What's your best find, lately?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Coffee Lounge forum

Forum topic by 1978 posted 09-05-2009 02:25 AM 1124 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View 1978's profile


167 posts in 3846 days

09-05-2009 02:25 AM

Today I stopped at a garage sale and find some good deals. So, while moving my workshop I was thinking. Most of us lumberlocks like to brag about the great finds at the garage sales, flea markets or auctions. So I started this forum topic: What have you found lately? Today, I got 4 zip lock bags full of different size nails, a 2’ long T-square and a lawnmower blade balancer. All for the great price of $1.35.

4 replies so far

View scrappy's profile


3507 posts in 3668 days

#1 posted 09-05-2009 07:53 AM

Great finds. My last find was a ROTO ZIP with several bits and a hard case. All for $10

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

View hObOmOnk's profile


1381 posts in 4365 days

#2 posted 09-05-2009 12:55 PM

Each month I go to two antiques and collectables sales that take place in Northern Kentucky. One is on the Third Sunday in Burlington, KY and the other is on the Fourth Sunday in Covington, KY. Last month I set a budget of $50, but only spent a total of $29. Here’s what I bought:

  • Stanley Model 150 Miter Frame
  • Cabinet Makers Rasp, in excellent condition
  • Ball Peen Hammer, with short handle
  • Sliding Bevel, German made
  • Combo square, American made
  • 1/4” Mortising Chisel, just needs sharpening
  • A ziplock bag full of old reclaimed cabinet hinges, brass and steel

-- 温故知新

View rtb's profile


1101 posts in 3950 days

#3 posted 09-09-2009 12:05 AM

Can’t really claim to much credit. My son who’s fishing partner is a auctioneer tips him off about auctions of interest. A few weeks ago he(my son) was approached by a man who had just bought a player piano built in 1913, probably for the player mechanism which is apparently the part of these old piano’s that is worth something. He offered to sell Tim (my son ) the piano for what he had paid for it, $25.00. Tim called me and asked if I was interested in it for the wood and what the heck , and told him to go for it. when I saw it some time later that it was made of solid Honduras mahogany. Not quite so lucky but most of the primary wood is a very thick Honduras mahogany veneer, several times thicker that anything we might today and also numerous, non-wood items. Will blog more when I have all apart. Great source of wood but a word of caution, It will take about 5 of your strongest friends to get it somewhere you can work on it.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

View Mike's profile


391 posts in 3854 days

#4 posted 09-09-2009 10:00 AM

Craftsman benctop router table with router. 7.50 yard sale.

RTB I just took apart an upright piano. Took 6 hours here and there to get it into pieces. Now I am going to add a head and foot board to make her a desk.

Also the little arms that pivot make a great peg for a little mortise and tenon shelf.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics