Interesting Woodworking Find
Not sure what the total value is, probably not much but interesting nonetheless.
Anyway the guy I work with is kind of a collector of junk so when he said he had some "carpentry books he wanted to get rid of," I was not to gung ho about the whole thing. He was insistent on grabbing the box tonight, so I was surprised to find it was not books that he had, but a great big box filled with Fine Woodworking Magazines.
I always liked that magazine and found no matter if they are old or new you can get some good information from them. He also said that they were in good shape and "in chronological order." Wanting to see how far back they went, the first magazine I grabbed was simple labeled "1975, Volume 1, Number 1.
The box is filled with the first 10 years of what I would call a great magazine. (winter 1975 to December 1985). All are in good shape...perhaps a bit dusty and as my 2 year old says, "mells like cow poop daddy." Probably from being in a garage for 30 years. They are very much readable though,and in good shape with no water stains or nothing. A pretty good find I would say all things considering. No big high dollar value by any means, or say a 1909 Stanley #140 Plane in mint shape, but the information within holds some value.
Well I'd love to chit chat but I got some reading to do now.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"