Ian you pulling my leg Oak in the UK. I can get that here LOL.EDITED appologies should have read my previous post re neighbour.
Well its February a whole month and no ones posted any new goodies.
Mods if you have started a 2017 Car boot sale please move these posts.
A Costello used to say to Abbott "I've been a BAD BOY"
Neighbour offered me his stash of tool steel just after new year he turned up in th driveway with a bag and some bit n pieces in arms.
Roll of Emery paper, 3 engineer rasps new never used, box of assorted files new never used (well most of them), box of Loctite assortment, two DTI mag stands Mitatoyo and Eclipse attached was a Mitatoyo DTI to one and the other a Mercer finger type both have cleaned up exceptionally nice.
Set of V-blocks, engineers scribe post, his Engineers bible and hand written note book I was blown away to say the least. He was an ex-BHP fitter & turner and QLDR workshop engineer.
I had spotted an Stanley No45 router plane on another forum and Sue bought it me for Christmas. Restoration has begun a good soak in vinegar.
We went to two Swap Meets and I've done some buying through another forum, been sent a Care Package from a mate in Sydney of possible engineering supplies. Another mate sent me up his old Millers Falls wet/dry grinder.
Firstly Allora swap meet hosted in a small country town along with a vintage machinery show a good day out just an hours drive up the hill. By 2pm it was 38C.
Early in the day i spotted an additonal packs of cutters for the above router, no price fellow had gone for a wander round. After lunch returned to find no one had snapped them up. Already de-rusted also. Picked up a Coach Makers Spider gauge.
I didn't buy this but if I had could have sold it 5 times over. Its a splicer for over head belts. $200.