I grudgingly admit that I’ve been swept up in the wave of minimalism/anarchism that has overtaken the world of woodworking. That being said, I have a few items I would like to “set free” (for a small price of course) to clear out some space in my tiny garage work area. The good news is these items are all ‘Roubo’ related, making them very valuable to classy woodworkers everywhere. So without further ado:
The first item is a Roubo twig taken from a maple tree. Obviously normal twigs are virtually worthless, but because this is a Roubo twig the value increases dramatically. First $65 takes it.
You can see this is no normal pencil. For those who may be unaware, this is a Roubo pencil. Highly prized. Cost $245. No apologies.
Firstly, it’s easy to tell that this is Roubo shoe polish because it says it right on the front. The French writing also confirms it. Because it is brown, the same color as most tree bark, it is even more valuable than black or cordovan. Cost $305.
ROUBO ELECTRICIAN’S SCREWDRIVER
Very rare! There were few if any electricians alive during the time of Roubo, so this may built have been used by the man himself! Clearly labeled ‘Roubo’ so you know it’s authentic. $1275.00 No apologies.
ROUBO REMOTE CONTROL
I saved the best (and rarest) item for last. This is certainly one of a kind and likely used on Roubo’s personal television. Though not really useful in the woodworking sense, it is a one of a kind collector’s item. $12,265.00 and not a penny less.
I’d like to add that I generally would never solicit readers of this blog, but I’m not doing this for my own profit. I am, at this moment, having an ideological paradigm shift, and I feel that sharing it with all of you is the first step in making it happen.