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Honey, it’s freezing out there!

       I was just outside and it is a balmy (for an Ohio January) 40 degrees, not too bad. But when I got up this morning it was only 5 degrees, that’s pipe freezing weather. One thing we haven’t talked about are tricks to prevent you pipes from freezing during bitter Winter weather. Last

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Keeping Honest People Honest

       As I was unpacking a customer’s order of keyed-alike padlocks, it occurred to me that we hadn’t covered a very common item around the home and farm, padlocks. A wise man once said, “Locks are for keeping honest people honest.” This can be true as real crooks aren’t deterred much by many locks.

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I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

  I was just playing “White Christmas” here at the store on our vintage Musette player piano. I’d play some more, but it’s the only Christmas carol that I have a piano roll for. We have some snow on the ground now in Burton, but we’ll need some more before “the day”. Of course, snow

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My First Tools

  Ready or not, it’s almost that time of year. We have been getting ready for Christmas at our home and at my mother’s. Putting her tree up with the old steel 1959 tree stand and getting out the old blown glass ornaments and C7 incandescent lights from the attic puts me in mind of

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Cut to the Chase

  Well, now that the weather has moderated a little bit, I figured that we can get back to tools. This week we’re going to talk about one one of the oldest tools of all – the knife. Who knows how many thousands of years ago the first caveman found a natural stone with a

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The Salt of the Earth

   I was going to write about hardware this week again, but Mother Nature intervened this morning. I don’t know about the rest of the country, but here in the Midwest we have been suffering under an early onslaught of wintery weather for the last two weeks. In November our weather is usually cool with

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Caution – Adults at Play

This week’s article isn’t precisely about hardware, but it definitely fits into the old hardware store. When I was young, I used to read comic books and there were always ads in the back for various merchandise that you could send away for (remember X-Ray Specs?). The one that I always wanted was the “Big

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Stuck on You – Part Two

  Last time we talked about various types of glue. As we said, glues work well only when the gap between the two parts to be joined is small. When there is any appreciable gap that you need to fill, you need a cement. Think about how mortar fills the joint between two bricks, you

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Stuck on You

 One group of items in the fastening category that is not usually thought of as a fastener is glue. Glue can be very handy to fasten things together when something has broken and fixing it with nails or screws is either not possible or too unsightly. It can also be used to construct things from

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The Age of Steam

   When you consider the technological ages of man, as a baby boomer I am sure I grew up in the age of oil, and who would deny that we are now firmly in the computer age. But about a century and a half ago civilization entered what should be known as the age of

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14545 Main Street (N. Cheshire)
Burton Ohio 44021

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