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Forum topic by poopiekat posted 06-22-2013 08:22 PM 1502 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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poopiekat

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06-22-2013 08:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: yard sale used tools antiques

All within a one mile radius of the house today….Skipping over the rancid crap sales of rummage-sales refugees, I found some nice things for the workshop:

So here’s the list: Three “Esteel” Swedish bench chisels, Millers Falls scribe/punch, Millers Falls adjustable hacksaw with repaired handle, Stanley Sweetheart marking gauge, Stanley #51 spoke shave, 4” clamp, unmarked brass and beech try square, sharpener’s saw clamp, drill press vise, and workable woodie plane with Pax Sheffield cutter.

Incredibly, the whole works was less than $20. In fact, everything but the vise and plane was a buck apiece!!!

This is not a gloat as much as it is a way to inspire those of you who want to acquire nice, heritage tools for their toolbin with minimal cost and perhaps a few minutes spent on cosmetic refurbishment. It can be done!! In older urban neighborhoods, there’s always someone cleaning out Grampa’s toolshed. These tools served their owners well. now it’s our turn to give ‘em a new home and put them to good use!

-- 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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poopiekat

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#1 posted 06-22-2013 08:29 PM

And here’s an acquisition from last week: A wall-hung toolbox, very old and was built precisely to the dimensions of my own sketches!!! It was $10, and a bit stinky like damp old plywood gets, but a coat of wall paint, and up she went… I haven’t figured out how I want to populate it correctly yet, but it will become more efficient with use and time. I think I’ll do the crackle-coat thing, it just begs for distressed enamel coats of different colors!!! Gotta get more peg hooks now!

Hope you like it!!

-- 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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SteveKnnn

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#2 posted 06-22-2013 09:09 PM

Damn, that’s great. The only tools I saw today were older, crappy routers (3) and jig saw (1).

-- Steve in Richmond, VA

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#3 posted 06-23-2013 02:14 PM

Last weekend was payday weekend, kind of rough waiting two weeks between rust hunts. Last one gave up a decent hand saw

a 24” long wood bodied level, and a sander to replace the one I burned up. Turned down a box load of planes (5!) that the fellow wanted $12 a piece for…..... ah no thank you. onw was a #3 the rest? when the best is by Worth…..pass.

Also found a little cordless driver

Marked as $3, got it for half price.

Not one of the better rust hunts…..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Bill White

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#4 posted 06-23-2013 02:28 PM

PK, you’re gonna run outa room.
Nice haul, and in the neighborhood too.

Bill

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#5 posted 06-23-2013 02:40 PM

Poopie, you sure did make a nice score. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 06-23-2013 03:06 PM

Nice scores. I like the wood level. As if you need more chisels – I saw your posted chisel drawer a few weeks back.

Always the thrill of the hunt. But you collectors and your 24 hand saws are depleting the supply, darn you all.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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poopiekat

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#7 posted 06-23-2013 03:35 PM

Thanks for all the great replies! Bandit: Nice snag on that saw… never leave ‘em behind! That level is a cool one too! Bill & Charles: Never let the absence of storage space prevent you from bringing more stuff home! That’s my motto… it all goes somewhere when you bring it home, doesn’t it? Steve: Keep tryin’!! Stuff always turns up, just stay on task. RedSled: I used to prowl with the early birds, on Saturday mornings… now I arrive at the sales later in the morning, and agonize over what I may have missed…Sigh.. Those chisels look better in my shop than in someone else’s…after all.

-- 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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