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The Breakroom => The Water Cooler => Topic started by: krv3000 on February 03, 2014, 03:11:01 PM

Title: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on February 03, 2014, 03:11:01 PM
well i went car boot sale at the week end and got sum new tools a set of m3 taps for £ 2.50 a assortment of BA taps for £1 a file for 50p and a set of No 10 record pipe wrench for 50p once it had bin in the bath it come out good i just went daft with the red pant right pics


Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: micktoon on February 03, 2014, 05:10:58 PM
Good to see you back at the Boot sales Bob , not too bad a haul , did you drop that wrench in the paint bucket ?  :lol: , The knurl is on its way  :thumbup: I am looking forward to good weather to get some serious booting done ........so is John DB , he tried Hexham yesterday but indoors ............ its hopeless when its inside lol
  Cheers Mick.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on February 03, 2014, 05:13:50 PM
lol with the bucket it will wher off
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: doubleboost on February 03, 2014, 06:41:57 PM
First boot sale of the year for me
Cut off blade £1
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii63/john970s0/casting/boot%20sale/P2030011_zps71da1c06.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/john970s0/media/casting/boot%20sale/P2030011_zps71da1c06.jpg.html)

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii63/john970s0/casting/boot%20sale/P2030012_zpsef4c868c.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/john970s0/media/casting/boot%20sale/P2030012_zpsef4c868c.jpg.html)

Now I just need a saw  :bugeye: :bugeye:

John
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: tom osselton on February 04, 2014, 04:36:05 PM
Naw just weld a handle on one side John  :D
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: doubleboost on February 04, 2014, 05:03:56 PM
No shortage of welders  :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh:
John
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: S. Heslop on February 05, 2014, 01:18:51 PM
Bit disappointed I missed the first sale. I'm hoping to find an oscilloscope since I saw a fair few last year, but didn't need one at the time.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Meldonmech on February 05, 2014, 01:40:55 PM

          Thats a great wrench for 50p Bob, probably cost more for the Paint.

                                                                                     Good Haul

                                                                                                       Cheers David
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Meldonmech on February 05, 2014, 01:44:52 PM

              Nice blade John good value, can you feel a saw project coming on. Just think of those interesting patterns and castings.

                                                                             Cheers David
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on February 23, 2014, 03:08:20 PM
hi well whent to the boot sale today and only got one thing for 50p a extra long 4mm drill
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on March 02, 2014, 05:59:05 PM
hi all well bin shopping again and came back with this lot a drill chuck key 50p a pack of ten m5 taps 50p a car battery checker £1 pics


Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: rick barnes on March 03, 2014, 12:52:36 AM
How are the drill taps used? 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: hermetic on March 03, 2014, 01:01:01 PM
By Gow lad, them taps were a bargain :D
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on March 04, 2014, 05:27:25 PM
hi well the taps ar not drill taps ther mashen taps you can use them by hand but they shud be used in a mill the spirel helps remove the cutings
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: rick barnes on March 04, 2014, 09:25:33 PM
Thanks.  You are lucky you can have boot sales and buy tools.  Usually things sold out of the trunk of a car where I live are things you shoot with, or mind altering consumables.  Or stolen. 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: S. Heslop on March 09, 2014, 05:52:33 AM
I've been busy lately but i've still found time to get to the boot sales. I'm also skint now after my computer died and I had to replace the thing with the rest of my money.

(http://iforce.co.nz/i/2xtchhqs.l1a.jpg)
(http://iforce.co.nz/i/elw2laci.y3d.jpg)
Got these last week. I was desperate to find a blower last year but didn't find a single one, and of course this year i've already seen about 5. Also more rust to add to my collection.

(http://iforce.co.nz/i/grratg00.u3h.jpg)
Got these today. I just beat a guy to them and I think the seller sold them cheap to spite the guy, since he supposedly had gone for a walk to think about the price. I'm not sure if I should feel more or less guilty with that in mind..
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: rick barnes on March 09, 2014, 05:31:05 PM


Got these today. I just beat a guy to them and I think the seller sold them cheap to spite the guy, since he supposedly had gone for a walk to think about the price. I'm not sure if I should feel more or less guilty with that in mind..

I go with less guilty, and call it a win.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: doubleboost on March 09, 2014, 05:52:49 PM
Nice looking "blower" :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
John
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on March 09, 2014, 07:00:36 PM
well thats a good hall well dun one of them taps ant a 12mmx1 by eay chance
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: S. Heslop on March 10, 2014, 07:57:46 AM
well thats a good hall well dun one of them taps ant a 12mmx1 by eay chance

nah. i just double checked and im afraid not, none of them are metric even
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Jonny on March 10, 2014, 05:02:01 PM
well thats a good hall well dun one of them taps ant a 12mmx1 by eay chance

Check out ebay plenty on there from £4 delivered in carbon.
When on offer J&L have real good prices on HSS, bought all mine about 10 yr ago none dearer than £7 to M20X1

Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on March 10, 2014, 08:00:37 PM
hi thanks for the heds up on the bay
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: ksor on March 11, 2014, 07:36:13 AM
Oh, I got one of these from "Stanley" - very old 45-50 years, I beleave ! :med:

(http://iforce.co.nz/i/grratg00.u3h.jpg)

It's THE Tool for strait slottet screws - really a nice pease of Tool  :)
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: S. Heslop on March 11, 2014, 11:36:07 AM
Oh, I got one of these from "Stanley" - very old 45-50 years, I beleave ! :med:


It's THE Tool for strait slottet screws - really a nice pease of Tool  :)

I've been looking for one for a while and this is the first i've seen that wasn't rusted solid or missing parts. It does work great for slotted screws but all the ones I use are posidrive. I was thinking of making some kind of adapter for standard hexagonal bits
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: ksor on March 11, 2014, 11:55:09 AM
Oh, I got one of these from "Stanley" - very old 45-50 years, I beleave ! :med:


It's THE Tool for strait slottet screws - really a nice pease of Tool  :)

I've been looking for one for a while and this is the first i've seen that wasn't rusted solid or missing parts. It does work great for slotted screws but all the ones I use are posidrive. I was thinking of making some kind of adapter for standard hexagonal bits

Ofcause you can make such an adaptor and it's a nice and highly useable idea  :thumbup: :thumbup: maybe I'll make one too - you often have a Little MORE control with a last Little twist with the hand.

BUT using modern electric screw machine to a strait slottes screw is NOT WORKING - but the other way around is OK !

I use my "Stanley drill" only for strait slotted screws and it's working really fine !
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Pete W. on March 11, 2014, 06:09:55 PM
Hi there, Stuart and Ksor,

As you may know, Stanley make at least two different sizes of the Yankee Screwdriver (I can't remember the model numbers off-hand).

The bits aren't transferable from one size Yankee to another.  I have the largest model and still find it very useful for some jobs alongside my cordless electric screw-drivers.  I have several different sizes of bits for straight-slotted screw heads as well as both Philips and Pozidrive bits in various sizes.  You should be able to get extra bits from any good tool-supplier who stocks the Stanley range. 

Usual disclaimer - no connection with Stanley except as a satisfied user.  (Well, except that I'm most DISsatisfied that I can't buy Stanley Screwsinks any more!!!) 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: stig on March 11, 2014, 07:31:36 PM
I still have my large Yankee that I bought as an apprentice, way before the days of battery drivers etc. I have both slotted and pozi ends in various sizes. Its done some serious work in my early days on site and afterwards in the joiners shop

One thing to watch out for on a heavily used driver is the collar that holds the spiral in. Over time they wear excessively and only hold the spiral in by the skin of their teeth, one slight movement and it flys out without warning. Also because they dont stop in, folk get fed up of pushing them home all the time... so leave them extended when not in use...usually leads to the spiral getting bent slightly
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: joshagrady on March 12, 2014, 08:40:25 AM
I've been looking for one for a while and this is the first i've seen that wasn't rusted solid or missing parts. It does work great for slotted screws but all the ones I use are posidrive. I was thinking of making some kind of adapter for standard hexagonal bits

Garrett Wade has them (Link (http://www.garrettwade.com/improved-yankee-style-screwdrivers/p/08C03.01/)).  Standard disclaimers apply, no relation, etc.  also, I have not purchased this product from them, instead, I have, and treasure an old Yankee drill that my father inherited from his father.   
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on March 12, 2014, 04:11:34 PM
hi well you can get difrent end to go in to the bottom of them type of scrudrivers you sud be abel to pull back the nurld sleev at the bottom witch lets you remove the blade ther is all typs of ends even drill and cawntersink ends to go in geting hard to find as the battery drill mad them redundent
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on March 16, 2014, 04:57:13 PM
hi well bin bootsaling a gane and i got 3 remers a 7.9mm a 13mm a 9.3mm for £2 a tin of asembley grees for 50p a litel tin of 1/32 drills 20p a poket clock 50p and two files 50p pics 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on March 24, 2014, 06:46:35 PM
hi all well bin to the boot sale on Sunday and got a countersink for £1 two D.T.I s for £ 1 etch
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: doubleboost on March 24, 2014, 06:51:27 PM
Very nice Bob :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
That old "Starett" DTI looks nice  :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
John
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on April 13, 2014, 08:03:59 PM
hi all well this shod have bin posted last Sunday but was a tad biz so its getting posted gnaw i got a box full of goodies for £40 sum of the things in the box was just scrap but i got a height gage i will post a pic of that separate a 50 moor and right 50 to 75 micrometer in bits a 200 to 225 mutatoyo micrometer a 300 to 325 mutatoyo micrometer two Little tork handles a digital thermometer not in the pic sum mutatoyo slips two gages both are in the pic one i don't no nothing about the other i have red about this type of gage but this is the first one that i have cum a Cross basically its to test three flooted taps to See if their are in tolerance i will put sum pics of that on its own sum time right pics
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: micktoon on April 14, 2014, 03:48:16 AM
Looks like a good find Bob, it all looks good nick too unless you have already cleaned it up. I look forward to seeing the tap guage thing I have never seen one before.
  Cheers Mick.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on May 05, 2014, 05:55:04 PM
hi well i whent to a stame show vesterday and got a boring bar for £2 then whent to a bootsale this morning and got sum bits and bobs a cumpes set £1 a mixt box of brake pip fitings and washer jets £1 a honing tool 50p a carbide bur and sum stones £1 and a  tube of loctite pip thred seler 50p  and a git lump of hex bar witch turnd out to be stanles  for 50p right pics
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: micktoon on May 05, 2014, 06:21:52 PM
Hi Bob , looks like you done well again , the stainless bar is a real bargain for 50p  :clap: I bet you wont be able to get to sleep tonight  as you will be lying there thinking of what to make out of it  :D

 Cheers Mick
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on May 05, 2014, 06:26:42 PM
lol no will giv it to you to polish
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on June 15, 2014, 07:26:03 PM
hi well a another good day at the boot sale i got all this of one sealer for the princely sum of £5 two tubs of chrome cleaner two peaces of tool steel one dated 1904 a pack of old type razor blades a more and right screwdriver set a staret scribe and English thickens gage and a USA made 100mm rule witch i will post More in fo on and a hammer for rob Wilson right pics


Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: chipenter on June 23, 2014, 04:29:53 PM
There are very few engineering firms hear and boot sales have been usless , finaly found something but it wasn't wat I thought it was , it's an indexing microscope that I don't know what to do with .
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: awemawson on June 23, 2014, 05:28:13 PM
Ideal for identifying thread pitches and other small measuring jobs
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: vtsteam on June 23, 2014, 10:38:53 PM
You could make it into something else I suppose.  Put a centerpunch in place of the lenses and do indexed layout work?

Could make an interesting CNC engraver project with a Dremel and a couple of stepper motors.... or a printed circuit mill.

Or even a hand driven graver for making scales with a single point tool.

A solar woodburning Etch-A-Sketch?
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: doubleboost on September 15, 2014, 02:56:45 PM













Found a monster square at the boot sale



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A decent sized set square

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii63/john970s0/GrabbedFrame2_zps5c3d8434.png) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/john970s0/media/GrabbedFrame2_zps5c3d8434.png.html)

John
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Meldonmech on September 18, 2014, 10:13:17 AM

    Hi John that square is a nice find, don't often see one that size, have you got a king size project in mind?

