Poynings – 08/06/2014
Last weekend I took my youngest daughter to Poynings car boot sale.
I only ended up getting one item (see featured image above this post):
This just struck me as a nice tool. The handle is well formed and the slotted nuts look slightly hand made (the slot is slightly off centre).
While I was there I saw a Hobbies treadle powered fretsaw, which had been found by the seller in a garage and cleaned up fairly nicely.
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Tagged Acute, backsaw, chisel, F G Pearson, fret saw, fretsaw, Hammersmith, Hobbies, J. House, Marples & Sons, Martin Shaw, No. 10, pedal powered, rebate plane, Seedland Bros, Sheffield, Stanley, treadle, Warranted cast steel, wooden plane
The Easter bank holiday weekend is usually pretty good for car boot sales, but the weather caused both the first Pease Pottage sale of the year (yesterday) and the second Rusper sale of the year (today) to be cancelled.
I still managed to go to two sales today, so don’t feel too sorry for me 🙂
Although there was a good turn out and some much better quality items, this sale didn’t have much in the way of tools today.
My daughters did quite well:
- Admission: Free (donation to charity made)
- Total tool spend: £0
- Total other spend: £17
- Grand total: £17
By the time we’d been to the previous sale and had brunch we were quite late arriving at Sayers Common, although there seemed to be about as many cars entering the car park as leaving it.
The field was a bit wet, but not too muddy and there were a good number of stalls.
I got quite a haul:
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Tagged 181 & 183 Walworth Rd, Aaron Hildick, backsaw, bent, breast drill, Buck, C Nurse, car boot, car boot sale, car booty, hand drill, Invicta, M. P. Finch, Marples, mitre guide, No. 4, No. 5 1/2, No. 51, Pro, Sayers Common, SC-500, screwdriver, Sheffield, small handsaw, Snap Circuits, spokeshave, Stanley, Stanley Bailey, Sylvanian Families, wooden plane, Woodland Bus, woody
Today we were hoping to go to Sayers Common or Rusper, to spend some money I got for my birthday, but as both were rained off we ended up at Pease Pottage.
With the threat of rain the field wasn’t full, but there were plenty of buyers.
This was my first find of the day.
I already have plenty of awls, but I really liked the shape of the handle of this one.
- Paring/pattern makers chisel – £2
This seems to have a handle intended for much more abuse than a chisel of this type would receive.
Once I start wood turning I intend to make new handles for all the car boot chisels that need them.
Posted in Car booty, Pease Pottage, Tools, Wood working
Tagged 1940, awl, car boot, car boot sale, car booty, chisel, Diston & Sons, fretsaw, gouge, hand drill, Henry Diston, Marsden Brothers, paring chisel, pattern makers chisel, Pease Pottage, saw, Siva, Thomas Riley
I’ve decided to split off the Car Booty posts to a different blog as it’s often not clear which of my woodworking or metalworking blogs the posts should go on.
I’ll probably copy over the previous posts in the series from Aggravated Woodbutchery at some point, to keep them all in the same place.
Today I took my youngest daughter to a car boot sale at Kenley Airfield, run by Kenley Air Cadets.
Most of my purchases were books and toys for my daughters, but I didn’t get a bad little haul of tools:
Posted in Car booty, Kenley, Tools, Wood working
Tagged car boot, car boot sale, car booty, cast steel, chisel, Hale Bros, Kenley, Kenley Air Cadets, Kenley Airfield, Marples, screwdriver, Sheffield, Sorby
I didn’t get any time in the workshop during the week.
Yesterday was spent at a family birthday in a rural village hall, where I noticed this rather nice little toggle/latch, holding a long trestle table against the wall:
Something about the shape and simplicity made me like it.
Today we went to Pease Pottage car boot sale in the morning, but with the uncertain weather there was a very low turn out of stallholders (the main field was probably less than half full).
There were only 3 stalls with any hand tools on at all and most were cheap rubbish that had been abused, so I didn’t find anything at all to
waste spend my money on.
This afternoon I was able to complete the vice bases.