It’s good to be Norm. Sometimes it seems like those New Englanders have all the fun, and I can’t say I blame ’em — if I had a chance to go to the Brimfield Antique Show in Massachusetts and paw all over an eighty-year-old Rosewood level, I’d do it, too.
Sure, the sellers at this thing are probably well-aware of how valuable their merchandise is, and they might tell you to “stuff it” if you offered ’em a penny less than they thought their tool was worth — but just getting your hands on something like that would make it worth going. Flipping through the pictures of his little stroll through hand-tool history made us drool in envy.
Of course, Norm’s been doing New Yankee Workshop since I was in grade school, so he might be able to spot a deal I would walk right by.
The Feel Of A Well-Worn Hammer [This Old House]