Around the Shop #4: Another weekend of some Flea Market finds.

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Blog entry by Don W posted 09-02-2012 10:05 PM 1584 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Another weekend of some Flea Market finds. Part 4 of Around the Shop series Part 5: A Rustic Corner Cupboard »

So I had kind of an odd weekend. I found out even flea markets are pricey in CT. The Elephants trunk was a bit of a bust. Prices were way out of norm for me. I did managed to squeak out one Sargent block. Maybe a #306? $5.

I always do well at stormville though.

I picked up a type 17ish #7 in great shape, a type 11 #5c, an earlier #4 that needs some love, a Sargent #415 that needs a lot of love, and a Nice #2 (Orange frog).

The new #2. This is after some quick clean up and sharpen after I got home. It was an odd situation. There were 3 tables together, the first had a buinch of rusty old #5s, #4s and some no names. Broken totes, rusty, nasty, my kind of finds. How much for the #5s I asked. $20 was the reply. I said, “really, they need a lot of work”. $20 came again. “The rest, are they $20 to”. “Pretty close” was the answer. Ok, nothing here for me, move on to the next table, which I think is the same group of guys. Well, apparently they had different selling styles. A #2. A sticker says $125. I look at it a bit and set it down. I hear a voice, $75 for the plane. I pick it up again. Look it over. Do I really want to spend $75? Its a later type, maybe 15 or 16. I set it down again. “Well, make me an offer” the guys says. Well he asked. $50. Oh no I can’t do that. “I understand” I say and set it back down. I turn to walk away. $65 I hear. Ok, he hit my magic number. I’m going home with a nice #2.

Then an antique shop in Milford we usually stop at. It not a plane kind of place, which explained the lower kind of price I guess.

All-in-all a fun weekend and a few decent finds, some I’ll flip and hope to give another woodworker some good deals, some will stay in the shop. The #2 and the #112, stays in the shop, and the Sargent block; well I’ve grown an unhealthy liking for Sargent blocks. The sickness grows.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 09-02-2012 10:59 PM

Don the #2 & the #112


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 09-02-2012 11:15 PM

Sorry to hear CT was a bust for ya. We dont have the highest gas prices in the continental Usa for nothin. Still drooling on that 112.

-- Something, something, something.

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#3 posted 09-02-2012 11:20 PM

Don the #2 and #112 are really nice. How’s about putting together a SB family photo with one example of each # you have? You might need to invest in a wide-angle lens, but we’d sure enjoy the pics.

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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#4 posted 09-02-2012 11:39 PM

That #2 is so nice. I keep going back for another look :-) I paid that sort of money for my #3 RECORD… You swine…


-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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Don W

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#5 posted 09-02-2012 11:46 PM

I’m Not sure how I wound up with 2 post.

Brad, I’ll see what I can do.

John, that #3 is pretty sweet.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#6 posted 09-03-2012 12:45 AM

Great grabs Don.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#7 posted 09-03-2012 02:29 AM

You’re a scoundrel, Don!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 09-03-2012 11:30 AM

Good for you Don! Love 112. But gosh you already have the Veritas scraper plane. Do you really need both? :^D

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty

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Don W

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#9 posted 09-03-2012 11:54 AM

Do you really need both?

Of course!!

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#10 posted 09-09-2012 03:39 PM

Lovely 112, amazing what you are able to find.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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