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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #100 on: February 07, 2015, 07:01:59 PM »
I've come to realize that blackpowder shooters are the world's greatest scroungers! :cheers:
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« Reply #101 on: February 28, 2015, 04:27:51 PM »
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« Reply #102 on: February 28, 2015, 05:53:01 PM »
So now you've got a direct line hooked up to "the Beasts" paracord emporium...nice  8)
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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #103 on: March 17, 2015, 04:01:38 PM »
Picked up two books from my favorite thrift store today, The Indian Tipi. Its History, Construction. and Use, by Reginald & Gladys Laubin; and Professional Fly Tying, Spinning and Tackle Making. Manual and Manufacturers Guide. By George Leonerd Herter. Gotta love thrift stores
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« Reply #104 on: March 17, 2015, 04:54:07 PM »
That Laubin book has been the 'bible' of tipi owners for decades.....great source of all things tipi! :thumbsup:  The Herter book is probably the only book that George claimed as his own that I don't have in my library, but I'm SURE it has a wealth of information you would never find ANYWHERE else! :lol:
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« Reply #105 on: March 17, 2015, 07:18:59 PM »
That Laubin book has been the 'bible' of tipi owners for decades.....great source of all things tipi! :thumbsup:  The Herter book is probably the only book that George claimed as his own that I don't have in my library, but I'm SURE it has a wealth of information you would never find ANYWHERE else! :lol:

Man brother you sure do know your stuff. I also picked up a textbook on historical geology by dunbar and waage. The Herter book is the second in my collection along with a Herter cookbook.
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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #106 on: March 18, 2015, 10:01:12 AM »
  I have picked up, at the local dollar store "135 Discount", I think it is, several pairs of Merino Wool socks for $4 apiece.
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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #107 on: April 20, 2015, 03:26:25 PM »
My wife found a couple items at a yard sale this weekend.





Made in Amer'ca. No sheath but I can take care of that.

No idea what this is ... The spine is about 1/8" at the handle and tapers to 1/16" at the "tip".



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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #108 on: April 20, 2015, 03:45:47 PM »
Nice find! :thumbsup:    I remember the Olsen Knife Company, so I dug this out from Google to refresh my memory.... http://www.chuckhawks.com/olsen_hunting_knife.htm

The other one looks like a Chinese cook's knife.....probably work pretty well with a little cleanup and a good sharpening. :shrug:
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« Reply #109 on: April 20, 2015, 06:19:57 PM »
Thanks, wolfy! Good info on that link. I surfed a bit but didn't find much info. I'm not crazy about that guard but I'm going to clean & polish up the knife and make a sheath for it.

That's very possible on the second blade. It is well made. Handle is solid but it has an industrial feel to it ... Like a trowel or something. The cutting edge is bent but I might work on it or mod it. If not, I'm out a dollar!


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« Reply #110 on: April 20, 2015, 06:28:42 PM »
Yeah, the guy that designed the guards must have cut his finger pretty badly ONCE and wanted to make certain that it NEVER happened again! :lol:    As I recall, ALL of their knives had pretty oversized guards on them........3 different designs, if I remember correctly. :shrug:
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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #111 on: April 20, 2015, 09:12:50 PM »
I guess you can't beat "for free" Moe.  That was a great deal.

  Thanks Stan,  you're right there,  but I believe that when you do something nice for someone it usually comes back to you in some way,  I've been paring down a lot of my stuff for a while,  while some of it is worth a few bucks it's usually easier to gift it to someone who can use it and in some cases can't afford it.
  A few weeks ago while cleaning up in my basement I ran across my Browning compound hunting bow, I bought it just before Browning got out of the bow business,  I didn't get to use it much after pulling a muscle in my shoulder,  it was in a new hard bow case with sights, quiver, and 18 new arrows,  one of my sons is a bow hunter so I gave it to him.
  I don't intend on doing any more tent camping,  but I have a nice baker tent by Panther Primitives, and a big Museum Wedge by The Tentsmith in NH. with a bell on the back that's like new,  along with some other camp gear that I'm not using,  another of my sons is into Civil War reenacting,  so I stopped in to see him and told him to pick the stuff up,  while there I spotted an old Grumman aluminum canoe in back of his house,  he said he had just got it back from his ex,  it had been at their place on a lake.
  He said he hadn't used it in a long time, I told him if he ever wanted to sell it to let me know, I have been looking for another canoe for a while,  he said if I wanted it to take it,  call it an even swap for the tents,  if he needed it he could always borrow it from the old man.
  So now I have a decent canoe to clean up over the winter that will be ready for spring,  things do have a way of coming back to you when you help others once in a while.
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I don't think it counts quite so much when you are giving to your kids, Moe.

