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Forum topic by HokieKen posted 07-22-2016 02:32 PM 267 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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HokieKen

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07-22-2016 02:32 PM

I’ll be in Corolla NC at the beach next week on vacation. Just curious if anyone has any tips on good places to look for old tools or any good spots to find some unique stock?

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!


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#1 posted 07-22-2016 08:35 PM

I don’t know where you’re coming from but to me the mountain areas seem to have the best old tools and usualy lots of them or more so than others it seems. Those ole timers in the mountains had to be a lil more self sufficient being a little isolated back then so lots of hand tools. Was in Siler City couple weeks ago bout an hour and half from here had a nice antiques mall with lots of old planes a few saws. If you hit the hand tool jackpot (which can happen anywhere) the mountain areas are good places to look. So if you pass through the mountain keep your eyes peeled.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#2 posted 07-22-2016 08:43 PM

Also be warned the outer banks is a tourist destination prices will be set for such. The mountains much cheaper, don’t let them hillbillys fool you though they aint stupid, some of them will sell you a bottle of pepsi for a quarter then want 10 bucks to use the bottle opener. Most are nice fair people.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#3 posted 07-22-2016 08:46 PM

Yeah, there are plenty of those types of places around here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I just enjoy seeing what they have in other places when time permits. I’ve never been to that part of NC so Ifigured I’d try to get a heads up. If not, I’ll just hop in the truck and drive around for an afternoon and see what I run into. Beats the hell outta sitting on the beach if you ask me!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4 posted 07-22-2016 09:34 PM

I agree, didn’t know you were in the mountain area, think its hwy 185 or something coming in from Virginia they call it the antiques highway, you will be close so couldn’t hurt to check it out,never been through there just heard about it from a friend. Good luck part of the fun is the hunt.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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