flee market finds #2: past two weeks purchaces

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Blog entry by bryano posted 06-10-2008 04:34 AM 1575 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi LumberJocks, Im back from the flee market with another bag of goodies. I’ll post the price I paid with each pic.

transition plane 5$, corner clamps 3$ each, buffing compound 1$ each.

dovetail saw 2$, chisel $.25

Two small block planes 2$ each, general brand scribe 3$, caliper $.25


the planes need a little cleaning but ive already used the block planes and they work well. Ill be back later with more finds.

-- bryano

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#1 posted 06-10-2008 04:37 AM

You are gonna like that 9 1/2. It’s a sweet little plane if the mouth adjustment isn’t trashed.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#2 posted 06-10-2008 04:41 AM

Nice work. Have to admit to being jealous. I wish I could find any planes at all. (-: Nice!

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#3 posted 06-10-2008 04:44 AM

I am certainly jealous…..Our flea market sells livestock, trees and bushes, and mexicans selling socks.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#4 posted 06-10-2008 06:32 AM

Looks like a good haul. I love the flea markets and antique sales as well.

I agree with Scott. The 9 1/2 is the gem of the bunch. That should clean up real nice.

The transitional looks like it might be a bit worn, and might need some work on it’s mouth. Would need to see the bottom to be sure. But at $5 a winner for sure.

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

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 06-10-2008 12:13 PM

This is a nice set of tools, Bryano. If you keep on finding bargains like this you are going to need a bigger shop!! :)

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

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#6 posted 06-10-2008 01:11 PM

Good score, I never seem to find the treasures at the flea markets. But you made out good.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#7 posted 06-10-2008 01:28 PM

Looks like a pretty good haul. Nice work!

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#8 posted 06-10-2008 05:25 PM

Yes, two things come to mind…if we can’t find it under such circumstances…flea markets, garage sales, etc, then we can make it…so many tools we can make ourselves…little shop assistants of one sort or another…I’ve realized how much cash I’ve put out to save steps…and then realized I should have taken those steps to learn something. I think of the third world where people make wonderful things with practically no tools whatsoever. Yup, great finds.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#9 posted 06-10-2008 06:19 PM

thanks guys. the 9 1/2 will clean up nicely and the mouth adjostment is in perfect shape. the transition plane dose show alot of ware in the sole. the mouth is a little big but I think I will be able to fix that with some glue and I think they call it
Ill have more on this series in a couple of weeks. Im gona try some difrent markets and maybe some yard sales.


-- bryano

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#10 posted 06-12-2008 05:58 AM

Brian, I have some shopping posts in my shop tools blog if you had not seen them. Might find them interesting.

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

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