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 🙂
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
The first find of the day was this big beast with a lot of rust and a chip, but an ok handle
- Chisel, gouge and Marples screwdriver – £1
- Sorby chisel, small saw and floorboard saw – £1
The small saw will form part of a set of small tools I’m amassing for my daughter.
The floorboard saw is in pretty good condition, heavily greased and the etching is still easily readable:
Floorboard Saw Warranted Superior Quality MAJESTIC E T Roberts & Lee London, England For Gasfitters, Electricians etc
- Klemsia Zwinge cam clamp – £1
- Record No. 91 1/2 pipe vice – £3
I think I did quite well on this – despite buying it completely on a whim – as they seem to go for as much as £16 on eBay.
- Small “Naro” hand drill – £1
- Die holder – free!
The stallholder was packing up and only wanted 10p, but as he didn’t have change for £2 he gave me this for nothing!
Apparently it belonged to his Dad, who used to work on Flying Boats and was probably home made.
Not a bad haul, considering I turned up after 11:30 to a sale that starts at silly o’clock in the morning!
- Admission: 50p (1 adult)
- Total tool spend: £7.50
- Total other spend: £1
- Grand total: £9