Having just sworn in the comments that I wouldn't bore blog readers with 'puter-related stuff, I couldn't resist trying out the built-in camera in this fancy thing. Naturally I don't want to put visitor numbers into a downward spiral by taking a picture of yours truly, so instead I give you the Marples 6821 Improved Beechwood Mitre Box (#1 for mouldings 3x2 inches) with Adjustable Saw Guides that I got on Sunday. 3/9 in the 1934 Marples catalogue, fyi.
At the car boot sale in 2006? 50 new pence. Plus added free rust that wasn't included 60 years ago. Not that it's probably that old anyway, but hey, can't be bad, huh? Yeah okay, so I'm a neandermite/normathal with a Bosch mitre saw, but it's cool... Worst comes to worst I can always move the guides to the unused Crown mitre box I got last year - I think that was 50p too.
I do love looking through that old Marples catalogue mind you, and this is a nice excuse to get it out again. Interesting thing. The Tall Scotsman was lamenting the move from leather ends on socket chisels' handles to steel hoops and we both assumed it was an accountant thing. But not here it ain't. The #845 Bevel-edge Socket Cabinet Chisels, Beech Handled, with Leather Tips are exactly the same price as the otherwise identical #845a Bevel-edge Socket Cabinet Chisels, Beech Handled, with bright Steel Hoops. So there you are.
Incidentally, at the bottom of every page there's some sound advice for 1934: Ask for MARPLES TOOLS - They're BRITISH.
How things change...