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Title: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 30, 2010, 01:56:58 PM
I actually kept my eyes open today and this is what I found at the car boot sale   :)

The top 'army' knife has 1937 on one side of the blade
and on the other..
G (then what might be a little crown) R
Rodgers & sons
6Norfolk ST
Sheffield England

The marlin spike has what looks like
556607 stamped on the side

Anyone have a link or more information please?  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 30, 2010, 01:57:39 PM
 :tu:

The 'Hippo' knife has cheap scales but has a good 'snap' to it
it has
Richards
Shefield
England on the blade
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 30, 2010, 02:07:04 PM
The slippy has
Solingen
Germany
and
Rostfrei
Stainless
Inoxydable
on the large blade
Rostfrei
Stainless
Inoxydable
on the small

This poor little knife has had a bit of a beating and needs someone to take it to pieces and remake it, poor thing  :(
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on May 30, 2010, 02:21:54 PM
nice finds, im looking forward to seeing more restorations   :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AHB on May 30, 2010, 02:28:49 PM
The marlin spike has what looks like
556607 stamped on the side

Anyone have a link or more information please?  :tu:
Looks alot like the one Neil's got: http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,19543.msg369811.html#msg369811  :)

Just follow the links in that thread..
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 30, 2010, 02:29:07 PM
I don't want to do anything too rash with the army knife until I find out a bit more about it, though the blade is still surprisingly sharp  :o (and has been sharpened a lot)
I think the little Solingen is beyond my ability (it needs someone with a smaller hammer than me)  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 30, 2010, 02:33:41 PM

Thanks for that AHB  :cheers:

lots of stuff to look through when I get a min
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 30, 2010, 09:54:39 PM
I couldn't resist cleaning it up a bit  ::)
Its have a really tough life, I think a tank has run over it
But its a bit easier to open now  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on May 30, 2010, 10:49:26 PM
You've got to love car boot sales.

Be warned, they can become addictive but at the same time I consider them a good form of mild exercise :D

Your BAK looks to be basically the same pattern as mine except yours is a little older hence the different scales.

The Richards knives are found in abundance throughout the UK (but without hippo ;) ) as once upon a time they chucked out more penknives than anyone else in he country. Back when every tourist attraction had a branded pocket knife for sale amongst the keyrings and bookmarks you could put good money on it having been made in the Richards factory.

Of course Solingen was the main competition for Sheffield in the mid 20th century so you get quite a few German blades around.  They are normally of respectable quality so you might want to have a play with that little one.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 30, 2010, 10:57:25 PM
Neil,
Is the Solingen slippy, any good to you?
I will happily send it to someone that could appreciate it
It needs a lot of TLC, I think it needs stripping right down and repairing  :salute:

I like the car boot sales all kinds of interesting stuff..... spoons, files, etc etc  ::)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on May 31, 2010, 11:56:35 AM
Very kind offer Tony but I'm good for slippies needing TLC, bit of a backlog actually  :-[

You might not feel you're up to it now but pop it in a drawer and chances are in a couple of years you'll look at it in a different light :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on May 31, 2010, 12:16:17 PM
Nice find's there Tony mate :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 01, 2010, 10:11:07 AM
Very kind offer Tony but I'm good for slippies needing TLC, bit of a backlog actually  :-[

You might not feel you're up to it now but pop it in a drawer and chances are in a couple of years you'll look at it in a different light :tu:

Thanks Neil,
I will put it in a draw somewhere and forget about it for a while (unless someone out there wants to have a go at it)  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 01, 2010, 11:22:41 AM
some nice finds there tony, i cant find nowt at my local booty these days, just lots of fake omega watches and people saying there real  :think:   :rofl:  as for knives nowt but cheap crap and a kukri that i was stupid enough not to but straight away  :ahhh  still kicking myself 4 weeks later  :D well done mate  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 01, 2010, 01:42:03 PM

There was quite a lot of rubbish but I picked up a few things to play with inc a great looking file, also 4 pairs of scissors for a quid  :D



And some very nice home made Marmalade  :drool:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 01, 2010, 04:49:38 PM

There was quite a lot of rubbish but I picked up a few things to play with inc a great looking file, also 4 pairs of scissors for a quid  :D



And some very nice home made Marmalade  :drool:

Home cooked fingers all round then :P
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 01, 2010, 05:01:27 PM
Maybe  :-[





You would think I have learnt my lesson by now  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 03, 2010, 09:39:50 PM
I hope the 'hippo' knife wasn't collectable!  :ahhh

Found a bit of old fence post that had rotted through at the bottom  :think:


It's sitting in a little puddle of olive oil at the moment  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 03, 2010, 10:27:20 PM
Poor hippo  :'(

:P
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 03, 2010, 10:38:15 PM
 You know anyone that might like a Hippo scale Mate?

 :pok: Ummmm Hippo SAK?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 03, 2010, 10:43:39 PM
They don't interbreed :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 03, 2010, 10:56:52 PM
They might....
A few pints of bitter is all I need   :pok: :cheers:  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 13, 2010, 01:51:14 PM
I couldn't believe what I saw today
I was on it like a fat kid on a Mars bar  :drool:







Sadly empty and too small for my 'Electrician Buck'
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 13, 2010, 01:53:54 PM
My total haul


Some knives that need a good sharpening, they will replace some of the rubbish I have in my kitchen at the min  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 13, 2010, 02:15:59 PM
Looks like your scythes will all soon be in tip top order :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 13, 2010, 02:21:39 PM

I thought I would try to use it on my Machete whilst 'in the field'   :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on June 13, 2010, 03:06:48 PM
i take it the big thing to the bottom righ of the photos a sharpening stone?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 13, 2010, 03:13:24 PM
Yes Mate,
As Neil said its for sharpening scythes and sickles (and machetes  ;) )






No one is  :drool: over my Buck sheath  :think:

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on June 13, 2010, 03:24:50 PM
or john s finger nails


thats because its not a pocket clip ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AHB on June 13, 2010, 03:33:02 PM
No one is  :drool: over my Buck sheath  :think:
It's exactly like mine, sadly empty too..  :-\
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 13, 2010, 04:08:45 PM
I was so surprised when I found it, looks brand new




I also had a great time looking at Thrupenny Bits this morning  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on June 13, 2010, 06:47:35 PM
Nice bit's :drool: :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 13, 2010, 06:55:35 PM
There was a coin dealer there, he had a lot of these he was selling at 20 pence each,
I got a couple with specific birth years on and a couple of spare for Nephews  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 13, 2010, 07:05:28 PM
There was a coin dealer there, he had a lot of these he was selling at 20 pence each,
I got a couple with specific birth years on and a couple of spare for Nephews  :tu:

That's a cool idea :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: John on June 13, 2010, 07:15:14 PM
There was a coin dealer there, he had a lot of these he was selling at 20 pence each,
I got a couple with specific birth years on and a couple of spare for Nephews  :tu:

Need any more mate i'll see what I have with years and things Oh! I have farthings,half crowns and sixpences too  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 13, 2010, 07:28:52 PM
I thought of it as I was passing his stool, the guy said other people had the same idea this morning
I should be going again in two weeks time if anyone wants me to look out for some  :tu:

Thanks John, but I really don't want to start collecting something else  :salute:  :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 13, 2010, 08:35:56 PM
I thought of it as I was passing his stool, the guy said other people had the same idea this morning
I should be going again in two weeks time if anyone wants me to look out for some  :tu:

Thanks John, but I really don't want to start collecting something else  :salute:  :ahhh

Did you need a pointy stick :poke: ?

Yeah yeah, trust me  ::) :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 13, 2010, 09:21:16 PM
Stall?   :think: :-[
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 27, 2010, 12:36:25 PM
My first Kuk 



Wanted to start out small  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: John on June 27, 2010, 12:46:53 PM
 :o
That is one small kukri Tony or should I say small Karda  ;) have you tried chopping matchsticks  with it yet? :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 27, 2010, 01:14:06 PM
They didn't let it grow up  :(
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 27, 2010, 01:39:45 PM
I have just given it a sharpen and a polish so its looking and cutting a bit better now
Matchstick's at the ready  :tu:

Neil,
How big will these thing grow :o
 
Any whistle experts here?
This one has a lion with a crown
There are letters underneath looks like H rubbed out space, ending in maybe O then NG
I'm hoping its not Hong Kong  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: John on June 27, 2010, 02:23:40 PM
Tony Acme whistle Co don't have a lion engraved on any I've seen so my guess looking at the lanyard attachment it's most likely made in China somewhere they make millions of these look here (http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/201504725/Police_whistle.html)

If your really interested finding out shoot this guy a mail  :salute:

whistle shop UK (http://www.whistleshop.co.uk/sales.html)  ;)

Good luck  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 27, 2010, 02:50:35 PM
Thanks for that John!  :cheers:




I'm guessing the 4quid I paid was too much then  :twak:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: John on June 27, 2010, 03:07:21 PM





I'm guessing the 4quid I paid was too much then  :twak:
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u122/titan1833/tas/rolleye11.gif)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 27, 2010, 03:29:11 PM
I had to  :twak: him down to 4quid  ::)









 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: John on June 27, 2010, 03:39:17 PM
 :rofl:

At least you didn't pay the full asking price  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 27, 2010, 05:02:36 PM
At least this isn't looking too bad now  :tu:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/270610029.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on June 27, 2010, 05:05:07 PM
At least this isn't looking too bad now  :tu:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/270610029.jpg)

 ;)
Nice little Karda :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 27, 2010, 05:11:11 PM
I don't know who had tried to sharpen it before but it was bad! maybe they had made it child friendly  :ahhh
But I can chop through matchsticks now  ::)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on June 27, 2010, 05:12:09 PM
Use it on pygmy zombies :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 27, 2010, 05:16:23 PM
thats why I got it!  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 27, 2010, 05:31:20 PM
They much of a problem down your way then?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 27, 2010, 05:44:04 PM
Not since the neighbour got a cat  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 27, 2010, 05:52:38 PM
Careful there, that kind of natural pest control can get out of hand  :-\

(http://hey-jude88.tripod.com/giant_cat_photos/thumbnails/600x450/kitten_attacking_castle.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 27, 2010, 05:57:54 PM
can't see it :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sazabi on June 27, 2010, 06:22:49 PM
Careful there, that kind of natural pest control can get out of hand  :-\

http://hey-jude88.tripod.com/giant_cat_photos/thumbnails/600x450/kitten_attacking_castle.jpg (http://hey-jude88.tripod.com/giant_cat_photos/thumbnails/600x450/kitten_attacking_castle.jpg)

That's cute. o.o XD
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on June 27, 2010, 06:30:10 PM
can't see it :think:

May I  :D

Neil's sorted it  :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on June 27, 2010, 08:40:17 PM
if you ask neil nicely he might tell you what he fed to his antique wrench to make that grow up :P
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 27, 2010, 08:43:40 PM
I've started it on teak oil  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 27, 2010, 08:47:20 PM
if you ask neil nicely he might tell you what he fed to his antique wrench to make that grow up :P

Such naivety ::)  Most knives are made from the skeletons of giants.  The older they are when dispatched the bigger the blades you can get from them.

(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/opinels.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: John on June 27, 2010, 09:23:42 PM
Very nice OHO (one handed opinel ) Neil  ;)  :tu:

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 27, 2010, 09:43:51 PM
Very nice OHO (one handed opinel ) Neil  ;)  :tu:



Nice one John (I can see what you did there)  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on June 28, 2010, 04:22:40 AM
That looks like some sort of Freddy Kruger appendage! :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on June 28, 2010, 11:57:49 PM
Was the wife out when you took that photo Neil? Lol
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 29, 2010, 12:01:11 AM
An old photo but yes... how did you guess?  :P
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 11, 2010, 04:30:18 PM
More stuff  :salute:

Inc;
A SAK that's taken a bit of a battering
A couple of BAKs that have broken a couple of my nails already
A pair of 'footprints' for a really great price

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/110710002.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on July 11, 2010, 09:01:54 PM
Cool, I visited two car boot sales this morning and found nothing :(

Will the BAKs clean up or need pulling apart?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on July 11, 2010, 09:16:39 PM
that screwdriver thingy looks useful :)

i might have to go look round a carboot
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 11, 2010, 09:26:56 PM
That was a shame Neil!
I was more than pleased with my haul this morning
(I got a miniature pillar drill as well)  :drink:

The BAK's are soaking in oil at the minute
And the SAK is looking a lot better after I re-profiled the main blade
and spent some time rubbing, cleaning and polishing (still needs more work though)

Ryan,
I had one before and they are very handy I had mine for 10ish years, they come with  three bits in the handle but If you give it too much stick you will bugger it up ( :twak: lad I was working with buggered mine up)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on July 11, 2010, 09:28:04 PM
 :pok: pics of the new drill please :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on July 11, 2010, 09:34:32 PM
That was a shame Neil!
I was more than pleased with my haul this morning
(I got a miniature pillar drill as well)  :drink:

The BAK's are soaking in oil at the minute
And the SAK is looking a lot better after I re-profiled the main blade
and spent some time rubbing, cleaning and polishing (still needs more work though)

Ryan,
I had one before and they are very handy I had mine for 10ish years, they come with  three bits in the handle but If you give it too much stick you will bugger it up ( :twak: lad I was working with buggered mine up)

were good at that :) some one i work with has a few right angled screwdrivers there bloody handy
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 11, 2010, 09:59:55 PM

You can give one of these loads of stick if you need to  :tu:

http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-12-piece-confined-space-ratchet-driver-and-bit-set-prod783834/
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on July 11, 2010, 10:08:50 PM
More stuff  :salute:

Inc;
A SAK that's taken a bit of a battering
A couple of BAKs that have broken a couple of my nails already
A pair of 'footprints' for a really great price

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/110710002.jpg)

That adjustable plier/wrench gadget is pretty neat. :tu: Somebody needs to come up with a multitool based on that concept :multi:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on July 11, 2010, 10:15:54 PM

That adjustable plier/wrench gadget is pretty neat. :tu: Somebody needs to come up with a multitool based on that concept :multi:

Does the Guppie not count?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on July 11, 2010, 10:20:05 PM
works differently maybe this looks more pliery based

and how many bottle openers do you now have tony? XD
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 11, 2010, 10:29:43 PM
Here it is Neil,
It is tiny and in lovely condition  :tu:
I have not had time to try it out (or make a space for it) yet

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/110710035.jpg)

J-Sews
'Footprints' as I call them have been around for many years over here
I love them, they are simple, very strong and go on for years
I don't know anyone that has ever broken a pair, the worst thing that can happen is you loose the adjusting screw
I will try to take better pic's in a min :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on July 11, 2010, 10:35:42 PM
Thanks Tony :tu:

I keep lusting after one of these ... (http://www.minicrafttools.com/proxxon/images/38128s.gif)

Or better still one of their Mini mills, I'd settle for a manual one but whilst we're dreaming...

(http://www.axminster.co.uk/images/products/medium/210676_l.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 11, 2010, 10:56:53 PM
Neil,
I was really lucky/happy to find that one as I had one in the back of my mind for ages  :cheers:

Ryan,
I'm collecting them for someone else's collection  ::)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/110710040.jpg)

J-Sew's
Here are all mine
The left hand (7'' 175mm) pair I got 30 years ago and I still use them at work quite a lot (lost the screw :-[ )
The middle pair I picked up today (I have just noticed someone had added extra holes)
 The right hand pair are the newest they are 9'' 225mm, I took them apart so you can see how they work a bit better  :salute:

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sazabi on July 12, 2010, 05:57:51 AM
More stuff  :salute:

Inc;
A SAK that's taken a bit of a battering
A couple of BAKs that have broken a couple of my nails already
A pair of 'footprints' for a really great price

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/110710002.jpg)

Excellent finds, Sparky; I know... whomever... it is who asked you to keep your eyes open for the openers will be quite pleased, if he isn't already. ;) :D  Just PM me with the total, please. :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on July 13, 2010, 02:27:19 AM
Neil,
I was really lucky/happy to find that one as I had one in the back of my mind for ages  :cheers:

Ryan,
I'm collecting them for someone else's collection  ::)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/110710040.jpg)

J-Sew's
Here are all mine
The left hand (7'' 175mm) pair I got 30 years ago and I still use them at work quite a lot (lost the screw :-[ )
The middle pair I picked up today (I have just noticed someone had added extra holes)
 The right hand pair are the newest they are 9'' 225mm, I took them apart so you can see how they work a bit better  :salute:



Neat! Thanks for the extra pics Spark, I've never seen one of those before :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on July 13, 2010, 09:22:05 AM
Neil,
I was really lucky/happy to find that one as I had one in the back of my mind for ages  :cheers:

Ryan,
I'm collecting them for someone else's collection  ::)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/110710040.jpg)

J-Sew's
Here are all mine
The left hand (7'' 175mm) pair I got 30 years ago and I still use them at work quite a lot (lost the screw :-[ )
The middle pair I picked up today (I have just noticed someone had added extra holes)
 The right hand pair are the newest they are 9'' 225mm, I took them apart so you can see how they work a bit better  :salute:



Neat! Thanks for the extra pics Spark, I've never seen one of those before :)
[/quote

:o

But its pliers based

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 13, 2010, 09:57:46 AM
Ryan,
You never seen them in action before?
You don't work with any grumpy old Sparkies then?
They are great for doing conduit! (threaded rod, rounded off nuts an bolts)
They tend to bugger up the surface of whatever you use them on so for example you wouldn't use them on a set of bathroom taps  :dwts:

If you get some remember;
They only work in one direction
You don't squeeze them like pliers!!
The harder you push the harder they grip
 :cheers:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/110710002bb.jpg)

PS, Blokes you work with will take the piss until they try to undo the conduit you put in with them  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 13, 2010, 12:14:44 PM
Neil,
I was really lucky/happy to find that one as I had one in the back of my mind for ages  :cheers:

Ryan,
I'm collecting them for someone else's collection  ::)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/110710040.jpg)

J-Sews
Here are all mine
The left hand (7'' 175mm) pair I got 30 years ago and I still use them at work quite a lot (lost the screw :-[ )
The middle pair I picked up today (I have just noticed someone had added extra holes)
 The right hand pair are the newest they are 9'' 225mm, I took them apart so you can see how they work a bit better  :salute:



Neat! Thanks for the extra pics Spark, I've never seen one of those before :)


J-Sew's
I guess we have kept them to ourselves over here  :think:
Probably too good to let anyone else play with  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on July 13, 2010, 06:10:44 PM
i hadnt seen them before tony, any in rs ?  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on July 13, 2010, 06:13:14 PM
LoL :D

  Not unless they have collection points in rusty boxes under paste tables in fields :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 13, 2010, 06:38:34 PM
i hadnt seen them before tony, any in rs ?  :D

Sometimes I feel sooooo old! :bnghd:






 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on July 13, 2010, 06:59:43 PM
i hadnt seen them before tony, any in rs ?  :D

Sometimes I feel sooooo old! :bnghd:






 :D


screwfix?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 13, 2010, 07:08:18 PM

Screwfix don't seem to do them but I only took a quick look  :think:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Footprint-698w-Pipe-Wrench-7-in/dp/B00020JNUG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=diy&qid=1279040608&sr=1-2

or you could wait until I've had a look for you in two weeks time at the next carboot  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on July 13, 2010, 07:42:27 PM
nah dont worry too much, im just a little curious
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: SlackOne on July 14, 2010, 03:38:55 AM
Looks like Channellock probably cornered that market on this side of the ocean.  Sturdy looking tools, though.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 25, 2010, 12:36:03 PM
More stuff
 
A nice small Buck liner lock knife with 'Mac tools' on the side
A nice SAK that has never been near a grinder  :o
A very large rusty file  ;)
And a spoke shave  :tu:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/250710014.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 25, 2010, 12:38:30 PM
Nice Climber :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 25, 2010, 12:55:55 PM
 :climber:
Mike thanks for telling me the model as I didn't know, 
I was very surprised when I picked this one up as the blades have not been sharpened, I often see knives that someone has taken a grinder to,  :bnghd:
This is very lightly used but the scales are a bit scuffed
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on July 25, 2010, 01:11:00 PM
And Stayglow none the less.  Great find Tony. :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on July 25, 2010, 03:26:48 PM
We'll need after dark shots now :P
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 25, 2010, 03:58:46 PM
I have enough trouble in daylight   :ahhh

Added;
They have both cleaned and polished up very nicely
The pictures don't do them justice (the Buck is like a mirror honest!)  :tu:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/250710025.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/250710019.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/250710017.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on July 25, 2010, 11:03:22 PM
Very nice Tony.......  :pok: now glow in the dark shots ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AHB on July 26, 2010, 01:32:48 PM
Good work Tony..  8)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Turnstone on July 26, 2010, 02:44:11 PM
Very nice!!!  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 26, 2010, 03:02:48 PM
Sadly my camera skills are not up to the job
That Buck is very very shiny  :dd:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: SlackOne on July 26, 2010, 03:12:31 PM
You found a nice-shape Stayglow SAK at a boot sale?

Did they have a good-sized bag of hen's teeth there as well? 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 26, 2010, 04:57:08 PM
I was as surprised as you are!  :o
I was looking on a stall where I have found one or two things before (the guy buys 'lots' or does house clearance) when I saw a little pile of SAKs and knives,  :ahhh
these were mostly Chinese junk and the two which I brought, he also had a folding dagger that looked like a boot knife when it was opened, it was also cheap junk

Ooh And I brought some more marmalade and jam  :drool:

I was keeping an eye out for more interesting stuff but that was about it

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/260710022.jpg)




Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on August 13, 2010, 06:30:05 PM
Ryan,
You never seen them in action before?
You don't work with any grumpy old Sparkies then?
They are great for doing conduit! (threaded rod, rounded off nuts an bolts)
They tend to bugger up the surface of whatever you use them on so for example you wouldn't use them on a set of bathroom taps  :dwts:

If you get some remember;
They only work in one direction
You don't squeeze them like pliers!!
The harder you push the harder they grip
 :cheers:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/110710002bb.jpg)

PS, Blokes you work with will take the piss until they try to undo the conduit you put in with them  ;)

I got a pair of these today found them in an old toolbox in a practically empty building a 225 mm pair I think just missing the screw but a nut bolt and some washers fixed that =)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on August 13, 2010, 07:32:57 PM
Footprints can be very handy Ryan, a good alternative to a set of Stilsons. :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 13, 2010, 07:59:26 PM
That will be 9'' in old money then  ::)

A great find!
I have just looked through my spare bolt tin and I think I have a bolt that will fit the thread in your new grips once I have cut it down,
Its not quite perfect but it will be a bit better than a nut an bolt
I can pop it in the post to you if you like  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on August 13, 2010, 08:17:09 PM
That will be 9'' in old money then  ::)

A great find!
I have just looked through my spare bolt tin and I think I have a bolt that will fit the thread in your new grips once I have cut it down,
Its not quite perfect but it will be a bit better than a nut an bolt
I can pop it in the post to you if you like  :tu:

Wouldn't a bolt be the same as what I have  :think: I must be missing something lol if you get a chance would be nice tony
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 13, 2010, 08:25:25 PM
If you take a look at the 'back' handle you will see that one of the holes is smaller and threaded
Anyway I reckon I have an ideal bolt to fit (unless the thread is stripped)  :think:

I will go cut it down then get a pic for you  ;)


Here you go :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on August 13, 2010, 09:21:44 PM
Oh that would be gilood, have you got a pic if the inner handles bottom mine has a flat head screwdriver/pry bar there  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 13, 2010, 09:28:31 PM
They all have, they are OK if you are stuck but the angle is a bit too steep (I might mean too blunt) to make a good screwdriver
But they are great for getting the lid off tins of paint (better than using your Leatherman!)  ::)

You don't really want a pic do you?  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on August 13, 2010, 09:30:32 PM
I was just wondering if they were all the same lol
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 13, 2010, 09:48:11 PM
I have never seen them without the prybar end
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on August 13, 2010, 09:56:06 PM
Hmm I want a mini one now and to clean mine its a bit grubby and a shock its made In England =o and says Sheffield on it
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 13, 2010, 10:27:29 PM


I did see an old pair that looked about 4'' but these were too small for what I use them for
Personally I reckon the 175mm/7'' is about perfect for my use
(20, 25mm pipe)  :tu:



Ryan,
You never seen them in action before?
You don't work with any grumpy old Sparkies then?
They are great for doing conduit! (threaded rod, rounded off nuts an bolts)
They tend to bugger up the surface of whatever you use them on so for example you wouldn't use them on a set of bathroom taps  :dwts:

If you get some remember;
They only work in one direction
You don't squeeze them like pliers!!
The harder you push the harder they grip
 :cheers:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/110710002bb.jpg)

PS, Blokes you work with will take the piss until they try to undo the conduit you put in with them  ;)


Don't forget!  ::)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on August 13, 2010, 10:33:18 PM
 :oops: ill try not too ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 13, 2010, 10:38:37 PM
Just a reminder  :D  I would never do things like that   :-[  ;)  :-[
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 22, 2010, 12:15:48 PM


Not a SAK to be seen today but someone will be happy as they were on every stall  ;)

The thing in the middle is a tiny plane that uses a safety razor as a blade  :tu:

I hope I don't get in to trouble as there's not a multitool in sight  :ahhh


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/220810002.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on August 22, 2010, 12:41:28 PM
what are all those springs for?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 22, 2010, 12:55:26 PM
 I thought I probably need them for something one day  :D

I made a mistake the plane takes a normal razor blade(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/220810006.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on August 22, 2010, 05:48:15 PM
Acquiring springs for future possible projects :think:  Me thinks your hunt is lacking focus ;)

Cool little plane, I like that :tu:

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AHB on August 22, 2010, 06:37:17 PM
I hope I don't get in to trouble as there's not a multitool in sight  :ahhh
You need to focus Tony-San..  :mn:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on August 22, 2010, 06:41:45 PM
I better not say to much. I failed to pick up and tools never mind MTs in my wanderings this morning ::)  Keeps me fit I suppose :P
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 22, 2010, 06:56:51 PM
I've been thinking about it and I reckon a hammer is a multitool  >:D

Its odd how it changes from week to week
There were quite a few 'footprints' (I got myself a new pair) then as I've been looking out for them for someone I've not seen another pair  :think:

Or the bottle openers I got a few then nothing for weeks till today and everyone had them  :gimme:

The springs will come in handy with another project I have in mind  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on August 22, 2010, 07:24:48 PM
are you making a kitten stomper?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIgZ66DlkKI

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 22, 2010, 07:29:54 PM
I think I dated that blonde  :-[
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on August 22, 2010, 10:07:25 PM
are you making a kitten stomper?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIgZ66DlkKI



 :rofl:  That's just so utterly wrong. :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on August 22, 2010, 10:11:29 PM
i cant see whats wrong with it, im thinking of ordering one that way next time next doors cat wants to use our garden as a toilet....
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zag on August 22, 2010, 10:15:12 PM
are you making a kitten stomper?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIgZ66DlkKI

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on August 23, 2010, 12:07:52 AM
i cant see whats wrong with it, im thinking of ordering one that way next time next doors cat wants to use our garden as a toilet....

 :pok: £2.98 from Wilkinsons, comes recommend from the Bee household :)

(http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/content/ebiz/wilkinsonplus/invt/0083726/0083726_l.jpg)

Despite the similar bottle it is not a tasty mint condiment and should not be used as such... don't say I didn't warn you ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 23, 2010, 05:19:25 PM
what are all those springs for?

They have come in handy already as part of the
wobble damping apparatus on my Spork polishing system  :dwts:


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/230810007bb.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on August 23, 2010, 05:36:54 PM
That all looks a bit fancy :)  Certainly beats my drill clamped to the worktop :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 23, 2010, 06:36:49 PM


Always remember Ebay is our friend   ;)

This one will start roaming the garage if I don't keep an eye on it  :oops:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on August 26, 2010, 05:02:07 AM


Not a SAK to be seen today but someone will be happy as they were on every stall  ;)

The thing in the middle is a tiny plane that uses a safety razor as a blade  :tu:

I hope I don't get in to trouble as there's not a multitool in sight  :ahhh


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/220810002.jpg)


What brand is that old micrometer if I may ask? :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on August 26, 2010, 06:40:06 AM
what are all those springs for?

They have come in handy already as part of the
wobble damping apparatus on my Spork polishing system  :dwts:


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/230810007bb.jpg)

Tony does that spork have a bottle opener on the handle?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 26, 2010, 10:43:37 AM
Bob, It says in very small writing   “THE L.S. STARRETT Co
                                                       THOL MASS U.S.A.
                                                                 No3
                                                                   52”

David, Of course it has a bottle opener (made by Ikea  ;))

I'm thinking I should make another one
That one was done in a bit of a rush so I wouldn't be the only one without a Spork at the meet  :-[
Its needs a bit of time spent on the forky bit
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on August 27, 2010, 01:50:40 AM
Bob, It says in very small writing   “THE L.S. STARRETT Co
                                                       THOL MASS U.S.A.
                                                                 No3
                                                                   52”

David, Of course it has a bottle opener (made by Ikea  ;))

I'm thinking I should make another one
That one was done in a bit of a rush so I wouldn't be the only one without a Spork at the meet  :-[
Its needs a bit of time spent on the forky bit


Hehehe, Tony it is actually ATHOL MASS.  :D :D I can't begin to tell you how many low brow jokes that inspires amongst us machine shop folk. :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on August 27, 2010, 02:06:02 AM
I don't get it :think:

Please explain Bob  :angel:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on August 27, 2010, 05:13:30 AM
Well, one common exchange, usually spoken with a fat tongue lisp, goes something like, "Thay Buddy, can I borrow your ath-hole mic?"

Which usually solicits a reply of, "Certainly, as long as you don't mind the smell!"

Which is generally followed by peels of adolescent giggles. :D :D :D





We're a pretty shallow crowd, us machinists. ::)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 27, 2010, 10:41:17 AM
It is well used and the letters are very small :)

Now I need someone to teach me how to use it properly and I guess I should look out for a metric one now  :think:


That's deep compared with some of the guys I work with  :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on August 27, 2010, 04:05:38 PM
Well, one common exchange, usually spoken with a fat tongue lisp, goes something like, "Thay Buddy, can I borrow your ath-hole mic?"

Which usually solicits a reply of, "Certainly, as long as you don't mind the smell!"

Which is generally followed by peels of adolescent giggles. :D :D :D

We're a pretty shallow crowd, us machinists. ::)

 :angel: Still don't understand :angel:


It is well used and the letters are very small :)

Now I need someone to teach me how to use it properly and I guess I should look out for a metric one now  :think:


That's deep compared with some of the guys I work with  :rofl:


Some of your friends have a deep ath :think: What's that used to measure? ;)

I remember using micrometers a lot a school but these days I have a cheap digital one that's much easier on the eyes and brain :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on August 29, 2010, 12:31:57 AM


Not a SAK to be seen today but someone will be happy as they were on every stall  ;)

The thing in the middle is a tiny plane that uses a safety razor as a blade  :tu:

I hope I don't get in to trouble as there's not a multitool in sight  :ahhh


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/220810002.jpg)

Maybe you can cobble a Multitool together from that collection...a little brazing and Araldite should do it...

Did you make that Spork?  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 29, 2010, 01:15:56 PM
Mostly I just make a mess  :angel:

Yes I made the spork so I wouldn't be the odd one out at the last UK meet  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/290810002.jpg)

Today I picked this interesting old penknife
It looks like there's a 'C' over an 'R' inside a triangle and
TRIANGOIO on the main blade
I'm hoping Neil or someone will tell me something about it  ;)

And this lovely but not loved folding knife and fork  :tu:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/290810005.jpg)

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on August 29, 2010, 01:32:39 PM
do you have a thing for rust tony?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on August 29, 2010, 01:39:42 PM
do you have a thing for rust tony?

One man's rust is an-others beautiful Patina  :P :D :D :D :D 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 29, 2010, 01:45:47 PM
Rust can mean a bargain or mean its buggered    :tu:





 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 29, 2010, 01:56:41 PM
Is that Kuk genuine :drool:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 29, 2010, 02:27:17 PM
I don't know to be honest  :think:
Its 12 and a half inches long
It has a pattern on the blade and the handle (does this mean its not genuine??
The sheath is leather with a wood liner
It does feel nice in my hand and the blade has been sharpened with a grindstone a few times so its been used for work


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/290810009.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/290810010.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/290810007.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/290810008.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: John on August 29, 2010, 03:16:20 PM
The kukri is definitely not genuine  ;) I would guess it was from a flea market somewhere in the world  ::) these types are decorative not really for very hard work oh and these cheap ones usually have a lion on the pommel and are not full tang so be careful if using for heavy chopping  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 29, 2010, 04:08:01 PM

Thanks for that John  :salute:
The good thing is it was quite cheap, the guy had 4, two were bigger and looked like they were chrome plated or something
This was the best one there  ;)

Ooops some of the patina came off when I polished it  ::)
It has sharpened up quite well with my butchers steel

The tang comes through the pommel and needs a little hammer to tighten it up a bit  :think:
That isn't a very good lion  :rant:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: John on August 29, 2010, 04:13:07 PM
Get a magnet Tony just to check it's full tang then it would be good for some chopping work,hmm! that lions head looks like it met a hammer in the past  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 29, 2010, 04:21:23 PM
Its hard to see on my picture but that bit is steel (I just tested it aswell)

The handle is a bit short for me  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: John on August 29, 2010, 04:23:52 PM
Yeah you will find the cheap ones have small handles  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: John on August 29, 2010, 04:32:11 PM
A decent kukri on the other hand fits very well in the hand  :tu:

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u122/titan1833/018-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 29, 2010, 04:36:13 PM
I think I had a go with your one at the meet  :gimme:

That was one of the reasons why I wanted one  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: John on August 29, 2010, 04:42:15 PM
I think I had a go with your one at the meet  :gimme:

That was one of the reasons why I wanted one  :cheers:

Yes you did Tony here's a picture of some kukri for future reference  ;)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u122/titan1833/DSC_2501C_copy_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 29, 2010, 05:38:21 PM
It'd still make a great ornament :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 29, 2010, 05:46:35 PM
Maybe.... :think:    if nothing had happened to it this afternoon




Its not my fault....  :-[





John made me do it!  :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on August 29, 2010, 05:54:51 PM
Oh dear. ::) What did you do?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: John on August 29, 2010, 06:02:20 PM
What happened Tony?  ::)  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 29, 2010, 06:09:06 PM
It come off in my hand.... as I was standing by the belt sander  >:D


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/290810054.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: John on August 29, 2010, 06:12:52 PM
 :oops:


The lion only has one eye  :o :ahhh  :ahhh  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 29, 2010, 06:59:00 PM
 ;)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/290810056.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on August 29, 2010, 09:15:01 PM
 :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 29, 2010, 09:16:29 PM

Oi its not finished yet!  :twak:

I had wondered where you had got to  :pok:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on August 29, 2010, 09:21:35 PM
I've been stood in a field flogging old baby toys ::)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/290810005.jpg)

Your green knife looks like an Italian one I once had.  I'll try and dig out pictures but don't hold your breath, it was a while ago.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AHB on August 29, 2010, 09:21:47 PM
That handle goes perfect with your new beard Tony..  :B: 
(http://www.neandertaler.onlinesoft.de/bilder/neandertaler1.gif)

 :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on August 29, 2010, 09:31:40 PM

....

Your green knife looks like an Italian one I once had.  I'll try and dig out pictures but don't hold your breath, it was a while ago.

Turn out I'd actually labelled it properly for a change :D

(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/th_italiansak-1.jpg) (http://s303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/?action=view&current=italiansak-1.jpg) (http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/th_italiansak-2.jpg) (http://s303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/?action=view&current=italiansak-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: John on August 29, 2010, 09:32:15 PM
Handle! what handle? that's a whole tree  :o  :D














J/K Tony can't wait to see it finished  :tu:  
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 29, 2010, 09:43:46 PM
Ooh Yours is nicer than mine (but mine has a brass bail)

OK OK! I know I need to shave  ::)



Anyway its going to be rustic  :tu:

No Ryan I said RUSTIC   :twak:



Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 05, 2010, 01:50:22 PM

I'm sure some people will think I should have left it as it was  :twak:  :D

I wanted the handle to look like one I've seen on some old Billhooks
This is how my new handle project went

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Kukri/Kuk1.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Kukri/Kuk2.jpg)

I'm sure you all remember this picture  ;)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Kukri/Kuk3.jpg)

definitely going in the right direction

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Kukri/Kuk4.jpg)

Bugger!  :rant:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Kukri/Kuk5.jpg)

Start again   ::)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Kukri/Kuk6.jpg)

And here it is, well its not quite finished I have put it together to check the fit
I will soak the handle in Teak oil some more before the final gluing  :cheers:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Kukri/Kuk8.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Kukri/Kuk7.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: John on September 05, 2010, 01:58:19 PM
Nice job Tony looks much more usable now  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 05, 2010, 02:01:42 PM

Thanks John
One of the main reasons for doing this was the handle was just too short for my hands (Its nearly big enough for a two handed grip now)  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Hedge Kid on September 05, 2010, 02:19:30 PM
Nice job Tony.  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 05, 2010, 02:32:23 PM
Thanks HK,

I hear you have a Billhook  :cheers:
Want to post a picture in here for us please?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Hedge Kid on September 05, 2010, 02:49:43 PM
I will post some pics soon I promise  :) Currently on the sofa being a bit ill and rubbish so will take pics and post when I'm feeling a bit more inspired  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 05, 2010, 02:52:00 PM
I hope you feel better and something inspires you very soon  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Hedge Kid on September 05, 2010, 02:52:40 PM
Thank you
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 05, 2010, 05:34:11 PM
Poor HK (http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/smileys/sad.gif)

...

 :pok: pics


please :)

Good handle Tony, what's edge retention like on the blade?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Hedge Kid on September 05, 2010, 11:13:16 PM
 :rofl: Love that emote Neil  :D Thanks
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 06, 2010, 12:57:13 AM

Good handle Tony, what's edge retention like on the blade?

Poor I reckon  ::)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 06, 2010, 12:09:21 PM

Good handle Tony, what's edge retention like on the blade?

Poor I reckon  ::)

Oh :(  Never mind, make it easy to sharpen out in the bush :D

Yesterday I actually found a SAK at Bottesford carboot :ahhh  and not a fake for a change ::)

(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/cb-camper.jpg)

Bit grubby and dull as you like but never sharpened so won't take long to bring back to good user status.

