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Forum topic by Don W posted 07-14-2017 01:12 PM 1193 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-14-2017 01:12 PM

I found this saved from a little over 5 years ago. I’ve searched and can’t find who wrote it. I’d like to know. I can’t believe (well, i guess I can) i didn’t write down where it came from.

What’s that I Spy amidst the rust, in a bucket over yonder?
What lies in wait for my caress?
What makes my heart beat stronger?
Could it be? NO surely not.
My God, I think IT IS!

A Stanley No.1 no less, I’ll search for thee no longer.
Five dollars reads the seller’s tag.
I ask if he’ll take three.
We shake on four, the deal is done
And 1 rub my hands with glee.

But now I have a problem
For you see, the question is…
Should I sell it unrestored,
Or should 1 do the biz?

To find one in the rough you see,
Has long since been my dream.
I’ve numbers 2 right up to 8
And the 1 completes the team.

So I’ll show it love, I make it sing,
Release it from its chains,
Then with pride 1’ll hang it up
On Don’s great wall of planes.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.


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#1 posted 07-14-2017 01:56 PM

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#2 posted 07-14-2017 01:56 PM

I’d guess Andy… let the search begin!

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#3 posted 07-14-2017 02:30 PM

I too have the dream to find a #1.

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#4 posted 07-14-2017 02:57 PM

I saw one at a pick. The owner forgot he had it and refused to sell.

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#5 posted 07-18-2017 08:28 AM

99% sure that was me Don.

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#6 posted 07-18-2017 10:38 AM

Thanks Andy

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#7 posted 08-23-2017 12:04 AM

;-)

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#8 posted 08-23-2017 01:47 AM

I should know this but don’t. Any LJs own a #1?

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#9 posted 08-23-2017 01:57 AM

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#10 posted 08-23-2017 07:28 PM

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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