                                                               Cheers David
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Joules on September 19, 2014, 11:34:31 AM
That'll be handy for a bit of watch making  :lol:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: doubleboost on September 21, 2014, 02:15:23 PM
Hi
Lads
Had a good day at the boot sales
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii63/john970s0/casting/boot%20sale/S1110006_zpsf086d7a6.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/john970s0/media/casting/boot%20sale/S1110006_zpsf086d7a6.jpg.html)

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii63/john970s0/casting/boot%20sale/S1110008_zps22141b1a.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/john970s0/media/casting/boot%20sale/S1110008_zps22141b1a.jpg.html)

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii63/john970s0/casting/boot%20sale/S1110007_zps53a2415e.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/john970s0/media/casting/boot%20sale/S1110007_zps53a2415e.jpg.html)

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii63/john970s0/casting/boot%20sale/S1110010_zps09011d31.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/john970s0/media/casting/boot%20sale/S1110010_zps09011d31.jpg.html)

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii63/john970s0/casting/boot%20sale/S1110009_zpsf9f449ad.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/john970s0/media/casting/boot%20sale/S1110009_zpsf9f449ad.jpg.html)

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii63/john970s0/casting/boot%20sale/S1110005_zps99321483.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/john970s0/media/casting/boot%20sale/S1110005_zps99321483.jpg.html)

All the above for a tenner
£10
John
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: awemawson on September 21, 2014, 03:15:46 PM
That's the North / South divide again working in your favour, down here they'd want £50 and moan about it  :lol:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: S. Heslop on September 21, 2014, 04:44:04 PM
That's the North / South divide again working in your favour, down here they'd want £50 and moan about it  :lol:

Don't worry, we get plenty of that up here too. Once had a lady insist on nothing less than £100 for one of those folded tin table saws (worth about £60 new, and even then it's a ripoff). Only wanted it for the motor...
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: doubleboost on September 28, 2014, 04:08:07 PM
Hi
Lads
One boot sale today
Not much but the bacon sarnie was good
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii63/john970s0/GrabbedFrame59_zpsd22e6dae.png) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/john970s0/media/GrabbedFrame59_zpsd22e6dae.png.html)

John
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: doubleboost on November 09, 2014, 05:08:04 PM
Hi
Lads
Some boot sale bits & some borrowed big tools
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii63/john970s0/GrabbedFrame97_zps012debc9.png) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/john970s0/media/GrabbedFrame97_zps012debc9.png.html)
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii63/john970s0/GrabbedFrame96_zps6226373a.png) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/john970s0/media/GrabbedFrame96_zps6226373a.png.html)
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii63/john970s0/GrabbedFrame97_zps012debc9.png) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/john970s0/media/GrabbedFrame97_zps012debc9.png.html)

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii63/john970s0/GrabbedFrame95_zpscf278bea.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/john970s0/media/GrabbedFrame95_zpscf278bea.jpg.html)

John
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Brass_Machine on November 09, 2014, 05:16:39 PM
Holy Crap John,

Those are some big tools. What on earth are you going to do with them?

Eric
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: millwright on November 09, 2014, 05:58:47 PM
Hmmm, Looks like there could be a big project coming up john :lol:  Thought it had gone quiet on the car boot job for a while all the small stuff gone has it.

John

Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: DMIOM on November 10, 2014, 04:32:24 AM
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Have you moved to Brobdingnag John?
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on November 10, 2014, 09:59:41 PM
Hi
Lads
Some boot sale bits & some borrowed big tools

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii63/john970s0/GrabbedFrame95_zpscf278bea.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/john970s0/media/GrabbedFrame95_zpscf278bea.jpg.html)

John

Gee's John quick put that down before the puffle valve blows...........or you end up in hospital for a hernia and we end up with a "Sunday Night Nite Cap special series"  :bugeye: where the Dr's need those spanners to tighten up the nuts. 


Ray
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: micktoon on November 11, 2014, 06:25:13 PM
Quality comment Ray  :clap:..........I said exactly the same to John when I saw the photo , looks worse in freeze frame than on the video  :bugeye: I must say it is more heavy than it looks mind , I went to get it out Johns car and thought it was snagged on something as it did not move with what seemed like enough force to lift it lol

 Cheers Mick
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: DavidA on November 11, 2014, 08:17:43 PM
...where the Dr's need those spanners to tighten up the nuts.  ...

By the colour of his face I would say that certain nuts were already close to shearing.

Dave.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on November 12, 2014, 12:03:49 AM
 :beer: Mick  :thumbup: its not often I get to poke fun at someone else like that. Makes me wonder how big the fellow who worked with it was (now what was the old wrestlers name something Giant ???)

Maybe you two need to eat more porridge and drink less Brown stuff or should it be the other way round.

Dave its a good job one is a ring spanner  :lol:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: mechman48 on November 13, 2014, 04:46:35 PM
Giant Haystacks is the name you're looking for... along with Big Daddy, Mick McManus, Adrian street, Johnny ( called 'Black Kwango in those days) Kwango, amongst others I just can't recall at the mo'
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: doubleboost on November 13, 2014, 06:12:05 PM
Saturday tea time wrestling
Class
John
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on November 13, 2014, 11:34:49 PM
Giant Haystacks is the name you're looking for... along with Big Daddy, Mick McManus, Adrian street, Johnny ( called 'Black Kwango in those days) Kwango, amongst others I just can't recall at the mo'

No before them posers.  Around the time of Chief Billy White Wolf in the 60's.

Hum wrestler name for DB  :scratch:..............Big Wench...............ooops sorry for got the r in wrench.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: allanchrister on November 14, 2014, 06:46:36 AM
I have a set of insert bits for my electric screwdriver (a really nice, but older Hitachi) small - but great battery life and power, that allow easy screwing of slot head screws.  The slot driver is within a circular 'restraint' which prevents the bit from slipping out of the slot - if that makes sense.  Different sizes of restraints for different screw head diameters, but it works really well.  Result, slotted screws are easy with these.......

Allan currently in Kathmandu.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: mcostello on November 14, 2014, 12:23:54 PM
 Andre the Giant.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: tom osselton on November 14, 2014, 12:59:57 PM
Haystack Calhoon (probably spelled wrong)
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on November 22, 2014, 02:00:06 AM
Andre the Giant.

Thats him thanks for remembering
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on November 23, 2014, 01:54:16 PM
hi not posted out in a long time as pikings has bin a dit thin but got sum good stuff today a set of boring tools £1 a box with 2 dormer center drills a cawnter sink and a hole locater all for £3 pics
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: doubleboost on December 01, 2014, 03:12:28 PM
Possibly the last boot sale this year
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John
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: doubleboost on March 15, 2015, 05:28:17 PM
First boot sale this year
Had a canny day with Mick
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii63/john970s0/casting/boot%20sale/wire%20wheel_zpsstp3ashl.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/john970s0/media/casting/boot%20sale/wire%20wheel_zpsstp3ashl.jpg.html)

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii63/john970s0/casting/boot%20sale/pump_zps12waympm.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/john970s0/media/casting/boot%20sale/pump_zps12waympm.jpg.html)

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii63/john970s0/casting/boot%20sale/mystery%20tool_zpsgrqbexk1.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/john970s0/media/casting/boot%20sale/mystery%20tool_zpsgrqbexk1.jpg.html)
Not sure what this is for
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Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Manxmodder on March 15, 2015, 10:30:03 PM
That plunger oil gun should come in handy for the lube points on the Harrison.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on March 16, 2015, 07:07:53 PM
John your mystery tool - my first thoughts were towards a wire twister on second thoughts maybe an old cast drain cover tool
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: micktoon on March 16, 2015, 07:45:26 PM
Hi Lads, I got a few bits at the first bootsale of the year with John yesterday.

  Some canny stuff, a selection of nice sharp Stubs files, including some good rifflers, a nice wood box with various coloured sealing waxes ( used to seal documents by melting then pressing a seal into the melted pool of wax, like in the old days ) a selecting of small clay moddling tools, some double sided razor blades marked patent 1911, a wire wheel for the grinder , two die grinder bits, small old pry bar, 3 x nice oil stones one in a leather holder, a small jig for holding engraving gravers while sharpening them and a nice shop made machinists brass and plastic hammer.................. the whole lot for a total of £13..... Ooops no £15 prybar was £2

 (http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q631/micktoon/Madmodder%202015/Carboot%20march%2015%20017.jpg) (http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/micktoon/media/Madmodder%202015/Carboot%20march%2015%20017.jpg.html)

This is the sealing wax, I thought it was sealing wax but the perfumed bit made me doubt, it must just be so when melted it does not smell like burnt wax !
 (http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q631/micktoon/Madmodder%202015/Carboot%20march%2015%20019.jpg) (http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/micktoon/media/Madmodder%202015/Carboot%20march%2015%20019.jpg.html)

  Fingers crossed for good weather next week.

 Cheers Mick
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on March 22, 2015, 06:00:22 PM
well dun you two all I got this week is two BA die 1. 7 BA and one 5 BA £2 a tin of P.T.F.E £1 and two black ink cartridges for me printer £2 pics
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: SwarfnStuff on March 23, 2015, 02:32:51 AM
Looking at John's Mystery tool it reminds me of the jigger my parents had for stretching the lining of a shoe, specially if mum's bunions were giving trouble. There were buttons that could be inserted to give extra room in some spot or other.  This link should take you to a picture of what I am thinking about. http://www.footfitter.com/c/shoe-stretchers.html   As you will see by selecting the first item then choosing different views - the right most view gives you a look at the business end. The stretch / spreading force is applied by the winding back of the pointy end.  :med: See, I might not remember what was said 10 minutes ago but this is retrieved from the memory banks of some 70 years past.
John B
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: doubleboost on March 23, 2015, 06:51:55 PM
It is indeed part of a shoe  stretcher
John
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on April 12, 2015, 05:30:39 PM
hi all well I did manage to go to the boot sale this morning and I struck gold a small Moore and right surface plate a 150mm Moore and right digital vernya a 500mm mitutoyo digital vernya a 600mm syivac digital vernya it needs its jaws repairing two 0 to 25 mm mitutoyo micrometres a set of dormer drill blanks and a 300mm rule all for £20 pics         
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on April 12, 2015, 08:27:16 PM
Nice score all round
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: mexican jon on April 12, 2015, 09:30:12 PM
hi all well I did manage to go to the boot sale this morning and I struck gold a small Moore and right surface plate a 150mm Moore and right digital vernya a 500mm mitutoyo digital vernya a 600mm syivac digital vernya it needs its jaws repairing two 0 to 25 mm mitutoyo micrometres a set of dormer drill blanks and a 300mm rule all for £20 pics         

Where abouts are you in the UK  :scratch: I need to find a car boot like the ones you visit 

Nice buys and really good prices  :drool:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on April 13, 2015, 03:12:26 PM
hi im in Durham and the one I go to is at  segfeeld
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: micktoon on April 13, 2015, 04:17:30 PM
Hi Bob , a quality day indeed, looks like you could use the surface plate as a mirror lol all good gear and in good condition too You jammy Ba****d lol

 Cheers Mick
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Will_D on April 13, 2015, 04:33:48 PM
Not much in the CB market around .dubland but my scrap yard forays are getting interesting:

Grade 304:
3Metres of 40 x 10 mm Cold drawn
and
3Metres of 25 x 25 x 4 mm angle

20€ (at current rates £15)

Thats not to mention some free stuff from another yard!

Like a 6" 316 pipe flange!
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: S. Heslop on April 13, 2015, 05:05:38 PM
I picked up a couple of old fire extinguishers when it started to rain on Sunday. Guy was yelling everything 50p on a megaphone since he wanted to get going.  One had all the pressure gone (was a sort with a plunger to break a seal, they both looked like they came from a school so I guess some kid had hit the plunger).

For some reason I can't resist fire extinguishers when they're going cheap. I've already got too many. What I really need to find is a decent carbon dioxide one though. All last year I kept seeing the same empty one at boot sales and even the Consett market. Disappointed me every time. The guy must've really wanted to sell it.

