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poopiekat

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06-03-2012 01:00 AM

Well the stars aligned just right this Saturday for some bargain-hunting opportunities. So, after 5 hours on the road, and never getting more than 5 miles from home, this is what I came up with: 006-3
002-21
003-15
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003-15 1.) Six nice chunks of boxelder nice and dry...and free!!! 2.) Three Stanley #4s, $12, $5 and $1 3.) Hoppe socket chisels, 50 cents ea, clamps $1 ea 4.) Oak plant stand, possibly Larken, $5 will be refinished and house ready soon, 5.) Furnace fan, soon to be my new Hepa shop air filter 6.) Handsaws, one of them an old Craftsman toolbox shortie $1 ea. Y'know, I'm not sure if this was a good day or not. got a few pretty good things, and a few mediocre things....I attended 30 yard sales plus a flea market. Good tools, and good deals, are mighty hard to come by in my neck of the woods.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!


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lysdexic

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#1 posted 06-03-2012 02:43 AM

Oooooh,

I like those chisels.

-- I love Jeeps

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sras

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#2 posted 06-03-2012 03:43 AM

Looks like a good day to me!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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ShaneA

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#3 posted 06-03-2012 03:54 AM

Yeah, I agree with Scott. Those chisels are interesting, I would look forward to getting them work ready and test driving.

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 06-03-2012 04:17 AM

Sounds like you really WORKED for it!

Nice reward!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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poopiekat

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#5 posted 06-03-2012 04:42 AM

Thanks, everyone!
Yeah, it was work, Joe! but I’m focusing on my epic toolchest, the build will start soon and I want to populate it with nothing new and shiny! Can’t wait to get going on the dust extractor! I’ve built airborne dust collectors before, with furnace filters on the outlet side. That way, the motor can sit outside of the box, with a slot for the V-belt to go through to the driven pulley. That slot, while solving one problem, keeping the motor out of the dust, allows dust to get by it. Putting the filter downstream on the outlet side then solves the problem of capturing and filtering all of the flow. The ones I’ve made were before the days of HEPA. I used to spray the filter with WD40 to help capture the smaller particles of dust. Yeah, those Hoppe chisels will be a treat, if I can get the edge right I’ll use ‘em for hand paring. Nice sockets, but hey they are thin! Just gotta see what the metal wants to do. One other non-woodworking item I bought today was a loaf of herb/garlic bread that some Ukrainian woman baked. MMm good, but it won’t let me forget I ate it!
I promised the wife I’d get my crockery and redware compulsion under control, same with cookie jars and kerosene barn lanterns too, and I didn’t buy ANY! I’d never promise not to buy tools, though!
Hey, has anybody else snagged a good yardsale deal or flea market treasure lately?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 06-03-2012 06:22 AM

Looking forward to seeing your New Dust extraction unit that you will be building soon.

Sounds COOL!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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HalDougherty

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#7 posted 06-03-2012 11:08 AM

Great score! The box elder looks good. I’m looking forward to your post when you build your dust collector. I built one a couple of years ago and it worked great. Except the darn thing collected so much dust I couldn’t afford all the filters it would take to use it. Turned up on one end it is just the right size and height to hold my midi lathe.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Tennessee

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#8 posted 06-03-2012 11:26 AM

That blower alone is probably worth a few hundred. But for me, the boxelder. Ooooohh, my goodness…

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#9 posted 06-03-2012 10:16 PM

at least the red planes will be rescued. Good haul.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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woodworker59

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#10 posted 06-03-2012 10:47 PM

I would love to find a yard sale or flea market with nice chisels like that in it,, never come across chisels around here…can’t wait to see the “epic” tool chest build.. show us pics… please..

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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#11 posted 06-03-2012 11:49 PM

Nice haul!

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

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