flee market finds #1: flee market finds.

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Blog entry by bryano posted 05-25-2008 12:49 AM 1707 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi LJ,s Ive been finding alot of tools at the flee market and have been posting them in a forum. Im finding so much that I thought it would be better to start a blog series. my previous finds are

these next planes were for sale 10$ for all three.

these next planes were a steal as well, these I bought for total of 35$

-- bryano

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#1 posted 05-25-2008 12:52 AM

You’re going to have a really nice collection. I love flee market shopping too. I’m glad you posted this, I enjoyed seeing what you got.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#2 posted 05-25-2008 01:01 AM

thanks Blake. I bought some more today. you wouldnt believe the prices. I”ll post some pics later.

-- bryano

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#3 posted 05-25-2008 01:21 AM

Wow you did make a killing …oh boy …..

We used to have a flea mkt in South Seattle area …at the Midway Drive in ….but they tore it down …and put in a LOWE’s ….So much for cheap tool finds …

-- 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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#4 posted 05-25-2008 02:26 AM

what do you mean you can find plenty of (cheap) tools at Lowe”s.
Yes I am makeing a killing at the flee markets. I plan to visit more flee markets in the neer future, maybee some yard sales as well. I will post some pics of what I find wheather I buy or not.

-- bryano

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#5 posted 05-25-2008 02:51 AM

you are one lucky dude!!!!!! i live in the city so we have nothing like that around here. I saw that you got some moulding planes too, I’ve been planning on making some soon. thanks for the post.

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#6 posted 05-25-2008 03:03 AM

I do feel lucky, and i did get 2 moulding planes. and one scribe and a couple of shoulderplanes. I didnt buy everything in tho top pics but i wanted to show what was available. I will buy some more of what you see on the tables next week. next week he said he would bring a scrub plane and some fore planes and maybe a jointer or two.

-- bryano

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#7 posted 05-25-2008 03:08 AM

if you find that you have two or more of things i would love to take them off your hands.let me know.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 05-25-2008 04:40 AM


You have scored some pretty nice finds here.

Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 05-25-2008 11:53 AM


Looks like a hobby unto itself!

You’ve got a lot of restoration work to do there.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 05-26-2008 12:14 AM

Your right Lee. but sometimes you get real lucky. Only 10$ for the #4
sargent #4 smooth plane

-- bryano

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#11 posted 06-03-2008 08:32 AM

Great collection Bryano.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 06-03-2008 09:08 AM

Good looking stuff. Proof that good planes can be found a flea markets…

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

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#13 posted 06-10-2008 09:51 PM

Hey Bruno,

Sadly that you don’t see my cry for help, see
A hat a little hoop that there where woodworkers who be able to help me, but I don’t get a lot
off response on my question for help. (178 viewers)
Bruno, are there tools for sale or do you keep everything yourself or is everything gone in the meantime?

Greetings Schummie.

-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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#14 posted 06-10-2008 10:21 PM

Hello Schummie. I am currently trying to build up tools for my own shop, but there are many good tools that I pass up because I dont need two of the same thing. I will keep you in mind and see if we can find you some tools to work with.


-- bryano

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#15 posted 06-10-2008 11:24 PM

Hey Bryan,

sorry, i didn’t now that your building you own shop, your right that you keep the tools.
I think I was a little jealous, good look whit your shop. :-)


-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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