'Shed for the Ages'

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Our 'shed for the Ages' has 5 generations of tools! Starting with my Great grandfather Alphonsus Carmody, born 1881 in Aberdeen, died 1959.We have his Stone Cracking Hammers which were used to break up road base by hand.The ones in the photos were used in the construction of Main Nth Rd, Adelaide. My Grandfather, Laurence Carmody, born 1906, died 1972 was a carpenter in Gawler SA and from him we have a Wooden Spirit level and Floor/dog which Read More

Our 'shed for the Ages' has 5 generations of tools! Starting with my Great grandfather Alphonsus Carmody, born 1881 in Aberdeen, died 1959.We have his Stone Cracking Hammers which were used to break up road base by hand.The ones in the photos were used in the construction of Main Nth Rd, Adelaide. My Grandfather, Laurence Carmody, born 1906, died 1972 was a carpenter in Gawler SA and from him we have a Wooden Spirit level and Floor/dog which was used for tongue and groove flooring. My father, Gerald Carmody, born 1939, has given us alot of tools and as shown, we have his G Clamps on the shadow board. I, Sean Carmody, born in 1972 have lots of tools and as shown is my lawnmower. Our son Jayden Carmody, born 2007, has his set of shovels and little wheelborrow,used to help us with mulching etc.. It is an honour to have 3 generations of handed down tools which i will pass on down to our son with my tools plus his own that he will collect. Every generation has their own stories to tell as techniques change over the years! Stratco has been our shop that we certainly go to and it is fair to say that hardware shops have changed significantly over the ages too. I find it really satisfying knowing the tools from yester-years are still used today in certain conditions. My ancestors/forefathers would be proud to see us still looking after them.. Very humbling!! Read Less

By Sean

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