Booty roundup 08/06/2014 – 15/06/2014

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):

  • Backsaw – £2

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.

Hobbies fretsaw

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Booty round up 25/05/2014 – 01/06/2014

I had high hopes for the bank holiday weekend, but only managed to make it to a couple of sales on the Sunday, as everything other than the local sale was rained off on the Monday 😦

Rusper – 25/05/2014

This was about the quietest I’ve seen Rusper, possibly due to the uncertain weather forecast or perhaps – as one of the stallholders suggested – people were waiting for the Monday.

I didn’t get any tools at all, as there was nothing of any quality or interest by the time I got there around 1pm, but my daughters did quite well, with toys including a wooden postbox & letters and Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore and Tigger cuddly toys!

  • Admission: £1 (1 car with 2 adults, 2 children)
  • Total tool spend: £0
  • Total other spend: £8
  • Grand total: £9

Local sale – 26/05/2014

The local sale was probably the quietest I’ve ever seen it, and we got there just as it started raining.

  • Assorted tools – £3

Back holiday booty

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Car booty 21/04/2014

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 🙂

Local sale

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:

  • Snap Circuits Pro SC-500 – £2
  • Marvin’s Magic Ultimate Set – £2.50
  • Lots of Polly Pocket stuff – £10
  • Various Little Miss books – £1.50
  • Other childrens books – £1
  • Admission: Free (donation to charity made)
  • Total tool spend: £0
  • Total other spend: £17
  • Grand total: £17

Sayers Common

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:

Sayers Common Car booty

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Car booty 13/04/2014

Today I took the family to our first car boot sale of 2014 at Rusper.

(They’d tried to open last week but cancelled on the day as the weather was changeable and the field hadn’t fully dried out. This week there were no such issues).

I’d only been once before, last year with my youngest daughter and had been very impressed.

First lap

My first find is probably my favourite:

  • Woden X190 dowelling jig – £4

Woden X190 dowelling jig - wooden box

The wooden box is in great shape …

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Car booty 08/09/2013

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.

  • Awl – 50p

Awl

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

Paring chisel

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.

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Car booty 26/08/2013

Today we went to the local car boot sale.

I wasn’t expecting much, as previous sales have been almost completely devoid of tools, but I was pleasantly surprised.

The star find of the day was my first purchase:

Nobex Proman 110

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Car booty 07/07/2013 – Part 2 – Rusper

After a quick dash around Pease Pottage I got back on the road for the short hop to another car boot sale.

Rusper

This was the first time I’ve ever been to Rusper car boot sale, which starts much later than most other sales (11am for sellers and 11:30am for buyers).

  • 2 ratchet screwdrivers – 50p

2 ratchet screwdrivers

The smaller of the two is a Leyris and the other just says “Made in England”.

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Car booty – 07/07/2013 – Part 1 – Pease Pottage

Today I had to look after my youngest daughter while my wife took my eldest to a dance show in Crawley.

I decided to also make my way over to Crawley – via a couple of car boot sales – and meet them for lunch 🙂

Pease Pottage

Apparently if you want to find the really good tools you have to get to Pease Pottage early.

I prefer to turn up late when I’ve got a good chance of getting a good deal from someone who doesn’t want to lug everything home again 🙂

  • Sorby 7/8” chisel – 50p

Sorby chiselSorby chisel

The first find of the day was this big beast with a lot of rust and a chip, but an ok handle

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Car booty – 30/06/2013

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:

Kenley car booty

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Weekend update

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:

Wooden latch

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.

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