Just imagine the jubilee you could have secured if you had given me those tents, heck just one even. There's no telling what may have been, but I bet it would have been truly amazing, probably cedar but I'm guessing. Gotta say you really did blow that chance mmm mmm mmm, what a shame.

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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #112 on: May 08, 2015, 09:41:05 PM »
Got some nice items today,bivy sack,tera gear isobutane stove,coleman solo stove,floating blind bag(gonna work great for canoe i think,) all for 20$ solo stove needs new gaskets but.....wth



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« Reply #113 on: May 08, 2015, 09:50:54 PM »
Neat little Coleman! :thumbsup:

This might help.....

https://www.oldcolemanparts.com/home.php
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« Reply #114 on: May 08, 2015, 10:09:53 PM »
Thanks wolfy,have been looking for a old camp fuel stove like this for awhile,have an ancient coleman 2 burner stove that i love and a coleman lantern that i need to replace glass
Thanks for the link as well going to go check out coupla stores tommorow see if i can find some rebuild parts
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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #115 on: May 09, 2015, 10:45:05 AM »
Picked up this Singer sewing machine this morning with table, and other sewing nick nacks. The book is dated 1969 and it has a metal body.

Not bad for $25, now to figure it out and start making some gear.


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« Reply #116 on: May 09, 2015, 10:54:59 AM »
Also snagged this Condor bag for a few bucks. The sale was benefiting a church mission trip so we gave a few extra bucks.





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« Reply #117 on: May 10, 2015, 04:47:29 PM »
Neat little Coleman! :thumbsup:

This might help.....

https://www.oldcolemanparts.com/home.php

I second old coleman parts. Nice guy and have done business with him several times, have always been satisfied. He is very knowledgeable and has a good inventory
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« Reply #118 on: May 10, 2015, 06:58:55 PM »
I went to the MEC swap today which is a Canadian chain of outdoor stores which sells off their returned items once or twice a year. Normally there are seam or zipper issues with clothing or breaks on gear but sometimes it is just customer satisfaction issues.

So I got a Fenix E25 for $15 that retails for $41 plus tax in their store. The tag said, "Brand new, just needs new batteries".

Now I have two other Fenix lights from a pawn shop so here is a rundown on all three now.

Fenix LD02: a single AAA flashlight (I love single cell lights) that has three brighness settings and really floods a room with no spot issues. Small and light, no reason not to carry one.

Fenix E12: a single AA flashlight, basically a AA version of the above except> the end button is ressesed, goes from low/med/high while the LD02 oddly goes from med/high/low, and this one has a wrist lanyard rather than the aboves pocket clip. A great light that is a bit bigger due to the AA cell.

Fenix E25: along with using 2 AA it differs in many ways from the above two. This is a longer reaching spot light that is not as good at close room filling light as the 2 above, It also has a more traditional side button switch which takes getting used to after all the tactical end cap lights I am used to. It has a longer reflector which gives it the spot light effect with a more dim light outside of the spot. It is quite longer and heavier than the 2 above, more of a jacket light than a shirt/pants pocket light. 3 settings plus a burst mode that doubles the 130 Lumins to 260 when needed. I have to compare this outdoors to the others but it won't be an EDC around the house/work light.

Overall, when checking the specs, as we go up in battery size we also get an increase in throw and battery life.
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« Reply #119 on: May 16, 2015, 11:52:50 AM »
Stopped by an estate sale yesterday and saw this vise.  Price then was $50.  Today the price was $37.50.  Tomorrow it would have been $25.  Have you priced a good, made in the USA, machinist's vise lately?  Went ahead and got it today.  Doesn't swivel, but that's never been a big deal for me.  Also picked up a rechargeable 15 million candle power spot light for $20 and a wrist rocket slingshot with new bands and ammo for $2.

You can see why I wanted a new vise!




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« Reply #120 on: May 16, 2015, 12:01:11 PM »
Give you $75 and a good used Mora Clipper for that Columbian vise, Nuke. O:-)
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« Reply #121 on: June 14, 2015, 09:22:34 AM »
Picked up 3 historically themed puzzles that have been custom framed and a decent old cabinet for storage in the man cave ...10 bux for the lot.





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« Reply #122 on: June 22, 2015, 07:00:19 PM »
I'm almost ashamed to post this pics following the pics of Creek's walls....

Found this at an estate sale for $3. It was covered in rust and had a broken handle but it is in decent condition. The poll is only slightly banged up and the bit looks good. No markings on it but I like the shape; I'll re-hang it one of these days.

Here it is after 2 days sitting in vinegar. I wish I had taken a before pic...




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« Reply #123 on: June 26, 2015, 12:59:28 PM »
Ran by an estate sale here today.  Colt SAA New Frontier .22, 6 inch, original box, both cylinders, made in 1972.  Some very light rust around the sights and on the hammer sides, otherwise in near new condition.  I'll have to see if some Flitz will take care of that hammer.  This thing was fired very, very little.  $350 didn't seem like a bad price at all.  Plus, it's my BD in two days.

