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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #150 on: January 15, 2016, 04:44:19 AM »
Your going to find all kinds of ways to use that thing
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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #151 on: January 15, 2016, 10:35:24 AM »
Compressed air is a magical thing  :hail: especially at a deal price. You'll need a ratchet and an impact drive for sure.

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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #152 on: January 15, 2016, 11:08:50 AM »
I see a visit to Harbor Freight in your future. ;D    I would suggest a couple of accessories that you'll find yourself needing constantly......an extra 25' of hose, a blowgun attachment and some couplers to allow you to attach and detach wrenches, paint sprayers, the gun and extra hose.  You already know that an extension cord is not the way to go. 8)   We use an 'air pig' to carry air to where the hose won't reach, too......all cheap at HF.
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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #153 on: January 15, 2016, 11:37:16 AM »
Already have all that stuff, wolfy, and this thing came with 50' of hose so I can easily reach anywhere inside the shed and most anywhere outside I would need it, too.  If I get real energetic, I may run some PVC distribution line with a few quick connects inside and outside the shop.  I've got a little, portable  2 gallon air compressor (oil free, noisy little bastage) that I use for pumping car tires, etc. but it doesn't have enough butt to even operate the spark plug cleaner I have mounted on my work bench.
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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #154 on: January 16, 2016, 10:53:48 PM »
GF picked up an old singer model 15 off the side of the road a couple weeks ago. It was frozen and looked pretty bad. I cleaned it up and got it running, its from May of 1954.
Need to order a couple small parts and this one gets a new life, for about $10
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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #155 on: February 02, 2016, 06:43:37 AM »
$15 for a Blue Point 3/8" drive air ratchet.  Works fine.  These are sold by Snap On. 

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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #156 on: February 03, 2016, 10:43:58 PM »
I picked up a pair of wool Belgium army trousers for $4.88

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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #157 on: February 03, 2016, 11:01:44 PM »
I assume they fit?

thrift stores locally seem really poor around here, almost like they are culled. I like estate sales, yard, and sometimes flea mkts but often I end up with nifty stuff I dont really need.

I was happy to snag 1 pound of Tremont 1.1/2" headless brads for $18. Approx. $60 + shipping on their website. Not from any of the above but ebay. Around here at least, estate sales have proved to be the best source for the kinds of things we adore.

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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #158 on: February 04, 2016, 08:07:13 AM »
They are 1 inch to large in the waist but that actually works in my favor for layering purposes. Goodwill, Salvation Army and similar chain thrift stores have caught on to the online auction fad you can still find good deals but its harder. I scored 2 Swiss m39 packs for $36 last year. On goodwill's online site.

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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #159 on: February 29, 2016, 12:06:14 AM »
Remember at Christmas when I asked for that slipstone? Finally bought one myself, and bidding on another.
Not thrift, tag,yard sale-too much time driving place to place.

Price was not too great, but much better than what you pay at Dan's or many others for novaculite. The best part, this one is a genuine Wash-i-ta yep.(waa gets censored lol) It is an old Norton. Should be fun, since all I have now is a soft JPN synthetic for smalls, a coarse India cone(don't use), and one good synthetic I shaped myself.

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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #160 on: March 08, 2016, 04:29:56 PM »
Got a call to bring 50$ and pick this up the other day .


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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #161 on: March 08, 2016, 04:31:53 PM »
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!

Thanks for that , I didn't notice but will make one up .

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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #162 on: January 21, 2017, 12:34:10 PM »
Just picked up over a hundred national geographic maps for five dollars. Makes me very happy. Some will go on the wall in the garage, some I will sell or trade
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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #163 on: January 21, 2017, 02:05:18 PM »
Heckuva deal! :thumbsup:    I remember when NG include those maps in almost every other issue......I pored over them for hours as a kid.    Beautifully prepared charts are a joy to behold! :banana:
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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #164 on: January 21, 2017, 02:57:53 PM »
I picked up 2 Disston hand saws this afternoon for $3 each. I am not sure of manufacture date, but I suspect they are post 1955, so not the collectable Disstons but still decent saws.

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Re: What deals have you gotten at yard sales - thrift shops.
« Reply #165 on: January 21, 2017, 03:43:38 PM »
Heckuva deal! :thumbsup:    I remember when NG include those maps in almost every other issue......I pored over them for hours as a kid.    Beautifully prepared charts are a joy to behold! :banana:

If I could get away with it I would hang maps throughout the house, but I am afraid I would hear "damn it Robert its me or the maps". Women they just don't understand :doh:

I picked up 2 Disston hand saws this afternoon for $3 each. I am not sure of manufacture date, but I suspect they are post 1955, so not the collectable Disstons but still decent saws.

Neat, good score.
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