Car-boot sale treasures

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Blog series by YorkshireStewart updated 08-21-2011 04:51 PM 3 parts 7932 reads 48 comments total

Part 1: Quite an assortment - 29 May 2008

05-29-2008 11:13 PM by YorkshireStewart | 13 comments »

This is today’s little bag of treasures. You might just make out the ticket prices. Double up for US dollar equivalents. The Preston spokeshave was £5.00; brass inlaid square £1.00; Mortise guage £1.50; log splitting wedge £2.00. I didn’t insult him by making an offer, but he did discount me on the total! The sad news is that, on the basis that I have too many planes already, I procrastinated over a Stanley five & half – the one with fluted base. Then, t...

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Part 2: Yorkshire tool gloat

08-24-2010 12:03 AM by YorkshireStewart | 17 comments »

It’s not as if I don’t have planes, but confronted by these two (A Stanley #4 and a Record #5) yesterday at a local car boot sale (flea market?), what could I do but buy them? Especially when the vendor dropped the price before I’d even had chance to haggle. Five pounds for the two seemed more than reasonable. Seven dollars 75 cents is a rough conversion. The #5, especially, is somewhat knocked about, but think of the hours of pleasure I’ll get in resurrecting t...

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Part 3: One man's boat anchor... Stanley 55 find.

08-21-2011 04:51 PM by YorkshireStewart | 18 comments »

It’s not that we needed anything, or, indeed have room for much in our little house and workshop, but Mrs YS and I decided to have a walk around the local car boot sale / flea market this morning (for the exercise of course). Towards the end, I thought I’d escaped without buying, when I spotted a box of delights under a table (I spend most of my time on hands and knees at these events; it’s where they keep the rust). It was labelled £25 GBP & the vendor shouted ac...

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