This weekend we’ve been visiting friends in Dorset and this morning we went to a large boot fair.
The weather wasn’t great and a lot of the stalls were packing up by the time we got there, but I picked up a few bits and bobs:
The list was:
- F-cramp with Dutch? barcode sticker
- Stanley stubby Philips head screwdriver
- Stubby flat head screwdriver
I’m not sure of the individual prices here but I got the above 3 items for £2.50
- L.S. Starrett No. 230 micrometer with part of a box which may not be its own – £2
The box is very badly damaged, with the ply delaminated and one end and the lid missing.
- Very rusty Stanley Bailey No 5 1/2 plane – £2
This plane is very rusty, but I think it’s still the find of the day, even though I don’t yet know whether I’ll be able to save it
The tote handle and knob are both plastic and the tote is broken
The lever cap is pretty rusty but my experience with the No. 4 and No 4 1/2 gives me hope
I’ve not been able to separate the blade and chip breaker yet.
They’re not rusted together but the screw is seized
The one that got away
I saw a fairly nice looking Record vice on the floor next to a stall.
There were a couple of rather rough looking bits on the casting and I wasn’t confident I would be able to spot any problems in a field in the rain, so I pushed on round the rest of the sale.
I went back later and couldn’t find it – I think the stallholder had probably packed up and gone home. I’m really regretting not even finding out the price.
- Admission: £1 (per car)
- Total tool spend: £6.50
- Total other spend: £0
- Grand total: £7.50