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!
- Cupboard handle – 25p
This is a nice sturdy handle which I’m sure will come in handy as a cupboard or drawer handle somewhere.
- Woden Pushpin – 50p
I just liked the shape of this, I had no idea what it was – or even that it was a woodwork tool – until I got home and googled it!
(Mobile phone reception at Pease Pottage isn’t great and 3G is non existant)
- Woodcock chisel – 50p
This has quite a damaged handle, which I’ll have to replace at some point
- Yankee No. 130A screwdriver – 10p
This is very stiff and will probably need some work to get it going again, but for 10p I couldn’t resist!
- Four Moore & Wright No 950 and 950L ratchet screwdrivers – 10p each
I’m a sucker for Moore & Wright kit and these all have perfectly working ratchets.
- Older Moore & Wright ratchet screwdriver
This has a slightly broken handle but the ratchet still seems fine.
- Ratchet screwdriver “Made in England” – 10p
I can’t find a makers name on this, but I may be being dim!
- Broken Task-tools quick clamp – 10p
I thought this clamp (top) looked a lot like the clamp I broke last month (bottom).
It’s broken but the trigger seems to be intact, so I thought for 10p I’d chance it.
I was lucky as the two clamps look identical (other than the length of the bar) and I’ll hopefully be able to make one good one from them.
- Footprint P.O. 1980 screwdriver – 10p
I’m not sure what the significance of the “P.O. 1980” is, but I’d guess it’s Post Office/GPO related.
- Four Marples chisels – £1.50 each
One of these is a duplicate and I may try and use the handle on the Woodcock chisel with the broken handle …
- Footprint chisel – £1.50
This is the same size as the duplicate – I just liked the logo on the handle and the coincidence of never having seen a Footprint tool before and suddenly two come along in one day! 🙂
The chap on this stall said he’d be back with a lot more hand tools (and fewer garden tools) in the next few weeks
- Sledge hammer – 7lb F4 – £4
Not exactly a woodworking tool, but I’ve wanted one for a while and this is a nice size with a Hickory handle
- Locking metal cupboard – £4
The chap who sold me this told me it had been used by the Police to store guns in!
It certainly has quite a complex key and the remains a Metropolitan Police sticker on:
I’m undecided what I’ll keep in this cupboard – possibly small sharp things to keep them away from the kids, or maybe it’d make a good cupboard for solvents etc …
I also got:
- Pick n Mix sweets – £12
Perhaps I’ll keep these in the locking cupboard! 🙂
I think this is still my favourite car boot sale due to the size and variety of items on offer.
The first time we went resulted in a slightly better haul, but this one wasn’t bad.
- Admission: £1 (2 adults, children free)
- Total tool spend: £18.40
- Total other spend: £12
- Grand total: £31.40