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on September 06, 2010, 01:07:32 PM
Can you retake that picture but with bee's please  :pok:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 06, 2010, 01:31:24 PM
 :pok: No :D

I'll include bees on the cleaned up shot :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 06, 2010, 03:38:39 PM
(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/neilstools/Victorinox/cb-camper-2.jpg)

Alas the previous owner has decided to clean the tools (except the main blade) with a scotch pad ::)  But I got it looking reasonable and with a bit of polish a pair of previously loved ruby scales finish it off nicely.  All sharpened up and read to roll :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Benner on September 06, 2010, 06:24:09 PM
 :o
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 06, 2010, 06:36:38 PM

Its great when you find a little something at a boot sale  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on September 06, 2010, 07:40:11 PM
 :drool:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AHB on September 06, 2010, 07:49:57 PM
Nice ressurection Neil..  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 06, 2010, 08:41:16 PM
Thanks :tu:  I'll let you take the next shot Ryan ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on September 06, 2010, 08:45:00 PM
 :D


was that a good guess then? ;)

your need to do before and after pics of what im sending you  :rofl:

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 06, 2010, 08:47:56 PM
Kind of solid lump... lots of little pieces with dust pan and brush :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on September 06, 2010, 08:51:34 PM
its the first color model they released around the time i was at college, the ones notorious for loosing there finish too i think maybe it was just mine
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 06, 2010, 08:58:59 PM
First gen then before they released it in anodised aluminium.  They get beat up just by looking at them wrong :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on September 06, 2010, 09:05:33 PM
no its 4th gen still lost its colour though
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 06, 2010, 09:09:03 PM
One of these? (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a0/IPod_Nano_4G_black_crop.jpg/150px-IPod_Nano_4G_black_crop.jpg)

Did you roll it around on the beech :P

I remember friends who had first gen models, cotton cloth would scratch them  :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on September 06, 2010, 09:13:04 PM
it was in college for a year ill send you a picture if you want...


im more careful with my belongings now thankfully
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 06, 2010, 09:15:10 PM
I'll see it when I see it chap :)  Not likely to complain am I :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on September 06, 2010, 09:23:00 PM
nah its not as bad as i first though, i had a first gen as i found it in a field it was full of pictures of chavs so i didnt feel upset in erasing it and keeping it :)

they were awful for scratches but looked posher then other models

it broke so i ended up smashing it  :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 06, 2010, 09:31:47 PM
Hopefully it won't get to that stage with yours ... hopefully :) 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on September 06, 2010, 09:40:40 PM
whats the worst you could do, turn it into a 16 gig usb stick i guess  :o
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 06, 2010, 09:51:57 PM
They are apparently a swine to open up and work on.  If it looks like I'm likely to ruin it I'll just take the audio from the dock connector instead and hotglue it to the cassette adapter in the car :P
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on September 06, 2010, 10:21:35 PM
well i think the guts are just pushed in and glued i think if you heat it a bit it might be easier to open it up

and this link might help a bit http://pinouts.ru/PortableDevices/ipod_pinout.shtml
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 06, 2010, 10:34:14 PM
I've already viewed a dismantling video :tu:  We'll see how it goes.

Slightly back on track...  Sunday was a cracking boot sale and although that SAK was the only tool I picked up I did manage to get a pair of Mission 731 speakers for .... .... £2 :D  They are currently sat either side of my monitor and are a big improvement over the little JVC jobs that were there.  Really, really need a new amp now.  The hunt continues!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on September 06, 2010, 10:36:26 PM
(http://www.swissvalemusic.com/files/u1/spider15.jpg)

?


thats what i use for my macbook when i want to hear something loud  >:D but i lost the lead
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 06, 2010, 10:38:20 PM
Subtle :P
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Benner on September 06, 2010, 10:39:26 PM
 :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on September 06, 2010, 10:39:44 PM
it just about drowns out next doors kid crying  :rofl: stuff just sounds nice coming out a 12 inch speaker even if it is only 30 watt
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 06, 2010, 10:48:16 PM
 :pok:  Ever consider that next doors kid cries because of your music?

We know your tastes...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POv-3yIPSWc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeswZaReE0I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4L5Bbm5BNw

::)

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on September 06, 2010, 10:57:55 PM
you dont know the audible warfare your going to get in the post yet  >:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: John on September 07, 2010, 02:43:23 PM
LOL Neil £2 for Mission 731 speakers,I believe thats almost paramount to theft,nice steal  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 07, 2010, 02:44:43 PM
Here some pictures of another rusty lump I brought  ;)

Of course the cynical among you might think I wrapped the handle because it had split and I could not be bothered to start again  :twak:


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/070910008.jpg)


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/070910018.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Benner on September 07, 2010, 02:45:57 PM
Nice find that.  :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 07, 2010, 02:54:02 PM
It did look like this  :salute:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/290810052.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Benner on September 07, 2010, 02:57:52 PM
 :o
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: John on September 07, 2010, 03:02:35 PM
Done a good job on that mate  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on September 07, 2010, 05:57:08 PM
Impressive work that mate :o
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Tsquare on September 07, 2010, 05:58:54 PM
Dare I say it, but he must have had an axe to grind.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 07, 2010, 06:08:08 PM
Dare I say it, but he must have had an axe to grind.

Theres more  ;)



Thanks Guys, You can probably guess that I'm happy with it  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Tsquare on September 07, 2010, 06:35:04 PM
More is better, at least when it comes to sharp objects.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 07, 2010, 09:33:29 PM
LOL Neil £2 for Mission 731 speakers,I believe thats almost paramount to theft,nice steal  :D

Some marks to the cases but no pushed in cones and they work a treat, I'm really chuffed :D

...
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/070910018.jpg)

Nice :tu:  Any name on it?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on September 07, 2010, 11:05:28 PM
It did look like this  :salute:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/290810052.jpg)

If you look very carefully I think I can see a split in the handle. ;)

Nice job on the restoration Tony. :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 07, 2010, 11:16:44 PM
  :D  :tu:


Neil,
No letters on there that I can make out but the sides have had a good battering over the years
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 07, 2010, 11:27:05 PM
I've nearly finished a little Elwell but its progress has paused to allow me to do some customer SAK mods.  I'll post pics when its done :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 07, 2010, 11:34:01 PM
looking forward to the pictures Mate  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Threeme2189 on September 11, 2010, 09:55:17 PM
It did look like this  :salute:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/290810052.jpg)

Excellent job!!!  :salute:
At first I thought you were joking...
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 11, 2010, 10:27:04 PM
Threeme
,
No mate if you look back near the bottom of page 3 there's a picture I took on the day I brought it
I do like a rusty bargain  :gimme:

Don't ask what's happened to this so far

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/090910022.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/090910021.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Benner on September 11, 2010, 10:33:50 PM
 :pok:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 11, 2010, 10:37:17 PM

I don't know how long to make the handle or how heavy it is yet

But I do know its going to be a bugger to swing  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/110910030.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/110910027.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on September 12, 2010, 11:14:34 AM


(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/cb-camper.jpg)

Bit grubby and dull as you like but never sharpened so won't take long to bring back to good user status.



i have to say neil is a master of sak TLC how he got it from that

to this i shall never know

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff147/ryanisamazing/DSC_0003-1.jpg)

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff147/ryanisamazing/DSC_0002.jpg)

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff147/ryanisamazing/DSC_0006.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 12, 2010, 11:25:18 AM

He is good isn't he  :sa:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 12, 2010, 12:56:23 PM
Here's a tip.  If you are fitting translucent scales to an old SAK, spend a few minutes polishing up the bushings and out facing liners :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on September 12, 2010, 10:10:16 PM
but what was that crud on the scale? thats what im most impressed by they look new now!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sazabi on September 12, 2010, 10:27:48 PM


(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/cb-camper.jpg)

Bit grubby and dull as you like but never sharpened so won't take long to bring back to good user status.



What's with the funky shield on that scale?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on September 12, 2010, 10:28:35 PM
i think thats called paint and boredom ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Andreas on September 13, 2010, 02:29:39 PM
Not really a flea market or anything, but a local photo shop had a basket of "old things" out for 10NOK ($1.5) per "item". Picked up some weird things, including a 0.8x wide angle lense add-on that had a MSRP of $350 when released, and some otther stuff. Ordered an adapter so I can try the wide angle thingy on my DSLR
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 26, 2010, 01:02:17 PM
Last carboot of the year for the one I normally go to (its on grass)
It looked like people thought lets tidy the house and before taking it all to the tip
lets try to sell it to Sparky  :o

But I found a few folders and SAKs

BAK dated 1953 with a very chipped blade :-\
BAK dated 1943 good condition for year but might be missing tin opener?  :-\
A nice folder that need a good clean (A. W.... & SON SHEFFIELD ) :tu:
A Taylor Eye Witness the main blade has been butchered   :rant:
A cheap folder that needs a good clean as I can't even open the blades  :think:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/260910002.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 26, 2010, 03:07:58 PM


Good haul Tony.  Have you worked out the name on the BAK yet?  I'll make a wild guess on the end one being Richards :D

 I failed to find any MTs/knives this morning but I did get myself a new amp to go with the speakers I picked up a couple of weeks ago :)


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Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 26, 2010, 03:57:45 PM
BAK dated 1953 is made by WARRISS  :tu:

The pruning knife has a weak spring and no snap
but its is looking a bit better with a nice sharp blade

The Taylor knife is looking a lot better now but I still need to
work on the blades

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/260910016.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/260910024.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on September 26, 2010, 04:25:37 PM
That Taylor looks sweet mate. :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on September 26, 2010, 04:40:55 PM
nice finds there tony, im lucky to find a good dvd for the kids  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AHB on September 26, 2010, 04:43:14 PM
nice finds there tony, im lucky to find a good dvd for the kids  :D
I know that feeling..  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: nuphoria on September 26, 2010, 04:56:43 PM
Well done Tony, looks like a decent haul to me  :tu:

I rarely find much at the ones we go to - too many people know what they've got these days I reckon!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 26, 2010, 05:21:47 PM
Nice resurrection work Tony :tu:

I have a penchant for fixing up knackered electronics so despite a lack of tools and knives I normally find a few bargains :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on September 26, 2010, 05:27:23 PM
Well done Tony, looks like a decent haul to me  :tu:

I rarely find much at the ones we go to - too many people know what they've got these days I reckon!

yeah same at the one i go to chrissy, or just a load of junk and people thinking they have something really rare  :think: no nice knives though, just cheap new ones  :-\
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: John on September 26, 2010, 06:37:42 PM
we have a 500 stall boot near me and nothing but old tat,most are stalls selling new stuff bit like a market really  ::) I can't think why they call it a car boot sale  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 26, 2010, 07:16:53 PM

Thanks Guys
Firstly it was bloody freezing this morning and secondly I have
never seen so much crap in one field  ::)

So I was surprised to end up with 4 useable knives

 :oops:  I forgot the before picture (If you look closely you can see tiny scratches on the Taylors large blade)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/260910014.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 26, 2010, 07:36:41 PM
:think:  Might need a zoom in to spot them :P
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 26, 2010, 07:48:50 PM

Most people wouldn't have bothered but I'm very fussy about such things  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 30, 2010, 11:23:27 PM

I only cleaned the pruning knife and used my strop to refresh the edge a bit, its spring is still weak
 
I had to re-profile the 1953 BAK, it has ended up with a chisel ground edge which seems to be quite sharp, I also tried to clean up the scales with a wire brush and have ended up with a 'brushed look' which I rather like

The Taylors Eye Witness has turned out very nice considering how bad the main blade was

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/301010029.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/301010005.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 30, 2010, 11:29:14 PM
 :o Wow!

That's a big difference!  Impressive  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 30, 2010, 11:45:55 PM
As you can guess I'm really happy with how they have turned out  :climber:

PS, thanks to all the people on here that have posted their mods and repairs as I wouldn't have thought to try any of these things myself  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Agent X68 on October 01, 2010, 12:09:51 AM
Sparky, your power of restoration are magic.  How do you do it?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 01, 2010, 09:52:42 AM
Thank you but you should see some some of the things I have buggered up  :rofl:

How do I do it?
Well I'm sure that it could all be done by hand but I'm not that patient  :ahhh
I am lucky enough to have a good collection of power tools now thanks to carboot sales and Ebay (and a garage workshop to use)
I find one of the most useful tools is a polishing wheel with a chuck, I can use the chuck for things like a wire brush or 'flap wheel'   :salute:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/handle2.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Benner on October 01, 2010, 09:55:32 AM
Great work buddy  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on October 01, 2010, 10:14:52 AM
How tricky are you finding it to not mess up up the blade temper?  Do you dip into water or the like when grinding/sanding?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 01, 2010, 10:28:19 AM
Thanks Ben

Depending on what I am doing some jobs I use my linisher (upright belt sander) and have a cup of water next to me
I also have a 'water wheel' grinder which is what I used on most of the work on the above blades  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 31, 2010, 10:06:52 PM
For the people that don't know what a UK car-boot sale looks like this is a picture of the last car boot I went to taken on the 26Sept
As you can see its held on a grass field, Others will probably run on and off through the winter held in car-parks etc

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/221010045.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: nuphoria on October 31, 2010, 10:52:36 PM
Good pic Tony :)

I suppose they aren't exactly the same elsewhere in the world. We don't have enough yard sales in this country though.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on October 31, 2010, 11:03:26 PM
Wow, we don't get that organized around here! If someone has junk they don't want, they just pile it out front with some price tags on everything and put a YARD SALE sign out by the road. :P
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on October 31, 2010, 11:35:41 PM
Technically my usual one was on this morning but I didn't bother.  After September it shrinks a good chunk each week and last week was a bit of a joke so this morning I hid under the duvet instead :)   Now is the fallow time of the year with nothing on until the start of May :(
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 31, 2010, 11:47:49 PM

Its not a very good picture (you could get lynched by some stall holders for using a camera there  :D )
This Guy front left does it quite professionally and hes there every week
in other parts there's just piles of junk thrown on a blanket

Neil you slept through all the rusty bargains  :o
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on October 31, 2010, 11:56:33 PM
Last week I turned up (at this time of year in the dark).  To wander around around a small fraction of the sellers who are there peak season and buy .... nothing.  There was not a single item worthy of my fifty pence pieces ;)   A good a sign as any that it isn't worth my petrol to go over there :)

There is one about forty minutes  away from me that runs all year but even it gets small as winter approaches and again there is the cost of petrol to factor in.  For you guys in the US reading this keep in mind that petrol/gas round me is (does quick bit of maths) $7.30 per one of your US gallons  :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: SlackOne on November 01, 2010, 04:33:37 PM
$7.30?  I think the correct term is 'blimey!' :P

I hate garage sales...they're spread out all over a town, and you have to go into people's yards or driveways to look at their stuff.  I'd much rather a car boot sale, but we just plain don't do it that way.  The closest I've seen are outdoor flea markets, which do usually have the benefit of having their crap up on tables, but they just don't attract the people with a closet full of junk they just want to dump on an unsuspecting public :P
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on November 01, 2010, 04:45:46 PM
$7.30?  I think the correct term is 'blimey!' :P

I hate garage sales...they're spread out all over a town, and you have to go into people's yards or driveways to look at their stuff.  I'd much rather a car boot sale, but we just plain don't do it that way.  The closest I've seen are outdoor flea markets, which do usually have the benefit of having their crap up on tables, but they just don't attract the people with a closet full of junk they just want to dump on an unsuspecting public :P

A perfect description of a UK car boot sale  :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AHB on November 01, 2010, 08:42:17 PM
Looks exactly like carboots are done here in DK too Tony..  :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on November 01, 2010, 10:41:46 PM
i dont think so allan if you look closely theres a one handed broom
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on November 01, 2010, 10:49:59 PM

  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on November 01, 2010, 11:16:38 PM
pssst in DK their not allowed oho knives it was a lame attempt at a joke...    ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on November 01, 2010, 11:32:30 PM
 :rofl: now I get it....   not your fault im a bit slow sometimes  :bnghd:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AHB on November 02, 2010, 06:53:23 AM
pssst in DK their not allowed oho knives it was a lame attempt at a joke...    ;)
So you're the comedian 'round here.. ::)  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on November 02, 2010, 10:19:57 AM

I'm surprised you haven't noticed before AHB   :think:  there's hundreds on here   :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AHB on November 02, 2010, 08:14:23 PM

I'm surprised you haven't noticed before AHB   :think:  there's hundreds on here   :rofl:
:cheers:  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: 65bellett on January 08, 2011, 03:02:32 AM
I popped down to my local "Trash and Treasure Market" today and a knackered old SAK caught my eye. There does not seem to be any thing special about it except it says that it is made in Japan.

(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/65bellett/b1860b07.jpg)

(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/65bellett/67e4e6d3.jpg)

(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/65bellett/810e6b8b.jpg)

The bloke selling the knife wanted $7.00 for it but I beat him down to $5.00 :rofl:

I know it is not an overly exciting little tool but I was hoping it may have been made by the same manufacturer of another knife I have.


(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/65bellett/cdc9a10b.jpg)

This knife was my Dads first pocet knife, it was given to him by his Grandfather when he was 4.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: 65bellett on January 08, 2011, 03:05:47 AM
This could be the start of my very rough Japanese knife collection :ahhh

(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/65bellett/26cfd4ad.jpg)

(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/65bellett/eef0653c.jpg)

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sazabi on January 08, 2011, 03:38:55 AM
I don't have them on hand to take pictures of, but I recently picked up a 1929 copy of Plato's works for $1 and a 108mm Victorinox GAK in excellent condition, minus some slight scale wear, with a Buck sheath for $20. :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on January 08, 2011, 08:33:12 AM
Nice bit of wear and tear on those mate :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on January 08, 2011, 02:27:55 PM
65Bellett,
Nice looking SAK from the Trash and Treasure Market
What country are you in? USA?
and its great that you have your Dads knife with extra family history!  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: 65bellett on January 08, 2011, 05:03:07 PM
I live in Australia. The Japanese SAK is very rough but you can never have enough knives can you?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on January 08, 2011, 06:24:50 PM

It looks like it will clean up well and I like the fact it has brass rivets and a 'bail' if that's the right word for the loop at the end  :tu:

You can never have too many SAKs multitools etc etc  :-[  ::)  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on January 28, 2011, 07:31:59 PM
I picked up a couple of knives today the big one is made by Richardson in Sheffield
says on the blade        STAINLESS - INOX - ROSTFREI   :)
and just to be sure                SURGICAL STEEL              :D

And a lovely pair of money boxes (I kidded myself that they were for my Nephew )
they are made from metal, about 6” tall and I think are very nice

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/280111008.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sazabi on January 29, 2011, 07:42:35 PM
I can play again:

SOG Twitch II NNB - $5
Gerber Infinity Ultra (2) NIB- $15/each
Boker Barlow NIB - $30 (dunno if this was a steal; it's pretty though :D)
and good prices on a Leatherman Mini Tool and a SOG Powerlock. :D

I think I came out well. :D

I also ran across an old first generation Gerber MP600 BN, but the price was too much ($15) for a tool that was somewhat damaged and was rough in opening and closing, and the guy also had a used PST II for another $15, which I also passed on... plus, I was out of money. :/
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on January 29, 2011, 10:02:56 PM

You always seem to find some nice stuff Sazabi  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sazabi on January 29, 2011, 10:11:01 PM

You always seem to find some nice stuff Sazabi  :cheers:

I try. :D  I found quite a few nice discontinued-pattern Case knives; all of which were outside my price range.  I like my G10 Peanuts well enough, anyway, to shy away from their MOP Tuxedo knives. :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on February 16, 2011, 06:20:55 PM


I just picked up three kitchen knives

Sabatier ; 'diamond'  'Boots' (chemist)
S. Staniforth LTD; Sheffield England and 'The Smithfield'  :drool:

Prestige; Vanadium stainless England and hollow ground



(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/160211005.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on February 16, 2011, 06:27:12 PM
So whats for Dinner Tony? I assume you`ll be putting those kitchen knives to good use.   :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AimlessWanderer on February 16, 2011, 06:32:37 PM
Nice finds Sparky :tu:

I do like the look of that butchers knife! Looks like a "ready to take on the world" knife  :D :D
Sheffield made knives aren't always pretty, and I consider many to be "semi-finished"  >:D, but they certainly do the job  :salute:

.... but then again, I am biased .....  :P

There is a something good about using a tool made in your home town.
(... even if some of my Sheffield made pocket knives are a bit poo - but don't tell anyone!!!!!)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on February 16, 2011, 06:42:32 PM
They need a bit of a clean and a good sharpen before I can cut anything (including myself   :ahhh ) with them, I don't know what people do with them  ::)

The Staniforth feels really nice in my hand and I guess its the oldest one of the three
so its my favorite at the moment  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on February 16, 2011, 08:28:29 PM
They need a bit of a clean and a good sharpen before I can cut anything (including myself   :ahhh ) with them, I don't know what people do with them  ::)

The Staniforth feels really nice in my hand and I guess its the oldest one of the three
so its my favorite at the moment
:salute:

is that because its like you?  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on February 16, 2011, 08:37:47 PM
Old with a certain style    :dd:




  bloody kids  :P





 :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on February 20, 2011, 05:09:57 PM
Well I went to my local car boot sale for the first time in months and came away a very happy camper.  Found a stall holder with a small collection of Gerber MP400's.  Most had some kind of issue with them; broken plier tips, mangled blades, gunked up with some foul looking stuff etc, but I did find one in good condition that only needed a light drop of oil to bring back into excellent working order.  Not bad for a tenner. :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on February 20, 2011, 05:45:40 PM
Good stuff guys! :tu: But its making me depressed. :( Around here the garage sale/yard sale season won't start up again for another couple months. :(
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on February 20, 2011, 06:17:56 PM
Good score Gareth  :tu:

Not sure when the one close to me starts again, I'm suffering from withdrawal symptoms  here  :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on February 20, 2011, 08:26:21 PM
My local one is in the basement of a multi-story car park so it can go on all year round.  Not exactly a cheery place though. ::)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on February 27, 2011, 03:43:34 PM
March the 20th before the first one of the year round here and the first month or so if always a bit spartan and soggy (http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/smileys/rain.gif)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on February 27, 2011, 03:55:05 PM
Gareth,
So you have to dodge all the tramps and step over the needles?  :ahhh



I think ducks are still landing on the one near me  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on February 27, 2011, 07:45:04 PM
Gareth,
So you have to dodge all the tramps and step over the needles?  :ahhh



I think ducks are still landing on the one near me  :D

Not quite that bad. ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Mike 56 on February 27, 2011, 07:56:45 PM
Your car boot sales sound like fun myself i am addicted to yard sales and flea markets. I am lucky here in California we have both year round. :D
Mike
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: edcgear on March 04, 2011, 09:08:24 AM
Got this ones for few coins...  :D P4 is for size comparison...

(http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z373/EDCgear/Slika0214.jpg)

(http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z373/EDCgear/Slika0215.jpg)

(http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z373/EDCgear/Slika0216.jpg)

(http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z373/EDCgear/Slika0217.jpg)

(http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z373/EDCgear/Slika0218.jpg)

They all need some work... But overall...  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 04, 2011, 10:40:44 AM
Nice haul Edc   :tu:
The one with brass scales looks interesting
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on March 04, 2011, 10:44:46 AM
I've seen quite a few of those brass ones come out of Germany and Sweden.  EKA used to make loads.  Nice :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: edcgear on March 04, 2011, 11:49:23 AM
It's a Turkey souvenire... I like it too, it's very slim design...
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sazabi on March 05, 2011, 04:01:02 PM
Got this ones for few coins...  :D P4 is for size comparison...

(http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z373/EDCgear/Slika0214.jpg)

(http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z373/EDCgear/Slika0217.jpg)

They all need some work... But overall...  :tu:

What does the tang say on that chain+bail SS knife?  I really like it. :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: edcgear on March 05, 2011, 04:25:53 PM
One side LARK

Other side Steinless Steel

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on March 07, 2011, 12:38:31 AM
Still waiting for the snow to melt here. :(
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: 65bellett on March 30, 2011, 07:37:44 AM
On the weekend I picked up 6 of these can peircer bottle openers. At first they didn't seem all that special but once I read the stamping on them, Young Atom Melb Aust, I had to have them. I think I will keep 1 and give the others away as bonuses during trades. A bit of fun for a few dollars.

(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/65bellett/3398d3e7.jpg)

(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/65bellett/bc4701a3.jpg)

(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/65bellett/b5f6d566.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on March 30, 2011, 07:55:38 AM
They are a bit cool mate  8) 8) 8).
Yep I would of grabbed them as well , Aussie manufacturing is not what it was  :( :( :( :(.
I love buying Aussie made stuff but it is becoming mighty hard now days  :( :(.

I nabbed a very old Aussie made leather strop, branded COO-EE at my last car boot sale & it has a kangaroo imprint on it for good measure  :D :D :D. Cooee is a old fashioned Aussie saying/call.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 30, 2011, 09:17:31 AM
Oooh I remember them from my teenage years  :drink: I had one for beer at parties (mine was probably made in China)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: jzmtl on March 30, 2011, 10:09:06 AM
Oooh I remember them from my teenage years  :drink: I had one for beer at parties (mine was probably made in China)

Think you are a bit too old to have used stuff from China in your teens.  :P
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 30, 2011, 11:42:47 AM
Oooh I remember them from my teenage years  :drink: I had one for beer at parties (mine was probably made in China)

Think you are a bit too old to have used stuff from China in your teens.  :P
Oi  :twak: (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/oldman.gif)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on April 20, 2011, 07:21:52 PM
 :rofl:    :D     :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 20, 2011, 10:23:21 PM
Don't encourage him  :pok:


 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 25, 2011, 10:08:30 PM
I picked up a small Chinese Buck copy and a small Victorinox kitchen knife over the weekend
The folder is being tidied up at the moment and I used the Victorinox to prepare my curry this evening (still needs a bit of a sharpen but is surprisingly good to use)  :tu:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/250411018.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/250411020.jpg)

 :cheers:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/250411033.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on April 27, 2011, 12:13:26 AM
That looks tasty   :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 12, 2011, 11:36:32 AM

A very wet car boot this morning  :D

A stick chopper  ;)

A billhook with free added woodworm  ::)

Some footprints and two types of adjustable wrenches  :tu:

A nice pair of well used but not abused Marples chisels  :)


And 1 SAK  :tu: …... but I got home and can't find it  :think: I think it must be dropped in the mud  :'(

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/120611002b.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 12, 2011, 11:39:05 AM

A very wet car boot this morning  :D

A stick chopper  ;)

A billhook with free added woodworm  ::)

Some footprints and two types of adjustable wrenches  :tu:

A nice pair of well used but not abused Marples chisels  :)


And 1 SAK  :tu: …... but I got home and can't find it  :think: I think it must be dropped in the mud  :'(

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/120611002b.jpg)

nice finds mate, my local one was rained off today  :-\ although the girls party skint us out this month  :D  good party though  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on June 12, 2011, 03:05:35 PM
Next too nothing at my one this morning  :( :( :(.
I saw a nice small 'Shelham Australia' made in Japan  ??? :D :D lockback but $30  :ahhh :ahhh.
I was thinking $10 beat him down to $8.... crazy price.

Thought about a old crow bar for $5 but passed  :D :D.

I wish the guy who sold old hammers & axes would come back. He was there the first time I went but he was packing up & has not come back since  :( :( :(
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 12, 2011, 03:27:45 PM

Everything was cheap this morning as it was pissing down  :D ::)

Hammers? There was a guy at mine with loads of rusty old ball peen hammers (nice an cheap but I think I have enough)   :-\

The bill hook is a bit cleaner now, its made by and stamped
A & F Parkes & Co ltd (Birmingham)
and with the 'BIPED' & 'feet' stamp on the side
The blade has a finger choil which looks original to me but might have been modified
Now I have to decide whether or not to make a handle or buy one  :think:

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 12, 2011, 07:00:48 PM

I found my newest SAK  :D  well its a PAK as its made in Poland by Gerlach

Its had a hard life as the spring is missing from the scissors, the file is very rusted and the fish scaler has a prong missing

I can't tell if this is a good quality knife or a cheapy   :-\  any  ideas? (I'm thinking cheap at the moment)


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/120611005.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on June 12, 2011, 07:18:14 PM
Tony that bill hook looks quite the blade.   :)  Dont know any thing about the PAK.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 12, 2011, 07:33:48 PM
Tony that bill hook looks quite the blade.   :)  Dont know any thing about the PAK.

 :salute:

The bill hooks blade was in really good condition, not sharp but no dings on the cutting edge  (apart from lots of rust and woodworm) so it should be easy to sharpen after I've done the handle  :)

The stick chopper is nice and sharp now (this might be a mistake as I still have to make the handle  ::)  )

And the chisels are looking a bit sharper (not chippy sharp but sparky sharp just ready to find a nail )
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 12, 2011, 07:59:40 PM

I found my newest SAK  :D  well its a PAK as its made in Poland by Gerlach

Its had a hard life as the spring is missing from the scissors, the file is very rusted and the fish scaler has a prong missing

I can't tell if this is a good quality knife or a cheapy   :-\  any  ideas? (I'm thinking cheap at the moment)


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/120611005.jpg)

 :tu:  both cool tony, glad you found the pak  :tu: that other one is a whopper  :o
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on June 12, 2011, 08:02:44 PM
Arrgh, you've got looking at bill hooks on ebay now Tony. :twak:

 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 12, 2011, 08:07:30 PM
Arrgh, you've got looking at bill hooks on ebay now Tony. :twak:

 :D

 :pok: And stick choppers


 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 12, 2011, 10:12:33 PM
Arrgh, you've got looking at bill hooks on ebay now Tony. :twak:

 :D

Never mind ebay just prod me or Tony to grab you one out a rusty bucket under a paste table next week :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 12, 2011, 10:15:33 PM

I found my newest SAK  :D  well its a PAK as its made in Poland by Gerlach

Its had a hard life as the spring is missing from the scissors, the file is very rusted and the fish scaler has a prong missing

I can't tell if this is a good quality knife or a cheapy   :-\  any  ideas? (I'm thinking cheap at the moment)


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/120611005.jpg)

I've had a couple of the Gerlachs.  Neither were what you call quality :(  They're of mild interest to SAK collectors as it nice to see other companies take on the SAK design but I wouldn't want to actually use one.

Nice billhook though :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 12, 2011, 10:36:15 PM
I got home before the rain today :D

I picked up this...

(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/burn-thingy.jpg)

What did I buy?

It appears to have a stubby wick in the big cylinder surrounded by a flat wick. The brass thing fits into the little tube which is attached to the side of the big one.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on June 12, 2011, 10:49:03 PM
is it some weird lighter?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 12, 2011, 10:56:26 PM
No idea  :think:  I'm guessing its got something to do with conflagration but it has no means of ignition.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AimlessWanderer on June 12, 2011, 11:21:57 PM
you know the brass doofer, is it solid or tube? Also does the end of it on the buckle shaped style stick out further than the coil?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 13, 2011, 02:32:36 AM
Solid.  Not sure what you mean about stick out further than the coil :think:

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AimlessWanderer on June 13, 2011, 07:37:14 AM
Doesn't matter if it's solid mate. I was wondering if it was meant for hooking into the larger tube and hanging into the lower tube for maybe drawing fuel up so you could refuel while running .... obviously not  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 13, 2011, 11:03:08 AM
Its a .....umm   :shrug:



 :pok: Fill it full of petrol and light it just to see what happens



 :dwts:


Arrgh, you've got looking at bill hooks on ebay now Tony. :twak:

 :D

Never mind ebay just prod me or Tony to grab you one out a rusty bucket under a paste table next week :D

They are quite rare down here Guys, Thats the first one I have seen for ages
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on June 19, 2011, 12:00:21 AM
Other than making hoodlums think twice about messing with the fellow carrying one, what were those big billhook blades intended for?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on June 19, 2011, 12:44:49 AM
Mostly wood and hedge management.  They're the British/European equivalent of a machete I'd say.


Embrace Woodlands! Hedgelaying, Coppicing and Hazel hurdles Film (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgt1SSGeedw#ws)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: dks on June 19, 2011, 07:37:42 PM
Mostly wood and hedge management.  They're the British/European equivalent of a machete I'd say.

So, I can walk down the street with it and nobody will bat an eyelid.....  :D

Maybe the hook was also designed to pull down branches, or to also act as a skythe.. A Multitool!
Must buy one, for some reason.... will find one later...
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 19, 2011, 08:01:11 PM

Its a bit sharper now with a Micarta handle  ;)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Golok/Billhookf.jpg)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 19, 2011, 08:04:53 PM

Its a bit sharper now with a Micarta handle  ;)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Golok/Billhookf.jpg)

 :cheers:

 :drool:  zombie hunting time  :ahhh   :ahhh  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 19, 2011, 08:13:50 PM
 :oops:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/emoti1.gif)(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/emoti1.gif)(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/emoti1.gif)


Dks FYI, There's  hundreds of different types of billhooks in the UK, I have just copied this from another forum

"they produced 100's of different patterns. The reason being was that before billhooks were produced on mass from a central foundry they were produced by the local smithy and then by the local foundry. The advantage being that the local foundry knew what the local landscape and countryside was and by association they knew what shape of hooks were needed to manage the hedgerows and the woodlands - every county is different."

There's a lot of interesting tools in here   :salute:

http://www.timelesstools.co.uk/billhooks1.htm (http://www.timelesstools.co.uk/billhooks1.htm)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 19, 2011, 08:47:56 PM
I found a few bits n bobos today, but my youngest (4) found this whistle, i want it  :ahhh  she loves it though and even wanted some old keys on it  :D its really loud, it reminds me of the old police whistles  :D

(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/P1010187-11.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: edcgear on June 19, 2011, 08:55:10 PM
Nice finds guys!!  :tu: :tu: :tu:
Title: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on June 19, 2011, 09:21:16 PM
(http://tapatalk.com/mu/5adc4c9c-4a6e-f7ac.jpg)
My haul from the car boot today. Been going on and off for a few weeks now. It's a good way to spoil the kids without spending any real money. Anyway today being Farther's day the wife told me anything I wanted from the car boot she would get me. More importantly, I was allowed to go straight to the garage and potter. Good day. The princely sum for this load of loot? £1.50! One of the BAKs is smurfed. The springs have gone. The only problem with the other being a bit of the horn scale is missing on both sides. Has anyone ever replaced this?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 19, 2011, 09:31:39 PM
Nice haul and price Farman! :salute:

Do the footprints have the original screw?

I'm not sure about replacing the scales, I guess its doable  :-\ someone might have had a go on here? Neil?  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 19, 2011, 09:43:04 PM
Nice haul and price Farman! :salute:

Do the footprints have the original screw?

I'm not sure about replacing the scales, I guess its doable  :-\ someone might have had a go on here? Neil?  :think:

x2 a bargain  :tu:
Title: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on June 19, 2011, 11:04:42 PM
Hi sparky
Not sure how I would tell. It is more of a bolt without a nut fitting into the threaded part of the footprint. The bolt had approx the same amount of rust on it as the rest of the tool so I would guess yes. I was quite impressed to see footprints stamped on both parts of the tool. Apart from rust I don't think the tool has been used much as the jaws show no sign of wear. There are markings on the bolt, which I will take a photo of later.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 19, 2011, 11:26:12 PM
Nice haul and price Farman! :salute:

Do the footprints have the original screw?

I'm not sure about replacing the scales, I guess its doable  :-\ someone might have had a go on here? Neil?
  :think:

I haven't.  So long as you're careful removing the peened head I can't imagine it'd be difficult.  They're bigger and chunkier than SAKs so should be a bit easier to work with.

Bargain haul by the way £1.50, sweet :D

Tony, that handle looks the biz. In fact that whole billhook is looking pretty tops now  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on June 19, 2011, 11:44:21 PM
Nice haul and price Farman! :salute:

Do the footprints have the original screw?

I'm not sure about replacing the scales, I guess its doable  :-\ someone might have had a go on here? Neil?  :think:

im using the one i found thanks to the screw you gave me! sometimes works better then my bahco pump pliers
Title: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on June 20, 2011, 01:08:01 AM
(http://tapatalk.com/mu/5adc4c9c-80f7-9283.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.com/mu/5adc4c9c-810c-ad07.jpg)
There you go. You can tell me if the bolt/ screw is original now. Will be interested to know.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on June 20, 2011, 01:11:36 AM
I'd say probably not sadly. :-\  IIRC it'd normally be a knurled head and not so long.  Still, it works, so all's good IMO. :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 20, 2011, 11:18:01 AM

@Ryan, yep they are great on rough stuff  :tu:

@Farman, I don't know if you have used them before but don't use them on nice shiny stuff like taps!  ;) :-[

I only ask about the screw because of the very nice detail on the head (Made in England, Footprint)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/200611004.jpg)

I picked up three pairs last weekend and only one had its original screw ::)

I have a pair I brought for work 30  :o years ago when I was an apprentice and am still using them

I love them, I think we will have to start a 'Footprints Owners Club'  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: edcgear on June 20, 2011, 12:49:19 PM
Nice touch that footprint, any story behind it??
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 20, 2011, 01:08:33 PM
I'm not sure about the 'trade mark' but theres a bit about the company and products here  :salute:

http://www.footprint-tools.co.uk/Products/wrenches.htm (http://www.footprint-tools.co.uk/Products/wrenches.htm)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: edcgear on June 20, 2011, 01:54:07 PM
Nice!  :salute: :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Tsquare on June 22, 2011, 04:41:20 AM
Just a question.  Can anyone tell me where the name car boot came from?  It sounds like what I would call a flea market or yard sale but not sure.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: jerseydevil on June 22, 2011, 04:49:24 AM
Just a question.  Can anyone tell me where the name car boot came from?  It sounds like what I would call a flea market or yard sale but not sure.
A boot is what we call the trunk here in the US. God knows I've left/forgotten enough stuff in cars that I've gotten rid of.....
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on June 22, 2011, 08:09:36 AM
Just a question.  Can anyone tell me where the name car boot came from?  It sounds like what I would call a flea market or yard sale but not sure.
A boot is what we call the trunk here in the US. God knows I've left/forgotten enough stuff in cars that I've gotten rid of.....
that's it exactly.  What sellers do is bring their stuff in the back of their car, park up in neat rows and set up a table/stall at the boot of the car. :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on June 25, 2011, 06:29:34 PM
Having never seen a Footprint on this side of the pond before (nor has anyone else around here for that matter) I was quite pleased when one magically showed up in the post this week! :cheers: Thanks Tony!! :cheers:


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/old%20tools/Footprint3.jpg)

It is indeed a stoutly built tool. :salute: The folded metal handle is made from very thick steel plate, and the plier/wrench head is forged. I cannot imagine what it would take to damage one. The teeth are rather aggressive, and sharp. Mine is used, but it is in exceptionally good condition. (thanks again Tony) :D The only iron pipe I could locate here at the house was the handrailing I built for the kid's play fort. I didn't put much pressure on the handle of the Footprint and it was already grabbing on tight to the pipe. And the harder I pushed on the handle, the tighter it bit in. There's no question it is a professional grade tool.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/old%20tools/Footprint1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/old%20tools/Footprint2.jpg)



FOOTPRINT
SHEFFIELD ENGLAND :)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/old%20tools/Footprint4.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on June 25, 2011, 07:19:39 PM
I didn't actually realise that the Footprint was a uniquely British tool.  They're an extremely useful addition to any toolbox. :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 25, 2011, 09:23:43 PM
I didn't actually realise that the Footprint was a uniquely British tool.  They're an extremely useful addition to any toolbox. :)


I didn't either before Bob asked about them in this thread (nice pictures Bob)  :salute:
So I thought I should share the Sheffield goodness around a little (but it says on their website there are 15million pairs floating around somewhere  :think:  )

There's a screwdriver at the end of the handle but its better for prying paint tin lids etc than for screws :tu:

Without being pedantic I have always called them 'Footprints' with an 's' or a 'pair of Footprints' Just the same as pliers  :)

http://www.footprint-tools.co.uk/Products/wrenches.htm (http://www.footprint-tools.co.uk/Products/wrenches.htm)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on June 25, 2011, 09:39:30 PM
Thinking about it I'd always call them 'Footprints' as well.  It's just a shame the manufacturer disagrees with us. :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 25, 2011, 09:46:56 PM
 ::)  That's office bods for you   :D
Title: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on June 26, 2011, 01:29:59 AM
Well it makes me the special one I am from Sheffield and still didn't put the company with the tool.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on June 26, 2011, 02:21:49 AM
Well it makes me the special one I am from Sheffield and still didn't put the company with the tool.

According to their website, they've moved recently to Hillsborough, Sheffield. :) Is that anywhere near you Mark?
Title: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on June 26, 2011, 08:40:29 AM
It is the other side of the city so about 6 miles away.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 26, 2011, 01:41:29 PM
This week it was red hot, there will be a few sunburned people waking up tomorrow morning  :D
I found all sorts of rusty things for your amusement this morning

In there is a lovely old wrench with I think 'GIRDER' No9' on the side
A 6'' pair of Footprints'

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/260611005.jpg)

This ax looks like it has been made from something like a lump hammer
Not sure what to do with this one yet

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/260611006.jpg)

A beat up BAK but its not as it has 'Burto and Regd' on the blade (I think that's what it says) so its some kind of trade mark

Two tiny slippys made by Imperial England
One is in very good condition and one is a little used

One well used  I.XL GEORGE WOSTENHOLM, SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND

A BECK'S bottle opener/knife well made but with lots of wear
Made in Solinger Germany

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/260611008.jpg)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on June 26, 2011, 01:47:02 PM
Good stuff! :cheers:

Wow, imagine how much heat was required to get that whole hammer head hot enough so it could be beaten into an ax shape :o Someone must have needed an ax really badly! :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on June 26, 2011, 01:48:16 PM
Nice haul Tony  8) 8) 8).

