Estate Sale Drill Press

I woke up this morning before the sun came up, hopped in my heaterless ’64 F100, and drove an hour away in freezing (for Texas anyway) temps to an estate sale. I got to the sale early thinking I had to beat the rush to get what I wanted. I arrived at 8am to locked gates. For the next two hours, I froze my ass off while listening to This American Life on my phone. By 9:45am, however, other people started to arrive. And instead of waiting patiently like I was, they jumped the fence and wondered right on in.

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Spyder Infested Shop

There’s a larger photo after the jump. Be sure to check it out… It’s a photograph of the Porsche wing that handled final assembly of the Spyder and it’s a thing of beauty. What jumps out to me the most is the architecture – I’m guessing this wing represents a quarter of a really large quonset hut. Note the race posters lining the walls. That’s pride fellas…

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Vintage Craftsman Bandsaw – DC Conversion

A few weeks ago, I found a beautifully restored Craftsman Bandsaw (103.24280) on Craig’s List. I called the guy and when I went to pick it up, I was greeted by a collection of gorgeous old wood working tools – all restored and all being used. I was mesmerized and taken aback by just how cool this old stuff is. The hook had taken hold… and I’m now fully and completely obsessed.

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The Milwaukee Rapid Charge Station

Honestly, I don’t need this thing. I’ve got a charger for both my M12 and M18 tools and I’ve haven’t found myself wanting for more than that, but… Milwaukee has been teasing this new rapid charger that charges both M12 and M18 batteries 40% faster than standard chargers for a few months now. It’s finally hitting the streets… and now, I want one.

Dammit!

The cheapest I’ve found is $169 from Acme. Here’s the link. I’ve got no affiliation with them – feel free to post cheaper prices if you find them.

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The Craftsman Block Grinder

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Because dammit… Is there anything cooler than a vintage Craftsman block grinder? Sure there is, but not much.

Keep up with it here.

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