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Offline ShrekVa

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2 flea market finds
« on: August 26, 2013, 07:48:53 PM »










I got the double for 10, and the plumb for 7 at a local flea market. The double has ridges in the eye and is marked B1 I think it could be a Kelly? The handle was garbage, so I cleaned the paint off and hafted it with a decent hickory handle, started putting a edge on it, the photo is beside my papaws cruiser.  The other had an  alright handle but wasn't seated good so I took it off and cleaned it up, got the head sitting down farther and cut a wedge from a piece of poplar, as I was cleaning it up I saw plumb coming through and 3. The plumb cleaned up good so I put it together and oiled it up. This is my first plumb I cant wait to try her out(pic beside wetterlings AFA). I had fun cleaning them up, thanks for looking.

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Re: 2 flea market finds
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 09:05:31 PM »
looking good! it seems that your double may have a crack in the handle near the head, watch out for that. nice job and good finds!


thanks for sharing
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Offline ShrekVa

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Re: 2 flea market finds
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 09:15:12 PM »
yeah its a crack, I hit the handle against a tree a couple good licks, nothing happened so I decided to use it for now, I appreciate your concern though, my "test" probably doesn't mean much lol, next days off I need to pick up some more handles from the handle guy he's usually at that flea market and has handles for nearly anything.

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Re: 2 flea market finds
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013, 03:32:20 AM »
Nice score at your local flea market.
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Re: 2 flea market finds
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2013, 04:34:39 AM »
Great score, couldn't ask for more for less!

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Re: 2 flea market finds
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2013, 06:03:25 AM »
nice...some guys have all the luck! :)...woods
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Re: 2 flea market finds
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 06:51:32 AM »
Good finds.  They both cleaned up great.  I really like Plumbs, they made some good steel and don't get enough credit. 
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