I guess i'll have to make some little stoves with all the empty ones i'm collecting. Or maybe I could find a few real old ones on ebay and start a museum.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: sparky961 on April 13, 2015, 05:08:42 PM
Wow, old thread but seems to have had some life to it.  You don't find anything that nice at yard/garage/lawn sales here.

Though I recently purchased two new pair of boots, so no need for me to go to a boot sale. ;)
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: doubleboost on April 13, 2015, 05:28:16 PM
Hi
Bob
David mentioned you had "found" some good gear  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
John
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on April 14, 2015, 12:30:27 AM
Time I got all the Geordie relos out and about shopping at these CBS for me and scuttle you lot. Pity the postal charges will kill me, although cousins heading down under soon maybe he can scourer the Petersbourgh region.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: S. Heslop on April 26, 2015, 05:12:47 AM
Been looking for tools at boot sales for about 3 or 4 years now, and the two things i've always hoped i'd find were micrometers and dial indicators.

(http://iforce.co.nz/i/1euiaitd.ibi.jpg)

Finally found a couple of micrometers, in metric and all. Almost missed them since they were in plastic bags. Spotted them when heading back out for the bus, the guy had a box of these metal spiral things that I had to ask what they were and I saw them when waiting to ask. The big one has no markings at all and probably isn't that good. Also got the midi keyboard since I was thinking about buying one a few years back. Apparently a bunch of the keys don't work but they probably just need the contacts cleaned.

Still forgot to ask the guy what those spirals were.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on April 27, 2015, 02:27:31 AM
Been looking for tools at boot sales for about 3 or 4 years now, and the two things i've always hoped i'd find were micrometers and dial indicators.

(http://iforce.co.nz/i/1euiaitd.ibi.jpg)

Finally found a couple of micrometers, in metric and all. Almost missed them since they were in plastic bags. Spotted them when heading back out for the bus, the guy had a box of these metal spiral things that I had to ask what they were and I saw them when waiting to ask. The big one has no markings at all and probably isn't that good. Also got the midi keyboard since I was thinking about buying one a few years back. Apparently a bunch of the keys don't work but they probably just need the contacts cleaned.

Still forgot to ask the guy what those spirals were.

Nice score.

Spiral things?? Maybe reamers? Twist drills? Auger Bits? Or remnants of the kids toy spinning tops  :lol:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: S. Heslop on April 27, 2015, 04:46:54 AM
I did a bit of searching, assuming they were some sort of anchor, and finally found them. Looks like they're mostly used for quickly attaching things to masonry.

http://www.boltsnutsandtools.com/helical-facade-helipins-c-311_312_527/

Probably would've found them right away if I'd remembered the word 'helical' instead of searching for twists and spirals.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Manxmodder on April 27, 2015, 06:28:54 AM
Hi Simon, I've had a skeet at the heli pins in your link and I have used them to repair cracks in masonry walls in the past.

They are used with a chemical resin to bond them into slots which one has to cut across the crack with a diamond disc on an angle grinder. Clean the slot out,apply resin and then bed the heli pin into the goo,fill crack out to level with more resin or cement and the job is a goodun'.

They provide a simple but very effective method of stabilising masonry defects and the end result looks very much like stapling or stitching.....The mics look a good find,quite tidy and not knocked about too much  :thumbup: ...... OZ.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on April 27, 2015, 04:45:04 PM
hi all well all I got this week end was sum files a brass brush and a bag of wire wool all for £1 and three tins of gas for £1
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: S. Heslop on May 10, 2015, 05:22:06 AM
(http://iforce.co.nz/i/2gap4vut.zkq.jpg)
Got this multimeter for a pound, guy implied it wasn't working but hopefully it'll be an easy fix.

(http://iforce.co.nz/i/kcrk40hh.xfi.jpg)
Also got a pair of air fed respirators for a bit more than i'd usually ever pay at a boot sale, but I didn't get much at Harrogate yesterday and had the money on me. I'm wanting to do a bit of sand blasting in the future and maybe something like this will come in handy for that. One interesting thing is that the inside of the respirators is a diaphragm that I assume is so people can hear what you're saying inside the mask.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: tom osselton on May 10, 2015, 05:08:21 PM
Nice respirators make sure you use a oilless compressor to keep the oil out of your lungs!
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: S. Heslop on May 10, 2015, 06:59:18 PM
Nice respirators make sure you use a oilless compressor to keep the oil out of your lungs!

I did a bit of searching and apparently that filter is for getting the oil out of the air. They're amazingly expensive, but unfortunately replacement filters for them are too.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on May 17, 2015, 04:04:11 PM
hi all went shopping today at the boot sale and got sum nice stuff a hammer a file a tube of silicon grease a set of moor and wright marking out callipers and a 0 to 4" moor and wright micrometre right picks     
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: steampunkpete on May 18, 2015, 02:10:28 AM
That micrometer is a tasty find!
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: doubleboost on May 18, 2015, 04:22:51 AM
Nice Hall Bob
I have the very same mike
John
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on May 18, 2015, 05:47:22 PM
yep got it for mick
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: micktoon on May 18, 2015, 06:27:38 PM
Bob, you are sure to go to Heaven  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: , Cheers mate , I have got a couple of Emco bits for you from Dave as spares if they fit your lathe.
  Cheers Mick
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on May 18, 2015, 06:39:52 PM
yep they will cum in handy did he have a switch
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Pete. on May 25, 2015, 06:55:33 AM
Had a good haul at Pedham Place in Kent today.

I got the first little lot for £2. The snips have been rusty but the tips are in very nice condition which is what I need for a job I'm doing. The Moore & Wright dividers are huge but have a broken tip so I'll have to re-grind them to be matching. The rusty adjustable is for work.

The Moore & Wright protractor was £4 (price on the back was £38.95

The diamond sharpener I got for a pound and the two packs of paint brushes a pound each. I buy cheap brushes then cut the bristles back  to about 15-20mm long with scissors and use them for scrubbing small parts with degreaser then throw them away (the brushes, not the parts).
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Pete. on May 25, 2015, 06:57:21 AM
Here's my prize find for today, a 0.005" Mitutoyo DTI in the box in really nice working order for £8. Didn't even haggle that just handed over the cash.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Meldonmech on May 25, 2015, 07:10:03 AM
 
  Hi Pete,

                 You got yourself some really great items there, well done

                                                                          Cheers David
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: DavidA on May 25, 2015, 07:12:18 AM
Pete,

 nice finds.

What intrigues me is that the label on the protractor says 'depth guage'.

Dave.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Pete. on May 25, 2015, 07:21:00 AM
Pete,

 nice finds.

What intrigues me is that the label on the protractor says 'depth guage'.

Dave.

Yeah, it's a paper label stuck on top of the packaging. I think it must have been added by the shop.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: awemawson on May 25, 2015, 07:45:30 AM
Dave, they can be used as a depth gauge - I have the same model. Loosen the knurled knob, and the rotating rule slides in and out and is calibrated for depth.

So you can measure the depth and angle of a hole in one fell swoop !
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: DavidA on May 25, 2015, 02:00:15 PM
Andrew,

Interesting.

I thought the arm just pivoted around the screw.

Useful tool.

Dave.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on May 25, 2015, 05:16:33 PM
hi all well I did a bit boot sale scrounging on Sunday and got a box a large soft faced hammer two files all for £5 in the box 4 large hinges sum sockets sum alien keys sum taps and so on o and a bag of cutting nozzles witch I have no idea watt they wood be used for and a bag of  tungsten rods with bothe ends sharpened to a point and the box is a old later box IE watt you once kept your paper and envelopes and ink and pens as on sorting the box out right pics               
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: micktoon on May 25, 2015, 05:53:07 PM
Hi Bob , not a bad little haul there  :thumbup: Looks like a bit of everything, the box is better quality than the average wood box these days too.
 I went to a boot sale today but there was zero there of interest :palm:   Cheers Mick
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: doubleboost on May 25, 2015, 06:22:32 PM
Canny Bob
I went to a boot sale on Sunday even the coffie was crap
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on May 25, 2015, 07:12:27 PM
lol at crap coffee
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: tom osselton on May 25, 2015, 07:46:17 PM
Is that the coffee where the monkey's crap out the beans?  :lol:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_Luwak

http://www.amazon.com/Kopi-Luwak-Coffee-Whole-16-Ounce/dp/B0030IGUIK
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: S. Heslop on June 07, 2015, 04:51:29 AM
There was alot of interesting junk this Sunday. Saw alot of analog electronic test gear and radios.

(http://iforce.co.nz/i/kl3rnis2.aw2.jpg)
Got some tensometer stuff. Some chucks and an elongation & reduction in area gauge. There's also a few used samples of various materials and i'd guess it was used in education. It's probably useless without the rest of the kit, which is a shame because it seems like something that'd be handy for people making weird alloys. If anyone has a use for it they're welcome to have it.

Also got a Hilti nail gun. Bit of an odd arrangement and I can't find any instruction manuals online. The instructions on the inside of the tin are fairly worn but I can just make them out. Seems you hit the thing with a 2lb hammer and that sets the blank charge off.

(http://iforce.co.nz/i/03le3qpl.kui.jpg)
Also got a photo enlarger because I mistook it for something else. Smells pretty foisty so I'm not sure if i'll keep it. Can't imagine anyone would want it either.

Oh and a spokeshave, which is just what I was looking for. I think I spent about £12 in total.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Eugene on June 07, 2015, 05:03:55 AM
Steve,

The instructions on the Hilti gun say "Keep your fingers away from the bangy end".

The chippie who helped build our cottage extension forgot to read that bit and nailed his index finger to some framing. He's a man of a religious turn of mind but you wouldn't have known it.

Eug
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: S. Heslop on June 07, 2015, 05:10:24 AM
I gotta say I was careful handling the thing before I knew how it worked. Could've been left loaded!
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: awemawson on June 07, 2015, 05:19:36 AM
I have a trigger operated version with cartridges of varying charges. Was most useful fixing timber to the steel work when I made my workshop - yes it will fire a hardened pin into 3/8 steel  :bugeye: And if you use the wrong cartridge the pin will go right through  :bugeye: :bugeye:

Doesn't half give your wrist a jolt when using at arms length up a ladder.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Pete. on June 07, 2015, 05:39:52 AM
My brother in law took the top off his knuckle when he was a lad, firing those brass nail gun cartridges with a club hammer.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: vintageandclassicrepairs on June 07, 2015, 09:23:41 AM
Hi All,
Steve, I thought those old versions of hilti guns were no longer allowed in construction ??
Probably with very good reason??
http://www.nail-gun-accidents.com/pages/nail_gun_lawsuits.html

Where I worked we had to have training from Hilti on the use of the model we had
We were then issued with a permit to use them lasting 2 years if I remember correctly

As Andrew said, they give a fair old kickback :bugeye:
We were not allowed to use them working from a ladder, fairly obvoius really

Remember that you cannot grow new digits/ eyes and other body parts :( :( :(

Johns 2 cents worth ( +35 years experience in Powergen)
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: chipenter on June 07, 2015, 10:01:43 AM
Ive still got some cartriges for a hilti , 2 lb hammer is the minimum heaver is better , to light a hammer sends the hammer flying back a the nail goes noware .
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: S. Heslop on June 07, 2015, 10:34:38 AM
I remember at Tanfield a guy had a story about a technician at his old workplace hiring a powder nailgun to put some coat hooks up on a breezeblock wall, selecting the most powerful charge, and having it fire through into a corridor and kill a woman on the other side. I thought it sounded like a bit of a silly story but there's a similar one on that website.

This nailgun has a captive piston at least, but it is an awkward lump to hold. I got a bit of a fright testing it on some 5mm mild steel plate, using the weakest charge in the box. The nail not only went through the plate but also put a considerable dent into it.

