OjaiM5
OjaiM5 HalfDork
9/17/21 6:52 p.m.

I was using this abomination of a light today and thought maybe I'm not the only one with rigged up stuff. I have run over it so many times and it still works! Held together with electrical tape and the lens is now a water bottle. 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/17/21 7:35 p.m.

This is a nail puller that I inherited from one of my grandfathers. Not the grandfather who built all kinds of stuff, but oddly, the one who worked in an office. But his father owned a hardware store and a tire shop. 
 

It's at least a hundred years old and I've used it approximately a million times. There is no better tool for the job. 
 

It looks evil, and it kinda is. 
 

dculberson (Forum Supporter)
dculberson (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/17/21 8:51 p.m.

I had a bad headlamp, and a bad LED emergency light (the kind that mounts on the wall and turns on if the power goes out) from work. Someone got rid of some USB power banks. Inspiration struck and tada, my own home made dork light:

It works great, has an amazing beam spread (so many headlamps are spotlights), and in general works way better than it has any right to. I still haven't even put on a switch - you turn it on and off by plugging in the USB connector. But damn is it ugly.

mtn
mtn MegaDork
9/17/21 9:17 p.m.

Hey, my wife told me it wasn't ugly OR strange!

I cannot show you on this forum though. 

11GTCS
11GTCS Dork
9/17/21 9:31 p.m.

In reply to mtn :

Thank you.  Here's my second thumbs up!

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
9/17/21 10:23 p.m.
mtn said:

Hey, my wife told me it wasn't ugly OR strange!

I cannot show you on this forum though. 

My first thought, but I couldn't figure out how to word it without breaking the forum rules. Good job!

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
9/17/21 11:38 p.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

This is a nail puller that I inherited from one of my grandfathers. Not the grandfather who built all kinds of stuff, but oddly, the one who worked in an office. But his father owned a hardware store and a tire shop. 
 

It's at least a hundred years old and I've used it approximately a million times. There is no better tool for the job. 
 

It looks evil, and it kinda is. 
 

I've used an identical tool in my youth.  The right tool for the job.

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/18/21 6:32 a.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

This is a nail puller that I inherited from one of my grandfathers. Not the grandfather who built all kinds of stuff, but oddly, the one who worked in an office. But his father owned a hardware store and a tire shop. 
 

It's at least a hundred years old and I've used it approximately a million times. There is no better tool for the job. 
 

It looks evil, and it kinda is. 
 

Those pullers are still available. 
 

$35 on Amazon

 

I have one too. wink

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/18/21 7:03 a.m.

In reply to SVreX (Forum Supporter) :

That's awesome! But I don't think I will ever need another one unless I lose it.

I guess the tooling is paid off by now.

 

 

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/18/21 7:04 a.m.

In reply to Woody (Forum Supportum) :

That's true.  The dang thing will last forever.

84FSP
84FSP UltraDork
9/18/21 8:09 a.m.

In reply to mtn :

That only took a couple posts to see what I thought of when I read the title...

gearheadmb
gearheadmb SuperDork
9/18/21 8:25 a.m.

In reply to Woody (Forum Supportum) :

love antique woodworking and carpentry tools. I dont have one of those but have always wondered how good they work in real life. 

akamcfly
akamcfly Dork
9/18/21 8:37 a.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

 

OjaiM5
OjaiM5 HalfDork
9/18/21 8:48 a.m.

Karacticus
Karacticus GRM+ Memberand Dork
9/18/21 8:49 a.m.

I've not yet found anything that fits the cooling system drain and bleed plugs that BMW uses better than this--

No Time
No Time SuperDork
9/18/21 9:36 a.m.
gearheadmb said:

In reply to Woody (Forum Supportum) :

love antique woodworking and carpentry tools. I dont have one of those but have always wondered how good they work in real life. 

I've found it to be the right tool for the job many times. 

They work well for removing nails in hardwood flooring without damage, framing nails during remodeling, and many other times when a cats paw or wonder bar wouldn't grab the nail (finish or framing) or would cause too much damage for something I planned to reuse. 

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/18/21 10:43 a.m.

I kept all my most unusual and unique tools (collected over 40+ years in historic reconstruction)  in a large road case (4' high, 5' wide, 4' deep). Unfortunately, this road case was stolen this week, and a lifetime of unique tools was lost. 
 

So, I can't show my best. 
 

But I'll post a few things that are laying around my shop...

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/18/21 10:53 a.m.

Every tool shown here is used regularly. 
 

See if you can name them all...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ive used every one of those in the last couple weeks

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/18/21 10:56 a.m.

And just to round out my identity as a Luddite, this is my workbench: 

 

 

cheekywink

paddygarcia
paddygarcia GRM+ Memberand Reader
9/19/21 11:57 a.m.

This thread is good excuse for my favorite Far Side.

Gary
Gary UltraDork
9/19/21 6:57 p.m.

In reply to SVreX (Forum Supporter) :

Mohel tool?

ShawnG
ShawnG UltimaDork
9/19/21 7:32 p.m.

In reply to SVreX (Forum Supporter) :

1) Not sure

2) Self-countersink bits for wood screws

3) Drain wrench for tubs and sinks

4) Leather punch

5) Tool for driving glaziers points

6) Scraper with interchangable blades

7) Branding iron for your hipster woodworking business :P

8) Yankee screwdriver

9) Marking gauge

10) No idea

11) Saw set for setting saw teeth during sharpening

12) Brace 

13) Gent's saw

14) Beam compass points

15) Clamp 

16) Air palm nailer

17) Shingle remover

18) Not sure

19) English jointer's bench with apron vice and wagon vice.

 

 

 

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