Saturday, October 22, 2011

RO SEARCH U.S. ISSUE DESERT STORM BOOTS

Today since It's mowing day, I'll show you my "mowing" boots.
These are from about 1990 during "Desert Storm"...  Army issue Desert combat boots.
I've had these since right about that time and always used them for work and projects.  Today they mow the grass and do yard work.
They're very comfortable (with the right insole) and my feet breath pretty good in the summer in them.
If you need a good pair a cheap work boots, I'd highly recommend a pair of surplus boots.   Cheap, well made and you can always find your size.  Plus, they're vintage looking since combat boots haven't really changed that much in the last 80 years or so...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

PECK, STOW & WILCOX No. 6 WING DIVIDER

Today it's a very cool old P.S. & W (Peck, Stow & Wilcox) Wing Divider.
I found an ad from their catalog from 1922 which featured these so they're probably from that time.
Forged steel with solid brass pivot points.
I bought these to use with my leather work.   Because why have some new cheaply made tool, when you can have something like this?  Plus it's vintage and I love working with vintage tools.
The thumb screw is for final adjusting.   It has a little spring steel there that make is just right.
The still sharp points.
As I was saying, I love working with Vintage Tools.   I think it makes your project better in a way, because it's the way things used to be made and I think ever so slightly it shows in your final product.