One of the advantages…

… of city life is home/shop delivery.

Since I don’t own a pickup truck, and I’m now at the age where loading and unloading a half dozen sheets of 3/4″ plywood is a good bet to ruin my whole day, I’m happy to take advantage of the free delivery service offered by my favorite lumber store. One of the advantages of living in a big city like Seattle is that there are four lumber stores within a 15 minute delivery window of my shop.

I was going to get a picture of the delivery guy earning his $10 tip, but I got caught up in the loading of my sheet goods cart.

Speaking of the cart; in these days of high tech polyurethane casters, it’s very satisfying to push a load like this around with one finger, thanks to a pair of large diameter antique cast iron wheels. The wheels have just a hint of crown to them so that the ground contact is actually quite small. That, combined with the diameter and hardness of cast iron make for a very efficient transfer of effort. I wouldn’t trade my antique warehouse cart for any modern version. 🙂


Ps. Yes, the handwritten date, at the bottom of the advertisement, is March, 1928.


One thought on “One of the advantages…

  1. Classics never go out of style.

    Regarding age: When I was young, I spent my body in the service of those older and wiser. Now I let today’s youth do the heavy lifting. It feels like a fair deal.


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