It's not a tool I see myself using often, but there's been a few times in the past where i've wished I had one.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: awemawson on June 07, 2015, 11:18:58 AM
I was 'testing' mine when I got it years back, by fixing a 4x2 batten to a breezeblock wall. The pin went right through the wall, across 4 foot of space, penetrated the steel enclosure of my Moog Hydrapoint 1000 nc machine, and destroyed a power supply - after that I treated it with the greatest respect  :bugeye:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: lordedmond on June 07, 2015, 11:37:47 AM
Yes used one of those hilt guns at the iron works got a flattened finger from one , not the way you think but the bit you belt with a hammer can recoil trapping your finger between it and the hammer shaft those i think took a .22 blank or it could be .25 in varying power levels black was the strongest with white the weakest , we did also have a .38 pistol type but it usually fell to bits when you used it , the best blank firing tool was the .38 cable spike clamp it round the underground steel wire armoured cable to prove dead put in the blank tie a long piece of string on and pull , ok unless you had a know all engineer who insisted he knew which cable it was and disregarded the beeper , well after we used it and half the works shut down , we could not find him for some hours  :Doh:

good tools used in the correct space but can be lethal

Stuart
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: appletree on June 07, 2015, 01:12:37 PM
Hi All,
Steve, I thought those old versions of hilti guns were no longer allowed in construction ??
Probably with very good reason??
http://www.nail-gun-accidents.com/pages/nail_gun_lawsuits.html

Where I worked we had to have training from Hilti on the use of the model we had
We were then issued with a permit to use them lasting 2 years if I remember correctly

As Andrew said, they give a fair old kickback :bugeye:
We were not allowed to use them working from a ladder, fairly obvoius really

Thats a bit of an untruth, not 35 yrs in Powergen what about the good old CEGB with all its faults??

Remember that you cannot grow new digits/ eyes and other body parts :( :( :(

Johns 2 cents worth ( +35 years experience in Powergen)
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: vintageandclassicrepairs on June 07, 2015, 02:49:46 PM
Hi,
Quote
Thats a bit of an untruth, not 35 yrs in Powergen what about the good old CEGB with all its faults??

The "powergen" reffered to was/is the one here in Ireland,
no point talking ESB to non Irish people
Hope this clears up any misunderstanding??

Regards
John
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on June 07, 2015, 05:50:46 PM
hi not much at the booty for me to day got a box of 7 dormer 7.6 drills £2 a extra long 6mm drill 50p and a box full of crap for £5 well if this lot is crap then sum one doesn't no watt there selling  right pics
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: doubleboost on June 07, 2015, 05:57:01 PM
Very nice Bob
John
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: micktoon on June 07, 2015, 06:43:46 PM
Hi Lads , maneged to get to the boot sale today with John , we both got some bits and Bobs but no where near the haul that Bob seems to have found , I think he should change his name to DTI Bob  :thumbup: , What are the two in the last photo Bob they do not look the normal run of the mill DTI's ?. Looks like you are going to be a busy lad Bob , as you will be wanting them all like new no doubt !!
  Here is what I got today
 (http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q631/micktoon/Binns%20amp%20Berry%20steadies%20017.jpg) (http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/micktoon/media/Binns%20amp%20Berry%20steadies%20017.jpg.html)
  A 4 way 110v socket lead, two Toga drill stands , one number drills and one imperial sizes, A big old soldering iron 110v, a nice unused cold chisel, a set of CK secateures, a selection of small files mostly round, and the larger of the two saws, I think it might be handmade but a nice job if it is, its got wood or plstic cutting blade ( the normal small hacksaw is there to show the size of the new one ) The whole lot came to £10 so not bad at all.

 Cheers Mick
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Pete. on June 07, 2015, 07:14:31 PM
Is that a Solon soldering iron? Looks like the on eI have and mine's 110v too. That one looks un-used. £1.50 is a bargain either way.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on June 07, 2015, 07:22:36 PM
er the last two you meen the blue ones there for shaft metering ie big ends that sort of thing 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: micktoon on June 07, 2015, 07:37:46 PM
Hi Pete, you must know your soldering irons  :clap: , yes its a Solon iron, proper old 'made in England' quiality 65W 110 Volts, its never been used or even had a plug fitted by the looks of things as you say £1.50 is a bargain  :drool:
  Hi Bob , I thought they were special, you should start a DTI museum lol
  Cheers Mick
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Pete. on June 14, 2015, 04:33:02 AM
Just a couple of bits today, but very pleased with them. I got a rack of long metric sockets for £4 and a nice profile gauge for £2. The gauge is something I really need I could have used it half a dozen times in the past month.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Meldonmech on June 14, 2015, 06:10:49 AM
 
       Hi Pete
                      The profile gauge is is a great item, and has got me out of many problems. It has  saved me so much time in the past and really accurate.

                                                    Cheers David
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: AdeV on June 14, 2015, 10:47:23 AM
None of the car boot sales I've ever been to ever have anything like this... Lots of knackered radios, home furnishings and dodgy underwear - never any decent tools.

I'm very jealous - although I do hate getting up at dark o'clock on a Sunday morning to go ferret out the good stuff.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on July 05, 2015, 07:22:47 PM
Ok I didn't go to a car boot sale but these did come out of a car boot and dropped on my desk  :D where son works has combined with another merchant parent company and they were tossing these out.

Extra long drill bits 5/8 down to 2.5mm all HSS 3 small taps 3mm, 3/16, 1/8", counter sink bit, tape measure 5m x3 (gave the wife one), centre drill bit, some stubby drill bits. torx bits.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: tom osselton on July 05, 2015, 10:13:24 PM
Nice one!
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: vtsteam on July 06, 2015, 03:14:55 PM
I used to use those drivers boatbuilding in the 70's driving in silicon bronze slotted flathead screws. We'd also use a bit brace with a flat blade for that into oak frames with larger screws. There's a smaller version that takes straight grooved drill bits. Another nice old tool to have, now practically extinct is a nail puller. Also an eggbeater drill. Hand tools that were actually hand operated.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on July 27, 2015, 04:31:58 PM
hi all well I got quite a lot at the boot sale on Sunday but I will have to tack sum more pics of sum of the items I got as most of the pics came out fuzzy but her is the list two rawhide hammers one small and one medium both a £1 etch a tube of tungsten electrodes different sizes £1 a B.O.C  gas bottle key a hydrometer for testing antifreeze £1 a selection of lathe tools need to retake the pic of them £2 a eclipse tap handle and a eclipse scribe £2 and a box of rods £1 the rods is a 2 to 8 inch bore gage   and a gas lantern with sper gas £2      right pics   
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on July 28, 2015, 08:17:37 PM
New to me toy 6" works fine just need to locate a manual for it for reference if need be.

Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on September 07, 2015, 05:26:07 PM
hi all this is watt I got at the week end at the boot sale first up a starrett depth gage all their £5 a s and k D.T.I £1 a moor and right dog leg calliper as new £1 4 extra long 8mm drills £2 and a  optical centre punch £1 right pics
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Manxmodder on September 07, 2015, 05:39:44 PM
You've had a right result there Bob.Yer gonna need a bigger workshop if this continues  :)....OZ.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on September 20, 2015, 05:04:16 PM
I and as bin at it a gane today I got a moor and right tap handle £2 two hacksaw blades £1 a key chine multy  tool £1 two rivet snaps £1.50 two 6 inch files £1 and a tipped milling cuter £2  and a hand vice £2 right pics 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: S. Heslop on September 27, 2015, 05:37:30 AM
Haven't been to a boot sale in a while, but was glad I went today.

(http://iforce.co.nz/i/zyd2jwr2.kgs.jpg)

Got the micrometers from one stall which was packed with stuff. Kind of wish I bought more stuff from it.

I got that orange gauge mostly because I was curious about what it was, and the guy selling it didn't know either. Turns out it's for measuring coating thicknesses on steel. It works, I think, by putting more tension on a magnet in the tip until its able to pull away, then you read what the drum is pointing to. Might be useful.

Also got the two slot milling cutters which I don't really need. They look like they've been resharpened but not brilliantly, but I could send them out to anyone who thinks they might be useful.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: John Rudd on September 27, 2015, 07:12:08 AM
Steve,
The two milling cutters are slit saw blades.....I'd guess at about 1/8 in thick with a 1" bore... :scratch:

Easily re sharpened with a tool and cutter grinder on a blade arbor.....
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Eugene on September 27, 2015, 02:01:28 PM
Steve,

It is indeed a thickness gauge: given the range it's probably for paint.

Other models were made for measuring the thickness of various plated coatings. They are OK for a general indication, but a skilled operator can make them read just about any thickness he likes :)

Eug
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: awemawson on September 27, 2015, 02:31:23 PM
Yes I have its twin.Back the dial off until the magnetic ball pops off and read your paint thickness.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on September 27, 2015, 06:28:50 PM
I have bin shopping to I got two moor and right engineers clamps a moor and right tap handle and a large file all for £3 a eclipse punch 50p and a Kennedy D.T.I gage for £2 sum sanding pads £1 a tin of valve grinding past 50p two sticks of chork   picks  o and 10 6.4 drill bits   
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on October 04, 2015, 05:35:45 PM
well not much at the boot sale today for me but I got two spark guns and 12 hacksaw blades for £3 a tap handle for  50p and 6 burs for £2 and a drill chuck for £2 put two pics in of the old tin I keep my hacksaw blades in   pics
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on November 01, 2015, 04:50:12 PM
hi all well bin shopping once more I got 4 riper cutters for £2 and a large dye handle for 50p    the size of the cutters is one 6mm two 10mm and one 12mm pics
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Pete. on November 01, 2015, 04:52:48 PM
Nice one. I went to a large boot fair today but all I got was muddy shoes. Wasn't a single piece of engineering stuff that I could find.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on November 01, 2015, 06:12:18 PM
well that's haw it goes sum times I cum back with nothing their was lodes their this week but as not greedy I cud of go ten all  the cutters but left them for sum one ho needs them   
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: tom osselton on November 01, 2015, 06:58:13 PM
Nice find!  Here I have to check out the pawn / second hand consignment places I picked up a table style metal bandsaw for $185.00 for the basement the 7 x 12 is in the garage winter's coming!
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: johnbaz on December 09, 2015, 02:14:05 PM
Hi all

Some great 'Prizes' posted, John- We use those massive squares at work, Our Markout dept use them for levelling large castings on machine beds for marking out for machining etc  :thumbup:


I've been 'Booting' for around 25/30 years and brought many a bargain home!!

This planer was a tenner! I bought it from a very old gent and really thought it wasn't going to work but it's fantastic!!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/johnbaz/Tools/Bs7_zps03962a14.jpg)

This mitre saw was a fiver, It also works great but has had a repair to the handle, I have a spare handle/motor etc that I bought a few years before for £3!!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/johnbaz/Tools/Bs8_zps4ee5a846.jpg)

I've actually got three powerfiles in total, All from the bootsales, Can't remember what I paid but they would have been cheap!!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/johnbaz/Tools/carbootystuff3.jpg)

This was £25 but it's 550w and 8" wheels, It also has a light in each guard!!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/johnbaz/Tools/DSC_0801_zpsd8nw6hmr.jpg)

Tig inverter, Can't remember for sure what I paid but £25 is in my mind!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/johnbaz/Tools/1a.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/johnbaz/Tools/2f.jpg)

All this lot but at different times!!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/johnbaz/Tools/carbootystuff6.jpg)

These reactive screens are much much better than the old dark glass ones!!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/johnbaz/Tools/DSC_1971.jpg)

The above is a fraction of what i've bought in total, I collect tools, Watches, Airguns, Guitars and all sorts of other stuff, I've found all sorts but a dodgy knee scuppered my visits last year a bit as I was off work for eleven months!!


Cheers, John  :wave:

Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: johnbaz on December 09, 2015, 02:26:44 PM
A few more tools from the bootsales..

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/johnbaz/Carbooty%20prizes/Bosch%20drills%20a1_zpswibxca0r.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/johnbaz/Carbooty%20prizes/Bosch%20drill%202_zps2ngzmlob.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/johnbaz/Carbooty%20prizes/Frriers%20files%202_zpsxjzurx8j.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/johnbaz/Carbooty%20prizes/Hatchet%20and%20tongs_zpsn9lknasa.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/johnbaz/Carbooty%20prizes/Bolt20crops20a1_zpsezvssl2t.jpg)

Each pack has four Alkaline AA batteries per side and was 10p per pack! 96 batteries for £1.20!!  :clap:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/johnbaz/Carbooty%20prizes/Rayovac%20batts_zpshehyq5ad.jpg)

£10 for the strimmer and £15 for the hedge trimmer attachment! The strimmer wouldn't start until I replaced the plug!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/johnbaz/Carbooty%20prizes/Strimmer%20hedge%20cutter1_zps3udjabov.jpg)

Can't remember what I paid but it wouldn't have been much (Think it was a fiver) but the handle has to be shared as one is missing!!

