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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Car booty – 02/06/2013

Today I went to Sayers Common car boot sale with my youngest daughter while my wife took our eldest daughter to a party.

We’ve not been since April, when we were very impressed, so I had quite high hopes and I wasn’t disappointed.

Car booty 02/06/2013

I found several things in the first aisle and it got better from there!

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Car booty – 05/05/2013

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!

Brace

  • Brace – £4

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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Car booty – 21/04/2013

This morning we went to Pease Pottage car boot sale again.

Coping saw, handle and rasp

  • Eclipse No. 7 coping saw – 50p

Eclipse coping saw

This is the second coping saw I’ve picked up for 50p – the first having come from my local bric-a-brac shop.

Eclipse coping saw

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!

  • Cupboard handle – 25p

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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Car booty – 14/04/2013

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

  • Wooden toy book – £1

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.

Screwdrivers and scissors

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