Grandpa could fix just about anything and had the tools to prove it. He had a large collection of tools for wood working, construction, electrical work, plumbing, masonry and more.
When he died I inherited some of his tools. Most of them live in my toolboxes in the garage, but these ones seemed old enough that I decided to make a display with them.
The display is hung above my computers in my office. The tools are all hung on pegboard just like my daily-use tools in the garage.
Roughly top to bottom, left to right:
A brace, a tape measure (inside the brace), monkey wrench, an awl, a folding ruler, a putty knife, a level, a ball-peen hammer, a pocket knife, book, plumb bob, eggbeater drill, wire cutters, pipe wrench, needle nose pliers, screw driver, planer.
The book is The Complete Home Handyman’s Guide. I like it partly because it starts out with the very basics. Figure 1 is a diagram titled “Claw Hammer”. Trying to imagine grandpa ever needing such basic instruction makes me smile. The book does get into all sorts of home repairs though and is actually still very applicable to the 1950s rambler I live in now.
Inside the cover is a short inscription showing that the book was given to grandpa by his father-in-law Walt Johnson.