Whatcha buy those saws for mate  :ahhh :ahhh you got all those axes & Zombie choppers for the odd errant branch haven't you  :pok: :pok: :D :D :D

I like those old adjustable wrenches too , I am always on the look out for a 'King Dick' branded one at the boot sales I go to  ::) :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 26, 2011, 02:08:47 PM

@Bob,
Yes you are right, I don't think my little 'forge' would get it hot enough to adjust  :think: I think I might try to sharpen it a bit for a log splitting Ax.... we will see have to see how it turns out  :tu:

@Mat,
I'm sure I need one for something   :think: and if I need one I probably need a spare one  :D

I'm sure I have a King Dick somewhere  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on June 26, 2011, 02:16:02 PM

@Bob,
Yes you are right, I don't think my little 'forge' would get it hot enough to adjust  :think: I think I might try to sharpen it a bit for a log splitting Ax.... we will see have to see how it turns out  :tu:

@Mat,
I'm sure I need one for something   :think: and if I need one I probably need a spare one  :D

I'm sure I have a King Dick somewhere  ;)

 :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :D :D
Note to self  'have eyes squinted when opening Tony's posts'  :think: :think:
No photos of a 'personnel' nature please Tony  :D :D  :P
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 26, 2011, 03:36:39 PM
I will Email you Mat  :rofl:


Here's something for you to squint at Matey  :D

I got some great new discs for my 4” disc cutter  :gimme:

To fit....
First remove guard..... yep alls going well :salute:
Fit new grinding disc and attack new ax head, Yep so far so good  :tu:



 :oops:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/260611013.jpg)

Remember first aid course
1 Take picture of wound (spell   :think: )
2 Then post on internet so people can  :pok:

 :-[ :-[
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 26, 2011, 03:51:21 PM

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/260611008.jpg)

 :cheers:
[/quote]


some very nice finds tony, love the I.XL   :tu:  well done, i had all the kids today so gave it a miss, i hope that means more things next weekend  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on June 26, 2011, 04:38:55 PM
Eeek. :-\ Grinder wounds are the worst Tony. :( Unlike a simple knife cut, where the two cut surfaces grow back together rather quickly, a grinder removes a chunk of flesh. :'(


And right on the knuckle too! :ahhh


You won't be forgetting about that one anytime soon mate. :(
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on June 26, 2011, 04:41:17 PM
Ouch Tony. :-\  You really might want to think about having that seen too, from my non-professional opinion it looks like some steri-strips might be in order. :pok:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on June 26, 2011, 07:32:06 PM
That bite is on a REAL crapppy spot Tony  :( :( :(. Yep a good clean & I am with Gareth some steri-strips if you have some
 :think: :think:. No bending that finger  :think: :think: :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :D :D :D.

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 26, 2011, 07:36:14 PM
I got a plaster on it and its not bleeding anymore  ;)

Luckily I type with my index finger on my other hand  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 26, 2011, 07:38:07 PM
One more scar coming up :tu: :D

Looks sore  :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 26, 2011, 08:00:14 PM

What about my new slippies Mate  :pok:


 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 26, 2011, 08:07:49 PM
Don't like Imperials but the BAKesque looks like a fun project :)  What are you going to do with all these axes Tony?



I didn't see any knives worth touching today. Poor condition Sheffield makes and bottom end of the quality ladder at that :(

Got a bargain on a pile of geomag for the boys though :)  Also picked up a radio scanner for 50p.  Guy was honest about it not working but I figured it would be worth a poke.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 26, 2011, 08:22:55 PM
Awwww but they are quite nice little things  :pok:

I have never seen a 'BAK' with writing on the blade before, its a bit beat up but Farman was asking about taking one apart so maybe this one  :think:

Scanner 50p, I do love car boots  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 26, 2011, 09:52:27 PM
All the Imperial's I've come across have been pretty poor.  Similar to the quality of the tourist location Richards; at least the Richards sometimes have fun stuff printed on them :)

Don't know if I'd pull apart the BAKalike or not.  If nothing's broken on it probably not.

 :pok: So what you doing with all these axes Tony.  Stop avoiding the question :P


Update on the scanner... batteries don't work in it but external power does.  Contacts look clean  :think: I'll strip it down and get a meter in there.  Very promising though.

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 26, 2011, 10:37:36 PM
Sadly there wasn't a hippo on these Knives

The BAKalike,
one of the scales is cracked, the spike is a bit floppy and bent
and the blade is a bit scratched up  :think:
 
As to the Ax question.....
I have urges when I see rusty metal  :ahhh
Maybe this weekend cured me
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 26, 2011, 11:48:47 PM
I try to keep to one working hatchet at a time.  When the next one is finished I sell on the previous one.  OK, more of a guideline than a rule really... or I'd be breaking ti right now  :-[
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on June 27, 2011, 12:19:29 AM
i need to look round boot sales for tools, i like the look of that wrench tony
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 01, 2011, 04:54:10 AM
I got home before the rain today :D

I picked up this...

(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/burn-thingy.jpg)

What did I buy?

It appears to have a stubby wick in the big cylinder surrounded by a flat wick. The brass thing fits into the little tube which is attached to the side of the big one.
I think it's a Ray-O-Lite  ::) - LINKY (http://www.the10most.net/technology-2/ray-o-lite-cigarette-lighter) - I don't see the Platinum wires on yours though.

BTW - "Columbian Spirits" = Meths
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on July 01, 2011, 11:08:00 AM
Your knowledge of all things combustible is impressive if slightly worrying :P  Thank you :tu:

The wires are there, they're just really really tiny.  I didn't notice them until you mentioned them...

(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/meths-lighter.jpg)

Your link allowed me to find a few more bits on tinternet including this video for a guy who was selling similar on ebay.  The auction is long gone but its a good video showing how they work.

Lot of 4 Methyl-Methanol Alcohol Cigarette Lighters/lighter- Working.MPG (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vGYUSw-azQ#ws)

Mystery solved and I can sleep once more :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: edcgear on July 01, 2011, 01:15:51 PM
Woooow  :o how cool is that!!!  8) 8) 8) :drool: :drool: :gimme:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 01, 2011, 04:37:44 PM
Are you going to try yours out?  :pok:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 01, 2011, 08:10:27 PM
That's just some kind of wizardry  :ahhh

Wheres John when we need him?  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on July 01, 2011, 08:19:49 PM
Are you going to try yours out?  :pok:

I don't have any meths in the house and I'm too tight to buy any :)

I'm happy to have solved the riddle.  I'll send it over to Serbia and let someone else play :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 01, 2011, 08:27:01 PM
Are you going to try yours out?  :pok:

I don't have any meths in the house and I'm too tight to buy any :)

I'm happy to have solved the riddle.  I'll send it over to Serbia and let someone else play :)

 :pok: After the meet? And I have some meths here if that's all it needs to work  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on July 01, 2011, 08:29:58 PM
OK fair enough.  You can play with it at the meet first ::) :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 01, 2011, 08:44:35 PM

Thanks Mate  :tu:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 01, 2011, 08:46:56 PM
We're going to need photos (http://fc35.deviantart.com/fs13/f/2007/012/c/3/_flame__by_GirlFlash.gif)  :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on July 01, 2011, 09:00:25 PM
I'm sure that can be arranged :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on July 02, 2011, 01:39:40 AM
That's just some kind of wizardry  :ahhh

Wheres John when we need him?  :think:

Not Wizardry, Witchcraft! :ahhh

Burn him, BURN him!.......anyone got a light? :-[
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on July 02, 2011, 03:51:15 AM
Wait a sec, how does that thing work? ??? I mean, what exactly is it that makes the methanol ignite?



I don't understaaaaannnnd! :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on July 02, 2011, 03:59:43 AM
Wait a sec, how does that thing work? ??? I mean, what exactly is it that makes the methanol ignite?



I don't understaaaaannnnd! :ahhh

+1  :ahhh :D :D :D.

Are the fine wires like a pilot light  :think: :think: How long can the wires remain 'lighters' before you need the heat them up again  :think: :think:
Surely you do not need another fire source to use the bugger :think: :think: :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 02, 2011, 05:41:16 AM
Apparently a catalytic reaction between the platinum wires and the methanol fumes causes the wire to heat up to the point that it can ignite.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on July 02, 2011, 05:43:50 AM
Apparently a catalytic reaction between the platinum wires and the methanol fumes causes the wire to heat up to the point that it can ignite.


Good to know. :salute: I'll be sure to leave my platinum wires at home next time I visit the methanol plant. :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 02, 2011, 05:45:33 AM
Would those be all your platinum body piercings?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on July 02, 2011, 05:53:00 AM
Would those be all your platinum body piercings?

Oh yah. :salute:  I could set off a bottle of HEET from a half mile away. :D



(http://www.caribbean-on-line.com/st-barts/images/elaine4.gif)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 02, 2011, 05:54:01 AM
 :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on July 02, 2011, 06:09:10 AM
Apparently a catalytic reaction between the platinum wires and the methanol fumes causes the wire to heat up to the point that it can ignite.

So it is the work of the DEVIL  :o :o :o :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh.

I say burn it burn it  :P :P :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 02, 2011, 10:58:28 AM
Apparently a catalytic reaction between the platinum wires and the methanol fumes causes the wire to heat up to the point that it can ignite.

So it is the work of the DEVIL  :o :o :o :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh.

I say burn it burn it  :P :P :D :D

No! :twak:


Unless it confesses


Then we burn it 

 :D

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 05, 2011, 09:27:19 PM
I have been relAXing the past few days  ;)

If anyone missed my Bill hook in the Micarta thread here it is finished, with an Ax from the carboot a week or so ago and another that's been on my to do list,
It had been mistreated, the head had done more hammering than chopping and the handle was battered and loose, I was going to replace the handle but after a play its looking a lot better  :tu:


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Golok/050711018.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on July 05, 2011, 10:00:54 PM
So long as its not splitting may as well make use of the original handle :tu:

Really nice job on the billhook micarta  :salute:

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 05, 2011, 10:21:10 PM
The handle was very beaten up and dirty to begin with but after I sanded it down it didn't look too bad, I'm pleased that I had a go at cleaning it up  :)

Thanks Neil I think this is the best Micarta handle I have done so far
I will bring it to the meet in my 'Bucket of Choppers'  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on July 05, 2011, 10:22:32 PM
Fear us trees  >:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 05, 2011, 10:32:51 PM


 :oops:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on July 05, 2011, 10:42:52 PM
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/smileys/shhh.gif)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on July 05, 2011, 11:37:52 PM
im going to be looking out for one of those lighters now!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on July 06, 2011, 02:27:16 AM
Looking good Tony! :tu:


Got any photos of the Bucket o' Choppers handy? :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 06, 2011, 10:04:09 AM
I have been relAXing the past few days  ;)

If anyone missed my Bill hook in the Micarta thread here it is finished, with an Ax from the carboot a week or so ago and another that's been on my to do list,
It had been mistreated, the head had done more hammering than chopping and the handle was battered and loose, I was going to replace the handle but after a play its looking a lot better  :tu:


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Golok/050711018.jpg)

 :drool: i cant find a axe for toffee down here  :-\  very nice tony, all i found this weekend was a fall guy annual  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Dunc on July 06, 2011, 03:49:51 PM
I'm not sure about the 'trade mark' but theres a bit about the company and products here  :salute:

http://www.footprint-tools.co.uk/Products/wrenches.htm (http://www.footprint-tools.co.uk/Products/wrenches.htm)

I have a woodworking plane made by Footprint . It was my Grandfathers and he died over 30 years ago and he had it for along time .
   Is there a website I can find out more about the older tools ?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 06, 2011, 09:21:36 PM
@ J-sews,
Its everything that you have seen already in my “I'm going to need a bigger tool box” thread, I can do a group shot if you like Mate?

@Zed,
You want me to keep an eye out for one?  >:D

@Dunk,
I can't think of anything at the moment  (nothing in my favorites )
These guys might be able to help if you have problems with it (they seem a friendly bunch)  :tu:

http://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/forums/hand-tools.html (http://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/forums/hand-tools.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on July 07, 2011, 05:18:22 AM
@ J-sews,
Its everything that you have seen already in my “I'm going to need a bigger tool box” thread, I can do a group shot if you like Mate?

No need, I'll pop over there and check it out now :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 07, 2011, 07:47:23 AM

@Zed,
You want me to keep an eye out for one?  >:D



yes please mate if you see one going cheap, i could buy a new wooden handled one foe £10 but its a cheapy one and i dont think it would last,  :-\  cheers mate  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 10, 2011, 03:36:33 PM
Great haul this morning  :ahhh
Ruck sack, little kettle and a gas lamp to try out at the meet
A couple of picture frames that can be used to display 'stuff'  ;)
Note pads and pens and a Shoe polish brush
A micrometer, Spanish knife and another Ax head  ::)
A Japanese pen knife

And a bunch of SAKs  :o

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/Carboota.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/Carbootb.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on July 10, 2011, 03:41:47 PM
Am I the only one who's never found any SAKs at a car boot? :'(  Nice haul mate. :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on July 10, 2011, 03:50:48 PM
Ooooh, a vernier caliper! :) Does it have a name brand on it Tony? :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AimlessWanderer on July 10, 2011, 04:04:36 PM
Some nice finds there mate.  :tu: Can we have a better pick of that little knife with the fork 'n bail  ;)

Gareth - you're not alone mate, I've never found any either (though I don't go anywhere near as often as I'd like)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 10, 2011, 04:07:58 PM
@Paul,
Did you want that Ax head? Its 7 ½ x 4 ¼ , too big?

@Gareth,
I nearly missed them, I was looking in a box of rusty tools as the owner was showing a guy some slippys (nothing that appealed to me)

I said thanks and as I was turning to go the first guy opens a box full of stuff, a bit of red caught my eye (as he was looking through I'm thinking don't take the SAK's Don't take the SAK's  >:D )

He left and I dived in, I should have picked up a few other bits he had  ::)




(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/100711021.jpg)


2nd (waiter?) and 3rd down on the left have the split corkscrews
Middle right is a Wenger
Bottom right sneaked in when I wasn't looking, made by 'stainless steel'  :twak:

Bottom is ''stainless steel Japan' and has 'Richard Cowling' scratched on the back of one of the springs  :D
The cork screw is broken off and the spring for the scissors is missing

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/100711029.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 10, 2011, 04:24:46 PM
Ooooh, a vernier caliper! :) Does it have a name brand on it Tony? :)

Only Draper which is a fairly cheap make over here Bob  :tu:
(made in spain I have just discovered)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on July 10, 2011, 04:33:41 PM
Ooooh, a vernier caliper! :) Does it have a name brand on it Tony? :)

Only Draper which is a fairly cheap make over here Bob  :tu:
(made in spain I have just discovered)

Calipers are (by far!) the most frequently used measuring device at our shop. :) The dial caliper was just taking over from the vernier 30 years ago when I got started as a machinist. Nowadays though, the digital caliper is king. :salute:


A picture I found on the web that shows all three: :)

(http://www.asia.ru/images/target/photo/51555829/Vernier_Caliper__Electronic_Caliper__Dial_Caliper.jpg)
Title: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on July 10, 2011, 04:35:38 PM
Nice haul Tony. I never find saks either. I do find plenty of Sheffield pen knives and footprints are fairly plentiful too but as I live and car boot in Sheffield you would kind of expect that.

Jut 2 things of note for me today.
The first is a small Richards pen knife which I have modified as my 6 year old wants to be like dad and carry a MT (I am so proud).
Second was a very small set of footprints. As you can see they are noticeably smaller that the 698s I got earlier.  They also have interesting branding as the top bit has the standard footprint logo but the bottom half is Thomas R Ellin Sheffield.  Both halves show pat applies for too.  Thomas R Ellin was the founder of footprint, so coupled with the pat pending I think these may be an early set. What's your thoughts?
(http://tapatalk.com/mu/5ac651a4-b899-423b.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.com/mu/5ac651a4-b8b5-7949.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 10, 2011, 04:40:50 PM
Ooooh, a vernier caliper! :) Does it have a name brand on it Tony? :)

Only Draper which is a fairly cheap make over here Bob  :tu:
(made in spain I have just discovered)

Calipers are (by far!) the most frequently used measuring device at our shop. :) The dial caliper was just taking over from the vernier 30 years ago when I got started as a machinist. Nowadays though, the digital caliper is king. :salute:


A picture I found on the web that shows all three: :)

(http://www.asia.ru/images/target/photo/51555829/Vernier_Caliper__Electronic_Caliper__Dial_Caliper.jpg)

Thanks Bob,
(not a micrometer then   :-[ )
I'm hopping that when these are clean and oiled they will help me in my 'workshop'  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on July 10, 2011, 04:50:07 PM
Cheers Tony. :) I'd love to see a better picture of them* when you get a moment. :)



*calipers must be like pliers - their name is plural even when there is only one of them :think: :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 10, 2011, 05:23:54 PM
Nice haul Tony. I never find saks either. I do find plenty of Sheffield pen knives and footprints are fairly plentiful too but as I live and car boot in Sheffield you would kind of expect that.

Jut 2 things of note for me today.
The first is a small Richards pen knife which I have modified as my 6 year old wants to be like dad and carry a MT (I am so proud).
Second was a very small set of footprints. As you can see they are noticeably smaller that the 698s I got earlier.  They also have interesting branding as the top bit has the standard footprint logo but the bottom half is Thomas R Ellin Sheffield.  Both halves show pat applies for too.  Thomas R Ellin was the founder of footprint, so coupled with the pat pending I think these may be an early set. What's your thoughts?
(http://tapatalk.com/mu/5ac651a4-b899-423b.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.com/mu/5ac651a4-b8b5-7949.jpg)

Both of yours look very early to me 
Here are some differences in my Footprints  :salute:

My earliest '9inch' pair have footprint on both pieces but the small ones have (I think) just numbers on the top jaw

Later models have the size in imperial and metric (not sure if they only had imperial at some stage   :-\ )

The two on the left are my oldest

A You can see the bottom jaw has a triangle shape

B Newer jaws are square

C the newer ones top jaw is a wider, looks like an upside down T in shape

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/Footprints.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/footprinttop.jpg)

I got too much time on my hands  ::)

By the way have you shortened that pen knife to make it safer?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 10, 2011, 05:34:24 PM
@Paul,
Did you want that Ax head? Its 7 ½ x 4 ¼ , too big?

@Gareth,
I nearly missed them, I was looking in a box of rusty tools as the owner was showing a guy some slippys (nothing that appealed to me)

I said thanks and as I was turning to go the first guy opens a box full of stuff, a bit of red caught my eye (as he was looking through I'm thinking don't take the SAK's Don't take the SAK's  >:D )

He left and I dived in, I should have picked up a few other bits he had  ::)




(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/100711021.jpg)


2nd (waiter?) and 3rd down on the left have the split corkscrews
Middle right is a Wenger
Bottom right sneaked in when I wasn't looking, made by 'stainless steel'  :twak:

Bottom is ''stainless steel Japan' and has 'Richard Cowling' scratched on the back of one of the springs  :D
The cork screw is broken off and the spring for the scissors is missing

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/100711029.jpg)

thanks for the offer mate but you keep hold of it , im after a small axe for camping trips, one with a short curved handle, thanks again for the offer tony  :tu:
Title: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on July 10, 2011, 05:53:40 PM
Yes Tony I did shorten/ round the knife blade. It only cost £1.25 so no really loss. Already got use out of it and my boy. He is busy using the bottle opener at a BBQ.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 10, 2011, 07:32:42 PM
Yes Tony I did shorten/ round the knife blade. It only cost £1.25 so no really loss. Already got use out of it and my boy. He is busy using the bottle opener at a BBQ.

I very much like the idea of modifying a tool to make it more personal  :tu:
I'm sure its already one of his most treasured possessions  :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AHB on July 10, 2011, 07:44:21 PM
Nice finds Tony... :tu: Maybe I should start stopping at Car boots..  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: turnsouth on July 10, 2011, 08:17:40 PM
The whole thing looks like way too much fun.

Some day (hopefully in the not too distant future) my wife and I are going to spend a few weeks in Europe. Between now and then I need to come up with a good answer to: "Why are we spending £50 to mail all those junky old tools home?"
:twak:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 11, 2011, 10:43:54 AM

 :D
Title: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on July 11, 2011, 11:02:45 AM
Treasured possession, yes, I had to remove it from his pillow last night and this morning he insisted on having it with him right up to going to school.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 11, 2011, 01:04:13 PM
That's nice Farmman, sounds like me when I was little   :tu:
I still have the first SAK that my Mum an Dad gave me   :)


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/100711029.jpg)

I have just looked them up on SAK Wiki   :salute:
On the left,
Two Waiters one with Grooved corkscrew
Gourmet
Pocket Pal
Classic SD

On the right,
Tourist
And a Wenger Commander

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on July 12, 2011, 09:00:21 AM
What plans do you have for those SAKs Tony  :pok: :think: :think: :D :D.
You going to dress them up or torture them with a drill press  :think: :think: :D :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 12, 2011, 09:18:39 AM
Not sure yet but things to think about  :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on July 12, 2011, 09:55:26 PM
Another good haul Tony. 

I go to car boot sales almost every week during the summer and I normally manage to find only one or two genuine SAks every year :(

So far this year just a Classic.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 12, 2011, 10:23:14 PM
As you can probably guess I was very please (and a bit broke) with Sundays haul  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 13, 2011, 10:28:11 AM
Another good haul Tony. 

I go to car boot sales almost every week during the summer and I normally manage to find only one or two genuine SAks every year :(

So far this year just a Classic.

Thats one or two more than me neil  :D all i see is copy 110's and cheap boot knives  :-\
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 31, 2011, 12:53:15 PM
Very hot and very busy morning at the Carboot

A nice large ball pein hammer and screwdriver to add to my collection

A 'SAK' made in Solingen that needs some oil and a clean up

A 'Barlow Shackler Knife' (that's what it says on the side) made in Sheffield by G Ibberson

A 'BAK' looks like someone has filled the letters off the side  :think:
Might say  C.C. 1286 
                  IBH SHEFFIELD

A blue waiter with 'Helpman' on the scales  :tu:

 :pok:  And a sheath with something shiny in it   :pok:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/310711003.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 31, 2011, 01:39:30 PM
I can't wait any longer  ::)

Its a used Super Tool  :o :o :o

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/310711009.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on July 31, 2011, 01:48:00 PM
WOW Tony I bet you would hardly ever see a LM at a car boot sale in the UK  :o :o :o 8) 8) 8).


I once saw a small broken handled Opinel for $12 at a Aussie car boot sale , I think I must of looked very shocked when he told me the price  ::) ::) ::).
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: edcgear on July 31, 2011, 01:49:24 PM
Great find Tony!!  :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AHB on July 31, 2011, 02:27:08 PM
Its a used Super Tool  :o :o :o
Great find.. :tu: :tu:
Bargain?  :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 31, 2011, 02:55:49 PM
Thanks Guys I'm happy again  :tu:

I got most of the knives from the same Guy as last time
He seams to be a trader,
A lot of his stuff is in glass topped cases so you say 'can I have a look in that one please' and you get to have a rummage around in there,
Some of the cases are stuffed full  :tu:
I give the guy the bits I want as I pick them out and he says 'that's another 4quid etc'
I was nearly finished when I saw the cheap looking sheath above
The Guy says 'that's a Leatherman in there'
I'm thinking 'I bet its not really'   :)
But it was and I more than doubled my total (@ ABH I think a good price but not cheap)  :think:

There's a little Antique/junk shop I sometimes visit when I'm in the area
The Guy that runs it is a nice bloke, so I sometimes have a little chat with him
He had a No7 Opinel once, I was surprised as he had never seen one so I told him all about it  :D
He was asking 5 pounds for it in used condition  ::)
I don't think he believed me when I told him they are 8 or 9 quid new  >:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on July 31, 2011, 07:31:03 PM
if you feel that bad about just send the supertool over here ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 31, 2011, 07:51:49 PM
if you feel that bad about just send the supertool over here ;)

You want my Paypal details?  :pok:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on July 31, 2011, 08:22:09 PM
Looks like you had a good day of hunting at the car boot sale Tony. The Barlow Shackler Knife looks interesting. I`m not a sailor but I always seem to be drawn to those type of knives. But I must admit even tho I find them interesting I`ve never bought one.   :shrug: Original SuperTool.   8)  Whats the date codes in that jewel?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 31, 2011, 08:27:22 PM
Looks like you had a good day of hunting at the car boot sale Tony. The Barlow Shackler Knife looks interesting. I`m not a sailor but I always seem to be drawn to those type of knives. But I must admit even tho I find them interesting I`ve never bought one.   :shrug: Original SuperTool.   8)  Whats the date codes in that jewel?

 :-[ Umm  0499

I haven't taken a lot of notice of the Leatherman..... I've been playing with the BAK
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 31, 2011, 08:47:02 PM
nice finds tony, and a LM at a car booty,all i ever see are those cheapy ones,  :D well done mate  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on August 01, 2011, 04:21:14 AM
Yeah, great scores there Tony! :cheers: I've never found a Leatherman or a BAK or a SAK at the yard sales around here. :-\ Just old dishes and broken electronics, no tools. :'(
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 01, 2011, 09:21:35 AM

Thanks Guys  :tu:

I was very surprised to find the Leatherman  :o
I saw evidence of one last year but I missed that, saw a cheap copy and the Guy said 'if you were here earlier I had a Leatherman' (the bloke that brought it left the clamshell)
As I said these were all from the same stall, If he had not been there it would have been a very quiet morning for my wallet   :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on August 01, 2011, 03:45:14 PM
Well done on the ST :tu:

I grabbed a new 12" file for a quid.  Handle wasn't good but the file itself hadn't been used at all.

Saw an opinel no.10 but the lady behind the stall didn't have a price until her husband came back ::)  By the time I wandered back it had gone.

Saw my first Gerber at a car boot.  An older Multiplier 400. Phillips had been wrecked though.

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on August 01, 2011, 04:05:59 PM
Well done on the ST :tu:

I grabbed a new 12" file for a quid.  Handle wasn't good but the file itself hadn't been used at all.

Saw an opinel no.10 but the lady behind the stall didn't have a price until her husband came back ::)  By the time I wandered back it had gone.

Saw my first Gerber at a car boot.  An older Multiplier 400. Phillips had been wrecked though.

a opinel at a booty  :ahhh  never seen one of those as well  :-\  drives me nuts neil when you get i dont have a price and you have to wait, i had thay a few months back and i ended up leaving it, although it was a pc game nothing exciting  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on August 01, 2011, 04:10:08 PM
I can forgive it when the person is just minding the stall whilst the owner nips to the toilets but when one half of the selling "team" has to wait for the OK from the other ::)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on August 01, 2011, 04:14:21 PM
I can forgive it when the person is just minding the stall whilst the owner nips to the toilets but when one half of the selling "team" has to wait for the OK from the other ::)

when me and my wife do  a car boot i give her a list of prices as i disapear a lot  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 07, 2011, 11:05:08 AM
It was quiet there today, just picked up a couple of Axes and a file

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/070811002.jpg)



Oh and some free range eggs and a rosemary plant

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on August 07, 2011, 11:30:04 AM
Tony any of those axes going to get 'adjusted'  :think: :think: :D :D :D.

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 07, 2011, 11:32:19 AM
Tony any of those axes going to get 'adjusted'  :think: :think: :D :D :D.

The bottom one is just begging to be adjusted.... just as soon as I find the right T-shirt  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on August 07, 2011, 11:45:36 AM
no very often wood files come up, nice find!


on other news tony now has more axes then there are trees left in the uk
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 07, 2011, 11:53:21 AM
   :rofl:



 Maybe    :-[
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on August 07, 2011, 11:58:09 AM
It was quiet there today, just picked up a couple of Axes and a file

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/070811002.jpg)

 :cheers:

i see plenty of old files at my local booty but ony ever saw one axe, you must live in a very rural area tony  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 07, 2011, 12:03:03 PM

Did you say "in a very rusty area"?  :-\

A guy had quite a few of them this morning  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on August 07, 2011, 12:25:37 PM

Did you say "in a very rusty area"?  :-\

A guy had quite a few of them this morning  :tu:

A rusty rural area  :rofl:  he had a few  :ahhh  :ahhh out of interst tony what is a good price to pay for a axe at a booty  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 07, 2011, 12:47:32 PM
That kind of depends on how much you want one and if its raining or sunny

My yellow fiberglass handled one was only a fiver new from 'cpc'

I only pay up to about a fiver for them, there was one last week that had been lightly cleaned up, made by 'Brades'  I think, they wanted 12 quid (they are more collectable with name stamps on the side ie Brades, Bipeds, Edgehog etc)

And it seems like an ax head is cheaper if there's a jagged bit of wood sticking out of it  :D


I think I'm saying anything from 50 pence up  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on August 07, 2011, 03:49:19 PM
It was quiet there today, just picked up a couple of Axes and a file

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/070811002.jpg)



Oh and some free range eggs and a rosemary plant

 :cheers:


Nice score Tony! :) Wow, that has got to be the coarsest file tooth spacing I've ever seen! :o
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on August 07, 2011, 04:06:03 PM
cheers tony nice to have a guide line  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 07, 2011, 04:06:42 PM
I guess I would call it a wood rasp Bob   :think: :tu:

The Axes are both around 13inches long, the other ax needs a new handle because of woodworm

The Ax head is stamped EAGLE 310 what looks like an arrow pointing up

The handle is stamped
Dependable 
Hickory
And something that's hard to make out, maybe,
'Dependable co ************ USA'  :-\






(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/070811006b.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on August 07, 2011, 05:38:03 PM
Good haul there Tony. Really like the looks of that broad axe.   :tu:    :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 07, 2011, 05:42:22 PM

Thanks David  :salute:

I think they are called 'Kent Patten' Ax heads in the UK
I have just rubbed it down and re fitted the handle
Its now 12'' long and the head is 6''x4''


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/070811014b.jpg)

Still needs a sharpen  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 14, 2011, 01:08:42 PM
It was a very quiet for SAK's this morning but meet a Guy from BB forum  :o

A block of 'spalted' beach
Some bolts and wing nuts to improve my micarta press
A smallish Billhook
A few files
Also a monocular
And some biscuits      ::) :-[

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/140811002b.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on August 14, 2011, 01:37:27 PM
Tactical Tony  :think:
(http://www.bushnell.co.za/images/26-2013.gif)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 14, 2011, 01:53:09 PM
Nothing that cool Mate

I think its this one  :-\

http://www.microglobe.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?pName=opticron-8x21-oregon-monocular& (http://www.microglobe.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?pName=opticron-8x21-oregon-monocular&)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on August 14, 2011, 05:55:19 PM
I gotta ask how you knew it was a BB member, did he clank as he walked? :think: ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on August 14, 2011, 07:11:15 PM
... or the ridge of nail nicks on his thumb :P

That little monocular looks very similar to mine.  I didn't get it from this seller (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Inpro-Optics-8x21-SMO-QUALITY-MONOCULAR-Case-/380304613895) but it was a similar price and although I didn't expect much at the price it turned out to be pretty good.  I'd still like a posh one someday when funds allow.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 15, 2011, 11:27:21 AM
Or I spotted little bald patches on his forearms  ;)


I will have one to trade/play with at the Meet  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AimlessWanderer on August 15, 2011, 01:37:20 PM
Or I spotted little bald patches on his forearms  ;)


I will have one to trade/play with at the Meet  :tu:

.... a little bald patch ...  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 15, 2011, 02:02:38 PM
Monocular  ::)

 :pok: Questions like that make people scared of coming to the Meets.... Oooh and Mike an Bens banter about lard, ladies underwear etc etc  :rofl:



Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on August 15, 2011, 08:04:42 PM
Monocular  ::)

 :pok: Questions like that make people scared of coming to the Meets.... Oooh and Mike an Bens banter about lard, ladies underwear etc etc  :rofl:

We need far more innuendo, banter and lard on the forum and at the meet. >:D  Mike and Ben always supplied lashings of each. ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on August 15, 2011, 10:50:21 PM
Monocular  ::)

 :pok: Questions like that make people scared of coming to the Meets.... Oooh and Mike an Bens banter about lard, ladies underwear etc etc  :rofl:

We need far more innuendo, banter and lard on the forum and at the meet. >:D  Mike and Ben always supplied lashings of each. ;)

I've seen the pictures of the lashings they supplied each other  :ahhh  I think we can move on from that really :P
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on August 15, 2011, 11:14:19 PM
I still have the red welts from my 'No Life Club' initiation. :-\

Perhaps i should rub on more lard? :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 15, 2011, 11:17:49 PM
I still have the red welts from my 'No Life Club' initiation. :-\

Perhaps i should rub on more lard? :think:

Linseed oil, I rub it in too everything  >:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sazabi on August 16, 2011, 01:41:58 AM
Not quite a flea market find, but it is better. :D  My father and I were going through the basement closet and found an old NIB Smith & Wesson American Series Sportsman's knife, model 6080.  The other random stuff included old Power Ranger Zords, Lego blocks, and old clothes. >.>;
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on August 16, 2011, 04:42:05 AM
Monocular  ::)

 :pok: Questions like that make people scared of coming to the Meets.... Oooh and Mike an Bens banter about lard, ladies underwear etc etc  :rofl:

We need far more innuendo, banter and lard on the forum and at the meet. >:D  Mike and Ben always supplied lashings of each. ;)
Lard and Speedos! (http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs19/f/2007/226/5/0/Double_Thrust_by_phillyzero.gif)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 16, 2011, 09:15:53 AM
Not quite a flea market find, but it is better. :D  My father and I were going through the basement closet and found an old NIB Smith & Wesson American Series Sportsman's knife, model 6080.  The other random stuff included old Power Ranger Zords, Lego blocks, and old clothes. >.>;

Pictures Sazabi?  :pok:

 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sazabi on August 27, 2011, 03:59:34 PM
Eep, I'll go take the pictures in a second; sorry Tony, I'd forgotten. ^^;

Yesterday, there was a car/antique show in Charlotte, my father walked away with a couple signs, and I walked away with a wire RC Cola bottle opener for $2. :D  I liked another shaped RC Cola opener, but for $6, it was overpriced, so I passed on it. :/

(http://i52.tinypic.com/2saz39z.jpg)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/2929u0k.jpg)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/jqs2fb.jpg)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/30vhy14.jpg)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/27wwv0i.jpg)

I really love the Gen 2 ST1, even if it does have short tools. :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 27, 2011, 05:31:24 PM

A nice little collection there Sazabi,
About how old is the knife?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sazabi on August 27, 2011, 07:41:31 PM
From what I can tell, the series was made in the early 80's and only for a very limited amount of time, at that.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sazabi on September 03, 2011, 12:10:26 AM
I guess you can call the Labour Day weekend Hillsville Antique Flea Market a car boot sale. :D

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NIB Leatherman Flair
Gerber Multiplier, blunt nose
Schrade (IIRC) ST6 vise grip, NIB
three NIB Schrade Tough Chips, one each in red, green, and blue
Leatherman BO original SuperTool with cap crimper
Super Bear Jaws with tool adaptor bits
six harder-to-find Starr X wall mounted bottle openers, made either in the US, West Germany, or reunified Germany (Pepsi Cola, Orange Crush, Squirt, and 7-Up)

:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 03, 2011, 12:14:19 AM

Sounds good to me  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sazabi on September 03, 2011, 12:30:38 AM
It was hard passing up the AutoTool, Pocket Grip, and a couple other items (such as a US-made Boker), but I simply don't like paying MSRP. :/
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 18, 2011, 01:12:19 PM
Not a SAK in sight this morning but I did get a nice woodworking vice that's missing its handle  :)
and some more woodworm to add to the collection  ;)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/180911009.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 18, 2011, 01:15:48 PM
More wood worm, cool  8) :P
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 18, 2011, 01:19:16 PM


 :oops:


I did tell myself that I had enough but the price was right  ::) :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 18, 2011, 01:23:02 PM
Well I got a little Morse key for 50p.  No knives though :(
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 18, 2011, 01:37:00 PM
Well I got a little Morse key for 50p.  No knives though :(

Whats a Morse key  :think:
The only thing I can think of is the 'tappy thing' you use to send Morse code?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on September 18, 2011, 01:50:02 PM
Nothing even slightly knifey at mine today. :-\
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 18, 2011, 02:00:10 PM
Mine had a drop of rain and more rubbish than normal  ::)

Yep the closest I got to a SAK was 'I had an old army knife if you had been here earlier'   :twak:
 
I got there at 8am  :bnghd:

Better go and plant my new pansies  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on September 18, 2011, 02:19:41 PM
The only thing i would of got today was a cold  :D pouring down all day so far  :-\ really fancied going today as well  :-\
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 18, 2011, 03:34:12 PM
Well I got a little Morse key for 50p.  No knives though :(

Whats a Morse key  :think:
The only thing I can think of is the 'tappy thing' you use to send Morse code?

Well its kind of a tappy thing you use to send Morse code :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 18, 2011, 07:16:40 PM
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/hatsoff__by_LeoLeonardo.gif)

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on September 18, 2011, 07:28:15 PM
Well I got a little Morse key for 50p.  No knives though :(

Whats a Morse key  :think:
The only thing I can think of is the 'tappy thing' you use to send Morse code?

Well its kind of a tappy thing you use to send Morse code :D

any pictures of it?  :D  :pok:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 18, 2011, 08:01:12 PM
It really isn't exciting. A cheap job made in Japan.  I might make my self a big brass one some day :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 18, 2011, 08:08:17 PM

And run 230volts through it (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/elec2.gif)   



>:D



 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 18, 2011, 08:22:48 PM
Nah, make it proper HV so I get nice arc forming between the contacts  >:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 18, 2011, 08:34:30 PM

Better pick up some welding goggles at the next carboot (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/welding.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 18, 2011, 11:51:18 PM
And some thick rubber gloves whilst I'm at it ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 18, 2011, 11:53:11 PM
Pink Marigolds?

 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 19, 2011, 05:25:09 PM
 :think: I'm good with pink :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 19, 2011, 09:08:36 PM
Me too really  :)

I once worked for a firm that had us all dressed in maroon/purple overalls....
We looked like a bunch of Ribena berry’s  :ahhh


 :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 20, 2011, 02:28:44 PM
I'm in a good mood today.  The derelict laptop carcass I picked up at the weekend has been brought back to life.  I didn't expect much for my two quid.  It looked like it had been used as a doorstop .... for a cow shed!

I bought it on the off chance that I might get a working memory stick out of it for another old machine.  However after stripping it down and washing most of it (yes, in a sink) and very thorough cleaning and drying its now fully functional if a little scratched up.

Important note to anyone ditching old computer kit/camera/phones.  Delete your data!  ::)  I ran dban over this thing's hard drive before doing a fresh OS install, no way it was touching my network the state it was in!

Did I mention I was happy :D

By the way if anyone has any laptop sticks of DDR (not DDR2) kicking around please feel free to throw them my way ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on September 20, 2011, 06:47:27 PM
I'm in a good mood today.  The derelict laptop carcass I picked up at the weekend has been brought back to life.  I didn't expect much for my two quid.  It looked like it had been used as a doorstop .... for a cow shed!

