|Forum topic by Don W||posted 804 days ago||1413 views||0 times favorited||24 replies|
804 days ago
Well, first flea market was a bust. I did find a $600 stanley #1 which I passed on. It was in good shape, but I just wasn’t quit ready to drop $600 on something I just wouldn’t use.
But what did I find, look on the bench:
I find a girlfriend who threw her boyfriend out and decided to go sell his stuff at the flea market. (guys pack up your planes on your way out) Its Sunday and she doesn’t want to haul this stuff home.
A Bailey #26 transitional, completely restorable $5.
3 W. Butcher chisels 1 1/4 ”, 1/2” 1/4” need some handle repair $1.50 ea.
A loggers helmet, used but in decent shape $3. (always wanted one, but never willing to pay the $50 new price)
Stanley #151 spokeshave, excellent shape. I’ve been looking for an adjustable blade spoke. $10
A restorable Bedrock 605, rusted but not pitted along with a no-name Stanley knock-off #5 – $15.
Also some boxwood chisel handles for 50 cents each.
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