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May 27, 2002
The map is of Sewickley, PA where I was born. This is the world's perfect screw driver - with which I rebuilt a 1968 240 Volvo. I built a bicycle with it, wired a house with it, used it as a chisel and drove the shaft into the handle and went to Sears and bought a new one.
The perfect hammer, made by Estwing who make geologist's rock hammers. It's the first tool I bought after moving into my first house.
The hand plane belonged to my grandfather Joseph Senis and I've never used it so it's still as sharp as the last time he sharpened it which would have been around 1968.
The doll house chair was built by my grandfather Senis for my mom and Aunt Betty around 1935 and my daughter Grace plays with it now.
Nail pullers that belonged to my grandfather and I use them all the time. In fact, I didn't know what they were until I moved into this house. My father had them and he didn't know what they were either. And he would have never used them anyway. Ned Billington came over and was helping me with the house and he had his and I asked him what they were. So then I got them out of my grandfather's workbench that had been pilfering (collecting items) over the years.