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« Reply #124 on: June 26, 2015, 01:44:51 PM »
Nice find! And happy birthday in advance.


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« Reply #125 on: June 26, 2015, 03:40:25 PM »
Score! ..and happy birthday

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« Reply #126 on: June 26, 2015, 04:01:19 PM »
 :birthday: NUKE!  :cheers: :banana:

BTW......you stole that Colt's revolver!    Don't lose the screwdriver.....it FITS all the screws perfectly and they WILL loosen.  Old Harleys leak oil and old Colts get loose screws. ;D
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« Reply #127 on: July 06, 2015, 05:27:28 PM »
Had to pony up 7 bux for this. I think it has the original handle.





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« Reply #128 on: July 09, 2015, 07:04:32 AM »
While wondering around Duluth, GA the wife was looking at an antique store and I hit up the Duluth Salvage store next door and was able to score 2 pieces of 1/4 amsteel for $2.99 each. One piece is roughly 24 feet and the other is 28 feet. One foot of 1/4 inch amsteel runs 93 cents a foot.
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« Reply #129 on: July 09, 2015, 08:13:53 PM »
Scored another HBC blanket this week at a thrift shop. It's a 4 pointer and has a handful of moth holes but for $3, I ain't complaining.

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« Reply #130 on: July 09, 2015, 09:18:46 PM »
Sounds good Wannabe. My wife found me a alpaca/wool mix blanket. I was quite happy with her find.
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« Reply #131 on: September 20, 2015, 01:16:42 PM »
As you guys know, I find most of my knives at pawn shops.

This week was a Grohmann #3 stainless flat grind with pouch sheath for $25. Sheath was solid, same small belt loop issue everyone has but I have an extra overlap sheath but will likely make a dangler piece for the original sheath. Knife was sold as a second by Grohmann at one point (as shown by the small S opposite the company name), with no chips and only scratches on the blade.

Also a US made Ontario Marine Raider bowie in mint condition for $25; this knife sells for $100 at a local military Surplus shop that doesn't take returns...so buyer must have needed money so off to the pawn shop he went.

The weekend before that I did find 2 mint Imperial fishing knives for $5 each and sold one to a co-worker for the same price.
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« Reply #132 on: September 20, 2015, 04:38:10 PM »
Not much to report this summer , been busy doing stuff but I did score a few things , I had one of my customers at work give me a Grohmann #3 from the 70's , I'm not sure the reason it was a second because it's nice :)
I did get in a couple of yard sales , bought 30' of unused 6" hd tractor/sawmill flatbelt for 20$ , got a well used but in good shape Mora 510 for pennies in a box lot of hand tools and drill bits and carpentry tools that set me back 12$ , got a nice old but new axe handle for a 2ish lbs axe for 1$ and I picked up this old vise yesterday .



10$ LOL My best score of the summer :)

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« Reply #133 on: September 20, 2015, 05:01:45 PM »
Nice old post vise!  Any blacksmith would be ecstatic to come across one of those, but usually the box and threads are 'sloppy' on the ones I've run onto. :(
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« Reply #134 on: September 20, 2015, 05:07:15 PM »
This one is nice , obviously wasn't in a blacksmiths shop ,the thread is sharp , not even beat on the jaws .

I think it's a keeper , all the other used ones that I've seen pop up for sale local are around 250$ .

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« Reply #135 on: September 20, 2015, 05:35:50 PM »
A buddy of mine picked a nice one up for me at a farm action that he was attending for $5......he wouldn't even let me reimburse him for it.  I think he still felt guilty over snapping the blade on that Buck 110 of mine. ;)
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« Reply #136 on: September 29, 2015, 10:05:05 AM »
Several weeks back my wee family and I were in T.O having a look around both Chinatown and Kensington market ( which is basically in Chinatown ) when I came across this old vintage clothing shop, I had not even planned to go in as I wasn't expecting to find anything I'd like....how very wrong i was  8) my daughter Maddy spotted the coats first and she knows I'm a big fan of Buffalo plaid red/black anything... lo and behold the first coat she pulls out was this little beauty, a Wards Western Field in size 42, we were'nt sure if it would be a tad bit too big so I tried it on and it fit like a glove and the best part is the coat is in mint condition both inside and out. Plenty of pockets, cuffs in the sleeves, and an old timey hunting pocket ( never used by the looks of it ) on the back, all buttons and snaps intact....SCORE! and only $65  allow me to introduce my new friend.......should be a great addition to the collection and come in handy this fall fishin.



