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Forum topic by Don W posted 05-28-2012 01:00 AM 5393 views 0 times favorited 95 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don W

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05-28-2012 01:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: flea market antiquing planes

My wife and I went to the Stormville NY flea market and did some searching on the way down and on the way back. Discoveries where good.

4 large casters and 4 larger caster.

A few weeks ago I broke the jaws off my bench vise. So why buy one when you can get 2 for the same price.

I then happened across this Columbian 10” quick release wood vise. I wasn’t going to buy it, but when the price got down to $20, I couldn’t leave it. Yes it needs some tlc, but we can give it that

A Starrett for $5

A couple broad axes.

And of course some project planes.

An ohio tools and union transitional.

Then some misc parts.

Good weekend for sure.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.


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RussellAP

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#1 posted 05-28-2012 01:04 AM

I fine haul of oxidation my friend. How do you break vice jaws?

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 05-28-2012 01:21 AM

A whole load of diamonds in the rough!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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willie

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#3 posted 05-28-2012 02:00 AM

Great find Don! My wife wouldn’t see me for weeks with a find like that. I’d be locked in the workshop putting new life back into all those old tools. That should keep you out of trouble for a while!!

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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John

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#4 posted 05-28-2012 02:08 AM

great score! what does that handle with the router planne iron do?

central PA flea markets were all dry holes today; one guy wanted $85 for a cracked #4 another wanted $400 for a millers falls that he said was a buck Rogers (it wasn’t, just red plastic handled smoother) almost bit on a transitional router plane but it looked like a horse had chewed on it

-- John - Central PA - http://affyx.wordpress.com

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hhhopks

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#5 posted 05-28-2012 02:53 AM

Wow!
You did good.

I need to hit the fleamarket.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#6 posted 05-28-2012 02:55 AM

Nice haul!! Things have been very, very dry around here lately but its still early. I’ll be curious to see how that #60 shave cleans up.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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woodworker59

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#7 posted 05-28-2012 02:58 AM

this aint right, the local flea market here has one guy that sells tools, same guy same tools everytime..
I have picked up and looked at every plane he has at least five times… I need to branch out.. great find.. I would also ask how does one break the jaws on his bench vise.. just how big was that hammer? ...

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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rejo55

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#8 posted 05-28-2012 03:45 AM

Lordy, you people up there in Yankeeland just make me sick. The only planes I can find down here are ones that were dug up in a field (really). Once in a while you can find a used Craftsman that looks like it has been run over by a bulldozer or a little old no-name block plane that somebody used for a hammer to bust up concrete.
But do I want to move up there? Nah.

Have a good’un
Joe

-- rejo55, East Texas

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blackcherry

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#9 posted 05-28-2012 03:52 AM

A picker’s honey hole, man that a nice looking haul great work now off to a whole lotta elbow grease….lol enjoy thanks for sharing…BC

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#10 posted 05-28-2012 04:38 AM

You guys have the best antique stores up there.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Brit

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#11 posted 05-28-2012 06:57 AM

The tools thank you. They’re safe now.

-- Andy -- "The hand speaks to the brain as surely as the brain speaks to the hand." Frank R. Wilson

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canadianchips

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#12 posted 05-28-2012 09:30 AM

Oh someone had fun.
Good finds.
We all know they will be brought to life with your hands.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#13 posted 05-28-2012 07:04 PM

A grand day out!
Those old leg vices are great. I’ve used them at my mates Blacksmith forge. Worth every penny IMHO.

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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#14 posted 05-28-2012 07:10 PM

very nice days work . Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Don W

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#15 posted 05-28-2012 07:16 PM

So how do you brake the jaws on a bench vise. Stick a trailer hitch in it, grab a very large pipe wrench and slide a 4’ pipe over the pipe wrench. Then put your whole 240 pounds into it. It was that hard really. I’m thinking the new one will be harder.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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