I bought it on the off chance that I might get a working memory stick out of it for another old machine.  However after stripping it down and washing most of it (yes, in a sink) and very thorough cleaning and drying its now fully functional if a little scratched up.

Important note to anyone ditching old computer kit/camera/phones.  Delete your data!  ::)  I ran dban over this thing's hard drive before doing a fresh OS install, no way it was touching my network the state it was in!

Did I mention I was happy :D

By the way if anyone has any laptop sticks of DDR (not DDR2) kicking around please feel free to throw them my way ;)


err i think i still have those sticks i spoke to you ages ago about, not sure what they are though must have a dig  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 20, 2011, 07:04:20 PM
I think they were DDR2 but thanks for the thought   :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on September 20, 2011, 07:24:41 PM
it says 1GB 2RX16 PC2-6400S-666-12
        HYMP112S64CR6-S6 AB-C

so not a clue  :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 20, 2011, 07:28:12 PM
That's DDR2, too modern for me :D

I do appreciate you checking for me though :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on September 20, 2011, 07:42:01 PM
its so specific i doubt ill ever find a use for it! :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 23, 2011, 04:25:50 PM
I picked up this kitchen knife a few days ago  :)

Made by Rockingham Forge

The edge had taken a battering but I have managed to take most of the dinks out with my Lansky system  :tu:
I will be using this one in the kitchen to see how well the edge holds up as it feels very nice in my hand

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/230911008.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 23, 2011, 08:13:51 PM
Hang about :think: You bought a kitchen knife and are going to use it in the kitchen  ???

 :pok: What have you done with Tony  >:(
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 23, 2011, 08:19:01 PM
 :rofl:


Its OK I haven't been replaced by a pod person   :D

I also got a couple of little kitchen knives that might become friction folders......  ::) one day

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AimlessWanderer on September 23, 2011, 08:19:22 PM
Don't panic Neil, he's going to rehandle it with an old chair leg and make a sheath out a Reliant Robin first.
Looking forward to the results mate  :tu: :P >:D >:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 23, 2011, 08:20:37 PM
Don't panic Neil, he's going to rehandle it with an old chair leg and make a sheath out a Reliant Robin first.
Looking forward to the results mate  :tu: :P >:D >:D

That's OK then :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 23, 2011, 08:24:08 PM

I do have some some nice old chair legs in the garage (v old beach)  :tu: and I have fiberglass resin but no three wheeler  :-\

Anyway the knife handle feels too good to mess around with  :cheers:


 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 02, 2011, 11:07:42 AM
Not a SAK in sight  :ahhh

But I did pick up...
A butchers chopping block
A couple of mess tins
A couple of rusty old files
A pair of sheep shears and a nice little Ax,
I think this is a younger version of the one that went to live with Al

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/021011003.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on October 02, 2011, 01:47:43 PM
I see your rusty files and raise you a feeler gage, depth gauge a bunch of little hammers and ... and ... a genuine SAK.  Admittedly just a Classic... with advertising.  But a SAK none the less :D

In general this morning was very good.  Though I am a little pink; funny weather for October :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on October 02, 2011, 03:32:34 PM
well only the usual buck 110 copies there today but i picked up 12 ian flemming james bond books old issues for 20p each  :ahhh i sold mine a few years ago so im glad to get some back , :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: dks on October 02, 2011, 05:08:00 PM
I miss the UK car boot sales.....
All we get here is some charity shops and some "antique" shops thinking any old metal is Gold...  :(
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 02, 2011, 07:44:08 PM
@ Neil and Paul  :tu:

@ Dks there's a lot of them over here as well even at the carboot  :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on October 02, 2011, 07:59:38 PM
I miss the UK car boot sales.....
All we get here is some charity shops and some "antique" shops thinking any old metal is Gold...  :(

Little old hammers today. One guy was selling some right rough looking ones for seven pounds a piece ::)  In his dreams ::) 

Will try and take pics later :tu:  Of my cheaper ones that is ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on October 04, 2011, 12:58:32 AM
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/hammertime.jpg)

Rummaging in the rusty tool boxes pays off :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: dks on October 04, 2011, 07:56:42 AM
Love these old hammers!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 04, 2011, 09:47:42 AM

Cool little hammers and the two pairs of pliers look useful  :cheers:

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on October 04, 2011, 10:15:14 AM
I was pretty chuffed to find the adjustable pair, very useful and cost twelve to thirteen quid normally (or around that in dollars if you're in the US ::) ). 

The little Stirex ones are kind of hard core tweezers rather than pliers but very useful if you don't have SAK pliers to hand :P

Just finished cleaning up some long handled Knipex cutters I got the other month.  They are excellent and are now my first choice for brass rod chopping :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on October 04, 2011, 10:41:31 PM
I loved my Knipex cutters, until an 'electrician' 'borrowed' them an blew a hole in them cutting a live cable. :rant:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 04, 2011, 10:54:30 PM


                             (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/whistle.gif)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on October 04, 2011, 11:22:35 PM
well you wouldn't want to bugger up your own tools....
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on October 04, 2011, 11:33:18 PM
 :rofl:

Hey  :twak:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on October 04, 2011, 11:41:00 PM


                             (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/whistle.gif)
well you wouldn't want to bugger up your own tools....
:twak: to both of you. >:(

 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 04, 2011, 11:44:30 PM

Lecky 1 I wonder if that cable is live?   :-\
Lecky 2 Wheres the tester?
Lecky 1 In the van
Lecky 2 I'm not walking all that way just to test it
Lecky 1  :pok: Cut it!
Lecky 2 No you cut it!
Lecky 1 Not with my cutters!
Lecky 2 Or mine!!
Lecky 1 Wheres Gareth's cutters?

                   (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/elec1.gif)


                  (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/whistle.gif)



Lecky's 1 & 2 in no way resemble MT.o members in any shape or form (most especially not Ryan or Tony!)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on October 05, 2011, 01:56:53 AM
What happens was that I had a couple of guys, who worked from a site in London, come up to visit me to assist in installing a new bit of kit.  One thing they forgot to bring was any cutters and so had to borrow mine. ::)  Blowing up my cutters wasn't the only mistake they made, they also totally under-specified the sized of compressor and air receiver needed and the poor wee thing seized solid within a couple of days.  Needless to say I didn't feel the need to invite them back any time.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 05, 2011, 06:53:49 PM

Just to cheer you up a bit Gareth here's pictures of a shiny Ax  :salute:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/051011008.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/051011007.jpg)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AHB on October 05, 2011, 07:06:08 PM
Good work Tony.. 8) 8)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on October 05, 2011, 07:11:48 PM
oooh, very pretty mate. :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 05, 2011, 07:15:38 PM

 :salute:

Whats next? patina tiger stripes?  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on October 05, 2011, 07:45:40 PM
LoL, go for it, why not :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on October 06, 2011, 11:56:02 PM
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/elliott-lucas-cutters.jpg)

Just finished reviving a bunch of little pliers and cutters that I picked up.  I had assumed they were all from the same manufacturer as they were all together and about the same size. After getting through the rust (luckily mainly surface), I found this not to be the case.  These little cutters work lovely despite being neglected for a few years.  A great 50p bargain :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sazabi on October 07, 2011, 12:13:57 AM
I'll give you 100p, Neil. :D  Lovely set of cutters; they definitely have character to them. :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on October 07, 2011, 12:16:15 AM
Eh, no  :D

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sazabi on October 07, 2011, 01:54:03 AM
Darn. XD
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 07, 2011, 12:11:05 PM
Elliott Lucas pliers were the ones everyone lusted after when I was an Apprentice  :ahhh
 
Cool find Mate  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on October 07, 2011, 01:22:09 PM
Here's a couple of its friends..

(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/thicknose.jpg)
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/thinnose.jpg)

Both are working very nicely after their recent restoration.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 07, 2011, 05:54:36 PM
Looking very nice  :tu:

I Picked up a couple of frying pans (If anyone knows the make of these or their purpose as they have metal handles   :think: )

and a new hand bag   :rofl:

Oh and some coat buttons  ;)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/071011008.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on October 07, 2011, 06:34:10 PM
I suspect they are designed for frying food :tu:

Was I helpful? :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on October 07, 2011, 06:38:00 PM
however much i like my pliers having rubber grips, they are alot better without them for messy greasy work
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on October 07, 2011, 06:39:32 PM
I'll see how I get on with them naked.  (The pliers that is ::) )  I can always add rubber handles if required later.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on October 07, 2011, 08:16:55 PM
i never knew you could buy them separately?...
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on October 07, 2011, 08:34:25 PM
Looking very nice  :tu:

I Picked up a couple of frying pans (If anyone knows the make of these or their purpose as they have metal handles   :think: )

and a new hand bag   :rofl:

Oh and some coat buttons  ;)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/071011008.jpg)

You'd normally have metal handles so you can move the pan from the hob straight into the oven/grill.  Plastic handles and ovens don't mix apparently.  ;)

(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/elliott-lucas-cutters.jpg)

Just finished reviving a bunch of little pliers and cutters that I picked up.  I had assumed they were all from the same manufacturer as they were all together and about the same size. After getting through the rust (luckily mainly surface), I found this not to be the case.  These little cutters work lovely despite being neglected for a few years.  A great 50p bargain :)

that's a beauty mate. :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 07, 2011, 09:16:24 PM
Cheers Gareth
I did think they would work on the BBQ  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on October 08, 2011, 01:36:03 AM
i never knew you could buy them separately?...

I use plastidip to handle tools. If you haven't tried it its like a rubber paint and is just the ticket for handles.  Mixing the first layer with a little sand is great for extra grip.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on October 13, 2011, 03:50:23 PM
Here's an old Footprint I picked up..

(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/footprint-1.jpg)
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/footprint-2.jpg)

I have already begun the TLC :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 13, 2011, 03:58:15 PM
The good thing about them is no matter how rusty they get they will clean up to a very usable tool  :tu:

What size is that? 7''?


Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on October 13, 2011, 05:33:00 PM
and it even has the screw!  :o
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 13, 2011, 09:12:09 PM

collectable   :drool:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on October 13, 2011, 10:33:23 PM
Its 9"

I've just finished cleaning it.  Do you want it for your collection Tony?  I have a giant King Dick for when I'm forced to do plumbing.

I hate plumbing, it always ends in blood loss  :-[
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 13, 2011, 10:39:32 PM
I actually think I have enough of them for the time being   :D :salute:

Plumbing I always end up wet with brass splinters  ::)

I cut myself on some wire wool earlier  :ahhh  :-[
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on October 13, 2011, 10:45:07 PM
You have my condolences.  Need some plasters ;) :P

Found some more markings under the rust ..

(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/footprint-cleaned.jpg)

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 13, 2011, 10:55:13 PM
I have a pile of them mixed up in the pile of stuff that is my computer table :D Thanks    ::)

That's beautiful and its an old one  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on October 13, 2011, 10:57:38 PM
I figured it was getting on a bit from your post about them earlier in this thread :tu:

No patent mark though, so not ancient :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on October 13, 2011, 11:11:23 PM
i hate plumbing because it normally envolves lying under urinals trying to fix the leaks at work  >:(

as an apprentice i still get to say " no you show me how too"
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 13, 2011, 11:20:52 PM
i hate plumbing because it normally envolves lying under urinals trying to fix the leaks at work  >:(

as an apprentice i still get to say " no you show me how too"

That's just taking the pi**  >:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on October 13, 2011, 11:35:18 PM
i hate plumbing because it normally envolves lying under urinals trying to fix the leaks at work  >:(

as an apprentice i still get to say " no you show me how too"

to which the reply is "No, you do it and I'll tell you if you're doing it wrong".  >:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on October 16, 2011, 05:49:13 AM

(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/thicknose.jpg)

Oooh, I just noticed the little stakey marks around the pivot on Neil's old pliers. Looks the same as those on early Leatherman PST's, if I'm not mistaken. :) 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 16, 2011, 10:05:19 AM
What are 'stakey marks' Bob?  :think:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on October 16, 2011, 02:37:31 PM
What are 'stakey marks' Bob?  :think:

 :cheers:


Ahh, forgive me for using such technical terms Tony ;)


Yes, take a look at how the marks on Neil's pliers appear to be just like the ones on this early PST that Dennis photographed. (bottom tool) They both have a very similar pattern around the pivot area. Must be the means of 'staking' the pivot pin (so it doesn't fall out) was the same for both tools back then. :)

Quote

(http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu305/horsehunter64/101_3882.jpg)

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 16, 2011, 02:50:21 PM

Thanks Mate  :salute:


 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on October 16, 2011, 03:56:14 PM
Ignore Bob and his "official" answer ::)

Stakey marks can be found on any old tool that drew blood after assembly.  The stakes were driven into the heart of the tool to prevent any further vampiric tendencies :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on October 16, 2011, 04:35:10 PM
Ignore Bob and his "official" answer ::)

Stakey marks can be found on any old tool that drew blood after assembly.  The stakes were driven into the heart of the tool to prevent any further vampiric tendencies :tu:

 :o

 :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 16, 2011, 05:37:05 PM
But sometimes they miss one!  :o


Christine - Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood and the Destroyers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EQ41beVcXE#ws)

 :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: nuphoria on October 16, 2011, 06:59:38 PM
That's the car I'm named after  >:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: dks on October 16, 2011, 07:14:35 PM
That's the car I'm named after  >:D

I remember knowing someone called Harley... Guess what his parents liked :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 17, 2011, 11:04:16 AM
That's the car I'm named after  >:D

Why am I not surprised?  >:D




Added a  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sazabi on October 22, 2011, 02:44:27 AM
As I posted elsewhere, I picked up a like new pair of Wolverine Gore-Tex work boots today for $10. :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on October 22, 2011, 10:38:32 AM
Here's an old Footprint I picked up..

(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/footprint-1.jpg)
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/footprint-2.jpg)

I have already begun the TLC :)

Neil your oldies come up very nicely  :salute: :salute:
Care to share your secrets mate  :pok:

 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on October 22, 2011, 11:54:37 AM
I could but its a family forum and you don't want to know how I collect up that much coarse hair to rub them with :P
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: dks on October 23, 2011, 05:11:09 PM
I could but its a family forum and you don't want to know how I collect up that much coarse hair to rub them with :P

Why am I thinking of Borat  ???
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on October 24, 2011, 03:04:16 AM
I could but its a family forum and you don't want to know how I collect up that much coarse hair to rub them with :P

True dedication Neil  :o :o :o , it must get mighty uncomfortable getting around whilst you have these old tools being tumble polished in your under garments  :ahhh :ahhh :P :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on October 24, 2011, 03:09:46 AM
....tumble polished.... :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 24, 2011, 12:19:22 PM



                (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/speechless-smiley-040.gif)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on October 24, 2011, 03:09:36 PM
 :rofl:

You're worse than me Mat :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on December 18, 2011, 07:02:02 PM

I was helping my Brother with various jobs around his house
Clearing up some rubbish and leaves I found this  :o Its been attacked by rats  :(


He; I wondered where that had gone  :think:

Me; Its an Estwing!  :pok:

He; Huh?  :think:

Me; E-s-t-w-i-n-g  :pok:

He;  :shrug:

Bless him he didn't understand  ::) I'm looking after it for a while  :tu:


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/181211007b.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on December 18, 2011, 07:17:13 PM
I`m sure it will be much better after you give it a little tlc Tony.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on December 18, 2011, 07:33:49 PM
I`m sure it will be much better after you give it a little tlc Tony.

love these and had a couple over the years, when i first started fitting carpets back in around 1981 i saw one of these thin shaft type hammers and was not happy till i had one, last for years, need pics when done tony  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on December 18, 2011, 07:59:48 PM
I just asked my wife if she knew what an Estwing might be, sadly she didn't know. :( 

That's got to be one of the sorriest looking hammers I've ever seen Tony, hopefully you'll be able to bring it back up to working speed.  Tell your brother he's not allowed to own an Estwing until he knows what it is and appreciates it. ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on December 18, 2011, 09:28:35 PM
Thanks Guys  :salute:

.......but don't hold your breath

..... its bloody cold out in my garage  :ahhh
Title: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on December 18, 2011, 09:48:52 PM
Aw come on tiny I have just spent all day in my unheated garage doing the wife's sak. That hammer needs you!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on December 19, 2011, 12:00:09 AM
Huh. Well this is embarrassing. :-[ I always thought it was Eastwing, and was about to point out your spelling error Tony. :P (good thing I double checked first) :D



Hmmm, they must have just changed that recently... ::) :D
Title: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on December 19, 2011, 12:52:15 AM
Ever noticed how easy it is to type tiny when you mean tony?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on December 19, 2011, 02:48:31 AM
Tony that looks like one of my hammers  :-[ :-[, it is the one tool I seem to always accidentally leave outside  :ahhh :ahhh.

Good luck on that mate  :salute: :salute: , before & after weights on that one Tony  :P. I suspect it will be a little lighter than when it left the factory  :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on December 19, 2011, 01:56:43 PM

@Gareth
It actually surprises that you would ask your wife that  :o  :D

@Farmman
Its because of the cold weather honest  :-[ 

@J-Sews
My spelling would be terrible if it wasn’t for spellchecker  :tu:

@Mat
I know its not what you meant but its a 16oz head (I'm guessing)  (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/hammerc.gif)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on December 19, 2011, 03:19:45 PM

@Gareth
It actually surprises that you would ask your wife that  :o  :D

@Farmman
Its because of the cold weather honest  :-[ 

@J-Sews
My spelling would be terrible if it wasn’t for spellchecker  :tu:

@Mat
I know its not what you meant but its a 16oz head (I'm guessing)  (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/hammerc.gif)

Soon to be a 8oz  :think: :P :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on December 19, 2011, 03:32:14 PM

 :pok:  Oi!  ….....I'm only going to give it a gentle polish  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on December 19, 2011, 03:48:25 PM
Tony that hammer reminds me of the Aussie made BAK I sent Dennis  :ahhh :ahhh :D :D.
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/Digger/1310d274.jpg)


(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/Digger/4c40d6f3.jpg)
Not sure if this was the 3rd or 6th WD40 bath I gave it  :think: :ahhh :D :D

It came up kinda OK  :think: :think: :D :D , a lot of work for something that should of been given the last rights  :think: :think:.
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/Digger/S6305195-1.jpg)
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/Digger/S6305194-1.jpg)
Dennis likes tools with 'history' I think that Whittingslowe had just a little too much of a past  :think: :D :D

Now get in that cold room/shed & get chipping on that hammer  Tony  :pok: :pok: :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on December 19, 2011, 04:15:42 PM
I don't think its that bad Mat, its the handle that will take the time when I can decide what to do with it  :think:
Title: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on March 25, 2012, 09:49:50 AM
First sortie of the season. Will report back later.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on March 25, 2012, 09:51:46 AM
First sortie of the season. Will report back later.
A reconnaissance for the Easter weekend eh?  Best of luck. :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on March 25, 2012, 03:22:59 PM
First of the season for me too.  Managed two this morning. The second with family in tow as the boys like to ride on the model steam trains they have running around the edge of the field.

A few old bits of electronics and a few even older tools.  No SAKs or knives though.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 25, 2012, 08:10:12 PM

 :pok:  what tools Mate?
Title: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on March 25, 2012, 08:56:10 PM
Likewise Neil. There was a few sheffield slippies, but not really my thing. Picked up a new front wheel for my bike.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on March 25, 2012, 09:20:11 PM

 :pok:  what tools Mate?

Large bolt (http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,36306.msg585918.html#msg585918) :P
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 25, 2012, 09:32:55 PM

 :pok:  what tools Mate?

Large bolt (http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,36306.msg585918.html#msg585918) :P

Sorry to hear that Mate, we are all having car problems at the moment  :(
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on March 26, 2012, 12:28:19 AM
We're all trying to keep them on the road longer than we used to  :-\ 

Back on track.  I've got a cool little Rabone Chesterman flexible mini rule from today's outing.  I wish they still made them, they'd sell like hot cakes to the maxpedition pocket stuffing members :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on March 26, 2012, 12:35:49 AM
Chesterman? Is it like the little folding-section one you sent me awhile back?   <rummaging around looking for it now>
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on March 26, 2012, 12:40:37 AM
Same company but this is just a single piece.  Its all bendy and flexible and thin enough to use as a bookmark in a notebook.  Most importantly for me it has metric measurements which a lot of the old tools don't.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 29, 2012, 06:49:19 PM
Not a SAK in sight this morning but I did get a nice woodworking vice that's missing its handle  :)
and some more woodworm to add to the collection  ;)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/180911009.jpg)

I finally got around to making a new handle for my Marples (6" wide) woodworking vice today  :tu:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/290312010.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on March 29, 2012, 08:38:25 PM
whats wrong with a big screwdriver?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 29, 2012, 08:55:54 PM
whats wrong with a big screwdriver?

 ::)

Because if I'm using the big screwdriver as a vice handle I have nothing to use as a chisel  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on March 29, 2012, 08:59:10 PM
whats wrong with a big screwdriver?

 ::)

Because if I'm using the big screwdriver as a vice handle I have nothing to use as a chisel  :D
:doh:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on March 29, 2012, 09:03:02 PM
Well this sunday me and the family and my 2 neices are selling stuff like we do around every easter time, just getting some extra money for our holiday the following week, i hope to also have a look around if im alowed  ;)  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 29, 2012, 09:09:57 PM
I think I'm going to borrow some of Gareths tools  >:D

Good luck Paul, and don't spend too much while you are trying to sell  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on March 29, 2012, 09:22:31 PM
whats wrong with a big screwdriver?

 ::)

Because if I'm using the big screwdriver as a vice handle I have nothing to use as a chisel  :D
:doh:

Boom boom (http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/smileys/basilbrush.jpg)

Nice handle :D  Will there be jaws?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 29, 2012, 09:37:22 PM
whats wrong with a big screwdriver?

 ::)

Because if I'm using the big screwdriver as a vice handle I have nothing to use as a chisel  :D
:doh:

Boom boom (http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/smileys/basilbrush.jpg)

Nice handle :D  Will there be jaws?

Thanks Mate its a bit of 'recycled' printer  :whistle:

I wasn't going to make any jaws for it..... Or I could trade it with someone  :pok:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on March 30, 2012, 12:21:39 AM
Already got one... or two ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 30, 2012, 12:36:32 AM
I probably shouldn't mention my Ax head interlock adjusting apparatus, there may be mickey taking... I should wait until the meet  >:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on March 30, 2012, 05:24:41 AM
whats wrong with a big screwdriver?

 ::)

Because if I'm using the big screwdriver as a vice handle I have nothing to use as a chisel  :D

 :rofl: :rofl:

Tony you could lock the vise pull the screwdriver out & then chisel away  :think: :P
ALTHOUGH if you break your multichisel that leaves the work locked in the vise  :ahhh you could use a sledge hammer to extract the piece of work but there is the issue of the sledge hammer being used as structural support (trust me I have seen photos of Tony's workshop  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :D)



I probably shouldn't mention my Ax head interlock adjusting apparatus, there may be mickey taking... I should wait until the meet  >:D

Tony I hope you have the patent process underway  :think: :D :D
'Ax head interlock adjusting apparatus'  :think: :think: :think: :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 30, 2012, 10:25:02 AM
whats wrong with a big screwdriver?

 ::)

Because if I'm using the big screwdriver as a vice handle I have nothing to use as a chisel  :D

 :rofl: :rofl:

Tony you could lock the vise pull the screwdriver out & then chisel away  :think: :P
ALTHOUGH if you break your multichisel that leaves the work locked in the vise  :ahhh you could use a sledge hammer to extract the piece of work but there is the issue of the sledge hammer being used as structural support (trust me I have seen photos of Tony's workshop  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :D)



I probably shouldn't mention my Ax head interlock adjusting apparatus, there may be mickey taking... I should wait until the meet  >:D

Tony I hope you have the patent process underway  :think: :D :D
'Ax head interlock adjusting apparatus'   :think: :think: :think: :D

Hey, a Sledge hammer is just a little anvil on the end of a long stick  :angel:

He He He  ::) ;)

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on March 30, 2012, 10:39:30 AM
I think I'm going to borrow some of Gareths tools  >:D

Good luck Paul, and don't spend too much while you are trying to sell  :D

Cheers tony, im just going through all my stuff now to take,  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on April 01, 2012, 02:13:24 PM
Well made enough cash for petrol (if we can buy it lol) for our holiday so sorted, while there i had a look around and found this fake MOP handled jowika of northern ireland pocket knife for £2  :tu: needs a good clean up but a nice solid old knife,  :tu:

(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/P1010094.jpg)

some info,
Jowika Stahwlarenfabrik Eugen Weber & Altenbach KG was the full name of this German mfr of low-end mass market cutlery. It began prior to 1928 under the name Kleinwefers; became Jowika some time prior to 1939.

Jowika opened a branch factory in Listowel, Ireland, in 1960, which was acquired by Imperial Schrade in 1978. Closed about a year and a half before Schrade closed.

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: dks on April 01, 2012, 02:19:13 PM
Finally a British church group organised a car boot sale near me and I went to it, yesterday.

Al they had was books and children’s toys... no tools, no knives...
  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 01, 2012, 02:29:40 PM
@Paul,
That will keep you busy for a little while,  :D

@DKS
What no cake's?  :o

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on April 01, 2012, 02:31:54 PM
@Paul,
That will keep you busy for a little while,  :D

@DKS
What no cake's?  :o

 :D  yep i think your right tony, although kids out on tuesday so i know what ill be doing  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on April 01, 2012, 08:51:34 PM
I think I'm going to borrow some of Gareths tools  >:D

Good luck Paul, and don't spend too much while you are trying to sell  :D

No you're smurfing not. :twak:

 :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 01, 2012, 08:57:32 PM
I think I'm going to borrow some of Gareths tools  >:D

Good luck Paul, and don't spend too much while you are trying to sell  :D

No you're smurfing not. :twak:

 :D :D

Whats the worse thing that could happen?  :shrug:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on April 02, 2012, 09:18:07 AM
Cleaned it up already, gave it s good soak and then cleaned it up, nice patina on the blade  :tu:
(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/P1010094-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 02, 2012, 09:23:27 AM

That looks better  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on April 02, 2012, 09:27:05 AM

That looks better  :tu:

 :cheers: 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on April 02, 2012, 11:36:34 AM
Another saved. Well done Paul :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on April 02, 2012, 11:38:27 AM
Another saved. Well done Paul :tu:

cheers neil, although its up already for trade  ;)  must fuel my opinel and SAK obsession  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 12, 2012, 08:37:17 PM
I picked these up today  :)

1, Granton Knife, made in Sheffield
With brass pins and I think a rose wood handle, On the blade it says  “RE.SHARPEN on a STEEL” :drool:


2, VINERS LTD SHEFFIELD (by appointment to the late King George V) looks like someone has tried to sharpen it on a brick  ::)

3, Can't read the logo but ROSTFREI is stamped in to the tang
This thing is 3mm thick and built like a tank  >:D

4, A cheap series Sabatier with a an 8 inch blade

5, Another cheap series Sabatier with a 3 ½ inch blade

6, And a lovely GED. WOSTENHOLM & SON SHEFFIELD ENGLAND (maybe) butter knife that someone has used as a screwdriver and taken a chunk out of the blade  :twak:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/120412027.jpg)


Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Lynn LeFey on April 12, 2012, 09:23:27 PM
Off and on, when I've read other threads of interest, I've come back to this thread, and finally, at long last... I've finished catching up. So, my thoughts.

Oh GOD... SOOO much RUST! :D

In another thread, I complained about the rust on the handle of a kitchen knife. Sparky, you're right. That wasn't really rusty. It was, frankly, pathetic, compared to the stuff here. The awesome recovery of some of these tools is amazing, and I salute you who would undertake such tasks.  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 12, 2012, 09:35:42 PM
Off and on, when I've read other threads of interest, I've come back to this thread, and finally, at long last... I've finished catching up. So, my thoughts.

Oh GOD... SOOO much RUST! :D

In another thread, I complained about the rust on the handle of a kitchen knife. Sparky, you're right. That wasn't really rusty. It was, frankly, pathetic, compared to the stuff here. The awesome recovery of some of these tools is amazing, and I salute you who would undertake such tasks.  :salute:

 :D

Lynn,
Thank you for getting through it  :salute:
Did we inspire you to go hunting for yard sales etc?  :pok:

And if you like rust......  >:D

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,22707.0.html (http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,22707.0.html)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Lynn LeFey on April 12, 2012, 09:39:44 PM
I have inspiration but lack currency. :(
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 12, 2012, 09:43:18 PM
We know how that feels

(but quite often rusty stuff is very cheap  ;) )
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Lynn LeFey on April 12, 2012, 10:10:13 PM
Also, you understand that my husband thinks I'm crazy for buying good, new(ish) shiny things, right? We didn't have a standard wedding, and I'm pretty sure he had a 'ditch her if she goes bat-poo crazy' clause. He's pretty thorough that way. :rofl:

Me: Honey, can I have $20 to go buy rust with?
Him:  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 12, 2012, 10:28:59 PM
Also, you understand that my husband thinks I'm crazy for buying good, new(ish) shiny things, right? We didn't have a standard wedding, and I'm pretty sure he had a 'ditch her if she goes bat-poo crazy' clause. He's pretty thorough that way. :rofl:

Me: Honey, can I have $20 to go buy rust with?
Him:  :facepalm:

 :think:   Thats not a bad idea   >:D

Young MTo'ers all over the world are writing that down  :rofl:

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 12, 2012, 10:33:59 PM
Cleaned up a bit now  :D  I might rub some olive oil in to the handle tomorrow
The (I think) rosewood handle feels smooth like polished micarta  :drool:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/120412038.jpg)
Title: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on April 12, 2012, 11:01:05 PM
Now all you need is a really big loaf of bread!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 12, 2012, 11:24:22 PM
I was thinking steak  >:D

11inch blade

16 ½ inches inc the handle  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 13, 2012, 07:27:41 PM

I sent an Email to Granton Knives this morning (still in Sheffield and still making knives )  :clap:

http://www.granton-knives.co.uk/ (http://www.granton-knives.co.uk/)

They said it was made before the mid 50s as the knives after that with rosewood handles with 3 brass rivets.

Thanks Laura.   :salute:


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/120412038.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on April 14, 2012, 05:38:23 PM

I sent an Email to Granton Knives this morning (still in Sheffield and still making knives )  :clap:

http://www.granton-knives.co.uk/ (http://www.granton-knives.co.uk/)

They said it was made before the mid 50s as the knives after that with rosewood handles with 3 brass rivets.

Thanks Laura.   :salute:


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/120412038.jpg)

Tony I hope you asked them what the hell it was called/made to cut  :think: :D :D.
Zombie bread slaying samurai sword  :think: :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Steinar on April 14, 2012, 05:43:47 PM
Looks like a knife for cutting thin slices of fish to me. “Lachsmesser” in German, salmon knife, salmon slicer or something like that in English?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on April 14, 2012, 08:02:50 PM
Everyone needs a good bread knife and that looks like a good bread knife :tu:

We were actually given a bread maker by a lady at a car boot a few weeks back. She had failed to sell it and just didn't want to take it home.  Nothing wrong with it at all.

However, doing the maths as far as ingredients and energy goes you seem to be as well off just buying your loaf from the shop  :-\

We did take it for a spin though and it wasn't a bad little loaf that came out.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 15, 2012, 10:14:15 AM

@Mat and Steinar
I have always called these ham knives but I must admit this one is huge

@Neil,
 I have often thought about those bread makers but it would just end up in the cupboard with the sandwich toaster, slow cooker etc etc  ::)
Title: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on April 15, 2012, 11:06:30 AM
I agree with Neil about the cost involved with a bread maker. However Tony a slow cooker is great just throw the stuff in it in the morning and eat when you get home. Also only the one pot to wash up!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: nuphoria on April 15, 2012, 12:11:18 PM
Breadmaker experiments in this house have consisted of gluten free bricks ::)

That's a superb knife Tony - nice save :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on April 15, 2012, 01:11:13 PM
Breadmaker experiments in this house have consisted of gluten free bricks ::)

That's a superb knife Tony - nice save :tu:

or the stuff you buy that falls apart  :-\ plus i cant stand the taste of it so i gave up on the bread, some of the cakes are nice though  :D 

nice bread knife tony  :tu: i had no pennies left after our holiday last week so no booty for me today, i hope some of you found some cool stuff  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on April 15, 2012, 01:37:59 PM
I landed a digital compass this morning.  I shall provide pics in the outdoor tech section later.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 15, 2012, 02:32:50 PM

I really like the idea of the bread maker but we know where it will end up in a few weeks time

I missed a really really big one last weekend (think they all waited until I had left the county  :twak:)

Slow cooker...... Mmmmm wonder what happened to the lid and pot?  :think:

My new bread knife might be up for trade if anyone really likes it  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Steinar on April 15, 2012, 08:48:08 PM

@Mat and Steinar
I have always called these ham knives but I must admit this one is huge

Yeah, pretty much/exactly the same thing as a salmon slicer. Thin slices of something soft that has a tendency to stick to the blade. Where I live just has the tendency to make me think of fish before ham. :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Kart on April 15, 2012, 10:20:19 PM

Knife, as I suspect from a set, judging by the markings on the handle.
I guess that the kit should include another fork, spoon, can opener or tin key.
Stamp of the company allegedly Kiev.

(http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad358/kartograf47/Baraholka/DSCN7160.jpg)

Next, the kitchen knife format in form similar to the cheese, with a fork at the tip of the blade, and small teeth, which is strange, as such, no sharpening, can be assumed that the sharpening
the owner? Or a knife for cutting :)
Stamp of the Kharkov plant "Metalist". At a red plastic handle which is found on the handle of some models of folding knives of this plant. Price hot stamp affixed to the handle.
(http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad358/kartograf47/Baraholka/DSCN7165.jpg)

Knife from  Czechoslovakia, the firm "Mikov". The handle is plastic, decorated with a horn.
Blade of the triple wedge, stainless steel.

(http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad358/kartograf47/Baraholka/DSCN7180.jpg)

Wrench, small size, I had this, I posted his photo. then gives way to on the knife.
That caught the second time, marking placed a little differently and has a price, 60 k.
Stamp of the Leningrad tool plant expected.

(http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad358/kartograf47/Baraholka/DSCN7184.jpg)


razor-strop stretched on a frame with tension adjustment system.

(http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad358/kartograf47/Baraholka/DSCN7192.jpg)

Full photoset: http://kartograf.mylivepage.ru/blog/26/73955 (http://kartograf.mylivepage.ru/blog/26/73955)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 15, 2012, 10:22:25 PM

@Mat and Steinar
I have always called these ham knives but I must admit this one is huge

Yeah, pretty much/exactly the same thing as a salmon slicer. Thin slices of something soft that has a tendency to stick to the blade. Where I live just has the tendency to make me think of fish before ham. :D

That sounds fair enough so the size of this knife tells me its a shark knife  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 15, 2012, 10:25:19 PM
Kart,
Nice wrench (we call them 'adjustable spanners' in the UK) and I like the Fork knife with the red handle  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Kart on April 15, 2012, 10:39:23 PM
Kart,
Nice wrench (we call them 'adjustable spanners' in the UK) and I like the Fork knife with the red handle  :tu:

O, thanks!!! This sneaky Google Translator... :D

Fork knife is not sharpened, I can not understand that it will be cut or sawed...  ???
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 15, 2012, 10:46:37 PM
Kart,
Nice wrench (we call them 'adjustable spanners' in the UK) and I like the Fork knife with the red handle  :tu:

O, thanks!!! This sneaky Google Translator... :D

Fork knife is not sharpened, I can not understand that it will be cut or sawed...  ???

I think you are right its a fork/knife for cheese  :tu:

Wrench is good   :salute:
USA = Wrench
UK   = Adjustable spanner
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on April 16, 2012, 06:47:01 AM

@Mat and Steinar
I have always called these ham knives but I must admit this one is huge

Yeah, pretty much/exactly the same thing as a salmon slicer. Thin slices of something soft that has a tendency to stick to the blade. Where I live just has the tendency to make me think of fish before ham. :D

That sounds fair enough so the size of this knife tells me its a shark knife  :tu:

Tony you are going to have to redo your kitchen draws to store that bad boy  :think: :P :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on April 16, 2012, 06:49:29 AM
Kart,
Nice wrench (we call them 'adjustable spanners' in the UK) and I like the Fork knife with the red handle  :tu:

O, thanks!!! This sneaky Google Translator... :D

Fork knife is not sharpened, I can not understand that it will be cut or sawed...  ???

I think you are right its a fork/knife for cheese  :tu:

Wrench is good   :salute:
USA = Wrench
UK   = Adjustable spanner

Wrench is good   :salute:
USA = Wrench
UK   = Adjustable spanner
Aussie = 'Shifter' as in shifting spanner  :D

Kart I like the look of your old adjustable strop  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 16, 2012, 10:08:18 AM
Kart,
Nice wrench (we call them 'adjustable spanners' in the UK) and I like the Fork knife with the red handle  :tu:

O, thanks!!! This sneaky Google Translator... :D

Fork knife is not sharpened, I can not understand that it will be cut or sawed...  ???

I think you are right its a fork/knife for cheese  :tu:

Wrench is good   :salute:
USA = Wrench
UK   = Adjustable spanner

Wrench is good   :salute:
USA = Wrench
UK   = Adjustable spanner
Aussie = 'Shifter' as in shifting spanner  :D

Shifter
Electrician =  (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/hammerc.gif)

Kart I like the look of your old adjustable strop  8) 8) 8)


Fixed  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on April 18, 2012, 11:49:49 AM
@ Kart.  Do many tools have the price stamped/fixed on them?  It seems very strange here in a land with varying inflation :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Kart on April 18, 2012, 02:45:12 PM
@ Kart.  Do many tools have the price stamped/fixed on them?  It seems very strange here in a land with varying inflation :)


In the USSR it was in the order of things. Price should be indicated on the product.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on April 18, 2012, 03:52:07 PM
I can imagine that on certain utility items the price would be set my the relevant government department.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Kart on April 22, 2012, 04:00:05 PM
I can imagine that on certain utility items the price would be set my the relevant government department.

