First of all, I went to 4 yard sales last weekend and didn’t find squat.
So today, my wife and I were coming back from the grocery store and we saw a sign near our house that said “Moving Sale – Furniture, Tools.” So we followed the signs to the sale and I looked around, really hoping to find a circular saw or a router. They said some other guy wiped them out of the tools, but they still had a couple of pipe clamps and he said I could have them both for 5 bucks. Sweet. The pipes on both are about 4 feet long.
The orange one says Pony on the side. The other is blank. I’m pretty excited about this find because the only other clamps I currently have are four 6” Irwin quick clamps and a few plastic spring clamps.
I also found some sandpaper (which I can use for scary sharp) and a 36” steel rule. I got those two things for a buck. They also gave me some scrap wood for free – a couple of 2’ by 2’ pieces of OSB and a few 2×3’s. When I built my 4’ by 4’ work table last month I couldn’t afford any plywood for the top, so my table has just been a frame so far, but this OSB will be great until I can get the top that I want.
Not too bad for 6 bucks, I think.
I’ll put pictures of the table and all my tools so far in the shop section soon.
-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , Proverbs 16:9