Here’s something we stumbled across, but wasn’t aware of — maybe some of you’ve had experience with one of these. From GarrettWade’s page:
“We understand that ‘old timers’ used to say, ‘All you needed was a #1 Odd Job, a hammer, and a saw, and you could build anything.’ Made by Stanley from 1888 to the early 1930’s, it seems as useful today as it was then. […] It’s an inside mitre and try square, a depth gauge, a scribing tool for arcs and circles, a T-square, a depth marking scribe (excellent for marking out mortises), a plumb level, and the 6″ maple, brass-edged rule (also now marked in mm), which is standard with every #1 Odd Job.”
They also offer a 12″ rule that swaps in for the 6″. GarrettWade wants $60 for the Odd Job, $30 ofr the 12″ rule, or they’ll sell you both for $70.
Has anyone used one of these — or better yet one of the originals? It looks really slick, but I’d love to hear someone’s first-hand opinion before shelling out for one.
Historic Stanley #1 Odd Job [GarrettWade]