize.
this is a jig for holding a file in the correct attitude to sharpen chain saw teeth. yes. attitude matters. i had one like this many years ago when i was more of a backwoods hippie and had two chainsaws. now i have a small electric chainsaw. with a freshly sharpened chain. the blue tape on the jig, now torn after i made adjustments, had the number ten on it. the price. which i gladly gave to the two nice geezers resting on folding chairs behind their utilitarian wares.

10 comments:

  1. from one nice geezer to two others!! Glad you found this handy-dandy piece of machinery to keep your other machinery in good condition. I marvel at your abilities, truly.

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  2. I'm sending you my saw to have sharpened.

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  3. What a find. I always have to have a pro sharpen mine. However, even I could us that. Such a bargain.

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  4. I was going to say I need one of those, but Pablo's idea sounds better. I'll get my wife to ship my saw out immediately.

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  5. Chain Saw sharpener jig: file under stuff I didn't know even existed--which would fill a very large shipping container! But I do know that once you clear a little room there's always the temptation to fill it back up...

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  6. Chainsaws and I don't belong in the same county. So, Roger, when you have sometime, I have a few trees that need to come down....

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  7. send me your dull chainsaws. i'll sharpen them. then test them. till they are dull so i can see if the sharpener will still work. oops. need to sharpen again. test again. uh oh. closed loop.

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