I have another that looks like it's not been used, That was more expensive at a tenner!!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/johnbaz/Carbooty%20prizes/X%20Y%20vice_zpspmsuwbvv.jpg)

Err, Things with lenses are another of my passions!! 

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/johnbaz/Carbooty%20prizes/Bins%20bins%20bins_zpsvjygmwh4.jpg)



John  :beer:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on February 28, 2016, 11:51:54 PM
I have tried to find Car Boot Sale 2016  :Doh: nope don't see one Mods if there is one please move this.

2 weeks ago I got to go to a shed clear out the fellow is moving to Tassie his words were take it its FREE so I grabbed a Sher workshop set up for parts much is missing but the castings are all good and saw table attached.

Then Saturday a local Mens Shed was having a garage/driveway sale we had been given heads up to. Scored well here. Gents saw, round files, steel 6" rule, Bi-fold wood rule, Skartsen scraper(no blade), Stanley 220 block plane (no blade), lamp, 2 mitre saws FREE, best bargain was the Ross framing gun brand new had small damage son is over the moon $20.
Total spent $26 including the nail gun

Sunday at a major Sydney tool sale scored 3 new books (see book section http://madmodder.net/index.php/topic,11338.0.html (http://madmodder.net/index.php/topic,11338.0.html)), blade for block plane bought Saturday, dial indicator & brass scales for LOML.
Total spent $36

Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on March 01, 2016, 05:21:41 PM
hi good hall you both got well I went to the boot sale on sunday and got a bag of taps for £4 and a mitutoyo d.t.i finger type with a broken finger for £2 right pics
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on March 01, 2016, 05:25:27 PM
more pics I will have to make a new stiles for the mitutoyo
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Biggles on March 02, 2016, 05:54:29 AM
any of you guys know of good tool boot sales south of London?
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: millwright on March 02, 2016, 10:12:35 AM
Looks like you have dropped on your feet again Bob,  always seems to be some bargains your way. I'm sure the DTI wont take you long to sort. Well done.

John
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: chipenter on March 02, 2016, 01:39:21 PM
I am going to Warcos open day on the 12th , I have been told there are bargings to be had , I will try anything once .
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on March 03, 2016, 05:14:51 PM
hi biggles have a look in local news papers for boot sales 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on March 20, 2016, 07:00:34 PM
well bin shopping once more I got tow die's a set of M16 tap's a lil chuck and a pin chuck all for £5  pics before and after clean up
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on March 29, 2016, 01:09:30 AM
Went to youngest sons for Good Friday seafood BBQ nice fresh Whiting, Mullet, Seafood Salad, Prawns........not s steak in sight and me with s tummy upset.

Into his little 6x6 tin shed he went and came out with a box of assorted taps n die, 90^ drill, Countersink bits, Burr bit, all Sutton's and brand new. his work had another clear out of old stock. Photos at a latter date.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on March 30, 2016, 04:47:46 PM
you see the sun (or rather son) does shine on the righteous sometimes.

 :clap:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on March 31, 2016, 08:10:11 AM
 :beer:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: DavidA on April 08, 2016, 02:34:46 PM
Not car boot, but I was passing a skip and found this old leg - vice.

The screw is going to need replacing, but it will do nicely bolted to my outside bench.

Dave.

Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on April 10, 2016, 05:18:12 PM
nice hall DavidA well I went o the boot sale today and got sum stuff a 10 inch adjustable spanner and a 13mm spanner for £1 I need a 10mm and a 8mm in the same shape two drills one 12.3 the other 5/8 two sleeves £1.50 a deburing tool  and a file  £1 a soft fast hammer and a large screw jack £1.50 the two morce taper sleeves are scrap there well hammered the hammer made two new faces one out of aluminium the other nylon will post a pic of that and the adjustable when the pant dries right pics             
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: micktoon on April 10, 2016, 05:42:26 PM
Not bad haul Bob, I am sure they will all look brand new in no time  :dremel: :thumbup:

  Cheers Mick
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on April 10, 2016, 05:42:53 PM
still can't post pictures but got a "treat" today- gas bottle holder -just right for CO2 cylinders with wheels - mine for 5. Also 10"gilbow tinsnips for 1 and a nice rachet ( think its a Stanley) screw driver for 1.
Then treated myself to a rhubarb plant for 2.50, a good haul and investment for the future.

 :clap:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on April 10, 2016, 05:44:24 PM
brill
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Pete W. on April 11, 2016, 04:46:54 AM
still can't post pictures but .....

SNIP

 :clap:

Go to 'Project Logs' and Bob's thread on DTI repairs. 
At the end of the thread, Andrew told me how to attach photos - his instructions worked for me!!   :mmr:   :nrocks: 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: awemawson on April 11, 2016, 06:19:32 AM
Copied it here for ease of viewing:

Click on "attachments and other options" below the box that you type your message into. Go to the 'Attach' area and click on 'Choose file'. This brings up an explorer type box where you can choose the files, one at a time. For a second picture click on "(more attachments)" - max 10 per posting
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: RobWilson on April 11, 2016, 12:56:18 PM
Not car boot, but I was passing a skip and found this old leg - vice.

The screw is going to need replacing, but it will do nicely bolted to my outside bench.

Dave.


Canny fined David  :thumbup:


Rob
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: John Rudd on April 11, 2016, 01:16:42 PM
well bin shopping once more I got tow die's a set of M16 tap's a lil chuck and a pin chuck all for £5  pics before and after clean up


Bob,
What you using for cleaning fluid? That li'l chuck has come up well...

I could do with some of the cleaning fluid for some Jacobs chucks that are a bit rusty looking...
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on April 11, 2016, 02:48:10 PM
Andrew "n Pete

what file sizes?

tried to use rs filesizer but can't download the thing!

Regards Ian

Currently plotting rhubarb position in garden ( subject to approval from SWMBO )
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: awemawson on April 11, 2016, 03:20:15 PM
If you are on a Windows platform, just open the picture using 'Paint' then using the 'resize' feature resize to 640x480 pixels and save with a suitable name - dead easy
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on April 11, 2016, 03:38:41 PM
John Rudd hi I keep forgetting to right dawn the name of the stuff I get it from work we have a industrial sized ultrasonic tank its a rust remover and rust inhibiter in one as band from putting out in the one at work lol any way I will get the name off the tin and let you no
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: John Rudd on April 11, 2016, 04:00:37 PM
Bob,
Thanks for thecreply, but dont stress about it....
Maybe I'll just send you all my rusty bits....( oooeerrrrr missus...)  :lol:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on April 11, 2016, 05:34:19 PM
lol if you must
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: SwarfnStuff on April 12, 2016, 02:00:03 AM
Howsitwork,

Try downloading Irfanview, a free photo viewer that has an easy to use resize function or change format if you want. I'm biased as this is my favourite photo viewer. Oh, and if you want there are addons to apply filters and fancy effects in a separate download.

John B
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on April 13, 2016, 03:47:49 PM
hope this works

the guage I got at the weekend!

KRV any clues re thread ?

Regards
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on April 13, 2016, 03:48:26 PM
ah hah

I can now get the photos function to wo9rk- thanks guys!
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on April 15, 2016, 03:46:06 PM
hi it will be BA
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on April 16, 2016, 06:05:15 PM
 :doh:  now tried some ba taps and 5ba is close but not perfect. 6ba too big. Yet the accessories from my baty guage fit- is there a standard guage thread? Mahr/federal site is unhelpful  re this.?
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Pete. on April 17, 2016, 01:39:46 AM
Most likely a UNF thread 4-48

http://www.carbidedepot.com/formulas-tap-standard.htm
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: chipenter on April 17, 2016, 01:45:19 AM
Imperial would be 4 x 48 http://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/Catalogue/Measurement/Dial-Gauges/Dial-Gauge-Contact-Point-Set-100-100-01000 .
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on April 18, 2016, 04:49:27 PM
yep my well be
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on April 18, 2016, 05:09:41 PM
well bin at the boot sale I shod have posted these last night but I fell a sleep did not get much 2 files a mystery tool see if you ges watt it is used for  4 m6 taps 2 m4 taps a 3.5 tap all for £2.5 then a tub full of stuff the seller had no idea watt its all used for at a bargen price of £3 in the tub there was a 5 dye a 20.1.5 dye a 16.1.5 dye a 16.1 dye a 14.1 dye a 16.2 dye a 12.1.75 dye taps 16.1 14.1 12.1.75 10.0.75 4 0f them 12.1 2 of them 10.1 10 left handed  7.1 2.04 7 of them  reamers 2 4mm taper shank 1 4mm strate shank 1 6mm 1 5.9mm 1 4.05 mm 1 6.2 mm 1 4.84 mm 1 9.01 mm 1 9.02 mm 1 8 mm  1 7.04 mm right pics
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: millwright on April 18, 2016, 05:30:29 PM
Scored well again Bob, i dont know you do it. the mystery tool looks to me like it could be fibreglass bristled electrical contact cleaning brush, i had one myelf yrs ago.

John
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on April 18, 2016, 05:45:13 PM
hi well I don't think they wood be still their if they had opened the tub up and put them on the table I just picked it up and remove the lid and sed haw much and im a farad you  miles a way with your ges I have three of them fibreglass brushes 1 has fibreglass in 1 has a brass brush and 1 has stainless steel brush in   
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: awemawson on April 19, 2016, 03:09:49 AM
Tyre pressure gauge?
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Pete W. on April 19, 2016, 06:38:34 AM
hope this works

the guage I got at the weekend!

KRV any clues re thread ?

Regards

I've just been browsing my MSC 'Big Book' (12th edition).

I found a page that says, for Mitutoyo plunger gauges, the tip can be either M2.5 x 5 mm for Metric or 4-48 UNF for Imperial (i.e. inches).

Another page says that the screw-in stylus for Verdict lever-type gauges are 10 B.A.

The 'Big Book' also lists SPI and 'Value' brand gauges but gives no info in tip threads. 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on April 19, 2016, 04:22:42 PM
hi well first off no its not a tyre pressure  gage  give you a hint its made in the u.s.a but are al so made in Switzerland as for the thread on the d.t.i  I give in
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: tom osselton on April 20, 2016, 02:45:55 PM
Looks like a old pocket scriber I had years ago.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: kayzed1 on April 20, 2016, 04:41:09 PM
I have one of those finger drills with a pen clip for the pocket, came from my old Dads tool box. I will see if i can find it.
Lyn.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on April 21, 2016, 05:50:28 PM
no non of them its a screwdriver its designed to hold the screw on the end see pic's   
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on April 24, 2016, 05:42:19 PM
 :D Glad to say now confirmed the thread on the dial gauge is UNF 4 - 48. Thanks for the link to are euro, bought a set of them and fit is perfect.

Strange a metric gauge with imperial threads .The Baty gauge I have is the same .Possibly a standard size for gauges?

Hopefully I have now attached a picture of my newly obtained gas trolley?

Thanks for the help!
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: jb3cx on April 25, 2016, 04:45:44 PM
Good evening bob ,i can't believe you haven't came across the full set of that mystery tools I have in the shop ,as you know where everything is better than I do ,
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on April 26, 2016, 04:42:00 PM
lol peter well you no I like to have a rummage is you back yet 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on May 03, 2016, 04:58:15 PM
well KRV sedgefield was a swamp on sunday- did you go?

I arrived looked at it and went to a mates for coffee instead.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on May 05, 2016, 06:35:30 PM
hi no as hoping this Sunday is better 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on May 06, 2016, 03:12:02 PM
if the BBC is correct get your mankini out !!!  :worthless:

mind you probably best not to send those photo's in :bugeye:

Have a good one. Ever been to Rufforth near York - sometimes worth the trip for the motor bike boots on first Saturday of month?
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on May 06, 2016, 05:17:17 PM
yep bin there and the one at caterick  sos for spelling
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on July 25, 2016, 04:37:02 PM
hi got this lot yesterday but I fell ill so as posting them gnaw hacksaw blades a bag of mill cutters m5 taps and sum thing to reed    pics
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on August 03, 2016, 03:05:35 PM
so is the "oil picture" an ultrasonic cleaner you got Bob or just one being used to clean the cutters?

