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Car-boot sale treasures #1: Quite an assortment - 29 May 2008

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Blog entry by YorkshireStewart posted 05-29-2008 11:13 PM 1180 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is today’s little bag of treasures.

carboot finds

You might just make out the ticket prices. Double up for US dollar equivalents.

The Preston spokeshave was £5.00; brass inlaid square £1.00; Mortise guage £1.50; log splitting wedge £2.00. I didn’t insult him by making an offer, but he did discount me on the total!

The sad news is that, on the basis that I have too many planes already, I procrastinated over a Stanley five & half – the one with fluted base. Then, thinking that at £15.00, I could use it as a door stop <g>, I went back. Of course it had gone! Ho hum.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems



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WayneC

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#1 posted 05-29-2008 11:17 PM

Great finds. Looking forward to seeing you put the spokeshave back into service. The 5 1/2 is a great plane. I’m sure another will come your way…

One day I hope to make my way to the UK and visit a few boot sales. Would love to find a side handle for my Record T5 (or a full plane) and also find tools that are almost impossible to find here.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 05-29-2008 11:17 PM

those are some nice finds. i especially like the mortise gauge and the spokeshave. thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 05-29-2008 11:23 PM

Very nice find Yorkie! What is the frame looking item with the blue star?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 05-29-2008 11:32 PM

Is the item that looks like a C clamp a saw set?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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YorkshireStewart

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#5 posted 05-29-2008 11:34 PM

Gary, it’s a light aluminium casting – a simple ‘multi square’ to mark out right angles and 45 degree mitres. I haven’t come across such before. It may have a more specialist use. I just couldn’t leave it there for 50pence!

WayneC – the ‘shave is a lovely antique & it’s complete and original. It’s the convex version.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#6 posted 05-29-2008 11:37 PM

Again, I was a little uncertain about that, but at the price… It seems to be a small punch, having corresponding male and female wotsits.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#7 posted 05-30-2008 12:12 AM

Nice haul, Stewart! The spokeshave and marking gauge look like a real gems.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#8 posted 05-30-2008 12:17 AM

Hello again Tom. I hope all is well with you. Just a little light oiling should bring them up a treat! And they will be used.

I’m thinking the rusty one top right is a shipwright’s tool for caulking; does anyone know different?

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#9 posted 05-30-2008 12:43 AM

I saw one of those before. It’s used to pound in pitch or asphault saturated rope as caulk.

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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#10 posted 05-30-2008 01:01 AM

Great find ….yes ….So Stewart how much is 50 pence ?

and the tool top right …
Up New England way they call it a corking set …

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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Taigert

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#11 posted 05-30-2008 03:47 AM

Yorkie,
In this country if you try selling stuff out of the “boot” your likely to end up in the slammer.
But you made a nice score

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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YorkshireStewart

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#12 posted 05-30-2008 10:13 PM

Thanks TomK; you confirm what I thought. And gator9t9 – We’d pronounce our caulking in the same way. 50 pence is about one US Dollar.

I’ll be careful not to do that, should I ever come over there EdC!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#13 posted 05-31-2008 09:13 PM

Great finds! I love the marking gage and the square.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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