GarAge – GarWood Pandemic Clean Out Find.

OH my. Whats in the box?

Trapped at home with not much to do? Been cleaning up and dealing with things that you have put off because there isn’t enough time? You are not alone. Along with this, I have found myself looking through the garage, attic, basement, the usual places where old stuff gets put. I am sure there is some sort of metaphor and how we think mixed in there with it all. Thanks to Don Ploetner Jr for the fun story

GAR WOOD GOLD! Original Entire Die number set from Gar Wood Plant.

It’s cool, but not sure what these are? Letters?

And so today we find, some amazing stuff, we literally forgot we even had. How does that even happen?

These are original number stamps. As in, need to replace a piece of wood inside your Gar Wood? You can restamp the part number now with ORIGINAL numbers. There is some sort of Zen thing happening here.

Then you can rubber stamp the whatever you have. Maybe a cool t shirt? 

Here is the stamp reversed and cleaned up ish so you read what it says..ish


A large box of… 6 and 12 volt Lovett pumps..

Gar Wood Gauges, horn, manuals, Table top, bush!

Stern poles. These are very hard to find. Unless you are Don and cleaning out your Gar-Age. Don does not need this stuff. So if you are interested? These are very special items, and should stay in our little family here. The pumps will most likely go on ebay at some point. VERY VERY hard to find. 

Thanks Don, not sure how to go here with putting up Dons email or number. He will be in the comment section, and chances are you have his contact info. I will try my best to help. Happy Saturday..

16 replies
  1. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P )
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P ) says:

    I saw Oyster Bay N.Y. on the box. That is where Teddy Roosevelt was from. I learned somthing from Ken Burns PBS specials while being quarantined. Im not interested on anything. I have enough “neat stuff” taking up space right now.

  2. Bilge Rat
    Bilge Rat says:

    The mushrooming of the striking end on those number/letter stamps attests to a lot of factory use.

  3. Andy C
    Andy C says:

    I NEED the jetson pole as it looks like the tapered one. Mine got bent for my sportsman years ago and have been unable to locate one since. PLEASE contact me.

  4. Rick
    Rick says:

    I keep checking my attic, garage and shed and I never find stuff like that. I’ll check the she-shed next maybe my wife has all the cool stuff.

  5. M. Miller
    M. Miller says:

    Matt, The hull numbers stamped into a Gar Wood (prewar at least) are a much larger font than the set of stamps here, which also appear to have a lot of letters if you look closely. Don could confirm this of course, but I suspect that set of nine very well used larger stamps are for the hull numbers stamped into the wood. Really cool either way.

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