Hope you're feeling better?
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on October 23, 2016, 01:03:50 PM
sos  howsitwork  for the long delay yep its a ultrasonic tank from a budget chane supermarket the one beginning with the later A   £19.99 three year guarantee and I have gave it sum stick and it ant complained once  starting to show sine's of miss youse but as fortunet that we have a industrial ultrasonic tank at work and can get the cleaning fluwerd for nothing  any way this weeks boot sale bargens went to a new one that's opened up in doers and got sum bits and paces two tubs of metal filler sell by date had long since past for the sum of £1 a old glasses case and a old puncher reaper tin of taps and dyes £8 sum of the taps are brand new right pics 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on October 30, 2016, 06:52:35 PM
well bin shopping once more I got a moor and right 0 to 50 micrometre for £2  a batter driven dermal for £2 the dermal was not working but it is gnaw right pics
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: micktoon on October 30, 2016, 06:59:42 PM
Not a bad days booting Bob , nice fix on the dremel handy bit of kit  :thumbup:
 Cheers Mick
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: micktoon on October 31, 2016, 05:18:05 AM
Not a bad days booting Bob , nice fix on the dremel handy bit of kit  :thumbup:
 Cheers Mick
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: millwright on October 31, 2016, 02:54:08 PM
A 0 to 50mm Moore and Wright Mic in its box and with the adjusting tools £2  :doh: I dont know you find them Bob, last boot sale i went to £15 was bieng asked for a 25 to 50mm mic no box  and very tatty, chap wouldnt haggle take or leave it. so i left it. Happy Booting.

John
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on October 31, 2016, 05:00:04 PM
Nice one Bob.

I got a Proxon mini drill for 22 which , although not a bargain like yours , I was well impressed with.

Just cooked the inverter on my wood lathe  :doh: so replacement now needed. One I "had in stock" has so far turned the power off twice so I'm less than popular at the moment :(

Are you OK now?
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on October 31, 2016, 05:52:40 PM
lol I had a welding set that did that her in doors was not imprest a parentally something exciting was happening  in her faveret  sope opera  then the tv went off  it sat their for   10 mints before she realised the electricity was off    lol I as ok
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Will_D on October 31, 2016, 06:54:41 PM
Question:
Whats the Irish for "Engineer's Car Boot Sale"?

Answer:
There isn't!  :doh:

Ye are all very lucky to live in the UK!
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on November 01, 2016, 06:17:33 PM
lol I often find micrometres at the boot sale but their always inch so I never bother with them ones I have cum a cross sum reely well rusted up ones that they think is worth a fortune and the comment is that's cheep I can sell it for dub ell that on the net   lol       
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on November 05, 2016, 06:35:13 PM
Aye Bob,

got one of those a Moore and Wright -  the head LOOKS lovely but is absolutely solid Jammed. Had penetrating oil in for MONTHS. Might try using oil in the ultrasonic.

OK I've got loads of good ones which work fine but it's the PRINCIPAL of the damn thing defeating me that hurts :hammer:

Got a box of needle files today ( about 50 files) for 10 so fairly happy. And a pair of new Record 18inch F clamps for 15 ( you can never have too many clamps after all ). Mind you froze me nuts off in the bitter wind.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: tom osselton on November 05, 2016, 08:19:04 PM
We are lucky over here it's + 20 gotta love the chinook's in the winter time! I picked this up for $50.00 its from a school but the part that holds the table on is cast and has snapped.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on November 11, 2016, 12:36:27 AM
 :bugeye: I thought Id done well over the past few months not game to show my scratchings  :Doh:

Well maybe but I have to go back in this thread to see what I posted last back soon I hope.  Last posting was way back LOL.

Ray
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on November 11, 2016, 01:21:06 AM
Since the move we have visited a number of markets and antique fairs as well as generouse gifts here are some of them. Date from June to Nov 2016.

This first lot of ball slides, slotting saws set of gears which a metric and fit the Myford.


Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on November 11, 2016, 01:26:44 AM
There is just as much woodworking stuff collected/bought to.

Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on November 11, 2016, 01:30:04 AM
 :Doh: I've just realised how much i have acquired in 6 months  :) This was a buy for the ML7 myford.


Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on November 11, 2016, 01:39:13 AM
assortment of woodworking saws square etc Bundel of router bits all 1/2
2 sheets of copper plate 6mm and 4mm

I have cleaned up the spirit level, square, ratchet screw driver and saw.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on November 11, 2016, 01:44:22 AM
The there was te little tool box of crap stuff 3 times I wheeled past it eventually it followed me home princley sum of $40 the lot.......then I found when closing it up at point of sale it had in it a set of new never used chinese  mini lathe gears. Arbour home made, 2 morse taper chucks drill bits some good some cheap nasty a dead centre there was $20 alone if not more.

thats it for now be back soon :)
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on November 13, 2016, 03:37:32 PM
 : :coffee:

Don't want to un-nerve anyone but Bob;'s up for sale! :bugeye:

E bay ref http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_nkw=chester+milling+machine&rt=nc&LH_Auction=1

Looks a bit worn in places but none of us is getting any younger!

Ian
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: John Rudd on November 13, 2016, 03:48:36 PM
Methinks there's summat missing from your link Ian....nothing found but links to a page with  loadsa bits.....
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: kayzed1 on November 13, 2016, 08:38:30 PM
One item for sale is..

KRV 3000 Milling Machine £850 :lol:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on November 17, 2016, 01:56:00 AM
Yet more sliders from mate down Sydney as well as steel bar and stainless bar, new pulleys, bits n pieces.

Oh and I bought these chisels off another mate down Sydney

Wood turning blanks Blackwood Red Gum mostly
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on November 17, 2016, 02:57:16 PM
Ray

I can match you for the chisels but Black wood and Red gum burr, I could cry :drool:

Still have my cookaburra burr to attack. Also some She oak I was given my mate  Guilio Marcolongo in 1999. Keep staring at it but haven't felt upto turning it yet.

Made me weep driving along the coast road past piles of irons wood burr for burning !

Mitre joints on the table frame ? Why not mortice it? Top overhang would have covered the joint.



Regards Ian

Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: johnbaz on December 12, 2016, 05:57:11 PM
Hi all

Not been to a bootsale now for a while as they've all closed around here!!

One of the last things I bought in summer was this li'l Unimat machine!, I paid £65 for it and another tenner for the mag base, Micrometer and chuck!!

(http://i.imgur.com/G6Ap2X6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/k7qZiRM.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Wk9SfQv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/DSV2lWG.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ETbVmG9.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mXwziU5.jpg)

The lathe came with some extras, Dividing head, Flycutter, Milling vice, a polishing head and extra belts and cutting tools!!

The chap I bought it off had never used it!! He set a bit of it up then took it down from what I can see!! It makes in to different types of machines, Five in total I think!!


John  :beer:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: johnbaz on December 12, 2016, 06:34:40 PM
Some more bits!

The elderly lady wouldn't shift from a tenner for this CK socket set! One bloke walked away miserable, I gave the lady the money as it seems great quality!!

(http://i.imgur.com/chXH7mS.jpg)

These jigsaw blades were ten quid too, Not a single one was missing, There a similar amount on the other side too!!

(http://i.imgur.com/PZ0jZqm.jpg)

A dovetailer for wood, Paid £4 for it and my arm was almost dead by the time I got it back to the car!!

(http://i.imgur.com/YIzUDya.jpg)

Had four of the digital vernier guages, All four have gone in the buin after malfunctioning, This will last all my life!! I have a Mitotoyu somewhere too!!

(http://i.imgur.com/M2SCmVO.jpg)

Can't remember what I paid for these but it wouldn't have been much!!

(http://i.imgur.com/fnkX4Oi.jpg)

Equivalent charts (All are around 24" tall) Can't remember what I paid for these either!

(http://i.imgur.com/ls7zL0v.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/cirVpME.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/QG5TdqY.jpg)

The three on the left were a quid each, The three on the right were a quid for all three!!

(http://i.imgur.com/2YyxZMH.jpg)


John  :beer:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: mexican jon on December 12, 2016, 07:17:09 PM
I've missed these posts  :whip: Glad you are finding bargains again   :thumbup: As for the Unimat ML that was a bargain they are abot 550 to buy new  :drool: You can even still get the CNC conversion kit for them  :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: johnbaz on December 12, 2016, 07:33:51 PM
I've missed these posts  :whip: Glad you are finding bargains again   :thumbup: As for the Unimat ML that was a bargain they are abot 550 to buy new  :drool: You can even still get the CNC conversion kit for them  :drool: :drool:

Thanks Jon

I was really happy to get it but still haven't set it up myself yet!!  :doh:


John  :beer:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Biggles on December 13, 2016, 12:49:42 PM
I’ve tried a few of my local boot sales south of London but found that the prices asked are not far from new items. They seem to be a lot of professional second hand tool businesses. No old ladies with their husbands junk!  :scratch:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on December 13, 2016, 03:14:59 PM
 That's cos we husbands don't have Junk only carefully collected and maintained "accessories", for what and when ever needed.

Best tip I was even given by saintly Uncle :bow: was when your work is admired by SWMBO make sure you point out " I couldn't have done it without my ....." picking whatever expensive tool you feel you can get away with up.  Then when another purchase is "necessary" less resistance is experienced as she remembers... :thumbup:

Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on December 13, 2016, 04:38:07 PM
Ray

I can match you for the chisels but Black wood and Red gum burr, I could cry :drool:

Still have my cookaburra burr to attack. Also some She oak I was given my mate  Guilio Marcolongo in 1999. Keep staring at it but haven't felt upto turning it yet.

Made me weep driving along the coast road past piles of irons wood burr for burning !

Mitre joints on the table frame ? Why not mortice it? Top overhang would have covered the joint.



Regards Ian

Ian then feast your eyes on the Huon Pine and tiny bit of Ebony I got recently  :D

Last weekend went to garage sale and later local markets
Tool box $20 the rest brought the total to $50 some woodworking some metal working.

The plane @$20 been told rare made in Liverpool UK and files @$2


Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Biggles on December 16, 2016, 01:58:30 PM
Nice  :drool:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on December 25, 2016, 06:07:57 PM
It's Ok  Ray

just got me a 3ft long by 12 dia Yew trunk - well seasoned _FREE :drool: Eat your heart out!

Hope you have or have had a wonderful Christmas and SWMBO has been generous with your allowance :lol:

Can't believe its 10C here on Christmas day !!! :Doh:

Didn't get out to workshop ( apart from to put my new 6.5l ultrasonic cleaner ( pressie !) into workshop )

Mind you also got a heavy head cold so feeling a bit knackered.

Regards Ian
Have finally recommissioned myford so might get something done tomorrow but today , after all I've eaten, no chance :coffee:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on January 01, 2017, 05:08:47 PM
It's Ok  Ray

just got me a 3ft long by 12 dia Yew trunk - well seasoned _FREE :drool: Eat your heart out!

Hope you have or have had a wonderful Christmas and SWMBO has been generous with your allowance :lol:

Can't believe its 10C here on Christmas day !!! :Doh:

Didn't get out to workshop ( apart from to put my new 6.5l ultrasonic cleaner ( pressie !) into workshop )

Mind you also got a heavy head cold so feeling a bit knackered.

Regards Ian
Have finally recommissioned myford so might get something done tomorrow but today , after all I've eaten, no chance :coffee:

Happy New Year Ian to you and your and everyone else on here also.

Yew tree eh no chance of me matching that no Yew trees here LOL.
I did get some Camphor a while back and can get more where it came from I passed on whats in the ute at the time.
Recent storm brought down trees Jacaranda, Fig Gum just wish I had a chain saw and fit enough to use the damn thing.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on January 01, 2017, 05:19:39 PM
Happy New Year all

I'll start the year off shall I???? :D :D :D

Neighbour popped over the other morning (e's ex-BHP steel mill engineer and rail engineer) was going to pass on some tool steel didn't have any left so brought me these few things.

Roll emery paper
2x DTI's & mag stands
V-blocks
engineers rasps x3
1964 engineers little red book well used and his hand written note book of formula
scribe block
 white box has Loctite selection
just on right edge box of fine files ( I bought some recently $1)  :Doh: now a stack of file handles need to be made.