Maybe  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Kart on April 22, 2012, 04:01:16 PM
(http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad358/kartograf47/DSCN7320.jpg)

Full photoset: http://kartograf.mylivepage.ru/blog/26/73957 (http://kartograf.mylivepage.ru/blog/26/73957)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 22, 2012, 05:53:47 PM

I like that little chap  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on April 22, 2012, 08:38:49 PM
Ahh, they didn't let it grow up :( ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on April 22, 2012, 11:04:42 PM
It is rather cute I think :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 13, 2012, 11:20:01 AM

My first carboot of the year  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

1 ¼ Ax head with added woodworm (in the freezer for a few days   ;) )
A really nice little hatchet  that has seen a lot of use as a hammer but the cutting edge is in great shape
Pick-Ax handle
Bike spanner (for a Mate)
Nice screwdriver bit ratchet
Pad saw
Another old Marples wood chisel  ::)
A surform rasp
Old pair of sheers (baaaaa)  :D


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/130512003.jpg)


And some bread and veggies  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 13, 2012, 11:32:12 AM
very nice tony , ive got that little rachet here and they work really well and are lightweight, i thought of you this am as there was a axe head at my local booty but he wanted £6  :think: i only had £4 to spend and picked up a shoe makers anvil result as i need a anvil, plus a true utility MT with one side of it tools missing so im going to turn it into a cycling MT, it was £1 and £2 for the anvil  :tu:

(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/P1010158-7.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 13, 2012, 12:07:19 PM
Good score on the shoe makers anvil! useful  :tu:

I never know how much things should be, the hatchet was only 50p so I didn't even bother haggling  :D

The little ratchet is my second spare one, its a nice little thing, the handle is a bit rubbery for good grip and the knurled bit you turn comes off and you can use a ¼ inch socket drive on it  :cheers:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/130512011.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 13, 2012, 12:23:23 PM
Good score on the shoe makers anvil! useful  :tu:

I never know how much things should be, the hatchet was only 50p so I didn't even bother haggling  :D

The little ratchet is my second spare one, its a nice little thing, the handle is a bit rubbery for good grip and the knurled bit you turn comes off and you can use a ¼ inch socket drive on it  :cheers:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/130512011.jpg)

cheers tony im well happy with the anvil as know it will be very handy, as for the true utility MT i cant wait to mod it,my only issue is the bolts as ive a few here but not long enough so ill see what i have in the shed, i might combine my cycling MT with this one, the bit driver is magnetic and the scissors work really well, 50p  :tu: yeah £6 was mad and i couldnt be bothered to knock him down as only £1 left  :D looks like we both done well today mate, i got down there for am with the whole family, well other than coral as she slept into 9pm  :D right need nut and bolt  :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on May 13, 2012, 02:51:07 PM
I see "fun with rust " season has started :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 13, 2012, 03:19:08 PM
Oi  :pok: leave Paul alone     :whistle:


The carboot sale I went to today was in a football stadium carpark
It was a really nice morning here, sun was out, Tshirt weather, girls, coffee  :angel:

You have never seen sooo many piles of crap in one place  :rofl:

(had to modify a bit  ::) )
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 13, 2012, 03:36:37 PM

Oi  :pok: leave Paul alone     :whistle:


I went to a carboot sale in a football stadium carpark today
It was a really nice morning here, sun was out, Tshirt weather, girls, coffee  :angel:

You have never seen sooo many piles of crap in one place  :rofl:

 :rofl:  angie just said the anvil will make a nice door stop  :twak:  :D i just went to my uncles house that we are clearing and picked up loads of garden ornaments, heavy ones, now got 2 big buhdas and a frog plus loads of african wooden face masks  :tu: oh and my cavarly sword  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 13, 2012, 04:23:21 PM

 :pok:   She will want you to paint it next    :D

You can't have too many Buddha's
We will need some pictures Mate  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 13, 2012, 05:14:23 PM

 :pok:   She will want you to paint it next    :D

You can't have too many Buddha's
We will need some pictures Mate  :tu:

 :D  heres a pic of the garden stuff,  :tu: the budha on the right (little one is mine already)

(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/P1010158-8.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 13, 2012, 09:21:29 PM
Those are cool
I don't have a proper Buddha but this little chap lives in my garden  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/130512016.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 14, 2012, 09:43:51 AM
Those are cool
I don't have a proper Buddha but this little chap lives in my garden  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/130512016.jpg)

you PICKED a good one there tony  ::)   :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 14, 2012, 10:15:52 AM

 :D

He a Booger not a Buddha  (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/drum.gif)

 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 14, 2012, 12:42:08 PM
Tony you are going to have to redo your kitchen draws to store that bad boy  :think: :P :D :D

 ;)

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,6308.new.html#top (http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,6308.new.html#top)

 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 23, 2012, 08:16:35 PM
Second hand shop today  :)
 
picked up 3 cheap knives
A fleece pillow
A cotton sleeping bag liner
A waterproof jacket
And a Watership hat with a piece of sheepskin on the front  :think: I can't find what the model is with the sheepskin anywhere online  :-\

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/230512005.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on May 24, 2012, 02:26:20 AM
Tony you are going to have to redo your kitchen draws to store that bad boy  :think: :P :D :D

 ;)

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,6308.new.html#top (http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,6308.new.html#top)

 :D

Tony no need for a alarm system at your place  :think: :P :D. Any would be thief who looks in your kitchen window will (http://smileyshack.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/spoop_smileypooping_diarrhea_100-1001.gif?w=1400&h=) themselves  :D

Second hand shop today  :)
 
picked up 3 cheap knives
A fleece pillow
A cotton sleeping bag liner
A waterproof jacket
And a Watership hat with a piece of sheepskin on the front  :think: I can't find what the model is with the sheepskin anywhere online :-\

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/230512005.jpg)

Tony the hat is proberbly a mod  :think: by a Kiwi  :P :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 24, 2012, 08:18:00 AM
Second hand shop today  :)
 
picked up 3 cheap knives
A fleece pillow
A cotton sleeping bag liner
A waterproof jacket
And a Watership hat with a piece of sheepskin on the front  :think: I can't find what the model is with the sheepskin anywhere online  :-\

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/230512005.jpg)

very nice tony, i looked in a few of the charity shops near me the other day but nowt there,we are going to a huge car booty this sunday near the new forest,it takes a couple of hours to walk around so i hope i find some interesting stuff  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 24, 2012, 09:23:18 AM
@Mat, It looks like its well sown on..... I might have a play with it later  :think:

 @Paul
 Take hats with you cos its going to be sunny  :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 24, 2012, 09:25:21 AM
@Mat, It looks like its well sown on..... I might have a play with it later  :think:

 @Paul
 Take hats with you cos its going to be sunny  :ahhh

 :salute:  will do mate,with my bald head i need it  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 27, 2012, 12:35:38 PM
Not a SAK in sight..... well there was an overpriced one  :twak:

An old hammer head
A pile of old tobacco tins
Two very nice (too nice to be left at the car boot) Footprint, wood handled with brass ferules, wood chisels   :tu:
And a pint coffee mug  :D

dozen fresh eggs and some nice bread   :cheers:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/270512003.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 27, 2012, 02:36:56 PM
nice tins tony  :tu:

well i went to the ashley heath car booty today in the new forest,its huge but i had some real luck, 2 Khukri's  for £15 ,i cant wait to restore them , plus a old richards of sheffileds pocket knife for £2 and a cheapy MT for in the kitchen draw  :tu: as well as all the stuff i got from my uncles house saturday im having a good weekend  :salute:
(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/P1010181-4.jpg)

the scabards need more sorting than the knives, i think these are military models as shorter blades ? no little utility blades though .
(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/P1010182-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 27, 2012, 02:56:03 PM
Great score Paul!!!  :cheers:

Those two are just  :drool: :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 27, 2012, 03:01:02 PM
Great score Paul!!!  :cheers:

Those two are just  :drool: :drool: :drool:

 :tu: cheers mate im chuffed, angie took a bit of talking into it  :D i got the look  ::) but i havnt had one since i sold my one back in the early 90's so i cant wait to start on them, im hoping for monday off work as my backs bad due to all the lifting ive been doing recently, so i can see me monday sat in the sun worling on one of these  :tu: there both kind of different handle wise as one shows the full tang and the other is the more normal full grip type,
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: nuphoria on May 27, 2012, 03:02:48 PM
Very nice.... you going to make them all shiny and pretty again?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on May 27, 2012, 03:02:59 PM
Great score Paul!!!  :cheers:

Those two are just  :drool: :drool: :drool:


+1

Those look awesome. :tu: I wish I could find stuff like that here.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 27, 2012, 03:04:24 PM
Great score Paul!!!  :cheers:

Those two are just  :drool: :drool: :drool:


+1

Those look awesome. :tu: I wish I could find stuff like that here.

This was a rare find mate, if you ever see these there usualy the wall hanging type,  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 27, 2012, 03:05:25 PM
Great score Paul!!!  :cheers:

Those two are just  :drool: :drool: :drool:

 :tu: cheers mate im chuffed, angie took a bit of talking into it  :D i got the look  ::) but i havnt had one since i sold my one back in the early 90's so i cant wait to start on them, im hoping for monday off work as my backs bad due to all the lifting ive been doing recently, so i can see me monday sat in the sun worling on one of these  :tu: there both kind of different handle wise as one shows the full tang and the other is the more normal full grip type,

I don't often get 'the look' but I think that's because she doesn’t come with me to the booty's very often   :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 27, 2012, 03:09:51 PM
Great score Paul!!!  :cheers:

Those two are just  :drool: :drool: :drool:

 :tu: cheers mate im chuffed, angie took a bit of talking into it  :D i got the look  ::) but i havnt had one since i sold my one back in the early 90's so i cant wait to start on them, im hoping for monday off work as my backs bad due to all the lifting ive been doing recently, so i can see me monday sat in the sun worling on one of these  :tu: there both kind of different handle wise as one shows the full tang and the other is the more normal full grip type,

I don't often get 'the look' but I think that's because she doesn’t come with me to the booty's very often   :rofl:

I had 3 of them giving me the look tony  ::)  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 27, 2012, 03:20:46 PM
  :pok: You could try telling her 'you only brought them with you to carry your stuff'  :pommel:


Don't tell her I said that  :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 27, 2012, 03:27:55 PM
  :pok: You could try telling her 'you only brought them with you to carry your stuff'  :pommel:


Don't tell her I said that  :rofl:

 :rofl:  she is standing right behind me  ::)   :ahhh   :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 27, 2012, 03:32:04 PM
  :pok: You could try telling her 'you only brought them with you to carry your stuff'  :pommel:


Don't tell her I said that  :rofl:

 :rofl:  she is standing right behind me  ::)   :ahhh   :D

I have always said shes the best thing that ever happened to you Mate  :angel:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 27, 2012, 03:37:56 PM
  :pok: You could try telling her 'you only brought them with you to carry your stuff'  :pommel:


Don't tell her I said that  :rofl:

 :rofl:  she is standing right behind me  ::)   :ahhh   :D

I have always said shes the best thing that ever happened to you Mate  :angel:

 :D  she dont believe you mate  :rofl: 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 27, 2012, 03:47:34 PM
  :pok: You could try telling her 'you only brought them with you to carry your stuff'  :pommel:


Don't tell her I said that  :rofl:

 :rofl:  she is standing right behind me  ::)   :ahhh   :D

I have always said shes the best thing that ever happened to you Mate  :angel:

 :D  she dont believe you mate  :rofl:

Non of them ever do  ::)
Just say I'm sorry and it won't happen again  :facepalm:

 ;) :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 28, 2012, 05:09:02 PM

I have been playing with these chisels  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/Rust1.jpg)

I decided to try something different from the wire brush this time, they went straight in to the vinegar (not the handles   ;) )

Cleaned the black off with a rag then a green scourer,
Started to polish the top one with some brass polish and rubbed down with linseed oil

What I thought was a 'Marples' is actually a 'Jewson's chisel  :o
(I went a bit wrong with the Primary grind on this one  :-[ )


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/Rust2.jpg)

Just need polish the other two and sharpen  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/Rust3.jpg)

I'm really glad I bought the 'Footprint' chisels now (I nearly didn't bother as they were so tatty)  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on May 28, 2012, 05:25:09 PM
Tony they came up great mate  8) 8)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 28, 2012, 05:31:48 PM
Tony they came up great mate  8) 8)


+1 thay came up great tony  :o   :salute:
Title: Car boot finds
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on May 28, 2012, 05:32:16 PM
Tony they came up great mate  8) 8)
agreed they look pukka mate :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 28, 2012, 07:45:46 PM
Thanks Guys
I think vinegar is the way to go, no dust, no noise of the wire wheel, no ouch my eye  :ahhh
Just pop them in a jar of cheap vinegar overnight, wash the black stuff off in the kitchen sink in the morning an Bobs your uncle  :D

The only thing to remember is they have this gray patina instead of a shiny finish
If my spork polisher had not died I think I would see what they looked like after a good polish  :think:

PS, If you do buy rusty wood chisels, pitting on the front or cutting edge is fine as we can sharpen it out but pitting on the back pretty much ruins the chisel (or makes a huge amount of work)  :salute:
 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on May 28, 2012, 09:25:19 PM
Thanks Guys
I think vinegar is the way to go, no dust, no noise of the wire wheel, no ouch my eye  :ahhh

 :twak:


(http://img0-ec.etsystatic.com/il_fullxfull.302062408.jpg)


cant you just grind a bit off the back and sharpen them into a staggered vee?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: nuphoria on May 28, 2012, 09:32:17 PM
Good work that man - more tools rescued from oblivion :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 28, 2012, 09:48:57 PM
@Ryan  8)
You and I wouldn't worry about it Mate but Chippys get stressed out if the back isn't perfectly flat  :ahhh
@Nuphoria
Thanks I think these were worth saving  :cheers:

Now I need a proper wood mallet to wack them with (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/hammera.gif)
(not my Ax head adjuster)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Golok/150412028.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 28, 2012, 11:03:52 PM
I almost forgot about this little chap
Hes been in the vinegar for about 30 hours (that will bugger the wood worm  >:D ) and might go back in tonight  :cheers:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/280512036.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on May 30, 2012, 01:23:33 AM
I'm renaming you Tony de Oxide, the Rust Master TM.  Has a ring to it don't you think :P

Nice haul gents. 

I did three boot sales this last weekend. Keeps me fit ;)

Spotted a Victorinox Hunter but the guy wanted too much for it. Didn't buy an pretty cool axe head that I'm now regretting walking away from ::) 

Got a pile of old broken mobiles for a couple of quid that I'm now playing gut swaps with to get a few working.  I bought the boys an old Intel microscope but its around a decade old and the drivers are a joke.  Its a neat bit of hardware for kids though, so I'll probably gut the electronics and replace them with the board from a modern web cam.

Oh and I found a Vic. Ensign (http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Ensign) :D

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 30, 2012, 10:00:38 AM
I'm renaming you Tony de Oxide, the Rust Master TM.  Has a ring to it don't you think :P

Nice haul gents. 

I did three boot sales this last weekend. Keeps me fit ;)

Spotted a Victorinox Hunter but the guy wanted too much for it. Didn't buy an pretty cool axe head that I'm now regretting walking away from ::) 

Got a pile of old broken mobiles for a couple of quid that I'm now playing gut swaps with to get a few working.  I bought the boys an old Intel microscope but its around a decade old and the drivers are a joke.  Its a neat bit of hardware for kids though, so I'll probably gut the electronics and replace them with the board from a modern web cam.

Oh and I found a Vic. Ensign (http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Ensign) :D

 :pok: Go back for it

Rust master  :think: …. sounds better than the dust mester   :salute:
Sound like you've been busy Mate  :tu:
There's a big one here at the weekend, I'm collecting all my change together  :D


By the way

If anyone coming to the meet finds a small ( 3 or 4inch no bigger ) engineers square I would be very grateful

I decided I really need one it will help with my chisel sharpening
  ::)


.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on May 30, 2012, 12:44:04 PM
If he's there this weekend I will :)

I've got an engineer's square you can have Tony. Just remind me to bring it nearer the date :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 30, 2012, 06:39:58 PM
If he's there this weekend I will :)

I've got an engineer's square you can have Tony. Just remind me to bring it nearer the date :tu:

I knew you were the person to ask  :salute: .....  :pok: what do you need me to find in my garage before the meet? (there's no lathes in there  :( )
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on May 31, 2012, 01:14:10 AM
Well actually... PM incoming ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on June 01, 2012, 05:08:52 AM
I've been enjoying your treasure hunts from afar gentlemen. :cheers: Wish I could get out more myself, but since I can't, this thread is the next best thing. :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 01, 2012, 08:05:20 AM
Thanks Bob....Want to buy some rust Genuine English Antiques?  >:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Muslickz on June 01, 2012, 04:07:22 PM

well i went to the ashley heath car booty today in the new forest,its huge but i had some real luck, 2 Khukri's  for £15
(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/P1010182-2.jpg)

Those are some nice blades, a little tlc and they'll be looking fine. Thou the sheaths need a bit of work the knives themselves look fantastic!

-Mus
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: edcgear on June 01, 2012, 04:30:56 PM
Thanks Bob....Want to buy some rust Genuine English Antiques?  >:D


 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Sorry can't help myself... Evrytime I see him...  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Only fools and horses RULES!! Have all seasons on my PC!!!  :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 01, 2012, 06:12:15 PM

 :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Del.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 01, 2012, 06:44:25 PM

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Golok/300512001.jpg)

After a couple of days sitting in the vinegar it was washed off in the sink with some cream cleaner
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Golok/010612002.jpg)

After just one hour new rust started to appear   :ahhh


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Golok/010612004.jpg)

More lettering has become visible ***E IN ENGLAND
And on the other side BRA*** 1 ½
So I'm guessing Brades  :D

You can see the line where the blade was hardened (hamon?) and the dark flecks are maroon paint

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Golok/010612006.jpg)

I added the handle I received from Neil at last years meet, it looks a bit thick for the Ax but will see if it grows on me   :think:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Golok/010612013.jpg)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 02, 2012, 07:26:02 PM

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Golok/300512001.jpg)

After a couple of days sitting in the vinegar it was washed off in the sink with some cream cleaner
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Golok/010612002.jpg)

After just one hour new rust started to appear   :ahhh


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Golok/010612004.jpg)

More lettering has become visible ***E IN ENGLAND
And on the other side BRA*** 1 ½
So I'm guessing Brades  :D

You can see the line where the blade was hardened (hamon?) and the dark flecks are maroon paint

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Golok/010612006.jpg)

I added the handle I received from Neil at last years meet, it looks a bit thick for the Ax but will see if it grows on me   :think:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Golok/010612013.jpg)

 :cheers:

Another axe back into cerculation  :salute:  nice work as always mate,  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 02, 2012, 07:30:39 PM

well i went to the ashley heath car booty today in the new forest,its huge but i had some real luck, 2 Khukri's  for £15
(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/P1010182-2.jpg)

Those are some nice blades, a little tlc and they'll be looking fine. Thou the sheaths need a bit of work the knives themselves look fantastic!

-Mus

 :tu:
http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,37831.0.html (http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,37831.0.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 02, 2012, 08:38:57 PM

They do look nice Mate  :drool:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: jzmtl on June 03, 2012, 01:04:16 AM
Picked this up last week, always wanted one. Tried it on a piece of wood, all I can say is thank god for power drills!

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AimlessWanderer on June 03, 2012, 01:57:04 AM
You'll not cast a line very far with that rod mate  :whistle:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 04, 2012, 12:20:11 PM
   ^   Al  :D


I nearly didn't go this morning as it has been raining all weekend but I thought Neil would take the micky,
I went a bit later than normal it felt like it was going to rain soon so people were nearly giving stuff away  :D

A Slasher that needs a lot of sharpening  :ahhh
Two more rusty ax heads (like I need another ax   ::) )
A very cute little hammer and a nice beech hammer for my chisels
Two junior hacksaws in a 'two for one deal'  :)

A cheap slippy with a horses head on the tang  :think:




(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/040612006.jpg)

Ooh and some beer  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 04, 2012, 12:42:58 PM
   ^   Al  :D


I nearly didn't go this morning as it has been raining all weekend but I thought Neil would take the micky,
I went a bit later than normal it felt like it was going to rain soon so people were nearly giving stuff away  :D

A Slasher that needs a lot of sharpening  :ahhh
Two more rusty ax heads (like I need another ax   ::) )
A very cute little hammer and a nice beech hammer for my chisels
Two junior hacksaws in a 'two for one deal'  :)

A cheap slippy with a horses head on the tang  :think:




(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/040612006.jpg)

Ooh and some beer  ;)

very interesting stuff tony  :salute:  i can see jason vorhease holding that slasher  :ahhh   :ahhh   :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 04, 2012, 01:36:17 PM

He would need to spend a few hours at the grinder first as this wouldn't cut butter  :ahhh
(Camp Crystal would have been a much safer place if he had been carrying this)
 
The back blade where some muppet has given it a beating  :facepalm:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/040612008.jpg)

Made by Spear & Jackson in England and has the numbers 4603.9 on the side
It weighs 2lbs, the curved cutting edge is 9” and is 18” long


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/040612009.jpg)

Forging marks

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/040612010.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 04, 2012, 03:17:30 PM

He would need to spend a few hours at the grinder first as this wouldn't cut butter  :ahhh
(Camp Crystal would have been a much safer place if he had been carrying this)
 
The back blade where some muppet has given it a beating  :facepalm:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/040612008.jpg)

Made by Spear & Jackson in England and has the numbers 4603.9 on the side
It weighs 2lbs, the curved cutting edge is 9” and is 18” long


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/040612009.jpg)

Forging marks

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/040612010.jpg)

 :D  you do your magic mate  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on June 04, 2012, 06:45:29 PM
   ^   Al  :D


I nearly didn't go this morning as it has been raining all weekend but I thought Neil would take the micky,
I went a bit later than normal it felt like it was going to rain soon so people were nearly giving stuff away  :D

A Slasher that needs a lot of sharpening  :ahhh
Two more rusty ax heads (like I need another ax   ::) )
A very cute little hammer and a nice beech hammer for my chisels
Two junior hacksaws in a 'two for one deal'  :)

A cheap slippy with a horses head on the tang  :think:




(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/040612006.jpg)

Ooh and some beer  ;)
like the look of that little hammer head mate. :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 04, 2012, 07:52:01 PM
That hammer is really nicely made Gareth  :tu:
One end is faily flat and the the other has a slight curve to it

Can't see any markings yet...... need more vinegar  >:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on June 04, 2012, 07:53:37 PM
That hammer is really nicely made Gareth  :tu:
One end is faily flat and the the other has a slight curve to it

Can't see any markings yet...... need more vinegar  >:D
your supermarket must think you really like your chips. :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 04, 2012, 07:57:50 PM

I think I might start buying it in bulk  :D




PS, If try this at home be aware that it will stain grey T-shirts and white kitchen worktops when you are washing tools off in the sink  :(


Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 04, 2012, 08:02:44 PM

I think I might start buying it in bulk  :D




PS, If try this at home be aware that it will stain grey T-shirts and white kitchen worktops when you are washing tools off in the sink  :(

 :rofl:  i cant wait to see angies face the next time we get fish and chips  ::)  :D  although dont get red food colouring on the side board  :ahhh  :ahhh  it stains bad and as on my fingers its hard to say i know nothing  ::)   :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 04, 2012, 08:15:57 PM


 :pok: it was probably the kids love  :shrug:    >:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 04, 2012, 08:22:30 PM


 :pok: it was probably the kids love  :shrug:    >:D

 :rofl:  although tony she knows she is the only one that likes the horrid stuff  :D  im sure ill get the blame  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 04, 2012, 08:32:15 PM


 :pok: it was probably the kids love  :shrug:    >:D

 :rofl:  although tony she knows she is the only one that likes the horrid stuff  :D  im sure ill get the blame  ;)

 ::) It's us blokes that always get the blame  :angel: :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 05, 2012, 09:34:25 AM
Here it is more or less finished on the end of a stick

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/050612003.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 05, 2012, 09:39:17 AM
Here it is more or less finished on the end of a stick

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/050612003.jpg)

 :o  that looks awesome tony, looks like something a ork would carry into battle  :ahhh  and that anvil makes mine look like a toy  :D   :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 05, 2012, 09:13:23 PM
What can I use for a little Hammer handle?  :think:

Parts from an old farmhouse kitchen chair  >:D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/050612004.jpg)

I forget how useful surforms are  :tu:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/050612010.jpg)

Little an Large  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/050612018.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 05, 2012, 09:35:19 PM
What can I use for a little Hammer handle?  :think:

Parts from an old farmhouse kitchen chair  >:D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/050612004.jpg)

I forget how useful surforms are  :tu:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/050612010.jpg)

Little an Large  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/050612018.jpg)

 :tu:  perfect tony  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 05, 2012, 09:47:45 PM
Thanks Mate  :salute:

I'm not sure about perfect but quirky and useable fit  :D



And I can always change it later  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 05, 2012, 09:56:39 PM
Thanks Mate  :salute:

I'm not sure about perfect but quirky and useable fit  :D



And I can always change it later  :cheers:

Its much better than it was mate  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 07, 2012, 10:44:05 PM

Adding some Linseed oil mixed with white spirit to my new mallet (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/hammerc.gif)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/050612009-1.jpg)

A few coats later  :tu:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/060612008.jpg)

 :pok:   I picked this up today anyone know what its for?  >:D  (I think I do, well 95% sure)
The round bit is curved like a saucer or bowl about an inch deep and 8inches in diameter Its all metal and 29inches in length  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/070612004.jpg)

Ignore the bits of aluminum pot holder bottom left

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/070612010.jpg)

 :D :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on June 07, 2012, 10:54:23 PM
Here it is more or less finished on the end of a stick

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/050612003.jpg)

 :o  that looks awesome tony, looks like something a ork would carry into battle  :ahhh  and that anvil makes mine look like a toy  :D   :salute:

The billhook was in fact a very popular medieval weapon, especially with the English.  Would have been on a longer shaft than Tony's though.

(https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTlqrRXjDdI61F_aN1Jc2VXYNdK542IbGZtOlwf7SgDO8azM4OLAw)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 07, 2012, 11:11:26 PM


The billhook was in fact a very popular medieval weapon, especially with the English.  Would have been on a longer shaft than Tony's though.

(https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTlqrRXjDdI61F_aN1Jc2VXYNdK542IbGZtOlwf7SgDO8azM4OLAw)

Us peasants wanted to be as far away from those armored knights as possible when we were poking them with our billhooks    :whistle:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AimlessWanderer on June 07, 2012, 11:17:16 PM

 :pok:   I picked this up today anyone know what its for?  >:D  (I think I do, well 95% sure)
The round bit is curved like a saucer or bowl about an inch deep and 8inches in diameter Its all metal and 29inches in length  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/070612004.jpg)

Ignore the bits of aluminum pot holder bottom left

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/070612010.jpg)

 :D :D :D

Biggest bloody absynthe spoon I've ever seen  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 07, 2012, 11:27:35 PM

  ^  :D

I couldn't leave it in the shop
The handle is very nicely made, a little twist in the middle and comfortable to hold, three metal rivets holding the bowl to the handle
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 09, 2012, 02:45:48 PM
I think its for heating hot rocks in the fire to drop in the pants of your enemies  :ahhh

What are you going to use a billhook like that for Tony?  Pollarding?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 09, 2012, 03:55:31 PM
I believe its for roasting chestnuts so you were close Mate   :D


I'm going to call it a slasher and use it for undergrowth  :tu:
Title: Re: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on June 09, 2012, 04:25:45 PM
I believe its for roasting chestnuts so you were close Mate  :D

:drool: Roasted chestnuts.

I believe you are correct, although mine has smaller holes and more of them. :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 09, 2012, 05:10:30 PM
So the end result is hot nuts whichever way you look at it :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AimlessWanderer on June 09, 2012, 08:53:57 PM
 :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on June 09, 2012, 08:56:31 PM
:facepalm:


:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 10, 2012, 11:51:29 AM
^  :D
Not a knife in sight  :(

Todays haul

3 x Marples tin openers
6 x Hickory handles
1 x Stanley tin opener
Another Axe  ::)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/100612003.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 10, 2012, 12:11:29 PM
^  :D
Not a knife in sight  :(

Todays haul

3 x Marple tin openers
6 x Hickory handles
1 x Stanley tin opener
Another Axe  ::)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/100612003.jpg)

Nice haul tony, those handles will come in handy  ;)   :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Espen on June 10, 2012, 04:32:16 PM
The spoon thingie might be used for fishing out impurities when melting lead.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 10, 2012, 07:21:41 PM
No pennies to go out with this weekend.  So I hid under the duvet and told myself it was probably raining :)

Good pile of handles Tony, what kind of money were they, if you don't mind me asking.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 10, 2012, 07:52:38 PM

6 for a fiver as I got a pretty face  ;)

Axe head has been cut off and is hiding in the freezer  >:D

Shame there wasn't a guy selling vinegar there  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 10, 2012, 08:01:26 PM
Why is the head in the freezer?

Fair price on those handles :tu: 

I don't think your going to beat 13p for 500ml at Sainsburys on the vinegar though :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 10, 2012, 11:41:08 PM
That’s where tools go when the have been naughty....  :whistle:

There was some woodworm in the handle so I cut it off and rather than take the head in to my garage complete with wood stub and possible wood worm   >:D  freezer for a few days should kill the worm ….unless they are Siberian woodworm   :ahhh

Yep I thought a pound each for the handles wasn't bad

Tesco's Value vinegar good with chips or rust  :tu: (can't remember the price)


The spoon thingie might be used for fishing out impurities when melting lead.

Fairly sure its for roasting chestnuts (more odd British customs) but good thinking  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 11, 2012, 11:09:33 PM
You're a lot nicer to naughty tools than I am.  Naughty tools are sent to Mr Pillar Drill around here  >:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 11, 2012, 11:18:34 PM

Freezer then  >:D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Golok/220311010.jpg)

 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 11, 2012, 11:26:20 PM
OK, maybe you're just as mean as me after all :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 11, 2012, 11:32:07 PM
Then comes the Vinegar  >:D >:D

You are too nice Neil its all the Bees an Honey makes you sweet  :angel:

 :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 11, 2012, 11:34:45 PM
Maybe  :angel:

But I do have a sting in my tail  >:D

<you may groan now>
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: jaydar on June 12, 2012, 01:48:49 PM
A good day on Saturday some nice leather and some nice knifes :)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-CM1KXiz-Ols/T9R1o9hESPI/AAAAAAAAD4Y/MkSB_wLb_es/s936/P1050428.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2MPnTnNVBkc/T9R1p8EwEWI/AAAAAAAAD4g/okty0H6FNK0/s881/P1050430.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_kSYx8jLqh0/T9R1qabk4-I/AAAAAAAAD4o/D5i3dwQTvJQ/s881/P1050431.JPG)

Two pouches one from 1918 and one from 1945

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-xsRgGHx2-fw/T9R1rMTgtII/AAAAAAAAD4w/QMBbu14XBZM/s881/P1050432.JPG)

and I think a map case

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Mi2_bpOQqlU/T9R1tmOvDbI/AAAAAAAAD5I/_qfTtUf8zqY/s661/P1050436.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZDfki-ZvHsA/T9R1uz80YyI/AAAAAAAAD5Q/yp2KxrQ9fso/s661/P1050437.JPG)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 12, 2012, 04:02:07 PM
A good day on Saturday some nice leather and some nice knifes :)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-CM1KXiz-Ols/T9R1o9hESPI/AAAAAAAAD4Y/MkSB_wLb_es/s936/P1050428.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2MPnTnNVBkc/T9R1p8EwEWI/AAAAAAAAD4g/okty0H6FNK0/s881/P1050430.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_kSYx8jLqh0/T9R1qabk4-I/AAAAAAAAD4o/D5i3dwQTvJQ/s881/P1050431.JPG)

Two pouches one from 1918 and one from 1945

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-xsRgGHx2-fw/T9R1rMTgtII/AAAAAAAAD4w/QMBbu14XBZM/s881/P1050432.JPG)

and I think a map case

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Mi2_bpOQqlU/T9R1tmOvDbI/AAAAAAAAD5I/_qfTtUf8zqY/s661/P1050436.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZDfki-ZvHsA/T9R1uz80YyI/AAAAAAAAD5Q/yp2KxrQ9fso/s661/P1050437.JPG)

very nice jaydar, love the leather pouches  :drool:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 12, 2012, 07:16:40 PM
Jaydar
Nice, you always seem to find the good stuff  :salute:


I'm happy as this Ax is a 4 1/2lb Wetterlings, now all I need is a good handle  :)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/100612003.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 12, 2012, 10:00:11 PM
Jaydar
Nice, you always seem to find the good stuff  :salute:


I'm happy as this Ax is a 4 1/2lb Wetterlings, now all I need is a good handle  :)

...

Understatement of the day goes to Tony :)

Nice one on the rust being a Wetterlings :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 12, 2012, 11:07:55 PM
Thanks Neil  (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/take-a-bow-1.gif)

 :D

( I just pick up bits an pieces to keep my chestnuts warm )



Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Kart on June 13, 2012, 11:03:01 PM
(http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad358/kartograf47/DSCN7738.jpg)

Changed the shape of the blade and removed the serrated

(http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad358/kartograf47/DSCN7744.jpg)

Full photoset: http://kartograf.mylivepage.ru/blog/26/73972 (http://kartograf.mylivepage.ru/blog/26/73972)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 13, 2012, 11:26:53 PM

Looks like you have done a great job there Kart  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 15, 2012, 10:34:55 PM
Picked up some old 'carbon steel' kitchen knives today  :tu:
The black plastic handled knives are Sabatier's, rusty and the ends are a bit bent

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/150612009.jpg)

And the one with wood handles came apart easily because of the rust

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/150612014.jpg)
Title: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on June 15, 2012, 10:54:25 PM
Rust = Happy tony
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 15, 2012, 11:12:46 PM

 :gimme:


Rust is good  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 17, 2012, 01:57:37 PM
Picked up a few bits this morning

Magnifying glass  ;)
Thor no3 copper and hide hammer
A rasp
An an old SAK with broken blades  :(

Some free range eggs  :drool:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/170612003.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on June 17, 2012, 10:04:33 PM
copper and hide hammers are always handy  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 17, 2012, 11:23:10 PM
copper and hide hammers are always handy  :tu:

Yep I can give stuff a really hard wack with out too much damage  :whistle:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 18, 2012, 09:09:20 AM
nice haul tony  :tu: shame the sak has broken tips, although ive never seen a SAK at a booty yet and i would probably buy one broken or not  :D it was like that bak i sent you as i saw it and thought wow ,and then opened it and went oh  :D broken spine, that MT i picked up the other week was the same, i thought £2 bargain but then found out it only had one lot of tool load as the other handles tools was missing, this is the way of the booty sadly, all fun though sorting them out  ;)  :salute:
Title: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on June 18, 2012, 10:40:32 AM
The sak looks like it is crying out for the blade to be made into a DoE type for those super sheepie moments.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 18, 2012, 04:32:42 PM
Paul,
There were not very many knives of any kind at this bootsale, two or three cheap slippys at one stall and this SAK, no Axes and hardly any tools  :-\

That might be the way to go with it Mark, DoE the big blade and slightly adjust the small  :think:

Handle cleaned with cellulose thinners, faces filed and sanded then everything oiled with linseed/white spirit mix   :salute:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/180612004.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/180612011.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 18, 2012, 05:21:44 PM
Paul,
There were not very many knives of any kind at this bootsale, two or three cheap slippys at one stall and this SAK, no Axes and hardly any tools  :-\

That might be the way to go with it Mark, DoE the big blade and slightly adjust the small  :think:

Handle cleaned with cellulose thinners, faces filed and sanded then everything oiled with linseed/white spirit mix   :salute:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/180612004.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/180612011.jpg)

All i usualy see tony is cheap 110 knock offs  :D and dodgy looking boot knives, thos cleaned up nicely mate , looks like you have been having fun out in the sun  ;)  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on June 18, 2012, 06:01:46 PM
that Thor has come up lovely mate. :drool:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 18, 2012, 07:48:30 PM
that Thor has come up lovely mate. :drool:

It cleaned up very well  :D I probably only need to use one every three or four years ….. I might have to go through my hammer collection and see what I have now  :-\

It was nice out so had an oiling day  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 19, 2012, 10:40:13 PM
Nice Thor :tu:

What size is that SAK Tony?  84 or 91mm?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 19, 2012, 11:49:03 PM
Nice Thor :tu:

What size is that SAK Tony?  84 or 91mm?

84mm I think its a Climber-small
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 20, 2012, 12:31:13 AM
Who cares about the rest of the tool then .... 84mm scissors  >:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 20, 2012, 12:35:05 AM
Who cares about the rest of the tool then .... 84mm scissors  >:D


:pok: you want to cut it up don't you

I can put it to one side for you if you have something in mind for it  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 21, 2012, 10:48:21 PM
Sure, let me know what you're after (that I might actually have like ) and we can play swaps at the meet :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 21, 2012, 11:11:24 PM

I will put it in the 'Neil box'  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 21, 2012, 11:52:02 PM
Good man  :D   :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 24, 2012, 02:37:12 PM

Wet here this morning..... so went to two boot sales  :D

A hammer which has been treated badly  (can't see the makers name but feels like a quality tool  :-\ )
A knackered scriber
An English made file
A Finnish made file  :think:
A couple of Stanley screwdrivers
A 'Footprint' padsaw

And another old Ax head   :facepalm:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/240612001.jpg)



Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 24, 2012, 07:07:26 PM

Wet here this morning..... so went to two boot sales  :D

A hammer which has been treated badly  (can't see the makers name but feels like a quality tool  :-\ )
A knackered scriber
An English made file
A Finnish made file  :think:
A couple of Stanley screwdrivers
A 'Footprint' padsaw

And another old Ax head   :facepalm:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/240612001.jpg)

very nice tony, axe head looks ok  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on June 25, 2012, 11:02:23 AM
When its been raining heavy the good boot sale round here tuns into a bog and they close the field.  So even though it was dry first thing in the morning I didn't waste my petrol heading over.

Fingers crossed for better weather this week.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 25, 2012, 01:01:50 PM
I also picked this up for someone (was going to be a surprise  ::)  )

Not too bad for 50p  :D  You got to love carboating carbooting in the rain 

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/250612014.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Blitzwing on June 26, 2012, 12:09:27 AM
Not quite a car boot sale but came across this at goodwill while cooling off waiting for a phone call for 6 bucks

(http://img.tapatalk.com/47ea089f-e14f-d77d.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Steinar on June 26, 2012, 09:42:32 AM
For a Traveller or Altimeter that's “pretty good value”. :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 26, 2012, 10:30:05 AM
For a Traveller or Altimeter that's “pretty good value”. :D

With its box  :o

Good score  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Blitzwing on July 02, 2012, 12:20:32 AM
Thx... I haven't had a sak since I was 13... I forgot how cool they were
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on July 03, 2012, 01:51:46 AM
Not quite a car boot sale but came across this at goodwill while cooling off waiting for a phone call for 6 bucks

(http://img.tapatalk.com/47ea089f-e14f-d77d.jpg)

I'd have snagged that and been happy!

Def
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 15, 2012, 12:15:46 PM
Not one multitool or SAK  :(

I saw a Kukuri, it was quite an odd looking one with a full width tang and looked like a wielded butplate, the handle looked old but everything looked too shiny........for 60 pounds!!!!!!  :o
the guy got a bit annoyed when I suggested it was a 'bit touristy'  :rofl:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/150712003.jpg)

A couple of screwdrivers and another mallet  ::)

I have been looking for something to tidy up my computer desk, to hold all the SAK's, touches, lighters, batteries, glue etc etc etc

I wanted something like an old wooden tool box......

Possibly an antique.......

Something very manly......

So I picked this up.......

 :pok: :pok: :pok:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 15, 2012, 12:21:46 PM
Not one multitool or SAK  :(

I saw a Kukuri, it was quite an odd looking one with a full width tang and looked like a wielded butplate, the handle looked old but everything looked too shiny........for 60 pounds!!!!!!  :o
the guy got a bit annoyed when I suggested it was a 'bit touristy'  :rofl:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/150712003.jpg)

A couple of screwdrivers and another mallet  ::)

I have been looking for something to tidy up my computer desk, to hold all the SAK's, touches, lighters, batteries, glue etc etc etc

I wanted something like an old wooden tool box......

Possibly an antique.......

Something very manly......

So I picked this up.......

