Originally Posted by 1995BvSSE
I'm not a packrat... only because I approach this head on... if I don't need something I don't buy it. Amazing how this prevents things from piling up!
Hmmm, welp, that'll never happen around here. I guess I'm just wired different.
I'm facinated by things mechanical, always have been, starting with my 35 year love affair with trains. There are quite a few items around here that have no purpose other than I wanted to see how they worked. There'* a 1898 Krag rifle sitting over on the workbench that has no real purpose. I always wanted to see why they have such slick actions, so I ended up with one (and the rumors were true..they are the slickest bolt action ever made, even if they are obsolete by 100 years.)
Every now and then my "Pack Rat" habits pay off. Three years ago I scored a few thousand Weatherby/Buehler scope rings from a local scrap metal dealer. I'm still selling them off on ebay...which financed a lot of needed stuff. But, admittedly, there is a lot of stuff out there in the garage that truely is "junk"...just can't bring myself to pitch it out 'cause you never know what tomorrow will bring....