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« Reply #137 on: September 29, 2015, 10:41:26 AM »
Now you just need to keep an eye out for the matching cap and you'll be a dead-ringer for Elmer Fudd. ;D
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« Reply #138 on: September 29, 2015, 12:03:17 PM »
Now you just need to keep an eye out for the matching cap and you'll be a dead-ringer for Elmer Fudd. ;D

LOL... But a warm and stylin Fudd
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« Reply #139 on: October 14, 2015, 05:37:21 PM »
"if you can use it, just take it" she said. Redecorating and the colors didn't match. A 15 x 10 wool rug. Great condition and clean! Added a little home-i-ness to the man cave. You just never know what you'll find if you don't look.
 


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« Reply #140 on: October 14, 2015, 06:35:14 PM »
That's a beauty, Creek.....really adds warmth to the room! :)
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« Reply #141 on: October 14, 2015, 07:43:26 PM »
Nice score creek  8)
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« Reply #142 on: November 16, 2015, 06:09:52 AM »
Some sweet lookin digs there creek! :)
i thinks that rug looks great and really set off the room :thumbsup:...woods
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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #143 on: November 16, 2015, 06:17:14 AM »
Several weeks back my wee family and I were in T.O having a look around both Chinatown and Kensington market ( which is basically in Chinatown ) when I came across this old vintage clothing shop, I had not even planned to go in as I wasn't expecting to find anything I'd like....how very wrong i was  8) my daughter Maddy spotted the coats first and she knows I'm a big fan of Buffalo plaid red/black anything... lo and behold the first coat she pulls out was this little beauty, a Wards Western Field in size 42, we were'nt sure if it would be a tad bit too big so I tried it on and it fit like a glove and the best part is the coat is in mint condition both inside and out. Plenty of pockets, cuffs in the sleeves, and an old timey hunting pocket ( never used by the looks of it ) on the back, all buttons and snaps intact....SCORE! and only $65  allow me to introduce my new friend.......should be a great addition to the collection and come in handy this fall fishin.




Awesome find Zammer :drool: I've always admired those Wards Western mak's...whats the blend on them?
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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #144 on: November 16, 2015, 06:40:05 AM »
That old leg vise needs a spring.  Very easy to make and it really doesn't even need to be heat treated.  I would guess that vise would get $100+ at a flea market.  Nice score!
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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #145 on: November 16, 2015, 06:43:18 AM »
I've come to realize that blackpowder shooters are the world's greatest scroungers! :cheers:




Wolfy, I would argue that blacksmiths are the worlds greatest scroungers.  Or they might be the same bunch.
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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #146 on: November 16, 2015, 08:42:05 AM »
I've come to realize that blackpowder shooters are the world's greatest scroungers! :cheers:




Wolfy, I would argue that blacksmiths are the worlds greatest scroungers.  Or they might be the same bunch.

Perhaps 'scroungers' was the wrong terminology for blackpowder shooters.........'scroungey' would probably be a much more apropos word to describe the reprobates I hang around with! ;D
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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #147 on: November 21, 2015, 09:07:36 PM »
Several weeks back my wee family and I were in T.O having a look around both Chinatown and Kensington market ( which is basically in Chinatown ) when I came across this old vintage clothing shop, I had not even planned to go in as I wasn't expecting to find anything I'd like....how very wrong i was  8) my daughter Maddy spotted the coats first and she knows I'm a big fan of Buffalo plaid red/black anything... lo and behold the first coat she pulls out was this little beauty, a Wards Western Field in size 42, we were'nt sure if it would be a tad bit too big so I tried it on and it fit like a glove and the best part is the coat is in mint condition both inside and out. Plenty of pockets, cuffs in the sleeves, and an old timey hunting pocket ( never used by the looks of it ) on the back, all buttons and snaps intact....SCORE! and only $65  allow me to introduce my new friend.......should be a great addition to the collection and come in handy this fall fishin.




Awesome find Zammer :drool: I've always admired those Wards Western mak's...whats the blend on them?

Sorry I'm just seeing your question now woods, the jacket does not say surprisingly but comparing it to other wool jackets I have both 100% and blended I would paint this one at near 100% for the exterior, the liner inside is sort of suede-ish like material.
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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #148 on: November 27, 2015, 06:55:40 PM »
I picked up a Singer sewing machine  #477 at Goodwill for$25 out the door.  It didn't come with the cover and needs the plastic stem to hold the spool of thread, I  think it's going to be a great machine.

Also picked up a Wagner 9 inch round griddle for $10 at a hole in the wall junk store. The griddle has very mild rust and hope to get cleaned up tomorrow. I didn't get a picture before I started cleaning it.

Hope to get up some pictures tomorrow, Great black Friday deals!
 
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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #149 on: January 14, 2016, 02:38:35 PM »
Have been wanting a large air compressor for quite a while.  I really like that this one is vertical for the small foot print and thank goodness it's not one of those loud, noisy oil free jobs.  Need to start looking for a deal on an air ratchet now.....and who knows what else.



 
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