I would like to start this new episode of my restoration blog with a question.
Have any of you ever bought something that make you feel like you are the luckiest person of the world?
Well it happened to me last Friday.
I headed up to my local flea market ( the same one I know doesn’t have any tools at all) but heck who knows maybe one day, maybe today, I though.
After about 45 minutes I was ready to leave empty handed, but there were a couple more of tents to look and I thought, “I couldn’t find anything on 200+ tents, I won’t find it now…” Oh well time to go home. Something keep pushing me to go and look to the last tent, small, just a few thing laying on the floor and a few buckets with some like re-bars sticking out. After a few seconds I decided to take a look what the old lady had for sale.
There wasn’t much, mostly some pretty old books, rusted metal buckets etc.
She asked me if I was looking for something in particular, so I told her that I’m a woodworker and I was looking for woodworking tools, old, rusty tools, then she said, wait a minute, I think I have something on this other plastic bucket……..Ohhh boy!!!!!!
My eyes couldn’t believe what I have on that plastic bucket, even better I couldn’t believe what she was asking for the whole bucket full of “rusty” tools. She said give me $20 for the everything, its too heavy and I don’t want to be carrying that back home. In a split of second she had a $20 dollar bill on her hands and I was going back home almost hyperventilating, (not really but almost)
This is what I got.
About 10 different auger drill bits
Stanley type B hand drill
Goodell Pratt Hand drill, I haven’t figured out which one is it, so if anyone can help me that will be great!!
Stanley No 921 10” Bit brace with Cocobolo handles…..
But wait there’s still more….
Stanley / Bailey No 5 1/4 , very rusty but seems like a good find, also the japanning looks like 98-99%, will see after the restoration.
And the best of all
Stanley Bailey No 7 Corrugated and a really nice condition, sorry silly me I forgot to take pictures of that , but you will see it soon on the restoration.
So here it is, know I feel like I just won the lotto, it couldn’t be any better, I even got to keep the bucket…. RMFAO
Has anyone ever get a similar deal before?
On the next episode Restoration of the No7C, 5 1/4, and 921.
-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.