I love old/vintage tools. So I have to say "With-out pictures it did not happen."
(Can you tell I want you to post some pictures of the process and the tools used?)
Another thing folks tend to forget, you did not hop in the car to go get some supplies you might have over looked. Even in some of the small towns I have been in, they roll up Main St. at 5 PM. (But a big difference was that back then they had most everything you needed at the hardware store. So when the store opened you could get what you needed at a one stop shop.)
Inside Every Bright Idea Is The 50% Probability Of A Disaster Waiting To Happen.