|Forum topic by lysdexic||posted 09-14-2011 04:43 AM||2079 views||0 times favorited||19 replies|
09-14-2011 04:43 AM
I have gone to a couple flea markets in recent weeks. One was the annual flea market in Hillsville Va. These are some of the things that i picked up. First let me say that these guys at the market know what they have so they didn’t cost me $2 apiece. But the prices are comparable to the ones that I have seen on eBay. Plus, I pay a small premium for their time and the ability to hold the tools proir to purchasing
I apologize. My wife has the camera so these pics are from my cell phone.
Millers falls 1323 brace – I’ve grown quite appreciative of braces. They are such beautiful and functional tools for as little as they cost. Now I would like to get an 8” Fray and a 2100 North Bros.
Blue Grass Draw knife – I didnt know anything about the Blue Grass brand but now understand that they were a “higher end” tool maker out of Kentucky.
2 Stanley spoke shaves – the brass one has a round bottom. I could have gone cheaper but I really dug the little brass guy. I don’t know anything about them yet. Probably will still by a new Veritas adjustable spokeshave if I ever outgrow these.
Pexto 10” divider. I put new tips on these and straightened them.
little Stanley 101 plane with a sweetheart iron. Why the hell did I buy this? Oh, it was a souvenir from a recent Colorado trip. Couldn’t resist.
Lufkin completely brass bound 24” rule. If some one knows how to clean up or lighten up the outer surface without ruining the scale – I am open to suggestions.
A strap hammer. I’d never seen one in the wild. It looked cool so i got it.
Stanley #3 plane, type 12. Three patent dates and a high knob. The iron has a logo like a type 16 or latter. May consider getting a more period correct sweet heart iron in the future.
A vintage Pittsburgh oil can. Because plastic ones have a short nozzle and once again they are just cool.
Oh, finally an Irwin flat head screw driver. Personally, I did not know these existed. It was covered with rust and was a 25 cents. Ive already done a lot of sanding on this. There is a lot of pitting. Question will rust remover remove the black discoloration? I’ll need to a lot more filing and sanding to get it where it does not look like it has leprosy. Going to put a new finish on the handle eventually. Does anyone know about these?
Oh, Oh. Finally. I picked up a bullnose plane. It is marked “A. Price – London” – I looked this up and apparently he was the last producer of infill planes in London. He worked up until the 1950’s. Finally he went belly up and a lot of his inventory was sold off as incomplete. That may be the case with mine as it has a Miller Falls blade. Also there is a newer looking screw in the rear of the body that serves no obvious purpose. There is no infill under the blade and I am not sure if there is supposed to be.
All of these are going to need a little tune up and clean up to get them usable. I don’t know if I will refurb them back to bare metal though.
Thanks checking out my tools on my way to filling the “The Lysdexic Loot Chest”
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