 :pok: :pok: :pok:

very nice mate, i missed it this am  :-\ and it wasnt raining for a change, there is always next week  :tu: 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 15, 2012, 12:30:39 PM
pics tony  :pok:   :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 15, 2012, 12:35:11 PM
pics tony  :pok:   :D

I was waiting for that  ;)

Its not quite what I had in mind  :think:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/150712008.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 15, 2012, 12:37:21 PM
pics tony  :pok:   :D

I was waiting for that  ;)

Its not quite what I had in mind  :think:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/150712008.jpg)

 ::)   :D  you could re-paint it tony  :D  looks handy, ive a box obbsession just ask angie  :D did it come with any extras, lipstick etc  ::)   :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 15, 2012, 12:39:30 PM


 ::)   :D  you could re-paint it tony  :D  looks handy, ive a box obbsession just ask angie  :D did it come with any extras, lipstick etc  ::)   :D

 :facepalm:

I'm poping back there next week  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 15, 2012, 12:50:10 PM


 ::)   :D  you could re-paint it tony  :D  looks handy, ive a box obbsession just ask angie  :D did it come with any extras, lipstick etc  ::)   :D

 :facepalm:

I'm poping back there next week  :D

 :rofl:  you just want too see that polish lady again  ::)   :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on July 15, 2012, 02:21:53 PM
 :facepalm: :facepalm:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 15, 2012, 03:48:42 PM


 ::)   :D  you could re-paint it tony  :D  looks handy, ive a box obbsession just ask angie  :D did it come with any extras, lipstick etc  ::)   :D

 :facepalm:

I'm poping back there next week  :D

 :rofl:  you just want too see that polish lady again  ::)   :rofl:

She does have some Lovely baps Mate  :drool:

And crusty rolls :gimme:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 15, 2012, 04:00:04 PM


 ::)   :D  you could re-paint it tony  :D  looks handy, ive a box obbsession just ask angie  :D did it come with any extras, lipstick etc  ::)   :D

 :facepalm:

I'm poping back there next week  :D

 :rofl:  you just want too see that polish lady again  ::)   :rofl:

She does have some Lovely baps Mate  :drool:

And crusty rolls :gimme:

Hmm nice baps  :drool:  crusty rolls  :ahhh   :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 15, 2012, 10:20:51 PM
The big black handled screwdriver is made by Moore & Wright in Sheffield
Its a No8 'SCRUTITE' wood handle (beach?) with a square shaft, a through tang and a 'striking butt ' (I make this up as I go along) there's also a hexagonal 'ferule' so you can assist the screwdriver with a spanner

I'm really pleased I picked this one up this morning  :tu:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/150712003b.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 15, 2012, 10:23:54 PM
The big black handled screwdriver is made by Moore & Wright in Sheffield
Its a No8 'SCRUTITE' wood handle (beach?) with a square shaft, a through tang and a 'striking butt ' (I make this up as I go along) there's also a hexagonal 'ferule' so you can assist the screwdriver with a spanner

I'm really pleased I picked this one up this morning  :tu:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/150712003b.jpg)

 :rofl:  no not you mate  :D i like striking buts  ::)  >:D 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 15, 2012, 10:26:39 PM
Its a technical term  :salute:

 :whistle:

I was trying to get the thread back on track  :rofl:
Title: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on July 15, 2012, 10:57:48 PM
Not exactly a cb but did the Buddhist centre open day today lots of very good stuff ( just missed  a full size scythe) came home with a cashmere coat and a pair of new zamberlan gore-tex walking shoes for £10! Very happy.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 15, 2012, 11:02:41 PM

Is that the sort of coat Del Boy wears?  :think:

I just googled 'zamberlan gore-tex walking' sounds like you got a bargain Mate  :tu:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on July 15, 2012, 11:13:04 PM
Nice impact driver tony ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 15, 2012, 11:23:15 PM
Nice impact driver tony ;)

Not that you would catch me hitting a screwdriver with a hammer  (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/hammerc.gif)
Title: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on July 15, 2012, 11:54:01 PM

Is that the sort of coat Del Boy wears?  :think:

I just googled 'zamberlan gore-tex walking' sounds like you got a bargain Mate  :tu:

 :cheers:
No mate think more doorman
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 16, 2012, 08:49:02 PM
Nice impact driver tony ;)

Not that you would catch me hitting a screwdriver with a hammer  (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/hammerc.gif)

lol i was the other day to remove paint fron some screws in a door hinge  :D  it was a impact type  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 16, 2012, 10:07:11 PM

@Farmman
Sounds ideal for the Sheffield summer  :tu:

@Zed
 :pok: Just so long as you don't use one of my connecting up screwdrivers   :)

And now I have a tactical lipstick organizer  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/160712006.jpg)

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 16, 2012, 10:09:59 PM

@Farmman
Sounds ideal for the Sheffield summer  :tu:

@Zed
 :pok: Just so long as you don't use one of my connecting up screwdrivers   :)

And now I have a tactical lipstick organizer  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/160712006.jpg)

I wouldnt think about it mate  :D  although its like using a MT's flathead as a crowbar  ::) hmm snap  :ahhh

box looks much better mate  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on July 16, 2012, 11:21:09 PM
You need to put some of those plywood knobs you made on the front instead of the ribbon pulls :tu:

I got a rusty BAK this weekend.  Rust is mainly surface by the looks of it so should clean up.  No idea as to the date yet; that's still under the rust :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 16, 2012, 11:36:48 PM

I made those on the spork polisher which is dead at the moment  :(
How about the bent up teaspoon knob?   :tu:

I got offered a knackered BAK a few weeks ago for 12 quid  ::) but not seen many SAKs or BAKs for a while, just piles of kids clothes    :think:

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on July 16, 2012, 11:44:34 PM
Saw a cool motor the other week, would have sorted the sporkolisher nicely but it was already sold :(

How about SAK scales with a couple of bits of aluminium tube and a pair of bolts.  That'd make nice and appropriate handles.  Bent teaspoons would also work, then again so do bits of ribbon but where's the fun in that :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 16, 2012, 11:52:27 PM
I did think about SAK handles but the thing isn't worth spending much time/effort on, its only made from cardboardy stuff

I'm keeping an eye out for one of these  :salute:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOORE-WRIGHT-ENGINEERS-MACHINISTS-TOOL-CHEST-60s-VINTAGE-/150851835945?pt=UK_Antiques_DecorativeAntiques_Collectables_EH&hash=item231f785829 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOORE-WRIGHT-ENGINEERS-MACHINISTS-TOOL-CHEST-60s-VINTAGE-/150851835945?pt=UK_Antiques_DecorativeAntiques_Collectables_EH&hash=item231f785829)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 17, 2012, 09:46:54 PM
I did think about SAK handles but the thing isn't worth spending much time/effort on, its only made from cardboardy stuff

I'm keeping an eye out for one of these  :salute:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOORE-WRIGHT-ENGINEERS-MACHINISTS-TOOL-CHEST-60s-VINTAGE-/150851835945?pt=UK_Antiques_DecorativeAntiques_Collectables_EH&hash=item231f785829 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOORE-WRIGHT-ENGINEERS-MACHINISTS-TOOL-CHEST-60s-VINTAGE-/150851835945?pt=UK_Antiques_DecorativeAntiques_Collectables_EH&hash=item231f785829)

 :drool:  thats nive tony, ive got a collection of wooden boxes since my uncle past away, plus the steel military chest, i love filling boxes up with stuff  :D  ive got lots of shoe boxes as well with stuff in, drives angie nuts  :D 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 17, 2012, 10:18:26 PM
I did think about SAK handles but the thing isn't worth spending much time/effort on, its only made from cardboardy stuff

I'm keeping an eye out for one of these  :salute:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOORE-WRIGHT-ENGINEERS-MACHINISTS-TOOL-CHEST-60s-VINTAGE-/150851835945?pt=UK_Antiques_DecorativeAntiques_Collectables_EH&hash=item231f785829 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOORE-WRIGHT-ENGINEERS-MACHINISTS-TOOL-CHEST-60s-VINTAGE-/150851835945?pt=UK_Antiques_DecorativeAntiques_Collectables_EH&hash=item231f785829)

 :drool:  thats nive tony, ive got a collection of wooden boxes since my uncle past away, plus the steel military chest, i love filling boxes up with stuff  :D  ive got lots of shoe boxes as well with stuff in, drives angie nuts  :D

Those boxes are always on Fleabay  :tu: one day I will find a cheap one

I think I have said before that these are very nice.......one day  :drool:

http://www.gerstnerusa.com/ (http://www.gerstnerusa.com/)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 17, 2012, 10:24:27 PM
 :drool:  :drool: very nice, i would love a chest like that, yep one day mate  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Blitzwing on July 17, 2012, 11:14:24 PM
I gotta stop going to these things

(http://img.tapatalk.com/47ea089f-d533-bb9f.jpg)

Tinker 6 bucks
Pocket pal?  2 bucks alum scales
Stanley brass/wood ruler 7 bucks
Chrome zippo 10 bucks
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 17, 2012, 11:29:20 PM
Good score Blitzwing  :tu:

I like the fact that you got the SAK's an Zippo then thought 'I need a wood ruler'  :)  I would have bought that aswell   :drool:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Blitzwing on July 17, 2012, 11:42:59 PM
Well it was either that or a stormtrooper helmet and that had two issues.. It was the style from clone wars, not old school.. And couldn't see crap out of it so driving home with it on was out..   :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on July 17, 2012, 11:49:48 PM
Well it was either that or a stormtrooper helmet and that had two issues.. It was the style from clone wars, not old school.. And couldn't see crap out of it so driving home with it on was out..   :)
:rofl: Oh man, I'd love to see that. :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 17, 2012, 11:51:50 PM
Well it was either that or a stormtrooper helmet and that had two issues.. It was the style from clone wars, not old school.. And couldn't see crap out of it so driving home with it on was out..   :)
:rofl: Oh man, I'd love to see that. :D

+1        (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/vader.gif)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 22, 2012, 09:27:53 AM
I decided to cycle down early this am, nothing much there  :-\ but i picked up these pliers for £2, like i really need more pliers  :D but i liked the gold  ::)

(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/P1010248-8.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 22, 2012, 01:29:52 PM

You can't have too many pairs of pliers  :tu:


This morning I picked up...
A couple of tobacco tins, one containing assorted pop rivets the other some slip stones (small oil stones)
A 1 ¾ lb Spear and Jackson Ax head
A small pair of 'Footprints' (in vinegar at the moment  ;) )
And another pair of Footprint chisels (same exact size as the last pair I bought  ::) )

Not one SAK or knife  :(


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/220712003.jpg)


Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 22, 2012, 09:27:52 PM
another axe head tony  :D  i nearly had a whole axe for you but the guy decided to keep it  :think:  odd bloke  :D

well me and coral rode to another booty and i picked up 2 more pliers,a cool looking french inox cheese knife  :think:  and a pair of size 8 meindl walking boots in really good conditoin for £4 i spent a total of £6.70p  :tu: sometimes bootys can be a bargain  :salute:

the boots http://www.wildernessleisure.co.uk/meindl-desert-boots-1001-p.asp (http://www.wildernessleisure.co.uk/meindl-desert-boots-1001-p.asp)
(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/P1010248-9.jpg)
(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/P1010249-7.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 22, 2012, 09:39:37 PM
another axe head tony  :D  i nearly had a whole axe for you but the guy decided to keep it  :think:  odd bloke  :D

well me and coral rode to another booty and i picked up 2 more pliers,a cool looking french inox cheese knife  :think:  and a pair of size 8 meindl walking boots in really good conditoin for £4 i spent a total of £6.70p  :tu: sometimes bootys can be a bargain  :salute:


 :rofl:

You got yourself some bargains there Mate, those boots look great for 4quid  :drool:

And what an odd looking knife  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on July 22, 2012, 09:41:35 PM
The Miendl boots for £4 are a bargain! :o  Big question is though; the boots might be size 8, but are you? :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 22, 2012, 09:46:10 PM
another axe head tony  :D  i nearly had a whole axe for you but the guy decided to keep it  :think:  odd bloke  :D

well me and coral rode to another booty and i picked up 2 more pliers,a cool looking french inox cheese knife  :think:  and a pair of size 8 meindl walking boots in really good conditoin for £4 i spent a total of £6.70p  :tu: sometimes bootys can be a bargain  :salute:


 :rofl:

You got yourself some bargains there Mate, those boots look great for 4quid  :drool:

And what an odd looking knife   :think:

very odd tony and no edge on it  :think:  although with a bit of modding would go nicely in with my kukri  ;)

The Miendl boots for £4 are a bargain! :o  Big question is though; the boots might be size 8, but are you? :D

that was the best bit mate as yes iam  :ahhh   :tu:  cant wait to try them out  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 22, 2012, 09:59:54 PM
another axe head tony  :D  i nearly had a whole axe for you but the guy decided to keep it  :think:  odd bloke  :D

well me and coral rode to another booty and i picked up 2 more pliers,a cool looking french inox cheese knife  :think:  and a pair of size 8 meindl walking boots in really good conditoin for £4 i spent a total of £6.70p  :tu: sometimes bootys can be a bargain  :salute:


 :rofl:

You got yourself some bargains there Mate, those boots look great for 4quid  :drool:

And what an odd looking knife  :think:

very odd tony and no edge on it  :think:  although with a bit of modding would go nicely in with my kukri  ;)
The Miendl boots for £4 are a bargain! :o  Big question is though; the boots might be size 8, but are you? :D

that was the best bit mate as yes iam  :ahhh   :tu:  cant wait to try them out  :tu:

Good thinking  :tu: how long is it overall?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 22, 2012, 10:08:33 PM
another axe head tony  :D  i nearly had a whole axe for you but the guy decided to keep it  :think:  odd bloke  :D

well me and coral rode to another booty and i picked up 2 more pliers,a cool looking french inox cheese knife  :think:  and a pair of size 8 meindl walking boots in really good conditoin for £4 i spent a total of £6.70p  :tu: sometimes bootys can be a bargain  :salute:


 :rofl:

You got yourself some bargains there Mate, those boots look great for 4quid  :drool:

And what an odd looking knife  :think:

very odd tony and no edge on it  :think:  although with a bit of modding would go nicely in with my kukri  ;)
The Miendl boots for £4 are a bargain! :o  Big question is though; the boots might be size 8, but are you? :D

that was the best bit mate as yes iam  :ahhh   :tu:  cant wait to try them out  :tu:

Good thinking  :tu: how long is it overall?

around 5inches,  :tu: the handle kind of has a similar shape to my kukri with some altering  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 22, 2012, 10:22:30 PM
A Karda in the making?  :think: :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 22, 2012, 10:29:00 PM
A Karda in the making?  :think: :tu:

I think so tony as i wouldnt use a  chakmak to sharpen my kuk with, although will be too busy to get it done for a little while  :-\ but will be a fun project,  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 29, 2012, 02:04:39 PM
found a few bits today,  :tu:

(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/P1010268.jpg)

the saw cleaned up a treat and cuts like no ones buisness  :o
(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/P1010274.jpg)
(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/P1010273.jpg)

my wife said did i really need anymore pliers  ::)   :D

(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/P1010270.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 29, 2012, 05:31:17 PM
That folding saw looks good Mate!
Those plasterboard saws are not bad I have one a bit like that somewhere :think:

Tell her I said (Mr T voice) 'woman you can't have too many pairs of pliers!'   :pommel:


 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 29, 2012, 06:05:42 PM
That folding saw looks good Mate!
Those plasterboard saws are not bad I have one a bit like that somewhere :think:

Tell her I said (Mr T voice) 'woman you can't have too many pairs of pliers!'   :pommel:


 :D

 :tu: im very happy with the folding saw tony as wanted one for a while and it was 50p i only spent £3   :tu:  angie just laughed as saw what you wrote  :rofl: 

the saw is by pingda tools although i dont think it says that on the handle but ill check monday
http://www.chinapingda.com/big.php?pid=54 (http://www.chinapingda.com/big.php?pid=54)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 29, 2012, 06:36:13 PM
Women  ::)

Yep I like that saw, good score  :tu:


I had a great day today, went to two Booty's  :gimme:

A cutlery canteen (think that's the right word   :think: ) it a bit tatty inside but....
5 x G clamps in various states of repair
A London pattern screwdriver
3 file handles and a floor bolster
Another axe I axeidentally bought  ::) (there's a small one in the freezer aswell   ;) )
A few more files and 3 centerpunches
3 x steel rules, all imperial, 1 is a 2' folder (I'm blaming Blitzwing  :)   )

On top is
An Eclipse padsaw handle (takes hack-saw blades)
A 'multi' key for Electricians etc
A gardeners pouch for secateurs etc

Aaaaand  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh    2 x BAKs one from 1952 and one might not be an actual BAK, still soaking at the moment

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/29072012004.jpg)

Inside (inc missing side handle)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/29072012008.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on July 29, 2012, 07:01:29 PM
Reckon that is a great good haul there Tony!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 29, 2012, 07:40:34 PM
very nice tony, love that box,and 2 BAK's  :drool:  you did well my friend  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 29, 2012, 07:58:01 PM
Thanks Guys, I'm really pleased with my haul  :think: but the box smells funny  :-[

Reckon that is a great good haul there Tony!

It was quite heavy David, she nearly couldn't carry it all  >:D

I did go over the top a little as I don't really need another Axe  :think: ..... or the steel rules ummm  :-\ or any more centre punches etc etc

I made a mistake the screwdriver is called 'perfect handle pattern screwdriver'
The London pattern is different  :-[

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Screwdrivers_WPC.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Screwdrivers_WPC.jpg)


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/29072012013.jpg)

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sazabi on July 30, 2012, 05:12:33 PM
Made it to a flea market I hadn't been to before, that, combined with a couple other flea markets and yard sales over the past week has yielded:

1 Spartan with Switzerland flag scale
1 Victorinox GAK with saw guard and match striker plate
1 Wenger Dynasty 65mm interlock Esquire
1 used but not abused ribbed Cadet 2 (for her pleasure  >:D)
1 excellent condition Squirt E4

... and lastly...

1 gently used Leatherman PST, with cap crimper, stainless steel finish!  :o
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 30, 2012, 06:26:18 PM
Nice score Sazabi  :salute:

Added some leather, its a bit better now

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/30072012003.jpg)



(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/30072012006.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 30, 2012, 06:55:43 PM
Made it to a flea market I hadn't been to before, that, combined with a couple other flea markets and yard sales over the past week has yielded:

1 Spartan with Switzerland flag scale
1 Victorinox GAK with saw guard and match striker plate
1 Wenger Dynasty 65mm interlock Esquire
1 used but not abused ribbed Cadet 2 (for her pleasure  >:D)
1 excellent condition Squirt E4

... and lastly...

1 gently used Leatherman PST, with cap crimper, stainless steel finish!  :o

very nice mate, need pics  :pok:   :D

Nice score Sazabi  :salute:

Added some leather, its a bit better now

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/30072012003.jpg)



(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/30072012006.jpg)


very nice tony, leather looks good  :salute:
Title: Re: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Blitzwing on July 31, 2012, 02:28:14 AM

3 x steel rules, all imperial, 1 is a 2' folder (I'm blaming Blitzwing  :)   )


I'll take the blame... This time!  Unfortunately, I missed the market this weekend.. Oh well next time :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on July 31, 2012, 02:36:38 PM
Nice little set of drawers Tony :tu: 

Talking of little, any chance you can upload slightly higher resolution pics next time, I'm squinting here :D

 :pok: And yes I have been to specsavers, before the jokes start :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 31, 2012, 07:53:49 PM

If the pictures are any bigger you will see what a bad job I did lining the bottom  :whistle:
Here it is in position  :salute:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/31072012009.jpg)

 and partially loaded

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/31072012014.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/31072012016.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sazabi on July 31, 2012, 10:16:59 PM
Made it to a flea market I hadn't been to before, that, combined with a couple other flea markets and yard sales over the past week has yielded:

1 Spartan with Switzerland flag scale
1 Victorinox GAK with saw guard and match striker plate
1 Wenger Dynasty 65mm interlock Esquire
1 used but not abused ribbed Cadet 2 (for her pleasure  >:D)
1 excellent condition Squirt E4

... and lastly...

1 gently used Leatherman PST, with cap crimper, stainless steel finish!  :o

very nice mate, need pics  :pok:   :D

http://s1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh491/sazabi1/ (http://s1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh491/sazabi1/) <-- First ten pictures. :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on August 02, 2012, 01:49:36 PM
Made it to a flea market I hadn't been to before, that, combined with a couple other flea markets and yard sales over the past week has yielded:

1 Spartan with Switzerland flag scale
1 Victorinox GAK with saw guard and match striker plate
1 Wenger Dynasty 65mm interlock Esquire
1 used but not abused ribbed Cadet 2 (for her pleasure  >:D)
1 excellent condition Squirt E4

... and lastly...

1 gently used Leatherman PST, with cap crimper, stainless steel finish!  :o

very nice mate, need pics  :pok:   :D

http://s1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh491/sazabi1/ (http://s1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh491/sazabi1/) <-- First ten pictures. :)

very nice mate  :tu:


If the pictures are any bigger you will see what a bad job I did lining the bottom  :whistle:
Here it is in position  :salute:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/31072012009.jpg)

 and partially loaded

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/31072012014.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/31072012016.jpg)


 :drool:  perfect tony  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 02, 2012, 06:40:53 PM
Paul  :salute:

Good haul Sazabi  :tu:


Happy booting out there Guys  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on August 02, 2012, 06:56:34 PM
Paul  :salute:

Good haul Sazabi  :tu:


Happy booting out there Guys  :cheers:

 :tu:  is that a core i see tony, didnt know you had one, one of the only LM's i regret selling, top MT that one  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 02, 2012, 07:21:31 PM
Paul  :salute:

Good haul Sazabi  :tu:


Happy booting out there Guys  :cheers:

 :tu:  is that a core i see tony, didnt know you had one, one of the only LM's i regret selling, top MT that one  :salute:

Yes it is, I won it in a very generous Give-a-way by Turnsouth  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on August 02, 2012, 08:07:40 PM
Paul  :salute:

Good haul Sazabi  :tu:


Happy booting out there Guys  :cheers:

 :tu:  is that a core i see tony, didnt know you had one, one of the only LM's i regret selling, top MT that one  :salute:

Yes it is, I won it in a very generous Give-a-way by Turnsouth  :salute:

 :tu:  think i remember that one  :think:   :D  my memory is rubbish these days  :-\ 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 05, 2012, 04:43:35 PM

I really must stop buying Axes an hammers!  :twak:

Another perfect patten screwdriver  :o
And a very cheap 'hobo' knife this thing is so blunt/cheap but I just had to buy it  :-[

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/05082012005.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on August 05, 2012, 04:45:17 PM

I really must stop buying Axes an hammers!  :twak:

Another perfect patten screwdriver  :o
And a very cheap 'hobo' knife this thing is so blunt/cheap but I just had to buy it  :-[

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/05082012005.jpg)

more axes  :drool: you must live near axe central tony  :D  nice haul mate  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 05, 2012, 04:48:48 PM
When I first wanted one I could never find one but now I have lots they are everywhere  :ahhh

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on August 05, 2012, 05:37:46 PM
When I first wanted one I could never find one but now I have lots they are everywhere  :ahhh

 :cheers:

 :D  different here, ive seen 2 in about 6-7 years  :think: 1 was just a rusty head and the guy wanted i think a fiver for it  :-\ and the other last week the guy decided he wanted to keep it  :ahhh   :facepalm:  nightmare, well still a good haul mate  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: dks on August 08, 2012, 12:07:48 PM
I went to see a car boot sale a couple of weeks ago and there was 1 car there..  >:(


So, I got these butter knives for 10c each (I am sure they are worth at least twice that!!  :rofl:) from a charity shop, because I thought they looked cute and were cheap and UK made..

The Harrods one has a plastic handle and the other one wooden.



Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 08, 2012, 03:24:24 PM
One car? ...... I think you got there too early   :D

Those are nice, I got to stop buying, I'm running out of places to store stuff here  :-[
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on August 08, 2012, 06:23:57 PM
One car? ...... I think you got there too early   :D

Those are nice, I got to stop buying, I'm running out of places to store stuff here  :-[

What you need to do is show us one of these car boot sales at the meet-up mate, we'll stop you buying anything. ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on August 08, 2012, 06:32:37 PM

I really must stop buying Axes an hammers!  :twak:

Another perfect patten screwdriver  :o
And a very cheap 'hobo' knife this thing is so blunt/cheap but I just had to buy it  :-[

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/05082012005.jpg)

A man cant have to many axes and hammers. Good looking axes there Tony. On this side of the pond that type of axe often bring good money depending on the maker and condition. Some of these axe collectors have very deep pockets.    :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 08, 2012, 07:08:25 PM

I want to go shopping with Nurf an HK again  :D

I can pop one in the post to you David  :salute: (the top one looks good now)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on August 08, 2012, 07:15:21 PM
Tony I`ll send you a PM when I get home tonight. Should have a undercutter axe here today. I`ll post some pics in the axe hole in a few days.    :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on August 08, 2012, 08:44:52 PM
Keep in mind how much the postage to the US has gone up this year guys. Axes are not known for their feather like weights :)

A small hatchet costs around £14-15 to send from the UK to the US and that's without any tracking or insurance  :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Kart on August 11, 2012, 02:42:36 PM
(http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad358/kartograf47/Baraholka/DSCN8135.jpg)



(http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad358/kartograf47/Baraholka/DSCN8146.jpg)
(titanium handle)

Full photoset: http://kartograf.mylivepage.ru/blog/26/74004 (http://kartograf.mylivepage.ru/blog/26/74004)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 19, 2012, 02:56:43 PM

I missed this before Kart, I like the look of the Titanium handled knife  :tu:

I picked up this morning  :D
A nice Brace and bit
Eclipse No13 padsaw
A nice little Brades Axe with original handle
A rusty BAK
A folding pocket knife that feels like a cheap Richards knife, says Made in Sheffield England and has  SCOUT KNIFE stamped on the blade
Small ball pein hammer  ;)
Staniforth Severquick slasher
3 worn files
Big pair of boots (no laces   ::) )

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/19082012010.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on August 19, 2012, 04:26:31 PM

I missed this before Kart, I like the look of the Titanium handled knife  :tu:

I picked up this morning  :D
A nice Brace and bit
Eclipse No13 padsaw
A nice little Brades Axe with original handle
A rusty BAK
A folding pocket knife that feels like a cheap Richards knife, says Made in Sheffield England and has  SCOUT KNIFE stamped on the blade
Small ball pein hammer  ;)
Staniforth Severquick slasher
3 worn files
Big pair of boots (no laces   ::) )

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/19082012010.jpg)

nice haul tony  :tu: another Bak  :D  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on August 19, 2012, 05:47:36 PM
Picked up an Acme whistle and an umbrella today.  Making use of the brolly already. ::)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 19, 2012, 06:46:38 PM

You have rain Gareth?  :o

Hot hot hot here, looking around the carboot this morning >:D  there will be a lot of very red people waking up tomorrow  :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on August 19, 2012, 06:50:35 PM
We had a lovely day as well, right up until 4.30 when it started raining. :-\  At least it was a summery shower, and I did have a new umbrella. :D

(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2009/360/2/2/_rain__by_Ser1x.gif)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 19, 2012, 07:09:12 PM

Rain  :gimme:

Save me getting the watering can out later  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on August 19, 2012, 11:03:24 PM
It was sweltering here by mid morning.  Judging by the scanty attire of some individuals at the car boot there will indeed be some very sore people by tomorrow!

Big haul for me today but of interest to those on this forum would be, a rusty BAK,a 74mm Wenger (VIP I think is the moniker it goes under) and a couple more folding electrician's screwdrivers.  I now have three of those so need to thin them before I end up with a heard :)

 :pok: Tony do I see another rusty "bush worrier" in your pile?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 19, 2012, 11:12:38 PM
We need pictures,  :pok: especially of the Electricians screwdrivers!

Yes Mate its a Staniforth Severquick slasher on an adjusted pickax handle, 42inches long (not my work) just cos I wanted it  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on August 19, 2012, 11:37:03 PM
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/wenger74mmandfoldingelec.jpg)

The BAK is being processed. And I've just realised that I haven't put the tweezers back in that SAK ::)



I fear for your local hedgerows ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 20, 2012, 08:06:12 AM

I think I need to trade something with you for one of those screwdrivers  :think:

Its too hot to Slash    :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on August 25, 2012, 04:43:33 PM
I got myself a 'Tony Special' a couple weekends ago. I could not believe it when I stumbled on it in a pile of rusty old cack  :o 8). I looked at it & thought 'that looks like one of those Footprints Tony talks about'  immediately I looked to see if it had it's original factory adjustment bolt & sure enough it did  8) 8).

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/vintage%20tools/dff224cd.jpg)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/vintage%20tools/290d34a6.jpg)

I asked 'how much for the old footprint'? I am sure the fella had absolutely no idea what a 'Footprint' was  :D :D but when I showed him the rusty old thing he said 'five bucks' , Done  8) :D.
 
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/vintage%20tools/120c933d.jpg)
I know a certain cantankerous bath tape that may be meeting Mr.Footprint  :D

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/vintage%20tools/423f4d6b.jpg)
It took quite a bit of work to get the rust off the old thing ,various sized wire wheels & then a good vinegar bath , Tony style  ;) :D. It was surprising how quickly the rust would reappear on the Footprint after I had cleaned it  :o , old fellas must of oiled their tools quite frequently  :think: :think:

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/vintage%20tools/34e09ece.jpg)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/vintage%20tools/1be7aa0e.jpg)

I did some Googling & Footprint is still a ongoing concern & still based in Sheffield UK  8) here is there website http://www.footprint-tools.co.uk/index_home.htm (http://www.footprint-tools.co.uk/index_home.htm), I read some sellers listing the wrench as having only a 12 month warranty ??? :think: :think:. The website lists the handle end as being a screw driver ;
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/vintage%20tools/e2359d8b.jpg)
looks more like a pry bar to me  :think: >:D :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sazabi on August 25, 2012, 04:47:49 PM
Excellent find, Matt. :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on August 25, 2012, 05:43:21 PM
Nice clean-up job Mat. :tu:  My old Footprints have a nice dark patina on them and never need oiling, I'm guessing your cleaning has just taken it back to virgin metal and it'll just need a little time to get used to being exposed to the air. :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 25, 2012, 05:57:22 PM
Great find Mat  :D

5th picture down...... Now that's what I call a good screw!

They are like Gremlins they come with some rules  :salute:
Let them rust up a little then rub with an oily cloth
It will bugger up the finish on said bath tap
Only do the screw up finger tight
They only work in one direction
Don't squeeze them like pliers, just hook them on and push with the heel of your hand


The 'screwdriver' is great for opening tins of paint  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on August 25, 2012, 07:05:18 PM
Nice shots of your Footprint Mat.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on August 25, 2012, 08:35:52 PM
What's that doing all the way down under? :)  I see plenty round here and occasionally even new ones.  Spotted a pair of their cutters the other weekend, not seen them before.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 25, 2012, 09:10:53 PM
I've not seen their cutters before, did you get them Neil?

I think we need a Footprint Owners Club  :think:

FOC?  :shrug:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 26, 2012, 02:19:59 PM
I must not buy more axes I must not buy more axes  :whistle:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/26082012006.jpg)

I picked up a lovely little axe  ::)
A few bits to go with the brace from last week
The biggest 4way file I have ever seen  :o
Made in the USA by I think it says ****ARNEY & FOOT ?  :think:
A punch
And a couple more axes  ::) ::) a short heavy one and a smallish ELWELL that needs more tape  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on August 26, 2012, 02:55:07 PM
 :o  how many axes is that now tony  :D  :tu:  nice finds mate,i worked sat night but we popped down this am before i had some sleep, nothing much down there, a crowbar and a zefal pump  :D  and a little OHO folder, dont see many OHO folders before, there was a large cheapy SAK copy but it was falling apart and badly made  :-\ i did pick up a few dvds  :D

(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/P1010475.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 26, 2012, 05:23:14 PM
Not too sure Mate, they are scattered around so it doesn't seem like there's a lot of them, (I actually passed by a few today)  :D

I think I have a similar folder to that somewhere, think its in my trades box

I did see a very nice Electricians knife with screwdriver and a 50's BAK but she wanted too much for them  :(
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 27, 2012, 11:52:35 AM
Bank Holiday Carboot

Another box  ::)
camping kettle
Big Stanley screwdriver
Elwell Axe  :)
Whitehouse & Sons Stick chopper

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/27082012005.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on August 27, 2012, 02:17:42 PM
Bank Holiday Carboot

Another box  ::)
camping kettle
Big Stanley screwdriver
Elwell Axe  :)
Whitehouse & Sons Stick chopper

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/27082012005.jpg)

nice haul tony,like the box  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Kart on August 28, 2012, 10:04:25 AM
(http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad358/kartograf47/Baraholka/DSCN8258.jpg)

More photos: http://kartograf.mylivepage.ru/blog/26/74010 (http://kartograf.mylivepage.ru/blog/26/74010)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 28, 2012, 10:06:55 AM

I like that Kart it's clever and useful  :drool:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on August 30, 2012, 05:15:18 PM
Kind of a high tech version of a barrel knife. Not Swedish though I guess? :)

Nice little Elwell you got there Tony :tu:

No SAKs for me this week but I did find some cool bits...
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on August 30, 2012, 05:25:27 PM
A French knife with a German blade :)
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/pierre.jpg)

A little Richards Multitool
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/richards.jpg)

And another couple of Richards penknives
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/shillings.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on August 30, 2012, 06:31:23 PM
A French knife with a German blade :)
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/pierre.jpg)

A little Richards Multitool
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/richards.jpg)

And another couple of Richards penknives
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/shillings.jpg)

 :drool: some cool finds there Neil  :salute:  love that richards MT  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 30, 2012, 08:35:03 PM
Kind of a high tech version of a barrel knife. Not Swedish though I guess? :)

Nice little Elwell you got there Tony :tu:
No SAKs for me this week but I did find some cool bits...


I have not seen one like that before, looks like a newer design   :think:

That french knife looks nice, the decimalization penknife reminds of a conversation I had with my Mum, at the time she carefully explained why my pocket money was cut in half, left me feeling that somehow I had been screwed   :-\
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Neil on September 02, 2012, 08:19:55 PM
Decimalisation happened prior to my birth but I still think the knife is fun in a quirly kind of way :)

The black blade is a nice sharp Richartz. Why they felt the need to do it in black I'm not quite sure :think:

No new tools for me from this morning's wandering. Nice walk though, not too hot or too cold today and it didn't rain. Amazing :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 09, 2012, 07:24:29 PM
Good day today  :tu:

Stanley 4 blade screwdriver (missing two blades   ::) )

Made in Germany  '55 brand' KAUFMANN
A 'Bowie knife' by J.NOWILL & SONS Sheffield
Blue Spartan
1952   BAK
.
.
.
And a skateboard  :ahhh

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/09092012009.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/09092012013.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/09092012017.jpg)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on September 09, 2012, 07:31:18 PM
Good day today  :tu:

Stanley 4 blade screwdriver (missing two blades   ::) )

Made in Germany  '55 brand' KAUFMANN
A 'Bowie knife' by J.NOWILL & SONS Sheffield
Blue Spartan
1952   BAK
.
.
.
And a skateboard  :ahhh

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/09092012009.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/09092012013.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/09092012017.jpg)

 :cheers:

OMG mate you did extremely well  :drool:  love that bowie  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on September 09, 2012, 08:21:13 PM
Great finds mate :drool:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AHB on September 09, 2012, 08:25:23 PM
Great finds mate :drool:
+1  :o :o
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 09, 2012, 09:39:49 PM
The Guy had other nice knives there, if I had had more money with me there would have been more knives sitting with me now  :ahhh

I wonder what they are worth (probably about what they cost me  :whistle: ) but they are very nice  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Kart on September 10, 2012, 04:05:59 PM
Great finds mate :drool:
+1  :o :o

+7,62   :o :o :o
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AimlessWanderer on September 10, 2012, 04:31:01 PM
Great finds mate :drool:
+1  :o :o

+7,62   :o :o :o

 :rofl:

Nice sheath knives mate. I'd be interested to hear what that steel is like on the Nowill bowie, as if it takes an edge and keeps it
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 10, 2012, 04:38:27 PM
Great finds mate :drool:
+1  :o :o

+7,62   :o :o :o

 :rofl:

Nice sheath knives mate. I'd be interested to hear what that steel is like on the Nowill bowie, as if it takes an edge and keeps it

Thanks Guys  :tu:

Al you don't think they are worth a great amount do you?  :think:
I only ask as I don't want to sharpen them if they are collectors items
You will be able to play with them at the next meet unless I have swapped one for Kukri or something by then  :shrug:  :D

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on September 10, 2012, 04:47:50 PM
OK Tony no one has asked  :o.... A skateboard  :pok: :pok: :pok: :D :D.

Tony you know a fella on the wrong side of 40 falling off a skateboard & getting a head injury is best avoided  :think: :D :D

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AimlessWanderer on September 10, 2012, 05:02:06 PM
Great finds mate :drool:
+1  :o :o

+7,62   :o :o :o

 :rofl:

Nice sheath knives mate. I'd be interested to hear what that steel is like on the Nowill bowie, as if it takes an edge and keeps it

Thanks Guys  :tu:

Al you don't think they are worth a great amount do you?  :think:
I only ask as I don't want to sharpen them if they are collectors items
You will be able to play with them at the next meet unless I have swapped one for Kukri or something by then  :shrug:  :D

Nah, I wouldn't have thought so mate - you can pick up a new one at a reasonable price ...  :-\

http://www.tout-lemonde.com/?page=shop/flypage&product_id=88&keyword=zinc&searchby=keyword&offset=0&fs=1 (http://www.tout-lemonde.com/?page=shop/flypage&product_id=88&keyword=zinc&searchby=keyword&offset=0&fs=1)

http://www.sheffieldknives.co.uk/acatalog/8-55.html (http://www.sheffieldknives.co.uk/acatalog/8-55.html)

http://www.sheffield-made.com/acatalog/Whittle_Tang_Bowie_Knives_.html (http://www.sheffield-made.com/acatalog/Whittle_Tang_Bowie_Knives_.html)

Guards are less robust now instead of the cast brass (probably from the old brass founders at the end of their road), but I wouldn't expect big bucks swapping hands for one. I'm an inconsiderate tool user though mate, and collectibles are just a way of comparing how good old stuff works vs new stuff  >:D So from that angle I'm probably not a good reference point   :whistle:

OK Tony no one has asked  :o.... A skateboard  :pok: :pok: :pok: :D :D.

Tony you know a fella on the wrong side of 40 falling off a skateboard & getting a head injury is best avoided  :think: :D :D

I'm just waiting for the big reveal .... there's got to have been a "I could make a <something-or-other> out of that" motive  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on September 10, 2012, 05:18:24 PM
I had thought the rolling days of that skateboard were numbered  :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on September 10, 2012, 06:58:41 PM
 :think: :think:

 :o

I've worked out Tony's real identity!


(http://www.menshealth.com/celebrity-fitness/uploads/tony-hawk-670x350v2.jpg)


 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 11, 2012, 08:02:37 AM
@Mat,
Glad someones keeping up  :D

I had thought the rolling days of that skateboard were numbered  :D :D

Its all down hill Mate  :shrug:

@ Al,
Thanks Mate  :salute: I should have googled that myself  :-[

I'm just waiting for the big reveal .... there's got to have been a "I could make a <something-or-other> out of that" motive  :D

Just fodder  ;)

@ Gareth,
I can't remember ever being in that position  :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on September 11, 2012, 09:43:50 AM
:think: :think:

 :o

I've worked out Tony's real identity!


