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.
There was only an old junior hacksaw blade fitted and the belt was a rough piece of leather and far too loose, but I was quite tempted all the same.
In the end I couldn’t get the chap down from £50. I only had £40 on me or I’d probably have capitulated!
- Admission: £1.50 (1 car with 1 adults, 1 child)
- Total tool spend: £2
- Total other spend: £0
- Grand total: £3.50
Poynings – 15/06/2014
As it was Father’s day today I got to choose how we spent the day, so I chose Poynings on the off chance that the chap with the fretsaw hadn’t followed through on his threat to sell it to someone in Birmingham for £50 (the reason for his intransigence).
After some purchases for my wife and children, I made a good find on the stall of a regular tool seller:
- Stanley No. 10 rebate plane (asking £30)
- Small “Seedland Bros, Sheffield” Warranted cast steel chisel (asking £2)
I got the chisel thrown in with the plane for £30, which I felt was fair given the relative rarity of the No. 10 and fair condition of both.
After the tool stall, I found the chap with the fretsaw in the next aisle and managed to beat him down a little, but carried on wandering while I thought about it.
I next found some bits and pieces on a stall being run for charity by a nice young lady.
She told me everything was a pound, but as it was for charity and her partner came back and questioned the price I ended up giving her a bit more.
- Wooden plane “J. House, Hammersmith” with “F. G. Pearson, Acute, Sheffield” blade – £1
- Wooden plane “I H/Martin Shaw” (the latter in rather nice script) with “Marples & Son, Hibernia” blade – £1
- Wooden spokeshave – £1
- Coarse stone in wooden box – £1
- Fine stone in wooden box (missing a corner) – £1
I then made my way back to the stall with the fretsaw …
Yes – I’m weak – I’m just happy it fitted in the boot of our Ford Focus!
- Hobbies treadle powered fretsaw – £45
The blade is just a (bent) junior hacksaw blade, so I’ll have to figure out what (if anything) I’ll need to do in order to clamp in some proper blades.
I’ll also need to sort out some new belts and some more space …
- Admission: £1.50 (1 car with 2 adults, 2 children)
- Total tool spend: £80
- Total other spend: £18
- Grand total: £99.50