What kind of a man owns forty drilling machines, twenty chainsaws, twelve lawnmovers, twenty-six cars, nine welding machines and three bulidings full of boxes of any kinds of things you ever can imagine? Well, we have one chance less to find out as a guy like this passed away some time ago in Hauho.
Today I went to a three-day auction the Finnish state is organising to liquidate the earthly leftovers of this collector in the absence of any heirs. The show had lasted only 10 minutes when I had already spent all my cash! My despair for having to pass all those wonderful would-be-bargains was compensated by the great findings I managed to do during those ten frantic minutes. After a hefty loading struggle with the heavy gear I left for home with a huge welding machine, a crane and some other treasures on the back bed of my truck.
Here is my crane. It really is quite cool. I can’t believe that it cost me only €40! I put it to a test to lift 100kg:s of concrete and it it took it up to 2 meters from ground just like that. Tomorrow I am going to try with my car. What am I going to do with it? Beats me. But I am sure the need comes up. Everybody needs help in lifting things. At least now I have a hand for lifting real stuff
Another treasure was this mysterious little gas welding machine. It takes no electricity. You just tank it with something and it does its chemical miracles and produces oxygen to be combined with liquid gas and there you go. I suppose you need to put in hydrogen peroxide but I am not sure yet … it came with no manual. Anyway, I have been surfing for oxygen related information and found a wealth of interesting things. I have a feeling that there is a lot to blog about these things here later on.
All in all, it was a wonderful day! The thrill of auctions, this marvelous forgone guy with his unbelieveable possessions and home, the bargains, the new toys, the exitment of discovery chemistry again …