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:
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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.
Today we were planning to go to the Sayers Common car boot sale, which doesn’t open for buyers until 10am.
By some miraculous accident we were ready to go long before that, so we decided that rather than killing an hour we’d go to Pease Pottage instead.
It seemed busier than last time and we had to park in the second to last row of cars, which came in handy when it was time to go!
I’ve been looking for a brace for a while, but I’ve been put off by the chucks most of the ones I’ve seen, which only seem to have two semi-circular jaws.
I’m not sure whether this is a Franken-brace, but it has a 3 jaw chuck which will require a chuck key.
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This morning we went to Pease Pottage car boot sale again.
- Eclipse No. 7 coping saw – 50p
This is the second coping saw I’ve picked up for 50p – the first having come from my local bric-a-brac shop.
Half round rasp – 25p
I’m not sure how sharp this is. I’ll try it out at some point and may try this tip for sharpening rasps.
At worst I will use it as sacrificial anode for electolytic rust removal one day!
This is a nice sturdy handle which I’m sure will come in handy as a cupboard or drawer handle somewhere.
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We were planning to go to the Pease Pottage car boot today and then when that was cancelled due to waterlogged fields, to the Sayers Common sale we went to a fortnight ago.
When that got rained off we decided to go to the sale at Brighton Racecourse, as it looked like that was relatively all weather due to the stalls being either side of a tarmac road.
We arrived shortly before 10 and at first it didn’t seem like it was going to be a very good sale for tools, with only a few rusty spanners and cheapo new tools on show, but I persevered and came away with quite a good haul with not much expenditure.
My first find was a book called Working Wooden Toys
Next up up was a nice pair of scissors, which I intend to use for cutting sandpaper (which will stop me having to “borrow” some from the kitchen when my wife’s not looking 😉 ) and a couple of wooden handled screwdrivers.
- Scissors, 2 screwdrivers and 2 books – £5.
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Tagged Brighton Racecourse, car boot, car boot sale, car booty, Gilbow 245 14", Gilbow tools, GPO, Haltrac, Lindstrom, Marples, midget hoist, mitre box