A couple weeks ago I was riding home and saw an interesting trash pile; there were automotive parts, bucket of rusty tools, and a trash can full of garage type stuff. No, I can’t resist checking that out.
Found an unopened quart of 90wt gear oil (and I happen to need some!). A pretty nice screwdriver that just needed regrinding (easy). And an axe with a leather blade cover. Looked pretty nice except someone had tried to chop a cinder block in half or something – the working edge was pretty ragged.
People look at you funny when you’re riding a bicycle down the street, carrying an axe.
This morning I reground and filed the cutting edge – good as new. Except, when I want to cut branches I use a bow saw – I don’t know what I need an axe for. It was just too nice to let it go to the landfill. Do people still use axes? Any Boy Scouts out there?