Mid-West Tool Collectors Show Impressive Antiques

Homemade tools at the Mid-West Tool Collectors Assn. fall meeting show creativity and resourcefulness.

Chuck Screw
Perfectly pitched, hand-carved threads on a chuck screw. “Every farmer was an engineer back then,” Vaughn Simmons says. “He had to be to survive. That brace had to be straight all the way through or it would wobble.”
Photo By Leslie C. McManus