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    A long time ago, I used to help a railroad museum with their projects. They had a large collection of large wrenches, and finding the right one was always a project all by itself. The solution turned out to be cleaning them up, painting the size on the wrench, and hanging them up as a display. Periodically, someone would have to borrow a "display" for a while to use it as a wrench, though.

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    Jeepers creepers! Look at those cal-eepers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom A View Post
    Anyone else have a drill press on their computer desk ?

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    No, but clearly I need one now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom A View Post
    Anyone else have a drill press on their computer desk ?
    Nice Burke drill!
    How about a Champion Lock Mortiser and levels on the wall?
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    Wow Mel, I knew you liked levels, now I see you like NICE levels. That is a really nice display and I like the way you incorporate "paper" in it.

    The Morticer is cute too....... I have a Starrett chopper above the cabinets in the kitchen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivett608 View Post
    Wow Mel, I knew you liked levels, now I see you like NICE levels. That is a really nice display and I like the way you incorporate "paper" in it.

    The Morticer is cute too....... I have a Starrett chopper above the cabinets in the kitchen.
    Thanks Rivett.
    I'm very happy to have the picture on the left. It's an enlargement of the tintype below, and it shows the guy seated holding an Early LL Davis tall frame level. The level at the top of the rack next to the picture is the same style.

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    This was just a cool old post with lots of calipers in it, and some really great levels!

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    He who dies with the most toys wins?

    Rivett608 I see you're well on your way to the winners podium.

    Take assurance. Most does not mean it happens any earlier - more likely the pleasant feelings they evoke EXTEND your life.

    So you not only win, you get to enjoy it longer.

    Joe in NH

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    If you happen to be in the Lowell, MA area next Saturday, you can add to your collection;

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    Looks like an interesting sale;

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    Mel..you have quite a few Davis Levels there. Care sending one or two my way? Beautiful collection by the way.

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    Here's some more that didn't make it on the wall.




    Joe in NH

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    I only have two calipers on the wall.

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    I had to join the fun. This has the added bonus of making them accessible next time I need them. I also discovered that I have a couple of the Starrett quick adjusting calipers discussed in another thread. :-D
    Now I have the fanciest bathroom of any blacksmith shop in town.

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