In case you didn’t catch the post last week of my newest vintage Craftsman find, I enjoy collecting vintage tools. When it comes to collecting tools or anything else, I don’t do so because I think they’re valuable or might someday be valuable. I collect things that I like, things that I enjoy owning.
I’m somewhat of a nostalgic person, so when it comes to vintage tools, I like to imagine what kind of work the previous owner/owners did with them. I wonder things like: what did they fix with the tool?; where did they purchased it?; did they take pride in it?; were they hesitant to loan it out?; did they have a monthly tool budget?; things like that. To me, it all comes back to the nostalgic feeling of watching my dad work with his tools.
So that brings me to my question – do YOU collect vintage tools? C’mon, this is not the time to be shy!