Ian local hardware store has a throw out pile FREE wood stash I picked up.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on January 01, 2017, 06:02:54 PM
hi brill nice D.T.I's
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on January 03, 2017, 04:05:37 PM
Ray

it's no good. You're going to have to forget about "the texas chainsaw massacre" and let her have a go  :whip: :whip: :whip:( under strict supervision of course :coffee:). What's the point in having SWMBO and no allowing her the occasional chainsaw time...  :med: :med: :med:

Nice  haul mate, pity about the uke load though

Have a good new year.

Friends daughter wants 20 bases for trophys plus 20 plaques making ( but I've been allowed 4 weeks to do em !) luckily lathes now up and running with a 2Hp inverter now ( I figure better overage capacity and certainly it's not dropped out when being pushed a bit like the last one ), so that's my immediate concern now.

All the best

Ian



Luckily got some ready planed 10mm Oak, well seasoned in stock so oak plaques and bases it is then  :clap:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on February 11, 2017, 12:50:33 AM
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"  :D

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.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on February 11, 2017, 01:02:28 AM
2nd Swap meet

Pair of Bonsai scissors ( have a few Bonsai)
An Akansass stone almost new
Stanley Spoke Shave
2 lathe dogs
2 Ball Pein hammers one with a handle one with out.
2 little guide attachements for another Stanley tool
Small mag base DTI stand
Bradawl
Long Stanley Yankee screw driver
No 78 Stanley rebate plane
Box of assorted taps n die and holders


Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on February 11, 2017, 01:08:47 AM
Two mates from Sydney sent up stuff with another mate whom we've had as a guest for a few days.

In the big box mate had stashed gear being thrown out at work
4kg of nuts bolts assortment.
A variety of Ally and steel, machine plastic and rubber
3 packs of new Stanley craft knife blades

Ian and two blocks of Blackwood and two of Red Gum

The other mate sent up his old Millers falls wet dry grinder.

Then in the post arrived from another mate Chillis the Red one is the Hottest Chilli in the world Caroliner Reaper LOML will be planting the seeds to grow her own.

Almost forgot yet another fellow I know had been to a swap meet out west and i bought off him parts for my Stanley Router plane.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Biggles on February 11, 2017, 05:38:34 AM
Did a fire extinguisher come with the chilies?  :lol:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Sackett on February 17, 2017, 10:10:59 PM
Ginger, BE VERY CAREFUL with the Carolina reaper,,,,it can blister the mucus lining in your mouth / throat,,,heads up. Last week at local flea,,,(car boot ) here in states, I got a Craftsman protractor, a Starret 6 in outside spring caliper, a starret small tap wrench , all for $11 US
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on March 04, 2017, 02:44:52 PM
Ray et al

sorry been incommunicado.  October last my uncle and a guiding star to engineering / wood working died and we've been sorting out so busy! Finally finished off the spiral staircase he part built 25 years ago with cousins husband, I always promised him we'd get it finished when he gave the go ahead.

Ray Blackwood and red gum  :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

Just started cutting up some "pallet wood", very brittle and heavy, damn hard came from India with the marble for me mates barn conversion. Haven't a clue what it is but maybe able to make apples etc. Unless tool razor sharp it breaks out even on end grain :hammer: :hammer:

Currently finding space for partially finished 1 1/2 Alchin traction engine plus all casting for the same. Also inherited a George Thomas VDH and Potts drill grinding jig plus bags of small tooling.  I'd still rather have my guiding light though... But he left quickly and leaves fond memories.

Ian
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Pete. on March 04, 2017, 05:06:02 PM
The first big boot sale down here at Pedham Place is supposed to be tomorrow but the weather is looking bad so it's likely to get cancelled :(
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: awemawson on March 04, 2017, 05:12:29 PM
Used to go to that one regularly before I moved - many a 'bargain' carried home  :ddb:

Too far now  :med:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on March 04, 2017, 05:15:25 PM
not bin to one the weather not bin that good 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on March 05, 2017, 05:57:00 PM
hi all well went to my first one of the year got sum nice stuff first up a fowherd and revers switch £3 4 morce taper cutters £3 two drills 19.5 14 mm £1.50 3 cobolt cutters £4 and a fly cutter and tapered reamer  £3 right pics 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: micktoon on March 05, 2017, 06:46:10 PM
looks like you had a good day Bob  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Some nice stuff there and the price was right too  :drool: :drool:
  Cheers Mick
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Biggles on March 07, 2017, 02:50:20 PM
nice stuff there Bob.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on April 13, 2017, 07:26:55 PM
Hi all gee's I expected so much more posts since last on here what have you blokes been up to no bargains scored? No markets or garage sales? Its ok me either until yesterday that is. I'd organised to get this stuff some time ago but due to the seller and I not been close enough to transfer $$ and bits. He on his way through to Brisbane dropped them off yesterday.

Plate of Alloy possibly 6061 as its heavy as (he says hard to cut) 900x500x40, off cut of HDPV 35x200x900, 2 stainless 3031 rods 1"/25mm dia x 1.5, few HDPV caps, brass nuts and washers and sleeves.  :)

Now I just might have enough materials to get some metal projects started. I just need the time and bench finished to work on  :Doh:

 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on April 26, 2017, 06:24:22 PM
Ray

bit cold last sunday but 2 Wenge bowl blanks 6 x 2 and 8 x 2 for 6 QUID, plus a set of riffle files for wood and a 3/4 paring chisel blade ( Sheffield made and 12" long for fiver. Best of all a folding platform which cost me ten quid but been after one for ages. Oh and a mini hifi to replace the large one in the workshop. Last thing was a steel cardex file box to keep me milling cutters in for 2 quid. Not a bad haul.

Bloody freezing here today and my pear tree was just reaching peak blossom, so no pears this year again!

oh and I was given a large Elm butt last month , going to attack it with the McNaughton bowl corer I bought out in Aus when I work out how big I want to go with largest burr bowl. I will try and send photos of that as its a beaut!  :drool: :thumbup:

Just to rub it in I was also given a 24 x 4 x 18 block of Lime on Saturday morning :headbang: . Got a few plans for that as well.



Regards Ian
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on April 26, 2017, 11:00:23 PM
Ray

bit cold last sunday but 2 Wenge bowl blanks 6 x 2 and 8 x 2 for 6 QUID, plus a set of riffle files for wood and a 3/4 paring chisel blade ( Sheffield made and 12" long for fiver. Best of all a folding platform which cost me ten quid but been after one for ages. Oh and a mini hifi to replace the large one in the workshop. Last thing was a steel cardex file box to keep me milling cutters in for 2 quid. Not a bad haul.

Bloody freezing here today and my pear tree was just reaching peak blossom, so no pears this year again!

oh and I was given a large Elm butt last month , going to attack it with the McNaughton bowl corer I bought out in Aus when I work out how big I want to go with largest burr bowl. I will try and send photos of that as its a beaut!  :drool: :thumbup:

Just to rub it in I was also given a 24 x 4 x 18 block of Lime on Saturday morning :headbang: . Got a few plans for that as well.



Regards Ian

  :worthless:

I'd leave it at that Ian BUT as you mentioned cold and your coming into spring, its Autumn and 24C with a light breeze which has a nip to it, still sunshine blue clouds and I'm sharpening the wood bandsaw blade.

I to scored off another forum just arrived in the post 16 books for $50 all look well cared for just age.
Off to Malaney Wood show http://www.barunglandcare.org.au/malenywoodexpo (http://www.barunglandcare.org.au/malenywoodexpo) this Saturday will have to see what I can pick up  :D



Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on April 30, 2017, 05:16:20 PM
Ray

You sharpen bandsaw blades  :bugeye:??? Are you sure you're not from Yorkshire originally  :lol: :lol:
?
currently aching having been mountain biking with kids. The 5.9mile route ( assured of that by youngest son) turned out to be 32Km up and down blasted hills in pine woods. Next time I check the map ! :Doh: :Doh: :Doh:

Beautiful views but 5.5hrs biking later followed by a 1 hr drive home I'm knackered. Hope your weekend went better and bargains were obtained? :wave:

I know I keep promising photos but the Nikon file size 24Mp is a bit big for display. I will try with the 5Mp pocket one tomorrow.

Burr is now 10" and 14" blanks ready to attack with the McNaughton when I feel brave. Stalled the lathe last time I used it on a 24" sycamore blank but have now up motored and up invertered lathe so here's hoping. :thumbup:

Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: awemawson on May 01, 2017, 03:32:04 AM
Oi !

I AM from Yorkshire and I do have a special machine for sharpening band saw blades  :lol:

I bought it as junk out of curiosity to see how it works. The blade is held in a slot and as you operate the lever a triangular file goes across the teeth then on the backstroke the blade indexes on to the next tooth.

Probably intended for wood cutting coarse blades, and extremely old, possibly Victorian. I'll take a picture or two and post them up.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on May 01, 2017, 04:14:34 AM
Ray

You sharpen bandsaw blades  :bugeye:??? Are you sure you're not from Yorkshire originally  :lol: :lol:
?
currently aching having been mountain biking with kids. The 5.9mile route ( assured of that by youngest son) turned out to be 32Km up and down blasted hills in pine woods. Next time I check the map ! :Doh: :Doh: :Doh:

Beautiful views but 5.5hrs biking later followed by a 1 hr drive home I'm knackered. Hope your weekend went better and bargains were obtained? :wave:

I know I keep promising photos but the Nikon file size 24Mp is a bit big for display. I will try with the 5Mp pocket one tomorrow.

Burr is now 10" and 14" blanks ready to attack with the McNaughton when I feel brave. Stalled the lathe last time I used it on a 24" sycamore blank but have now up motored and up invertered lathe so here's hoping. :thumbup:

Bloody cheek I'm Geordie through n through with tinge of Aussie after 55 yrs here. I'm 61.

The blade was for wood bandsaw Ian a 3tpi one I use the Dremel with a Pink Stone (I broke the Diamond one I had) and just skim the top edge to the leading point I often deepen the gullet to remove the waste better I do that about every 3rd sharpen IF the blade last that long. I used it today to cut some large Blue Gum blanks.

If i was doing a Metal bandsaw blade I'd possibly still use the dremel but would have to use either a fine off cut disc or a smaller diamond barrel type at 24tpi I haven't sharpened one yet they usually die first. :doh:

You beefed up the lathe?? Mine will turn 29" as it is not that I have gone over 18" as yet.

 :lol: :jaw: I have ridden that far when younger much much younger. I can do 20mins on exercycle does that count  :scratch:

Just think it has extended your life span by 5 years.

Ian you need Irfanview  [urlhttp://www.irfanview.com/main_download_engl.htm[/url] free to download and use to shrink photos to size for forums etc BUT create and save these to separate area NEVER save over the old file.

Long Weekend in QLD Saturday trip 2hs north to Melaney Wood Show (google it) only spent $77 $25 on a 50mmx 800mm copper tube for model making, $50 on a small piece of red cedar 200x 160 x 1m, and $2 on some scrap off cuts these are Purple Gidgee, Rose Gum, Conkelberry an unknown dark bit. Sue wants drop spindle out of some, Ill use the rest for special projects such as small clock mounts and special tools. Met up with some woodies I know thats me in the wheelchair.
I drooled over some nice small burls this one was already finished.

Sunday quiet day recoverying from wheeling up and down hills at the show. Although late after lunch I had to prep a turning blank for mate coming on Monday.

Monday Richard (one on left in photo) arrived a long chat before testing out his new Hollowing tool for doing small  boxes. Then stuck into using that bandsaw to slice up more of the Blue Gum still wet inside. Got some nice turning blanks 10 1/2 dia by 3" and one 14" dia by 3" lost of others and plenty future tool handles.
He took us out for lunch only place open was the pub............I don't drink nor does he or ue  :beer:




 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on May 01, 2017, 04:34:52 AM
Oi !

I AM from Yorkshire and I do have a special machine for sharpening band saw blades  :lol:

I bought it as junk out of curiosity to see how it works. The blade is held in a slot and as you operate the lever a triangular file goes across the teeth then on the backstroke the blade indexes on to the next tooth.

Probably intended for wood cutting coarse blades, and extremely old, possibly Victorian. I'll take a picture or two and post them up.