(http://www.menshealth.com/celebrity-fitness/uploads/tony-hawk-670x350v2.jpg)


 :D

 :rofl:  its the Hawk  :ahhh  ive a friend who collects SK8boards i picked one up a while back for him and its still in my shed  ::)  i still remember those plastic ones from the 70's   :ahhh   :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 11, 2012, 10:03:35 AM

Hawk?
More like 'Its the heffalump'  :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on September 11, 2012, 12:01:33 PM

Hawk?
More like 'Its the heffalump'  :rofl:

 :rofl:  so any pics of this sk8board tony , it could be a 60-70's classic  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 11, 2012, 12:23:08 PM

Hawk?
More like 'Its the heffalump'  :rofl:

 :rofl:  so any pics of this sk8board tony , it could be a 60-70's classic  ;)

 ;)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/11092012004b.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on September 11, 2012, 12:44:13 PM

Hawk?
More like 'Its the heffalump'  :rofl:

 :rofl:  so any pics of this sk8board tony , it could be a 60-70's classic  ;)

 ;)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/11092012004b.jpg)

looks ok to me mate, wheels look good, was it a bargain  :tu: i pick stuff like this up if cheap enough, i once picked up this old early 80's diamondback for £10  :o  there was a little girl in front of me asking so i said to her do you want it and the said no so i ask and he said £10, i snapped his hand off mate, i cleaned it right up and even raced it a few times and then sold it to my mate in london for £250 and i got my PK ripper with the money  :tu: sadly this kind of thing doesnt happen enough but when it does  :ahhh   :ahhh   :ahhh

a pic restored, it took me 2 hours to get it like this ,it was covered in what looked like 20 odd years of scum and it even had its original tyres  :o

I look at these pics and wish i kept it  :-\
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/bmx040.jpg)
with mags on
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/bmx059-1.jpg)
down iford race track
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/bmx013.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 11, 2012, 04:27:42 PM
It was very cheap  ;)

I know nothing about them but nice looking bike  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on September 11, 2012, 05:20:16 PM
It was very cheap  ;)

I know nothing about them but nice looking bike  :tu:

cheap is good mate  :salute:  i got that bike back in 2005 when you could pick up a bargain now and then  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 16, 2012, 12:22:12 PM

I really must not buy any more Axes  :facepalm:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/16092012006.jpg)

A very nice 'wheel brace' or hand drill
3 wedges
A big hand-full of Axes  :whistle:
Battered ARPAX
BAK but made for the general public with no writing on the side
Compass (for drawing circles not going for around in  ;) )
Tiny wood rasp
Screwdriver for '6mm screw-driver bits'
Lovely old ('socket-ed' I think) wood chisel (cant see the maker yet)
A plastic handled chisel from Footprint
Lovely (but battered) brass folding rule made by I & D Smallwood, Birmingham
Smallish Ball pein hammer

A good morning all round  :tu:
I also bought eggs bread and fruit.....Sitting here with a bacon sarni and a large coffee  :drool:

 :D




Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on September 16, 2012, 03:56:43 PM
Wow mate that's a good haul  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 16, 2012, 04:16:15 PM

I think my arms are longer now than they were at 7 this morning  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Essexman on September 16, 2012, 11:56:38 PM
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/bmx040.jpg)
with mags on
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/bmx059-1.jpg)
down iford race track
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/bmx013.jpg)

Wow Zed those pics talke me back to my youth! Mongoose with yellow skyways was my ride back many years ago.

Love that DB, they had a certain style about them. Do you still have the PK Ripper? If so I'd love to see pics, maybe start another thread?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on September 17, 2012, 03:42:35 AM

I think my arms are longer now than they were at 7 this morning  :D

 :D   :D   :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on September 17, 2012, 08:22:54 AM
I think Tony must have started a mini economy in second hand axes in his local area.  Anyone and everyone is heading there to sell their old rusty axe heads. :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on September 17, 2012, 08:26:41 AM
I think Tony must have started a mini economy in second hand axes in his local area.  Anyone and everyone is heading there to sell their old rusty axe heads. :D


 :D    :D    :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 17, 2012, 09:02:54 AM
I think Tony must have started a mini economy in second hand axes in his local area.  Anyone and everyone is heading there to sell their old rusty axe heads. :D


 :D    :D    :D

So I'm some kind of rust economy magnet? Part of the thriving 'red' market?

Though one Guy did say here comes the 'Axe Man' (a tool selling chap that I sometimes have a little chat with) and another couple used to call me 'the Knife Man' (not seen them for a while)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on September 17, 2012, 09:59:27 AM
No chance of Tony getting mugged on the way back to his car/Axemobile  :think: :P :D.
Tony you should warn any would be assailant;'Mate your gonna need stitches and a extra large tetanus shot '  & that is for just the pick pockets  :P :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 17, 2012, 10:11:34 AM
I normally just get the G/F to carry it all back to the car  :shrug:   (you can bribe them with bacon sarnies or a sausage  :angel: )             


Tetanus  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on September 17, 2012, 10:26:31 AM
I normally just get the G/F to carry it all back to the car  :shrug:   (you can bribe them with bacon sarnies or a sausage  :angel: )             


Tetanus  :think:

Tony you don't know about Tetanus  :o :o :o :ahhh :ahhh

"Tetanus is often associated with rust/Tony" from Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetanus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetanus) Should read; "see Tony's shed"  :P :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 17, 2012, 10:31:45 AM
I normally just get the G/F to carry it all back to the car  :shrug:   (you can bribe them with bacon sarnies or a sausage  :angel: )             


Tetanus  :think:

Tony you don't know about Tetanus  :o :o :o :ahhh :ahhh

"Tetanus is often associated with rust/Tony" from Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetanus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetanus) Should read; "see Tony's shed"  :P :D

 :D

Yep I was trying to remember when I had my last shot   :think:  many many years ago  :-[
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on September 17, 2012, 10:59:30 AM
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/bmx040.jpg)
with mags on
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/bmx059-1.jpg)
down iford race track
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/bmx013.jpg)

Wow Zed those pics talke me back to my youth! Mongoose with yellow skyways was my ride back many years ago.

Love that DB, they had a certain style about them. Do you still have the PK Ripper? If so I'd love to see pics, maybe start another thread?

this was my 05 ripper i raced on
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/rad333.jpg)

the robinson a raced on
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/myburner113.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/DSC_0186.jpg)

mk2 burner i had,
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/bikes080.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on September 17, 2012, 03:30:29 PM
I normally just get the G/F to carry it all back to the car  :shrug:   (you can bribe them with bacon sarnies or a sausage  :angel: )             


Tetanus  :think:

Tony you don't know about Tetanus  :o :o :o :ahhh :ahhh

"Tetanus is often associated with rust/Tony" from Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetanus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetanus) Should read; "see Tony's shed"  :P :D

 :D

Yep I was trying to remember when I had my last shot   :think:  many many years ago  :-[


 :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh , if ever someone needed their Tetanus shots up-to-date  :pok: :pok: :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 22, 2012, 08:35:45 AM
  ^    :whistle:   :D

I picked this up at a second hand store a couple of days ago

It has two locking blades  :o  says China and hads a little 'K' in a circle on the main blade

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/20092012057_zpse9a52446.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/20092012061_zpsacb99324.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on September 22, 2012, 07:41:46 PM
  ^    :whistle:   :D

I picked this up at a second hand store a couple of days ago

It has two locking blades  :o  says China and hads a little 'K' in a circle on the main blade

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/20092012057_zpse9a52446.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/20092012061_zpsacb99324.jpg)

looks ok tony, i dont think ive seen 2 locking blades before on a pocket knife  :think:   :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 23, 2012, 02:28:56 PM
  ^    That's the first I've ever seen  :o

I took a couple of friends to the carbooty this morning, We met up after and they had bought me a 'brick hammer' that needs a new handle  :D

I picked up a CK lambs foot carbon steel folder and an Opie that needs a little work
I could hear Paul whispering  :pok:  buy the box  :pok:  buy the box

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/23092012003_zpsaa415389.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: edcgear on September 23, 2012, 04:54:03 PM
Hey Tony! As always LOVE your Car Boot finds!!

Missed them the most while I was away from forum!!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 23, 2012, 05:36:21 PM
Hey Tony! As always LOVE your Car Boot finds!!

Missed them the most while I was away from forum!!

Thanks G,  :hatsoff: I did wonder where you were

It was a quiet day at the booty as rain was expected at 11ish today and the weather has turned a little chilly  :ahhh 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on September 23, 2012, 09:24:36 PM
  ^    That's the first I've ever seen  :o

I took a couple of friends to the carbooty this morning, We met up after and they had bought me a 'brick hammer' that needs a new handle  :D

I picked up a CK lambs foot carbon steel folder and an Opie that needs a little work
I could hear Paul whispering  :pok:  buy the box  :pok:  buy the box

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/23092012003_zpsaa415389.jpg)

It was no whisper tony  :D and a opie, what number is it mate have you a close up of the stamp  :salute: nice haul mate  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 23, 2012, 10:32:25 PM

Needs a drop of linseed and a sharpen now  ;)

The blade is 7.5cm long but it had the tip missing so I guess its a No8?
Opinel & France on the side with a hand and a crown

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/23092012022_zps55cfdb80.jpg)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on September 23, 2012, 10:47:20 PM

Needs a drop of linseed and a sharpen now  ;)

The blade is 7.5cm long but it had the tip missing so I guess its a No8?
Opinel & France on the side with a hand and a crown

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/23092012022_zps55cfdb80.jpg)

 :cheers:

no number on the lockring  :think: must be a old one possibly tony, looks good mate  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 23, 2012, 10:52:22 PM
Sorry Mate forgot to look on the ring...... No7   ::) :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 24, 2012, 01:39:36 PM
Bob very kindly found me some information on the USA made file in this picture  :salute:



(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/26082012006.jpg)


Bob's reply was;
I did a bit of digging, and I believe your file was made by the Kearney & Foot company. Here are a couple of links you might be interested in:

http://www.wkfinetools.com/hUS-metalWorking/Files/Kearney&Foot/Kearney&Foot-index.asp (http://www.wkfinetools.com/hUS-metalWorking/Files/Kearney&Foot/Kearney&Foot-index.asp)

http://www.davistownmuseum.org/bionicholson.html (http://www.davistownmuseum.org/bionicholson.html)




(http://www.wkfinetools.com/hUS-metalWorking/Files/Kearney&Foot/advert/1881-Kearney%20&%20Foot%20-%20Files-American%20Machinist,%20Vol.%204/1881-Kearney%20&%20Foot%20-%20Files-American%20Machinist,%20Vol.%204%20-%20February%2026,%201881.jpg)



Hope that helps, and please feel free to share this info with everyone.
Take care!
Bob :)

Thanks very much for your help Bob!  :cheers:
Title: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on October 07, 2012, 08:24:03 PM
Not exactly a car boot, however just got back from Castleton visiting a second hand shop we found at the mot meet here in Sheffield. Fortunately I did not have to sing and I picked up this lot.
Nomad
Midnite manager
Old Escort

Also picked up a really good hole punch for leather work
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 07, 2012, 09:04:27 PM
That was a very strange but interesting shop  :drool: :rofl:

Picked up a couple of axes today one is very rusted and one has an extra long handle  :think:
Also another footprint padsaw (can't own too many padsaws  ::))

Apart from some fruit and veg a very quiet morning I guess its nearly season end  :(


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/07102012023.jpg)

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 14, 2012, 12:02:50 PM
Last grass bootsale for the year, Had to scrape a little ice off my windscreen this morning  :ahhh

Another Vice …. you can't have too many  ;)
A mini Dremel  :tu: (my 'dremel' died last week)
Couple of ax heads  ::)
Couple of nice scrapers
two punches
Circlip pliers, made in Sheffield
Another carving knife, brace, coping saw and hammer
One very rusty BAK
And (  :twak: I blame Waterlander for this!) a Draw knife

 :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/14102012018.jpg)

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on October 14, 2012, 03:08:24 PM
Love the drill to the right. It looks NEW. :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on October 14, 2012, 03:10:19 PM
Tony not the last sale  :( :( :(.

Do they now head in doors/under cover  :think: :think: :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: nuphoria on October 14, 2012, 03:12:06 PM
Good score at Castleton Mark - even better when you don't to sing for it :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 14, 2012, 03:30:30 PM
   ^  :D


Love the drill to the right. It looks NEW. :ahhh

I think we call them a 'Hand Brace' or a 'Brace and Bit' (with the drill bit)
Its a British made 'Comet No 110'
I bought it from a lovely old lady selling off her deceased husbands tools, all the tools were in good used condition, I think he might have died in his workshop  :salute:

Tony not the last sale  :( :( :(.

Do they now head in doors/under cover  :think: :think: :think:

Some of them carry on in car parks and old airfields Mat...... I might just have to follow  :D

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on October 14, 2012, 03:33:39 PM
That is a relief Tony it would be disastrous for the local vinegar suppliers & I would hate for you too go into rust withdraws  :ahhh :ahhh :D :D.

I do look forward to seeing your weekly haul  :tu: :D   
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 14, 2012, 03:59:24 PM

Think I have a big enough pile of rust to keep me busy well in to 2015  :oops:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Waterlander on October 16, 2012, 05:57:41 PM

Think I have a big enough pile of rust to keep me busy well in to 2015  :oops:

Well mate, if you need a nice piece of seasoned ash to hang those bits just let me know.
I've cut two pieces, more then enough for 4 hatches. When it's fixed I'm gonna use the drawknife for shaping the handles. I'm quite exited to try it.  :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 16, 2012, 06:45:24 PM

Think I have a big enough pile of rust to keep me busy well in to 2015  :oops:

Well mate, if you need a nice piece of seasoned ash to hang those bits just let me know.
I've cut two pieces, more then enough for 4 hatches. When it's fixed I'm gonna use the drawknife for shaping the handles. I'm quite exited to try it.  :)

Thanks Frank  (I will be replying to your mail shortly  :-[ )

Looking forward to seeing how these all turn out, that draw knife looks sharper now but not sure about the axes  :think:  the heads look darker now is it just the picture?

Did you see my replacement Draw knife above?  :D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 28, 2012, 04:32:01 PM
Today I picked up....
3 Files
A nice old awl or scriber

and possibly frostbite  :ahhh

Went on to Lidl's and bought a little accessories kit for my Dremel

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/28102012003.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 30, 2012, 09:48:29 PM
I also picked up this Billhook at the weekend  ;)


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/30102012006.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 30, 2012, 09:49:52 PM
It's not the biggest one I own, I'm guessing its a Gardeners knife  :think:
Open to suggestions


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/30102012007.jpg)

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on October 31, 2012, 12:27:45 AM
that's a nice little thing Tony, is it a full tang?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 31, 2012, 10:15:04 AM
Yes full tang  :tu: I have removed the scales as they were more wood worm than wood  :ahhh

Its sitting in my 'projects' box now  ::)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on October 31, 2012, 12:44:24 PM
Yes full tang  :tu: I have removed the scales as they were more wood worm than wood  :ahhh

Its sitting in my 'projects' box now  ::)

Another Billyhook  :ahhh :D. Tony is your 'projects' box encroaching into your living room  :think: :P :D :D. Not that my project box is getting any smaller  ::) :-[ :-[. I looked at my LM Pulse project today & promptly put it back into the box BUT I did finally sort out my ST300's gritty plier pivot, I needed to pull it apart & sand the pliers pivot face , only half of it got polished by the factory ??? ???
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on November 05, 2012, 01:58:28 PM
Today I picked up....
3 Files
A nice old awl or scriber

and possibly frostbite  :ahhh

Went on to Lidl's and bought a little accessories kit for my Dremel

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/28102012003.jpg)

think i need to go down to lidl's  :D   :tu: when you get a chance pm me the price tony  :salute:  like the little bilhook  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on December 02, 2012, 03:31:44 PM
Bloody cold -4 here last night, So I surprised myself  by deciding to go 'booting'  :facepalm:

A couple of 'odd' ones today
A nice looking Ax head wedged on to a bit of 2” x 1” batten with a metal strap nailed over
And a tiny, over sharpened, over hammered head with a tiny crack in the poll and a badly fitted handle (but the price was right   ::) )
Also another putty knife, hacking knife and ball peen hammer

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/02122012010.jpg)

Trying to get warm now  :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on December 02, 2012, 06:08:43 PM
Bloody cold -4 here last night, So I surprised myself  by deciding to go 'booting'  :facepalm:

A couple of 'odd' ones today
A nice looking Ax head wedged on to a bit of 2” x 1” batten with a metal strap nailed over
And a tiny, over sharpened, over hammered head with a tiny crack in the poll and a badly fitted handle (but the price was right   ::) )
Also another putty knife, hacking knife and ball peen hammer

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/02122012010.jpg)

Trying to get warm now  :ahhh

Nice haul Tony  :salute: i was going this am but too busy and had our friends little boy over and he was a nightmare so he was up at 5am plus wouldnt sleep till late  :ahhh  so blooming tired now, glad you found a few cool items mate  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on December 04, 2012, 10:33:42 PM
One of these is destined to become a doorstop  :D


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/04122012001.jpg)

I'm pleased with how this one has cleaned up, Anyone have any idea of the maker? A S ?  :think:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/04122012003.jpg)

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AimlessWanderer on December 04, 2012, 11:31:58 PM
One of these is destined to become a doorstop  :D

You're not supposed to nail the door to the bloody floor Mr Sparks  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh





 :P
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on December 05, 2012, 04:30:11 PM
One of these is destined to become a doorstop  :D

You're not supposed to nail the door to the bloody floor Mr Sparks  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh





 :P

 :D  Not nail just wedge, anyway... I have a simple but cunning plan   ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on December 05, 2012, 07:44:37 PM
One of these is destined to become a doorstop  :D

You're not supposed to nail the door to the bloody floor Mr Sparks  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh





 :P

 :D  Not nail just wedge, anyway... I have a simple but cunning plan   ;)

"As cunning as a fox who's just been appointed Professor of Cunning at Oxford University? "

 ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on December 05, 2012, 08:23:48 PM

     :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on December 05, 2012, 08:28:58 PM
(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/640x360/legacy/brand/b006xxw3.jpg?nodefault=true)
 8)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on December 06, 2012, 04:57:11 AM
One of these is destined to become a doorstop  :D

You're not supposed to nail the door to the bloody floor Mr Sparks  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh





 :P

I think Blackadder was thinking of Tony when he said; "He's mad! He's mad. He's madder than Mad Jack McMad, the winner of this year's Mr Madman competition"

 :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on December 06, 2012, 09:38:32 AM

George Me: Oh no! What a mad blundering, incredibly handsome young nincompoop I've been!   :ahhh


  :D


Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on December 17, 2012, 10:27:23 PM

I picked up mostly outdoors stuff on Sunday

A scythe
stiff brush
Very nice little garden fork made in England by Prestige
Small 'four way' file/rasp
A lovely little fine wet stone in a leather sheath  :drool:

Then went on to Lidls a bought some wire brushes for my 4” grinder

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/04122012007.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on January 06, 2013, 05:19:30 PM

Very quiet today but did find one thing worth picking up  ;)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/06012013011.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: dks on January 06, 2013, 05:43:21 PM
Nice SAK; good find sparky!
Title: Re: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on January 06, 2013, 05:45:16 PM
Nice SAK; good find sparky!

I think he picked up the axe. ;). That SAK is his handywork.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: dks on January 06, 2013, 05:48:35 PM
I know. I was making a joke on the "worth picking up" statement...

and you destroyed it...   :facepalm:

 :D
Title: Re: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on January 06, 2013, 06:10:43 PM

You don't like my Ax DKS?  :(
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: dks on January 06, 2013, 06:17:03 PM
Not yet....   :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on January 06, 2013, 06:27:03 PM

All I need now is a big fat Ash log  :gimme:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: nuphoria on January 06, 2013, 06:35:06 PM
Cor' that's a whopper chopper! :o
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on January 06, 2013, 06:42:53 PM
Cor' that's a whopper chopper! :o


The camera adds pounds, Its not so big in real life  :whistle:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on January 06, 2013, 06:57:02 PM
How many axes now Tony  :D Nice finds mate.  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: nuphoria on January 06, 2013, 07:03:11 PM
Cor' that's a whopper chopper! :o


The camera adds pounds, Its not so big in real life  :whistle:


And I assumed men thought differently about that! :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on January 07, 2013, 08:49:22 PM
Cor' that's a whopper chopper! :o


The camera adds pounds, Its not so big in real life  :whistle:


And I assumed men thought differently about that! :D

You will like this Chrissy its from up your way  :tu:

Stamp says;
Parks & Co ltd
Birmingham – 944

It weighs in at 4.5lbs and there's a 'w' stamped on the bottom of the poll

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/07012013005.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: nuphoria on January 07, 2013, 10:23:44 PM
You going to dress it up nicely?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on January 07, 2013, 10:35:49 PM
You going to dress it up nicely?


I've been looking around for some decent sized Ash to try my hand at handle making but I can't find any wide enough, I think I need more than a foot in diameter ….... something will turn up sooner or later  :think:
or are you talking masks/sheaths?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: dks on January 08, 2013, 11:50:22 AM
You going to dress it up nicely?


I've been looking around for some decent sized Ash to try my hand at handle making but I can't find any wide enough, I think I need more than a foot in diameter ….... something will turn up sooner or later 

I do no think she will be interested...... 


I know, childish.....   :D   :facepalm:

appologies to Ashley and sparky...      :angel: :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on January 08, 2013, 06:48:38 PM
You going to dress it up nicely?


I've been looking around for some decent sized Ash to try my hand at handle making but I can't find any wide enough, I think I need more than a foot in diameter ….... something will turn up sooner or later 

I do no think she will be interested...... 


I know, childish.....   :D   :facepalm:

appologies to Ashley and sparky...      :angel: :angel: :angel:

I would be happy to try a bit of handling with Ash   :whistle:

Ash :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on January 09, 2013, 09:14:50 AM
Nice axe head Tony.  A 4.5 lb single bit is a whooper.    :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on January 16, 2013, 08:09:02 PM
Thanks David  :salute:


I just found the maker of the one below that I picked up on 2nd Dec
It was made by Spearwell (UK) between 1967 and 1972


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff/04122012003.jpg)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on January 23, 2013, 11:37:02 PM
I like how their emblem is shaped like an ax head :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on January 24, 2013, 12:42:16 AM

The interweb is a wonderful thing

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on February 24, 2013, 10:37:42 PM

Here's the little 4oz ball pein head I bought some time ago with a newly made Cherry handle 
Not 100% sure about the handle shape yet but everything is adjustable   :)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/24022013007.jpg)

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on February 24, 2013, 11:10:09 PM

Here's the little 4oz ball pein head I bought some time ago with a newly made Cherry handle 
Not 100% sure about the handle shape yet but everything is adjustable   :)

http://i112.photobucket.c...parky_415/24022013007.jpg (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/24022013007.jpg)



I like your way of thinking. :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on February 27, 2013, 12:43:32 AM

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/hammerc.gif)


 :D


 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: nuphoria on February 27, 2013, 10:30:55 AM
Looks nice to me, but perhaps a little but slim... is it meant for your giant man hands Tony?! :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on February 27, 2013, 07:38:55 PM
Looks nice to me, but perhaps a little but slim... is it meant for your giant man hands Tony?! :D

It is very slim, It started off kinda square and as I say it might get adjusted after I try a bit of peining  :think:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff%202013/22022013030.jpg)


Some girls like my hands  :tu: apparently they make your bum look smaller  :D sadly everything looks smaller in my hands  :(
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on February 27, 2013, 07:47:27 PM
Looks nice to me, but perhaps a little but slim... is it meant for your giant man hands Tony?! :D

It is very slim, It started off kinda square and as I say it might get adjusted after I try a bit of peining  :think:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff%202013/22022013030.jpg)


Some girls like my hands  :tu: apparently they make your bum look smaller  :D sadly everything looks smaller in my hands  :(


 :rofl:. 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: nuphoria on February 27, 2013, 09:22:04 PM
Oh Tony, I do miss you :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on February 27, 2013, 09:40:02 PM
 
 :pommel:

You just need to work on your aim a bit




I am lovely really

 (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/love05.gif)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/eusa_shhh.gif)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: nuphoria on February 27, 2013, 09:43:10 PM
:dd:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on February 27, 2013, 09:47:32 PM
 :angel:

(your just taking the P now  :D )
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 06, 2013, 04:51:37 PM
Think Photobucket is broken  :think:

Here's my little hammer again from reply 1003

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff%202013/24022013007.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/hammerc.gif)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 24, 2013, 09:25:28 PM
Hammer time (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/hammerc.gif)
After sanding and wire brushing, then treated with a drop of linseed oil the little hammer from reply no956 now looks like this


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff%202013/24032013009.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: nuphoria on March 25, 2013, 08:29:55 PM
Lovely job :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 21, 2013, 06:29:52 PM
You can probably guess where I was this morning  :D

A tiny vice that needs a good clean
Another little Ax
A whopper of a File handle (or maybe a trowel)
Another sheath for gardening
Five assorted files and rasps
Nice old Stanley knife
Another 'Footprint' wood chisel (I probably don't need any more ::) )
A  lovely little GEE & HOLME (made in Sheffield I think) pen knife which has only been sharpened with a stone  :o

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff%202013/21042013007.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/stuff%202013/21042013007.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: nuphoria on April 21, 2013, 07:19:34 PM
Have you got enough stuff to start your own car boot sale yet Tony? :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 21, 2013, 09:45:36 PM
Have you got enough stuff to start your own car boot sale yet Tony? :D


I’ve heard that somewhere before  :whistle:

 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on April 22, 2013, 04:58:47 AM
Have you got enough stuff to start your own car boot sale yet Tony? :D


I’ve heard that somewhere before  :whistle:

 :D

   

 :D     :D     :D


I like that little vise Tony.


Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 22, 2013, 08:57:56 AM

I have just found another word we spell differently  :)

Thanks David
I didn’t really need it but the price was right  :D It seems to be in good condition under the paint and a little rust  :tu:

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sazabi on April 22, 2013, 03:07:00 PM
Not necessarily from a flea market, but at a thrift store I found an Old Spice shaving mug for a whopping $1.60 out the door that cleaned up very nice; it doesn't have any chips or cracks, either. :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 22, 2013, 03:11:19 PM
Not necessarily from a flea market, but at a thrift store I found an Old Spice shaving mug for a whopping $1.60 out the door that cleaned up very nice; it doesn't have any chips or cracks, either. :D

Cool  :tu:
I think I can remember my Dad having one of these when I was little, did it come filled with soap? I might be getting confused  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sazabi on April 22, 2013, 04:01:16 PM
You do put a shaving soap puck in it; the cup has a number of ridges on the bottom to keep it from moving around too much; thus far, between my father and I, we have four variations of the Old Spice shaving mug; they came in different heights, with different handles, and prints on the exterior, amongst other differences.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 23, 2013, 07:11:03 PM
^ I will ask him if I remember  :tu:


 :think: :think: :think:
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff%202013/78864d21-8f19-49b6-b87a-25ea686b2692.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/stuff%202013/78864d21-8f19-49b6-b87a-25ea686b2692.jpg.html)


Happy with the new clip on my new secateurs pouch  :tu: and the axe is a bit of an experiment to see if the short handle is still useable  :think:

I won't get too close as the chisel needs resharpening  :-[


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff%202013/23042013016.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/stuff%202013/23042013016.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on April 28, 2013, 03:31:24 PM
Short handled hatchets can be very useful Tony, but don't expect it to be able to split large rounds with ease. ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 28, 2013, 08:40:38 PM
Its something else to play with at the moment Gareth, I think I need to thin it down a bit more  :think:

Today's small haul

Three tobacco tins
A phone for a friend who found out if there's a power cut her house phone won't work and you can't charge your mobile  ;)
A couple of what I call mirror hooks but what it says on the packet are 1-1/2in  brass 'glass plates' also written  in biro '1/4' maybe one shilling  and four pence?  :o :think:

Another box and Ax  :whistle:

and a torch from Lidls  ;)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff%202013/28042013003.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/stuff%202013/28042013003.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on April 28, 2013, 10:03:51 PM
Nce box  :salute: how's The torch Tony  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Grumpy on April 28, 2013, 10:06:34 PM
Like the Baccy tins :tu: nice find Tony
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 29, 2013, 12:10:51 AM
Nce box  :salute: how's The torch Tony  :tu:

Over in the new torch section  ;)

Like the Baccy tins :tu: nice find Tony

 :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
Just found the top ‘tobacco tin’ is full of asbestos

Wikipedia says

On crumbling walls it may be difficult to drill a clean hole, or the force of the expanding plug may be enough to cause cracking. In these cases, a hardening liquid or putty mixture may be used instead.
One of the first of these mixtures was produced by Rawlplug and was composed of dry white asbestos fibres, sold loose in a tin. The user wetted some into a ball (usually by spitting on them) and pushed this plug of putty into the hole. A small tamper and spike was supplied with the kit. This putty worked very well, but the Hazard of the asbestos fibres means that the product is no longer available.

 :oops:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Grumpy on April 29, 2013, 12:17:51 AM
Nce box  :salute: how's The torch Tony  :tu:

Over in the new torch section  ;)

Like the Baccy tins :tu: nice find Tony

 :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
Just found the top ‘tobacco tin’ is full of asbestos

Wikipedia says

On crumbling walls it may be difficult to drill a clean hole, or the force of the expanding plug may be enough to cause cracking. In these cases, a hardening liquid or putty mixture may be used instead.
One of the first of these mixtures was produced by Rawlplug and was composed of dry white asbestos fibres, sold loose in a tin. The user wetted some into a ball (usually by spitting on them) and pushed this plug of putty into the hole. A small tamper and spike was supplied with the kit. This putty worked very well, but the Hazard of the asbestos fibres means that the product is no longer available.

 :oops:


bloomin heck!! you need rid quick
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on April 29, 2013, 12:21:30 AM
Yeah mate, if that's not been properly cleaned out I'd seal it in a plastic bag and chuck it right quick. :o

I like the look of that wooden box though. :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 29, 2013, 12:35:34 AM
Its actualy fairly full   :whistle:


And the box is drying out in the garage after an earlier bath   :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on April 29, 2013, 12:38:39 AM
don't open it again and seal it in a bag.  Seriously mate, it's not worth taking a risk with.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 29, 2013, 12:42:46 AM
Never fear I shall take apropriate measures  :salute:

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on April 29, 2013, 12:44:20 AM
Good man. :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on May 05, 2013, 04:02:24 PM
Found this big chap at the car boot.  I got in contact with my inner Tony and well for £1 it became mine.  Going to have a look through the recently cut down pile of ash to see if I can get a handle for it.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on May 05, 2013, 04:27:26 PM
Nice find for a quid. :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 05, 2013, 06:32:45 PM

 :D  Bargain   :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 05, 2013, 06:47:45 PM

 :D  Bargain   :tu:

That was a bargain mate  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on May 05, 2013, 09:11:10 PM
Just cleaned it up it says Gilpin Cannock England. 4LB.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on May 05, 2013, 11:43:33 PM
Never fear I shall take apropriate measures  :salute:
does that mean "sending it to grumpy Barry to put in his pipe ;) " ?
 :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 06, 2013, 08:54:31 AM
Just cleaned it up it says Gilpin Cannock England. 4LB.

4LBs Thats a whopper  :tu:

Never fear I shall take apropriate measures  :salute:
does that mean "sending it to grumpy Barry to put in his pipe ;) " ?
 :rofl:

Think of the money he will save trying to light it, it will last and last  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 06, 2013, 10:37:58 AM
Nice haul tony  :salute: I was hoping there was a boot sale on today but nothing  :-\ but going to Ashley heaths massive one next Sundays and have had some luck there so fingers crossed  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: user24 on May 08, 2013, 08:40:51 PM
Picked this beauty up for one whole pound. It still works just fine. Takes bits from 8mm down to at least 3mm.

(http://i.imgur.com/eezgrTCl.jpg) (http://imgur.com/eezgrTC)

(http://i.imgur.com/nm2jD89l.jpg) (http://imgur.com/nm2jD89)

(http://i.imgur.com/XDV1Iufl.jpg) (http://imgur.com/XDV1Iuf)

The company's still going, which is pretty cool.

I'd been on the lookout for one of these for the purposes of SAK modding, as it's a bit too easy to eat scales with a hand-held powerdrill.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 08, 2013, 09:25:43 PM

Nice one User24  :tu:
I bought myself that exact drill when I started my apprenticeship many many years ago 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on May 08, 2013, 09:53:57 PM
Good looking drill there user24.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 09, 2013, 11:23:04 AM
Nice hand drill mate,I've got a few here  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: user24 on May 09, 2013, 05:42:19 PM
Cheers :) Up till now I've been using a standard powerdrill with HSS bits to drill out pins, but it was just way too easy to eat through scales, I think I've already ruined a red alox cadet (maybe fixable with a bit of creative peening). So I wanted a hand drill to give me more control, in the absence of a pillar drill.

Only thing is that I'm missing a small enough chuck key. The one from the powerdrill sort of half-fits but the teeth are only partially engaged. It'll do but it's not perfect.

Hopefully you'll be seeing this hand drill again in the mod forum some time soon ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: lowtech on May 09, 2013, 08:38:43 PM
If i didn´t throw it out on my last spring-cleaning of teh shop, I might have a small chuck key - PM me your address and if it shows up, I´ll ship it.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: user24 on May 09, 2013, 11:04:51 PM
If i didn´t throw it out on my last spring-cleaning of teh shop, I might have a small chuck key - PM me your address and if it shows up, I´ll ship it.

Pm sent :salute: Thanks for the offer  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: user24 on May 11, 2013, 04:13:13 PM
Another bargain at £4, a lovely Feuerhand storm lantern. £20 new on amazon.

(http://i.imgur.com/QYhWkeNl.jpg) (http://imgur.com/QYhWkeN)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZkW5jvIl.jpg) (http://imgur.com/ZkW5jvI)

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 11, 2013, 04:55:24 PM
What fuel do these use?

Google Google ......Ah… Use Kerosene, Parrafin or other lantern fuel

I like the look of those  :tu:

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: user24 on May 11, 2013, 06:54:25 PM
What fuel do these use?

Google Google ......Ah… Use Kerosene, Parrafin or other lantern fuel

I like the look of those  :tu:

Yep, seven quid for 4 litres at B&Q. The lantern holds 0.34 litres which is claimed to burn for 20 hours.

*scratches head*

*chews pencil*

*carry the two*

So that's (4/0.34)*20=235 hours of burn time for £7. Dunno if that's good. Sounds reasonable to me.

I've had my eye on one of these for a while now. Be nice to light it on a summer evening in the garden for a bit of ambiance ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 11, 2013, 09:09:08 PM

 :think:   Gets calculator out…… That is enough for 12 English Summers   :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on May 11, 2013, 09:20:40 PM
I have a couple of those in the cellar. :think: Maybe we need an old lamp thread? :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 11, 2013, 09:33:01 PM
I have a couple of those in the cellar. :think: Maybe we need an old lamp thread? :D

Outdoor lighting thread  :tu:

or power cut lighting thread  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: user24 on May 11, 2013, 10:39:36 PM
I have a couple of those in the cellar. :think: Maybe we need an old lamp thread? :D

Outdoor lighting thread  :tu:

or power cut lighting thread  :tu:

 :tu: (http://i.imgur.com/xIiMhMh.gif)

Not sure where to put it, general forum?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 12, 2013, 01:34:13 PM
I have a couple of those in the cellar. :think: Maybe we need an old lamp thread? :D

Outdoor lighting thread  :tu:

or power cut lighting thread  :tu:

 :tu: (http://i.imgur.com/xIiMhMh.gif)

Not sure where to put it, general forum?

 :pok:  Maybe Enki can start one in 'The outdoor edge'?   :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 12, 2013, 01:38:36 PM

A very nicely made Eye Witness knife (you turn the two rings which opens the two blades) sadly one of the blades has been sharpened to nearly nothing and one is broken  :(
A beat up Richards 'scout knife' maybe
A plastic handled 'stag' knife  was made in Germany, its had a hard life, hard to open
A lovely 'strapped'  upholsterers hammer (probably or it might be a French Saddler's Hammer or it might be "wood heel hammer"  :think:  )
3 x unusual wrenches  :o
Another pair of footprints  ;)
And not forgetting one knackered old Ax  ::)


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff%202013/12052013006.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/stuff%202013/12052013006.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on May 12, 2013, 02:23:44 PM
I have a couple of those in the cellar. :think: Maybe we need an old lamp thread? :D

Outdoor lighting thread  :tu:

or power cut lighting thread  :tu:

 :tu: (http://i.imgur.com/xIiMhMh.gif)

Not sure where to put it, general forum?

 :pok:  Maybe Enki can start one in 'The outdoor edge'?   :D

I thought you were starting one. ;)

OK, let me go find the lamps. ::)   (and hopefully the round wedges somewhere in the workshop too)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 12, 2013, 02:33:12 PM
Nicr finds tony  :tu: we went to 2 car boots today,there was a few baks but wanted too many pennies ,picked up a handy pouch and a aitor vic style knife ,a Sheffield pen knife and a little pen knife ,also a boxed mt made for readers digest subscribers,its actually a well made mt ill do better pics and review it un the cheap mt section   :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on May 12, 2013, 03:34:23 PM
Any more pics of the small slippie?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on May 12, 2013, 04:27:58 PM
I have a couple of those in the cellar. :think: Maybe we need an old lamp thread? :D

Outdoor lighting thread  :tu:

or power cut lighting thread  :tu:

 :tu: (http://i.imgur.com/xIiMhMh.gif)

Not sure where to put it, general forum?

 :pok:  Maybe Enki can start one in 'The outdoor edge'?   :D

I thought you were starting one. ;)

OK, let me go find the lamps. ::)   (and hopefully the round wedges somewhere in the workshop too)


Done. --> Old School Outdoor or Power Cut Lighting Thread (http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,44949.0.html) 


Can't find the wedges though. :(
 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 12, 2013, 04:53:33 PM
Thanks Enki  :salute:

Those look interesting Paul, well worth getting up early  :tu:

There were quite a few interesting but over priced bits at mine this morning  :-\
Someone wanted 20 quid a Hultafors ‘clipper type’   :o  ::)  :o
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on May 19, 2013, 02:29:01 PM
Only got the small axe, Kukri and carabiner  today, but all recent finds and mostly cheep  :o
i doooo like a bootfair  :D if i took pics of all the stuff i've picked up we'd be here all day  :whistle:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 19, 2013, 04:02:01 PM
Very nice finds michael  :salute: the Kukri looks like a Indian made model,does there seem too be a chrome finish on the blade?  Now you need too clean it up  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on May 19, 2013, 04:20:14 PM
Nice old IMCO lighter too :salute:


But......

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.
.
.
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WHAT'S IN THE BOX! :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on May 19, 2013, 07:19:32 PM
sorry it's just a box ! i got a big box of 'em (slightly rusty) for a few pounds. the bloke was asking one pound for ten, and i was thinking "screw storage in my garage" , misses was getting the hump cos i was sorting though to find the 10 least rusty, when the man made me an offer i couldn't refuse  :whistle:
(all the lot for three quid  :D , 'she' wasn't happy )

* the lighter was a pound too  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 19, 2013, 08:25:52 PM
  ^  :D


Only???  :o  What a great bunch of stuff!  :tu:
is there anything else stamped on the back of the Ax?

I didn't go today, been earning Brownie points  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on May 19, 2013, 08:55:22 PM
all it says on the Axe is ''drop forged'' (stamped on both sides) it's quite light weight but seems to be effective (gave some fencing a scare earlier).
not bad for £1.50, i couldn't even be bothered to barter the man down  :whistle:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 20, 2013, 03:42:43 PM
  ^  Another bargain   :tu:

I picked this kitchen knife up in a second hand shop last week
After a drink of mineral oil and a sharpen it now looks like this  :)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Kitchen%20Knives/19052013001.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/Kitchen%20Knives/19052013001.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on May 20, 2013, 10:50:42 PM
Good looking knife there Tony!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 21, 2013, 12:53:39 AM

 :salute:  Thanks David, It was crying out for some mineral oil when I got it
 
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Kitchen%20Knives/17052013015.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/Kitchen%20Knives/17052013015.jpg.html)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 30, 2013, 12:11:06 PM
I had a great morning!   :D

Oil stone made by Norton Abrasives
Another Stanley knife, this time an early 99E with the solid blade carriage  ;)
SAK 74mm Executive
A proper old penknife that has a lot of water damage/rust
1968 BAK that has 'J' on the main blade (there's differing info about these online) wheres Neil when you need him?  :think:
A nice little lock back, made in Solingen Germany with a small whale on the plastic handles
GAK Made by  I.C.A.R
A ring knife (think that what Al said it was called) made in Sheffield by Witness
A nice jigged bone, brass liners, broken small bladed knife that I'm hoping will clean up nicely
And..........................

