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A Village wide yard sale day was a bust..for me..the Boss found a few items.... Second try later in the day....one site had a few "water pump pliers" at a dollar each. Since I can never find mine WHEN I need them..bought three...and gave a couple to my Daughter, since she is the one that swipes mine, anyway.. Hit a few more places....not much...where do they find all those clothes, anyway.... Found a spot...had a shed full of tools.....must be paying for the shed with the prices he was asking....found a $2 Chisel hiding amongst the $10 ones.. It IS an 1-1/2" wide chisel...stamped DEFIANCE by STANLEY Made in USA Another mushroom to clean up...and find a handle for....also in that shack/shed was a bucket of braces...8 or so..all overpriced.. Still carrying around that chisel, walked out back, to a "yard sale" area the fellow has....old tools and hardware, just sitting around on tables....exposed to any weather that comes along.. Found this trying to hide in a shady spot... Handsome, ain't he? Gave it a good drink oil 3in1 oil in all the moving joints ( like the Tin Man?) and got things cleaned up.. Sanded the wooden handles, wire wheeled the metal areas....added a coat of stain to the dried out wood.. Looked just like a slightly larger one I had...the larger one is a 10"... "New one" is a Stanley No. 945, 8" Has Stanley stamped all over the place.. Even on the chuck. As for that chisel..ground the mushroom down a bit.. Shined things up a bit, to where the logo will show up....DEFIANCE by STANLEY No. 1251 Made in USA May take a bit of work, to get it cleaned up.. Look close at the edge...see it "frown" there is also a slight bevel there... And this side has a double bevel ( chin?) and you can see the frown better.. need a bucket of water, and a day at the grinder, maybe...and find a leather-hooped handle for it... Not a great day, but, not too bad? The brace? Cost me a whopping $4
Well, second weekend was a tad bit better. One sale today, in spite of the high winds.. There was a 1/2" pipe clamp laying under the shovels. Full tool boxes were $30..meh Had a few items leaning on the barn.. Already have one of those...I did pick up a box lot of .."stuff"....once I got it home... Lot of the screwdrivers were Torx. Anyone need a saw blade? Or, some sand paper? There was a plastic case in the mess, too.. Might need a little clean up? Closer look inside. Red handle is to a Plumb Ball Pean hammer. Estwing mason's chisel..not sure about the side handle for a drill, or that mitre gauge, big Visegrips pliers is soaking in WD40...some wrenches are Craftsman...some are junkers/loaners. Wind had cleaned a lot of the ashes out of the fire pit...found two items.. Grrrr, these two got roasted. Seymour Smith & Sons spokeshave ( also outside, soaking) and the remains of my Veritas MK1 honing Guide....$40 when new.. Box lot was $5. Sale is until this Saturday. IF they don't blow away...well it was a start.
Day one is done.....took two trips to do that, and bring the stuff home. Along with all the normal Friday stuff... Planes? Paid for three of them.. These two and a Great Neck thing hat was shaped like a block plane. I switched the front knob over to the Stanley No.4c, from the Stanley Defiance No. 3. The #4c is a type 10. More about these two later... Saws? It is a Disston....for tree trimming. Ugly teeth award.. Meh...have a few branches that need to be trimmed back....and First of two $1 handsaws...this is the better of the two. It even has a nib... Both of these $1 saws are 26" long. As for number 2.. Warranted Superior on the medallion. Bought this just for the hardware....not the tape, though.. Not sure IF this is a bolt, or a rivet....goes all the way through. And next.. Between the pruning saw and these items, I spent $5.25 Found the hammer head in one box, the handle in another. iron was a quarter. Largest hex key is 5/16". Straight jaw is almost brand new... Then there was this box.. Wasn't a full box, but.. Left side of the box.. And the right side. There were tapered shank bits.. Handsome, ain't they? I'm still digging through the rest, but there were another type of bit.. The expansive bit is a Craftsman, and goes out to 1-1/4". haven't cleaned the others up yet. May go back and see IF a pair of almost brand new braces are still on a table, tomorrow. Day One is done, day Two is about to begin...
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