Saw one at a swap meet price for both sharpener and set machine $600+ took this video
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: awemawson on May 01, 2017, 06:27:26 AM
To not divert this thread I've put up pictures here:

http://madmodder.net/index.php/topic,12116.0.html

Anyone wanting it just get in touch.


(link corrected)
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on May 01, 2017, 03:54:17 PM
Andrew link doesn't seem to work?

Ian
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: tom osselton on May 01, 2017, 04:03:53 PM
Worked for me using the internet viewer (you tube stopped working on mine)
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on May 01, 2017, 04:10:36 PM
Following nagging I am now going to try with this new I pad to put up a photo of a bargain from last week a small step type stand, already much used.

Here goes, also hopefully the  two large elm burr blanks I cut yesterday from a gift from a friend. Miss stated size yesterday Ray sorry both 12" dia  one is 4" the other I recon will go small or wild edge.

Regards Ian (fingers crossed)
 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on May 01, 2017, 04:11:24 PM
It worked, a miracle!!!
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: awemawson on May 01, 2017, 04:46:00 PM
Andrew link doesn't seem to work?

Ian

Link corrected now Ian  :thumbup:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on May 01, 2017, 05:14:03 PM
OOps !!!
Sorry Andrew, my apologies I thought as a moderator you'd moved rays photos of him and "the boys" to another page. Your link to saw blade sharpener worked perfectly. Just me being thick(er than normal) . :doh:

I can understand people sharpening large metal blades for donkey saws but bandsaw blades seems too much labour, unless you're miles from a new blade , its Sunday, you need to get it cut etc..OK Ray!
 :wave:

Overjoyed that I can now, using ipad get photos to work. :) :D

resizing shots from the Nikon was more hassle than it was worth so I'll use the pad from now on for net photos.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on May 02, 2017, 07:40:38 PM
In future I'll post wood stuff in wood I think even if bargain hunts???

Ian when the need calls I'll save $$ to spend on something else blades range from $20 through to $60 for the wood bandsaw the 3tpi is about $38 bi metal tungsten tip $45 my 1.3ti cost $60 its a mean basket and I use it only when I need to and I am in top form. Cutting the blue gum I should have but I am still trying to regain lost muscle use from the move its happening but slow...yeh yeh i need to be out there more I know LOL.


Like the fact you can now add photos at last  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: just drink less scotch and wear ya glasses next time  :lol: focusing the ipad/tablet  takes a steady hand I know  :Doh:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Symon on May 04, 2017, 07:39:19 PM
Are there any good GBS around the North East that have plenty of engineer's tools etc? It's expensive tooling up and would be nice to up my chances of a bargain :D
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on May 07, 2017, 03:22:15 PM
Now new gadget works just it time too. Today was a cold but successful raid, for six quid total
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: awemawson on May 07, 2017, 03:24:07 PM
That Carver welding clamp would be £50 at least on eBay  :jaw:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on May 07, 2017, 08:04:12 PM
Nice score Ian :thumbup:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: one_rod on May 08, 2017, 05:14:59 PM
That Carver welding clamp would be £50 at least on eBay

A lot of people don't know what they are, or what they're worth, though.

A guy was selling four 600mm ones on a local CBS. Asked him how much, and he just said "make me an offer". More as a joke than anything I asked if he would take £10, (meaning £10 each!) expecting him to tell me where to go, or at least start haggling.

Instead, he stuffed all four in a bag and almost snatched a tenner off me. Seemed glad to be able to get that much for them.

Seems there are still bargains to be had out there.  :headbang:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on July 01, 2017, 03:51:34 PM
After a swift prompt by Ray

This was last week and this weekends haul. The nibbler cost me 80 . The spanners and grips cost me 9 so quite happy . The chess set was 3 .
 Regards Ian
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on July 01, 2017, 03:57:06 PM
Last week got a pressure cooker  for  use as a vacuum chamber 5 , and a record No 73 plane for 2 with 2 chisels to be repurposed for 1.
Need to do a bit of whorl on the plane as handles broken but with a replacement pin will work ok. Otherwise anyone any ideas where I can get a replacement handle for the No73?

Regards Ian
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on July 02, 2017, 02:04:24 AM
 :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: I'd like to say it was the music making my head do that but alas a quiet Sunday afternoon and we have the Corrs playing.

Ian glad i stirred the pot cause it'll come in handy especially with the Bloodwood burl. I won't pinch the LOML''s I'll score one from markets  and then head down the same track.

That No73 plane I am envious but then again i have my No45 & 78 I'm on restoring.

Wish you lived up the street cause that nibbler would be tested thoroughly on a project I have to do making drip trays for the hall stand.

Now I/we are over the worst flu which lasted a month almost back to market shopping.



 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: vtsteam on July 02, 2017, 10:17:28 AM
Ian, nice plane! I can't comment on the handle, because your photos are so large I can only see a bit of the pic at a time without switching between scrolling the forum and the sliders.

Please, please, please reduce the size of your photos before posting them to the forum. Maximum 800 pixels wide. Yours are 3264 pixels wide. This means each one takes up sixteen times as much storage space on the server, and uses up 16 times the bandwidth.  Besides -- they will look better when displayed!  :thumbup:

 :beer:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on July 03, 2017, 02:09:06 PM
hi all I have been going to boot sales but a part from the od file not had much look don't get me rong plenty of things there but wats bin turning up lately I all redy have 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on July 05, 2017, 05:17:13 PM
But can you always find it when you want it 🤔🤔🤔🤔

I know what you mean though, sometimes you walk for the sake of walking and other times you really strike lucky.

Even the big boots like Sedgefield are sometimes a total waste of time !
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Pete W. on July 06, 2017, 05:23:48 AM
If the label on a thumbnail says it's wider than 900 I just don't bother to click on it these days. 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on July 09, 2017, 12:11:13 PM
Until I get the hang of photo size reduction I'll forgo the pics guys! :doh: sorry if it caused issues.

Today got a powder fire extinguisher for wife's  car for 3 as old one was effectively expired ! A chesterman 300mm rule and a decent Stanley knife for 1 plus a set of welding nozzle wires for 1 unused so was chuffed.

Also got a slik ball tripod head for 35  , not my best bargain but quite 👍
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: seadog on July 09, 2017, 12:19:54 PM
Use Faststone photo resizer. It's a doddle to use and once you put in the required resolution it remembers the setting.

Download here - http://www.faststone.org/FSResizerDetail.htm
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Pete W. on July 09, 2017, 02:16:16 PM
Hi there, Howsitwork,

Plus 1 for Faststone resizer.

Not only can you re-size, you can also add captions and/or titles within your photo.  This helps explain the photo's place in the sequence of operations the post describes.  Alternatively, you can use the facility to 'watermark' your photos to protect them from being 'borrowed'! 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: mechman48 on July 10, 2017, 08:17:12 AM
Use Faststone photo resizer. It's a doddle to use and once you put in the required resolution it remembers the setting.

Download here - http://www.faststone.org/FSResizerDetail.htm

+1 use this myself for all my pics, even in my pics albums & saves a lot of space on your hard drive. Worth downloading.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Pete. on August 06, 2017, 11:06:41 AM
Boot fair bargain today. A new backing pad for my sander for a pound!
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Pete. on August 26, 2017, 02:36:54 PM
Pedham Place boot fair is on tomorrow and Monday. Anyone in the Kent area going? I'll be there tomorrow probably about 07.30.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: chipenter on August 26, 2017, 03:07:14 PM
I will be going to Hatch Deer Park boot fair Monday .
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on August 26, 2017, 03:21:11 PM
Might get to Ripon tomorrow afternoon. Sometimes useful , other times pointless but worth a wander

Ian
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Pete. on September 17, 2017, 08:42:58 AM
Bought this for £20 this morning at Pedham Place. It's barely used with just 2mm wear on the wheel but I don't need that anyway, it's being converted to a carbide lapping machine, the 350rpm is perfect for that.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: tom osselton on September 17, 2017, 02:25:15 PM
Finally found a Machinist Level!
It's a12 inch Moore & Wright in nice condition, it started out as $195.00 but I bought it for $80.00 from the used tool store.
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on November 12, 2017, 06:06:52 PM
hi all ant posted a lot bin biz at home improvements and work any way went to the boot sale today and got two things for £5 first a D.T.I stand and D.T.I clock and a depth mike pics   I will do a post on the fix up 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Meldonmech on November 19, 2017, 10:44:03 AM
 
  Hi Bob

                  Nice job on the micrometer, case looks smart.

                                                  Cheers David
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on February 25, 2018, 03:18:20 PM
Too damn cold today but anyone been bargain hunting recently? Got a few good things at club auction last week.  lovely lignum headed mallet for £2. Some carbide tips and small unused drills for £7 there were about 20 triangular tips for my face cutter so was quite chuffed. Also a complete wolf raft dowelling jig but I have disposed of that as didn’t need it. Oh and a Ruston 12” depth gauge for £20 with. 12” vernier thrown in.

Bob you been busy bargain hunting?

Belated happy new year.

Ian
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: tom osselton on March 22, 2018, 05:19:15 PM
I picked this up the other day its a Moore & Wright 2" - 100" inside mike with a 3/4" shaft. I have been watching it for about 6 years they had it priced at $800.00 Canadian but I finally got it for $290.00 even though the foam is turning to dust!
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on April 02, 2018, 01:07:37 AM
Too damn cold today but anyone been bargain hunting recently? Got a few good things at club auction last week.  lovely lignum headed mallet for £2. Some carbide tips and small unused drills for £7 there were about 20 triangular tips for my face cutter so was quite chuffed. Also a complete wolf raft dowelling jig but I have disposed of that as didn’t need it. Oh and a Ruston 12” depth gauge for £20 with. 12” vernier thrown in.

Bob you been busy bargain hunting?

Belated happy new year.

Ian

You know I have Ian.

Sorry guys been very slack for ages posting sometimes its best to stay away when in the mood I was/am in.

Not all machine related but all shed/workshop and to some enviable.

Firstly I got some top Blanks from Ian aka Howitworks. :D Cousin who came to visit playing courier.

Clamps, Dividing rotary table which was brand new in the box were additional tools took me a week to workout they were from the Sieg X2 Mill they was also selling. So some poor fellow is missing the tools and manual.

Old Matherson plane.

Plastic storage containers LOML picked up at Reverse garbage.


Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: Ginger Nut on April 02, 2018, 01:10:38 AM
More a steel rule, Gear Puller, Brand new dusty at H&F sale (got to sell the midget now)
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on April 02, 2018, 02:35:50 PM
hi all not bin the weather for me to go to any boot sales  :(
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on April 05, 2018, 05:41:31 PM
Sedgefield was always good because t I agree about weather. It’s NOT the place to go in rain or snow.

Maybe this weekend will be in improvement? :med:
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on April 06, 2018, 07:04:09 PM
yep that's my place to go sa off to Whitby this Sunday they have one dawn there   
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: howsitwork? on April 08, 2018, 04:32:39 PM
Well today was woodworking club , Andy Lodge a brilliant demonstrator and real raconteur. I xcellent day all round.

Looking forward to Doncaster show , might try the rufforth car boot the week before but probably”y need to save the money for Doncaster.

Ian
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on April 15, 2018, 08:09:52 AM
hi well my first boot sale of the yare I got two chisels and a gas bottle spanner all for £3 then a l.a.l tap handle a long series 6mm drill dormer a No 1 MT drill don't no the size of it yet a 4.5mm drill make in known and a dormer book all for 50p bargen right pics   
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on April 22, 2018, 02:35:16 PM
right bin shopping once more 4 hacksaw blades and a file card £1 two scribe handles a universal grinding wheel co. L.T.D  Stafford diamond hand lap on the bottom it has scribed in it 22/2/45 and a model engineer drill gage all for £2 pics 
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on May 13, 2018, 06:29:06 PM
hi all its late so will put the pics on tomorrow but today I got a fill set of m10 x 1.5 taps a set of m2 taps a m8x1 dye all for £5 a set of black smiths drills from 15mm up to 19 mm £10 will put pics on tomorrow
Title: Re: car boot sale
Post by: krv3000 on May 14, 2018, 06:51:36 PM
right pics