Goodbye jigsaw

When I was growing up I spent many hours down in my basement workshop making things. Among the tools my dad had was a drill press and a jigsaw. At some point when I was older and had my own home I transported the jigsaw to Poughkeepsie, New York. The drill press remained in my father’s home in Orchard Park, NY. Then later I moved the jigsaw to Austin where it’s been in the garage workshop. Since arriving it began to make strange grinding noises. So a few years back I took it apart and found that internally it was severely damaged. Since then it has sat apart and unused. A few weeks ago we were notified of a bulk garbage pickup starting this week. So today I moved the jigsaw and its wooden stand to the street. It makes me sad, because it was something that was my dad’s, it had been a part of my life and I had spent many wonderful hours creating things with it.

Goodbye old friend.

2 Responses to “Goodbye jigsaw”

  1. Justin says:

    hmm, did you do any research on it, like whether it’s an antique? something you could sell on ebay or bring to an antique [hardware] store?

  2. Bri says:

    I checked e-Bay and saw nothing so I tossed it.