I took my brother to a couple of tag sales here sunday morning before football, and before he had to fly back home.
I never know what Ill find, I always look at tools first.
I spotted this marble chess board. I examined it. board was in perfect shape, some of the pieces were reglued, it was marked 40 dollars.
I did a quick internet search, sets like this sell for 100-200 dollars.
I cannot rate quality of marble, Im no expert.this thing is extremely heavy.
The boards alone go for close to 75 dollars or more.(maybe less I didn't go nuts looking at prices)
I offered 20, they said, cant do it, 25, I walked away.
a minute later she said, ok, 20.
so this will be one of my future projects, probably a winter project.
Not sure exactly how I will incorporate it, maybe into a small end table, walnut? cherry? maybe into a small separate wood frame to make it a bit less stone looking. Really not sure, but for 20 bucks, I think Im off to a good start, I don't care about the pieces, I can always purchase new pieces or let someone else purchase new pieces.
been off my feet, still battling this metatarsal bursitis nonsense, but feeling better off my feet.
today was first day back in shop to clean up a bit more and repair a frame I damaged.
I spent most of the day again looking for my hammer. Had the thing for nearly 40 years(maybe 35-40?), and boom, its gone.
The only thing I can think of, is that when I pounded down some outdoor Halloween decorations in the ground with it, I left it outside on the front bushes, and it must have rusted up and the gardener found it and figured it was junk and tossed it.
I haven't seen him in weeks, so I doubt his workers will even remember.
And ofcourse, 2 days in a row, I need a hammer. I haven't used it before pounding down the lawn ornaments for maybe 6 months, and wont need it again for another 6 months.
Im done searching. Im going to buy a new one tomorrow.Its aggrevating. I don't lose tools.