  :ahhh A Sideclip that's had a bit of use  :tu: :D :D :D

The ring knife, lock back and BAK all have damage to the blades from prying or trying to undo screws..... makes me very sad  :(

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff%202013/30062013005.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/stuff%202013/30062013005.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: user24 on June 30, 2013, 12:55:03 PM
Very nice haul there!  :think: I should go to car boots more often!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on June 30, 2013, 01:15:49 PM
Fantastic finds there!

Def

Sent from a digital multitool
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on June 30, 2013, 02:17:58 PM
Some fantastic finds. :2tu: Great score on the Sideclip. :cheers:

The Solingen lock back should be a Richartz. http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Richartz

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: edcgear on June 30, 2013, 02:28:36 PM
Wish car boot markets (flea markets) are like yours here...  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 30, 2013, 05:40:09 PM
Thanks Guys  :salute:
Sometimes its a waste of petrol even starting the car, last week I went to two and then Halfords (car parts shop)  :-\  I didn't bother posting a pic then but this was what I got

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff%202013/23062013004b.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/stuff%202013/23062013004b.jpg.html)

Thanks Enki,  :salute:

Its a bit hard to see but here's the tiny whale with Solingen written below  :tu:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/stuff%202013/30062013014.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/stuff%202013/30062013014.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on June 30, 2013, 07:18:46 PM
Tony, looks like you've been finding some good items to add to the pile.     :tu:      :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on June 30, 2013, 09:49:52 PM
Blimey tony well done. I thought I had done well today. There was an old feller there who used to work for various cutlery firms around these parts and from what he was shifting used to bring a bit of work home with him most days.  I picked up two steels which just need handles.  Got a few other bits and pieces including my first ever car boot sak. It was in a real sorry state however it is looking better after a wash and oil bath.  Once it has had a polish it will be ready for its after pics
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 02, 2013, 11:22:42 PM
David,
The pile just keeps getting bigger  :D

Mark,
Sounds like an interesting day for you Mate,

Old corkscrew = good score  :tu:

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on July 02, 2013, 11:35:36 PM
Thanks mate. After cleaning it all up only the main blade was missing the very tip, so little that I reprofiled it using the diamond file on a juice. The liners are also not too pretty but do the job. I have stuck on an old back scale I had in the bit box. It makes for a good user and as well as giving me tinkering time it only cost me 50p.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 02, 2013, 11:51:07 PM
Tinkering time is good  :cheers:

50p?  :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Philby on July 03, 2013, 12:41:18 AM
Good finds :drool:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: farrierphil on July 03, 2013, 11:41:50 AM
Ok, so i joined this forum a few days ago and thought it was great. Then i found this thread! Aaarrghh now im addicted lol. Ill get a few of my car boot finds together and take pics. No SAKS of major knife finds though.  :( Ive been through the posts and keep seeing a lot of farriers hoof rasps showing up. I think its because once we finish with them we tend to give them to customers. Not that they are redundent but just not really much use to us as they arnt sharp enough for us to use. As i said great site.  :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 03, 2013, 12:13:01 PM
  ^  :D

Hi Phil
More pictures are always welcome Mate
I reckon this is the only thread on the forum where its impossible to go 'off thread'  :D

I grab all the farriers rasps I can as they will come in handy when I get my little forge running..... one day  ::)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on July 03, 2013, 01:02:34 PM
Hi phil
Welcome to what has become pretty much mine and tonies personal thread!  Just to second what tony said old files are a perfect source of metal for turning into knives.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 03, 2013, 09:50:20 PM

    :facepalm:  We shouldn't have said anything Mark (Farmman)

I should have just said 'can you lend me a couple of files to sharpen my horse please Phil?'  :whistle:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on July 04, 2013, 12:25:17 AM
True. However it seems to have gone back to normal here. Just you and me!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: farrierphil on July 04, 2013, 01:01:26 AM
Hang on, im a multi-tool addict whos addicted to car boots. I thought i was the only one lol!  ;) No sorry guys im not leaving! im just runnin late today! Ill get a few pics uploaded tomorrow. Sorrry ive no rasps at the moment, i got a real bad kick on the head last year and my neuro-surgeon wont let me back to work yet. But Ill have a hoke about and if i find any ill let you all know.  :twak: 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on July 04, 2013, 08:46:24 AM
Kicked by a horse.  Had a few lash out at me.  If you look at YouTube for file knife you will find quite a few examples.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 04, 2013, 09:41:50 AM
Myself, I think horses are best looked at from behind gate

Michael Morris is my knife making hero, hes used one or two files in his time

http://www.michaelmorrisknives.com/2.html    :gimme:

Here's something I started last year and still not finished  ::) .....one day

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/New%20knife/Carrot2.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/New%20knife/Carrot2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on July 04, 2013, 07:29:43 PM
I'm sure you know about this guy too but others might enjoy it. :D

http://www.greenpete.co.uk/knife-making/knife-making-video/
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Nhoj on July 04, 2013, 07:34:33 PM
I'm sure you know about this guy too but others might enjoy it. :D

http://www.greenpete.co.uk/knife-making/knife-making-video/ (http://www.greenpete.co.uk/knife-making/knife-making-video/)

Darn it! His website is blocked to Americans because our government decided to be stupid and spy on everyone.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on July 04, 2013, 07:49:13 PM
You have most of it on vimeo and there's a torrent too where you can download the whole dvd for free (his own upload).

http://vimeo.com/user6398195/videos
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on July 05, 2013, 08:18:04 AM
Thanks mate.
Green Pete is my hero.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 07, 2013, 09:06:12 AM
Myself, I think horses are best looked at from behind gate

Michael Morris is my knife making hero, hes used one or two files in his time

http://www.michaelmorrisknives.com/2.html    :gimme:

Here's something I started last year and still not finished  ::) .....one day

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/New%20knife/Carrot2.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/New%20knife/Carrot2.jpg.html)

Looks like a larger carrot tony   :drool:
(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/P1010225-1.jpg) (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/zed1970/media/P1010225-1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 07, 2013, 12:06:41 PM
Thanks Mate, I think you've seen in before

 its just one of the many 'works in progress' that inhabit my garage  :whistle:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: farrierphil on July 07, 2013, 01:10:48 PM
Guys, why wont my pics upload? Hmmm i must be doing something wrong im not sure what though? Any ideas!  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on July 07, 2013, 01:20:41 PM
Guys, why wont my pics upload? Hmmm i must be doing something wrong im not sure what though? Any ideas!  :think:

Well first you have to tell us what you're doing for us to tell you what you're doing wrong. ;)

If you're trying to attach pic to your post, click the + at Attachments and other options, then Choose file (and choose the pic you want to post) and click Post. If you're posting a pic from an outside source click (http://forum.multitool.org/Themes/default/images/bbc/img.gif), paste the link to the image in the pop up window and click OK.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 07, 2013, 03:45:16 PM
Thanks Mate, I think you've seen in before

 its just one of the many 'works in progress' that inhabit my garage  :whistle:

:D is that zombie chopper still in there we talked about, you never know when there be a zombie apocalypse  :ahhh  :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 07, 2013, 04:49:49 PM
Paul,
It is Mate and its still got your name on it …....  just waiting for the right time to get my 'forge' up and running  ::)

I think I've broken either my computer, photobucket or the interweb as I can't seem to upload pictures to photobucket  :think: :rant:  :think: :rant:

Picked up some odds and ends today but best of all were
Two BAKs (that I paid too much for  :whistle: )
And a rusty Elwell billhook that needs a new handle (probably paid too much  :whistle: )

One of the BAKs is this one  ;)

http://www.eggintongroup.co.uk/brands/joseph-rodgers/military-knives/locking-two-piece-army-clasp-knife.html

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on July 07, 2013, 06:26:18 PM
Nice ones Tony!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 07, 2013, 06:51:46 PM
David   :salute:

I'm happy now,
Just cleaned the Billhook, Made by Elwell in 1943 with the 'Issued to the Army Arrow'

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on July 07, 2013, 07:16:30 PM
Nice additions. :tu: What handle are you planning to make for the billhook? Something traditional or will you be using that micarta you were playing with?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 07, 2013, 07:56:36 PM
 :-\   Not sure yet   :think:


.....we could vote on it I guess  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on July 07, 2013, 08:00:54 PM
We haven't had a poll in a long time. :woohoo:


:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on July 07, 2013, 08:13:12 PM
If you don't put that back to original I will send laura to hurt you.  Not in a good way either.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 07, 2013, 08:28:06 PM
  ^   :dd:  I like Laura   :D

The trouble with a poll is I might end up doing something I don't want to so....
I guess I will think of something to do with it sooner or later  ::)

I have in mind a copper ferule at the moment

but open to suggestions   >:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 07, 2013, 08:51:58 PM
 :pok:  Mark

 :pok: in Orange?

 :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Golok/Billhooka.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/Golok/Billhooka.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on July 07, 2013, 10:10:39 PM
Ok laura is getting quite good with the sickle on a stick.  As you know she is quite vertically challenged.  That's a lot of swings to bring you down to a size she could punch in the nose.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: edcgear on July 07, 2013, 10:21:56 PM
Paul,
It is Mate and its still got your name on it …....  just waiting for the right time to get my 'forge' up and running  ::)

I think I've broken either my computer, photobucket or the interweb as I can't seem to upload pictures to photobucket  :think: :rant:  :think: :rant:

Picked up some odds and ends today but best of all were
Two BAKs (that I paid too much for  :whistle: )
And a rusty Elwell billhook that needs a new handle (probably paid too much  :whistle: )

One of the BAKs is this one  ;)

http://www.eggintongroup.co.uk/brands/joseph-rodgers/military-knives/locking-two-piece-army-clasp-knife.html

Damn!!! I forgot about those BAK's...

Now you got me on that :gimme: street... :poke:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 08, 2013, 09:29:20 AM
Don't you have any yet EDC?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: edcgear on July 08, 2013, 09:52:11 AM
Don't you have any yet EDC?

Nope... Not yet  :D :D :pok: :pok:

They are nice folders, aren't they?

And I like marlin spike!! Though I don't have any real use for that (ain't sailor) but it's damn cool!!  8) 8)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 08, 2013, 10:15:51 AM
Don't you have any yet EDC?

Nope... Not yet  :D :D :pok: :pok:

They are nice folders, aren't they?

And I like marlin spike!! Though I don't have any real use for that (ain't sailor) but it's damn cool!!  8) 8)

They are fairly indestructible, don't rust, not hard to sharpen and they are an EDC you are not afraid to use
Yes I like them :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 14, 2013, 02:12:14 PM
Another great morning  :ahhh

A bag, pair of leather welding gloves and an AC/DC T shirt for my little nephew  ;)
A bunch of chisels 4 good, 4 not sure about yet and a triangular file
A small (No110) block plan made by Salmens

A very rusty 'scout knife' (That I was very pleased to find)  :D
A British WW2 period Royal Navy seaman's clasp knife made by Harrison, Fisher and Co Sheffield England  :o
BAK in not too bad condition
A very dirty and stiff climber with broken scissors  :-\
A spartan with '3M' 'matt' scales?
A Tourist with 'BBC Brown, Boveri (& Cie)'  (very slightly melted) scales

Maybe the best of all is the (Made in) Solingen, German Army Knife?   :o :drool:

Lots to clean this afternoon  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 14, 2013, 04:36:50 PM
You did very well tony :salute: i've not been too a boot sale for ages due too wife working sundays and no car and 3 kids  :ahhh i'm sure  im missing all the bargains  :-\
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 14, 2013, 04:41:02 PM
I got everyone's share of bargains this morning  >:D  very happy   


 :D   :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 14, 2013, 04:46:31 PM
 :salute: tony that silver grey knife between the scout knife and black handled bak has it a german stamp  :think: I had one in my carpet tool bag for around 20years but lost years ago,i'm sure mine had a german emblem,
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 14, 2013, 04:50:48 PM
No, its a British WW2 period Royal Navy seaman's clasp knife made by Harrison, Fisher and Co Sheffield England  (looked it up this morning)

Hang on a min an I will take another pic  :salute:


Pics added  :tu:

And to add, Its a monster! 5” folded 8” inc blade  :o
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 14, 2013, 04:58:21 PM
No, its a British WW2 period Royal Navy seaman's clasp knife made by Harrison, Fisher and Co Sheffield England  (looked it up this morning)

Hang on a min I an will take another pic  :salute:

Cheers tony,looks like the one I had,possibly i've got the markings wrong as lost it years ago,
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Nikos on July 14, 2013, 05:42:02 PM
I think I'll need some education on car boot sales when I move to the UK... :pok:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 14, 2013, 05:46:21 PM
That scout knife cleaned up nice tony  :tu: cheers for pics mate mine was different,

Nikos make sure you just move to tonys neck of the woods  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on July 14, 2013, 06:43:37 PM
Tony that clasp knife sure is   8).
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 14, 2013, 09:18:01 PM
Do you mean 'the metal monster' David?
I'm not sure I would call it cool but I'm glad I've got one now,
Its a very big clunky thing, I don't think it will make it in to my EDC  :-\

To be honest I was lucky, all the folders/SAKs were from one dealer (shes sold loads to me over the last couple of years) so if it wasn't for her I would have only picked up the Scout knife today and a bunch of 'other stuff'  :shrug:
There was one other '50's BAK' on another stall (very used and over priced) and some metal splitting wedges for 3quid each (fair but I didn't need them that much)
But not one single Ax  :o

Been playing with the Scout knife today, Robinson (made in Sheffield England) Removed the rust with a wire wheel, Sharpened with my Lansky then resharpened the swedge that had been previously done roughly by someone with a file  ::)

Now I guess I will have to find a sheath for it  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on July 14, 2013, 09:31:35 PM
Tony, you are the Zen master of car booties.  :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 14, 2013, 09:53:08 PM
Zen master of Booties :-\

Zen master of wire wheels   :hatsoff:

 :D

As you can probably tell I'm very please with this as it only cost a quid   :gimme:

Ooh and I've just cut myself on one of those stiff and dirty SAKs    :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 14, 2013, 10:27:37 PM
What's the scouts blade size tony,4inch?  I've got a nylon sheath that might work  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 14, 2013, 10:41:53 PM
What's the scouts blade size tony,4inch?  I've got a nylon sheath that might work  :tu:

Its 5inches Mate  :salute: I might have to visit my leather man when I have some spare cash   ;)


Mmmm or maybe some PVC and leather  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 14, 2013, 10:46:39 PM
What's the scouts blade size tony,4inch?  I've got a nylon sheath that might work  :tu:

Its 5inches Mate  :salute: I might have to visit my leather man when I have some spare cash   ;)


Mmmm or maybe some PVC and leather  :think:

Sheath might be 5in, it's here if you need it mate  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 14, 2013, 10:54:11 PM
What's the scouts blade size tony,4inch?  I've got a nylon sheath that might work  :tu:

Its 5inches Mate  :salute: I might have to visit my leather man when I have some spare cash   ;)


Mmmm or maybe some PVC and leather  :think:

Sheath might be 5in, it's here if you need it mate  :tu:

Thanks Paul  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 28, 2013, 04:12:18 PM

Picked up a whole pile of rust this morning, most interesting to you lot would be

Gentleman's folder and a larger folder (I can't read the makers name yet)

4 x Axes, to make up for last weekend  ::)

A lump of mahogany? (maybe? I don't know to be honest  :-\ )

And a very cute 'Woody' block plane  :drool:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on July 28, 2013, 04:17:39 PM
I got nothing today  :(
think you'd love the bootfair we go to Sparky loads of old tools and things right up your street. all I saw today was a PST clone. I didn't even ask the price  :angel:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 28, 2013, 05:53:22 PM
I got to stop buying 'it will be use full one day' stuff  :ahhh

The folder was made by J.HOWARTH SHEFFIELD ENG
The blade is lambfoot pattern with Bexite scales and a lovely snap now its been oiled  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: jerseydevil on July 29, 2013, 03:02:25 AM
Today I was at my town's weekly street market.  In one section there are tables with traditional flea market sort of things.  At one of the tables I noticed a knife with a shield and cross on it.  As I picked it up to examine it, the guy behind the table told me, "That's a fake.  Swiss Army Knives don't have metal handles."  I told him I'd give him $5 for it, and he agreed, probably thinking there's a sucker born every minute....   ::)

(http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g448/Jerseydevil379/IMG_20130728_171409_zpsdb9a6d8a.jpg) (http://s1102.photobucket.com/user/Jerseydevil379/media/IMG_20130728_171409_zpsdb9a6d8a.jpg.html)

If this SI is more than a few months old, I'd be very surprised.  There is no date on the blade, and almost no sign that it's been used at all except for a tiny chip in the edge where the blade probably hit the bail once.  A quick visit to Mr. Lansky, and this "fake" has been in my pocket the rest of the day and is going to work tomorrow.  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 29, 2013, 07:18:22 AM

Bargain JD   :salute:

That's my kind of fake   :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on July 29, 2013, 01:13:44 PM
:rofl:

Great score. :2tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on July 30, 2013, 03:37:35 AM

Picked up a whole pile of rust this morning, most interesting to you lot would be

Gentleman's folder and a larger folder (I can't read the makers name yet)

4 x Axes, to make up for last weekend  ::)

A lump of mahogany? (maybe? I don't know to be honest  :-\ )

And a very cute 'Woody' block plane  :drool:


Mmmm, good stuff there Tony. Do those shears come apart? And who made them if I may ask? :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: user24 on July 30, 2013, 12:08:00 PM
Today I was at my town's weekly street market.  In one section there are tables with traditional flea market sort of things.  At one of the tables I noticed a knife with a shield and cross on it.  As I picked it up to examine it, the guy behind the table told me, "That's a fake.  Swiss Army Knives don't have metal handles."  I told him I'd give him $5 for it, and he agreed, probably thinking there's a sucker born every minute....   ::)

 :rofl: Nice hustle!  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 30, 2013, 11:50:50 PM

Mmmm, good stuff there Tony. Do those shears come apart? And who made them if I may ask? :)


The scissors are made by Nabel Maniago,  :-\ can't find anything about them using google
They will come apart Bob  :tu: , The only thing wrong with them is the nut undoes while you are using them


Very cleverly the curve of the blade makes them spring apart when you use them, they were something I didn't want.....buy two butchers steels get a pair of scissors free   so I said 'thanks very much'  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on July 31, 2013, 04:01:50 AM
Hmmm, never heard of that maker either. :think: Sounds like the quality is not so good. No wonder the seller tossed them in for free. ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 31, 2013, 07:43:07 AM
Hmmm, never heard of that maker either. :think: Sounds like the quality is not so good. No wonder the seller tossed them in for free. ;)

Sorry Bob I didn't explain it very well

They feel like they could have been used in surgery, feels like an expensive tool but the nut loosens in use like a lot of secateurs / shears I have used

Surgery  :think: :-\
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on August 01, 2013, 04:38:54 AM
Ah, I follow you now. :salute: I've seen those referred to as Poultry Shears, used in the cutting up and preparation of chicken. I presume they make them come apart to allow for easier cleaning after the nasty work is finished.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 07, 2013, 10:41:40 PM
You might like this one Bob

I've just wire brushed the square I picked up, Made in Sheffield by Moore & Wright
(The little one Neil gave me has disappeared without a trace into the Tardis I call my workshop  :think: )

Its more or less one of these  :)

http://www.machine-dro.co.uk/marking-out-equipment/150mm-6-inch-engineers-square-moore-wright.html

Here it is with a 'Krone's tool' and an Energizer head torch from a little Sunday afternoon carboot  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on August 08, 2013, 06:06:31 AM
I do indeed like that one Tony :tu: I use one almost like it every day. Mine looks to be a bit shorter than yours though. And I am not familiar with the Moore & Wright company. Are they old-time Sheffield, or a relatively new company? 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 08, 2013, 08:42:55 AM

They have been around for ever Bob

Their website says...

Founded in 1906 by innovative young engineer Frank Moore, Moore & Wright has been designing, manufacturing and supplying precision measuring equipment to global industry for over 100 years. With roots fixed firmly in Sheffield, England, the company began by manufacturing a range of calipers, screwdrivers, punches and other engineer’s tools.

Now part of the eminent Bowers Metrology Group and with production facilities in the UK and China, Moore & Wright continues its commitment to supplying worldwide industry with high quality, affordable products. Its ongoing pledge to research and development should ensure that Moore & Wright remains at the forefront of global innovation.

http://www.moore-and-wright.com/

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on August 09, 2013, 04:49:06 AM
Thanks for the info Tony. It must be my area (which is very manufacturing oriented) was so well covered by the American and Japanese gauge makers that Moore & Wright never was able to break into the local market? Hard to say I guess. :-\ In any case, if they have been around that long they must know what they are doing. :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 11, 2013, 10:32:47 PM
I gambled on what might have been a rusty ripoff this morning :think: turned out well   :D :D

Also a 5Lb Axe head, two more paint tin openers and a Stanley 'Dolphin'
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on August 11, 2013, 10:41:47 PM
Will you be dipping the drill press in vinegar too? >:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 11, 2013, 10:42:56 PM
Just for Mat and Bob's entertainment....

I bought a couple of tiny tiny 'King Dicks'   :D


Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 11, 2013, 10:46:19 PM
Will you be dipping the drill press in vinegar too? >:D

No because the bucket isn't big enough  :rofl:
But guess where the Ax is now  :whistle:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on August 12, 2013, 05:35:40 AM
Them are a couple of cute little fellers Tony. :) I've heard the name (and chuckled) :D but I've never handled one before. They look pretty well made. Does it strike you as odd that the open slot on the handle is not on the same side on both wrenches? :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 12, 2013, 09:12:55 AM

The one on the left is a lot older (I'm guessing) the finish is a lot nicer and a nicer stamp,
Abingdon (Town near Oxford maybe?), No 0,  King Dick, Trade * (a picture of a dogs face (or ugly man)) Mark

The one on the right is just a useable (and cute) tool just with King Dick stamped on the 'slidey bit'
Made in a different factory / era?  :-\

Really it just needs a bit of finishing off  :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 12, 2013, 09:18:55 AM

I also picked these up  ::)

A nice 3 bladed knife with 'Silver Steel' and a little oval shape on the tang but I don't thinks its Taylor eye  :think:

A nice pipe smokers knife in good condition made by Richards in Sheffield

An old pruning knife, marked 'Forged steel Foreign made'
which I think means 'made in Germany after the war'

All the blades have been broken on this one :o and the largest re-profiled as a wire stripper, the plastic 'jigged bone' looks like it has melted at the edges, Please don't ask me why I bought it  :think:
It might say
Imperial
PAT NOs 2170537 2281782


A really nice knife made by William Rodgers, Sheffield
Horn scales, brass liners and 'I CUT MY WAY'  stamped on the tang  :)
as you can see its been looked after and sharpened a million times

Apart from the pipe smokers knife all the above blades have been sharpened until there's not much steel left, most are not ideal for pocket carry  :) :-\ :(


 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ducttapetech on August 12, 2013, 03:38:08 PM
Nice haul! I really like the pipetool.

sent from Ducttapetech's mobile device

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 12, 2013, 06:52:12 PM
Nice haul! I really like the pipetool.

sent from Ducttapetech's mobile device


Its a cute little thing and in surprisingly good condition, the blade has not been used as a screw driver, the pokie tool is straight and not been poked somewhere it shouldn't  :whistle:

Will you be dipping the drill press in vinegar too? >:D

No because the bucket isn't big enough  :rofl:
But guess where the Ax is now  :whistle:

After a night in vinegar the 5 pounder turns out to be an Elwel 41/2 lb (weighs in a 4 3/4 lbs  :think: )  :tu:

 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on August 12, 2013, 10:26:20 PM

Nice one User24  :tu:
I bought myself that exact drill when I started my apprenticeship many many years ago


me too  ;)

(http://www.toolstop.co.uk/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/Dewalt-DCD785L1-18V-XR-li-ion-2-Speed-Combi-Drill.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 12, 2013, 10:40:51 PM
Good to see you Ryan  :salute:

Thats nice Mate  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on August 13, 2013, 03:14:29 AM

Nice haul! I really like the pipetool.

sent from Ducttapetech's mobile device


Its a cute little thing and in surprisingly good condition, the blade has not been used as a screw driver, the pokie tool is straight and not been poked somewhere it shouldn't  :whistle:


And a nice thing about being so small is that the "hammer" side doesn't look to be all mashed over from heavy pounding. :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on August 18, 2013, 12:12:34 AM
Good to see you Ryan  :salute:

Thats nice Mate  :tu:

Ive got the cheaper nicad version actually ;) i was just trying to be posh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 18, 2013, 09:00:32 AM
Good to see you Ryan  :salute:

Thats nice Mate  :tu:

Ive got the cheaper nicad version actually ;) i was just trying to be posh

You don't need to be posh with me you old tart  :D

I really need to replace the batteries on my DeWalts  ::) ....... have you see the prices of replacement batteries??? :twak: :twak: :twak:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 18, 2013, 09:06:39 AM

Nice haul! I really like the pipetool.

sent from Ducttapetech's mobile device


Its a cute little thing and in surprisingly good condition, the blade has not been used as a screw driver, the pokie tool is straight and not been poked somewhere it shouldn't  :whistle:


And a nice thing about being so small is that the "hammer" side doesn't look to be all mashed over from heavy pounding. :)

I would never do that!  :whistle:

In my defense, if you are laying on your back under a bath squeezed in next to a toilet, it would be a bit silly to squeeze back out for a hammer when you have 2lbs of Sheffield steel in your hand  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ryan1835 on August 18, 2013, 09:21:31 AM
Good to see you Ryan  :salute:

Thats nice Mate  :tu:

Ive got the cheaper nicad version actually ;) i was just trying to be posh



You don't need to be posh with me you old tart  :D

I really need to replace the batteries on my DeWalts  ::) ....... have you see the prices of replacement batteries??? :twak: :twak: :twak:


Not sure if these are any good but theyre a bit cheaper
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=PowerSmart+dewalt&rh=n%3A560798%2Ck%3APowerSmart+dewalt
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 18, 2013, 09:31:48 AM

Thanks for that, I was looking at trying to replace the cells in the batteries but I'm not sure how successful I would be or if I would just waste my money trying  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on August 18, 2013, 01:01:28 PM
Today's finds. Apparently they belonged to his FIL.  I am going to guess he was in the army in 1944.  Both are in very good/ excellent condition. Now if only I could remember who was asking for an egg beater drill last time we had a meet.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 18, 2013, 01:06:19 PM

Nice haul! I really like the pipetool.

sent from Ducttapetech's mobile device


Its a cute little thing and in surprisingly good condition, the blade has not been used as a screw driver, the pokie tool is straight and not been poked somewhere it shouldn't  :whistle:


And a nice thing about being so small is that the "hammer" side doesn't look to be all mashed over from heavy pounding. :)

I would never do that!  :whistle:

In my defense, if you are laying on your back under a bath squeezed in next to a toilet, it would be a bit silly to squeeze back out for a hammer when you have 2lbs of Sheffield steel in your hand  :D

I think there was a tiny bit of confusion  :ahhh

Ducttapetech was talking about the pipe smokers penknife not the tiny pipewrench

but everything is clear to me now  :think: :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Blitzwing on August 18, 2013, 07:14:35 PM
great day at the flea market.. despite the migraine.

a juice c2,skeletool cx, b&h gak, and a zippo tape measure that looks nib
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 18, 2013, 07:40:17 PM


Those are nice Mark, I have never seen Army issue 'footprints' before  :o

Nice score's Blitzwing, that Zippo rule is  :drool:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 26, 2013, 11:43:40 AM
Too much heavy metal  :D my bag broke  :ahhh I had to buy the blue bag just to carry it all home  ::)

Mainly
A little penknife with ERN on the main blade
Multimaster by KUTMASTER USA  :o  :o  :o
and what I'm hoping is something like a 'Navy knife'? I cant even open the blade yet  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 26, 2013, 10:52:01 PM

My new blue bag disintegrated in the washing machine this afternoon during a hot wash   :facepalm:

I paid more than I wanted to for the billhook / slasher but it was made by Elwel so I'm happy now  :)


The folding knife once cleaned of putty is a 1971 Joseph Rodgers & Sons, Post Office cable jointer's knife
This thing is huge  :o the handle is 5” long, the cable jointer would 'baton' the knife through the lead sheath of the cable (I had to remove a little burr from the back of this one) an indestructible folding knife  :D


A bit more about them in this thread
http://www.britishblades.com/forums/showthread.php?71767-Lonely-Hearts-GPO-postal-clasp-knife-seeks-similar-object-collection&s=d681c675744bce4ab75f1b575c7eef17
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on August 26, 2013, 11:16:45 PM
Interesting to see they used almost the same style knife with only slight variations for four decades. The earliest from that thread being '36. Looks like a great solid knife. :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on August 28, 2013, 03:59:33 AM
Well hang on here, are you saying you actually brought a multitool home from a car boot sale?!? :o :ahhh


Has that ever happened before? :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 28, 2013, 08:14:08 AM
Well hang on here, are you saying you actually brought a multitool home from a car boot sale?!? :o :ahhh


Has that ever happened before? :D

I think its only happened once or twice before Bob, (its too early to look back)

Its a Multimaster (I was surprised that its made in the USA) Comes with screwdriver bits that fit in the end of 'square ' handle and its nice and sharp
Needs a drop of oil and a clean  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on August 28, 2013, 08:18:29 AM
Today's finds. Apparently they belonged to his FIL.  I am going to guess he was in the army in 1944.  Both are in very good/ excellent condition. Now if only I could remember who was asking for an egg beater drill last time we had a meet.

Just noticed this. :-[  I picked up an eggbeater drill at the last meet, is that what you are thinking of?  It's see quite a bit of use as well. 8)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Farmman on August 28, 2013, 08:52:47 AM
Thought someone else also wanted on. Never mind I am sure it will come in.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on August 28, 2013, 12:29:26 PM
Well hang on here, are you saying you actually brought a multitool home from a car boot sale?!? :o :ahhh


Has that ever happened before? :D

I think its only happened once or twice before Bob, (its too early to look back)

Its a Multimaster (I was surprised that its made in the USA) Comes with screwdriver bits that fit in the end of 'square ' handle and its nice and sharp
Needs a drop of oil and a clean  ;)

I seem to remember a Sideclip for 5 quid. :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on August 28, 2013, 01:53:19 PM
Ah yes, I recall that one too now that you mention it. :salute:

The Multimaster is a decent enough tool Tony, although the design is a tad dated. Best thing about it (especially in the case of yours there with a bit of rust) is that the whole things comes apart rather easily. :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 28, 2013, 10:22:12 PM
Ah yes, I recall that one too now that you mention it. :salute:

The Multimaster is a decent enough tool Tony, although the design is a tad dated. Best thing about it (especially in the case of yours there with a bit of rust) is that the whole things comes apart rather easily. :)

It does seem like a useful tool, I will put it in the 'to be oiled' pile  :tu:

 ::)  I've just spent two hours looking back through a lot of rust and found.....

Sideclip 30th june 2013

Supertool 31st july 2011

 :D :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on August 29, 2013, 01:44:56 AM
Nice haul there Tony!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on August 29, 2013, 04:19:34 AM
Ah yes, I recall that one too now that you mention it. :salute:

The Multimaster is a decent enough tool Tony, although the design is a tad dated. Best thing about it (especially in the case of yours there with a bit of rust) is that the whole things comes apart rather easily. :)

It does seem like a useful tool, I will put it in the 'to be oiled' pile  :tu:

 ::)  I've just spent two hours looking back through a lot of rust and found.....

Sideclip 30th june 2013

Supertool 31st july 2011

 :D :cheers:

Ah, so three multis now in the three years since you started this thread, very good! :tu: :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 29, 2013, 07:40:34 AM
Ah yes, I recall that one too now that you mention it. :salute:

The Multimaster is a decent enough tool Tony, although the design is a tad dated. Best thing about it (especially in the case of yours there with a bit of rust) is that the whole things comes apart rather easily. :)

It does seem like a useful tool, I will put it in the 'to be oiled' pile  :tu:

 ::)  I've just spent two hours looking back through a lot of rust and found.....

Sideclip 30th june 2013

Supertool 31st july 2011

 :D :cheers:

Ah, so three multis now in the three years since you started this thread, very good! :tu: :D

Yep three Multitools  :tu: but have you seen how much smurf I've bought since I've joined this forum???   :o

  :twak:   :twak:   You lot are a bad influence
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on August 30, 2013, 06:03:38 PM
Ah yes, I recall that one too now that you mention it. :salute:

The Multimaster is a decent enough tool Tony, although the design is a tad dated. Best thing about it (especially in the case of yours there with a bit of rust) is that the whole things comes apart rather easily. :)

It does seem like a useful tool, I will put it in the 'to be oiled' pile  :tu:

 ::)  I've just spent two hours looking back through a lot of rust and found.....

Sideclip 30th june 2013

Supertool 31st july 2011

 :D :cheers:

Ah, so three multis now in the three years since you started this thread, very good! :tu: :D

Yep three Multitools  :tu: but have you seen how much smurf I've bought since I've joined this forum???   :o

  :twak:   :twak:   You lot are a bad influence

We lot?! ::) You should see how much rusty metal I've dragged home since you've started this thread. :pok: :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 30, 2013, 08:49:56 PM

Mike started it with his talk of Axes  :angel:

Then I discovered the power of vinegar  >:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 01, 2013, 07:32:29 PM

Most importantly...

(at the top an empty sheath)

A very dirty and over sharpened 111mm Picnicker with a slightly damaged can opener  ::)

And what I think is a huntsman plus, survival set/traveler set in very good condition (I paid far too much money for this   :-[ )

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on September 01, 2013, 08:02:02 PM
not a bad days finds  :tu:
I missed out (just) on a toolbox (red metal with draws) totally Gutted  :( the wife wandered off at the wrong moment , with her purse FFS ! By the time I found her and got back to the stall the seller had let it go FOR TEN QUID ! :rant:
Me and the wife weren't talking after that ! I was sulking, but she's been on E-bay and won a maxpedition bag for me this afternoon so all is forgiven  :D
(I'm a bit worried , she is being rather nice lately  ::))
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 01, 2013, 08:52:35 PM
Next time take the Girl Friend that should teach the missus to pay attention  :whistle:

Shame about the draws Mate  :salute:
I missed out on an Army kitbag by seconds this morning and there were a nice pair of working boots on another stall but she wouldn't sell them until her husband came back  ::)

And my GF who normally only says 'That's nice dear' really likes my new huntsman and kit, so you can guess where that will end up after I've cleaned and sharpened it  :shrug:

 :D

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 08, 2013, 02:13:07 PM
 :( Bad news
 :( Bad news
And
 :) Good news this morning

Bad news is that I hardly bought any rusty things  :(
Bad news is that I spent too much money on 'toys' so couldn't go to the super market after the carboot sale for food  :-[

Good news is I got some more 'toys'   :ahhh :ahhh

(stuff to be listed better later)  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on September 08, 2013, 02:26:46 PM
:o

You almost doubled the car boot multi finds in a day. :D

What's the tang stamp on the SAK? left of the slippie with the broken tip?

Also, food is overrated. If yu had enough money to buy a few beers, you're good. :cheers:

;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on September 08, 2013, 03:53:44 PM
Amazing finds tony   :salute: is that a puma folding hunter  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 08, 2013, 05:52:47 PM
:o

You almost doubled the car boot multi finds in a day. :D

What's the tang stamp on the SAK? left of the slippie with the broken tip?

Also, food is overrated. If yu had enough money to buy a few beers, you're good. :cheers:

;)

Enki,

The 'SAK' has AMEFA on the tang and KLU 65 on the scales so I googled it and found...

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?topic=18395.15

Dutch Air Force knife
Amefa is the abbreviation of "Apeldoornse Messen Fabriek", or "Apeldoorn Knife Factory" in English (Kwakster  :salute: )

 :cheers:



Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: JAfromMn on September 08, 2013, 05:55:39 PM
I picked up a 3 stone lanskey sharpening system for 6 bucks at a thrift store.


Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 08, 2013, 06:02:32 PM
Amazing finds tony   :salute: is that a puma folding hunter  :tu:

Well spotted Paul,  :salute:

Its a Puma 260
I've cleaned, oiled and sharpened it, lovely and smooth now  :climber:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on September 08, 2013, 06:04:53 PM
Amazing finds tony   :salute: is that a puma folding hunter  :tu:

Well spotted Paul,  :salute:

Its a Puma 260
I've cleaned, oiled and sharpened it, lovely and smooth now  :climber:

Nice find mate  :salute: tony have you a close up of the bak to the left of the puma as looks the same as the one i use to have in my tool bag :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on September 08, 2013, 08:11:23 PM
food is for wimps Tony ! good scores  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 08, 2013, 09:01:18 PM
Good score JA  :salute:

Thanks TD but I do like my food  :drool:


:salute: tony that silver grey knife between the scout knife and black handled bak has it a german stamp  :think: I had one in my carpet tool bag for around 20years but lost years ago,i'm sure mine had a german emblem,

Amazing finds tony   :salute: is that a puma folding hunter  :tu:

Well spotted Paul,  :salute:

Its a Puma 260
I've cleaned, oiled and sharpened it, lovely and smooth now  :climber:

Nice find mate  :salute: tony have you a close up of the bak to the left of the puma as looks the same as the one i use to have in my tool bag :tu:

Now I understand more, its the Joseph Rodgers star & cross makers mark.  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on September 08, 2013, 10:01:07 PM
Thanks tony  :salute: yep its the same as the one i had as i rembered a stamp that i thought was german, thanks for the close ups mate  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 22, 2013, 10:29:03 PM
Its kinda sad when a bloke has to buy his own 'worlds greatest Dad/Sparky/Lover'  Mug  :-[
More leather gloves, socks and some pickled onions  :drool:
Two army kit bags (only wanted one but the guy really really wanted to get rid of them   :) )
Another block plane, Stanley screwdriver, Another footprint wood chisel, pair of genuine 'Mole' grips and a pair of 'Record' stilsons
3 Hammer handles, two are stamped Brades, I might have to put a Brades hammer handle on a Brades Ax head
3 rasps (one for sharpening horses   ;) )
A pair of very small antlers/horns

And two very odd penknives  :think:

Silver coloured one made by R MATHER &  SON SHEFFIELD
With W H Holmes & sons ltd Newcastle on tyne & London on the side,
The large blade looks like an artists pallet knife (maybe its a blade for peanut butter?)  :think:

One that is much like a 'Richards' knife but with 'Foreign'  on the blade (German?)
Normal looking penknife but with a glass cutting wheel   :o

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on September 22, 2013, 10:51:57 PM
I think we'll need more info on the silver one. :o
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: kirk13 on September 22, 2013, 10:53:48 PM
I really need new glasses,I thought that read record stiltons :facepalm:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AimlessWanderer on September 22, 2013, 11:07:02 PM
 :rofl: :rofl: "World's biggest cheese found in car boot fair in Oxfordshire" :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 22, 2013, 11:40:25 PM




Mr Cupboard is our cheese expert Guys,  :D
as it happens I was mistaken about the Stilsons  :-[ they are not made by Record just 'Spain' (with imperial markings  :think: )

Enki
No extra information for the silver coloured knife just
Made by R MATHER &  SON SHEFFIELD

With W H Holmes & sons ltd Newcastle on tyne & London on the side,

The large blade looks like an artists pallet knife and is quite flexible

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AimlessWanderer on September 22, 2013, 11:49:48 PM
Seems you'd be right with palette knife mate, from a quick web search it appears Holmes were paint makers  :salute:

Good catch  :tu:

According to this ...

http://bjn-paint-reunion.co.uk/british%20paints.htm

... the company was taken over by Dampneys Paint Company in 1928 ... so that's a heck of an old knife you've got there Mr Sparks  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 23, 2013, 12:09:20 AM
Seems you'd be right with palette knife mate, from a quick web search it appears Holmes were paint makers  :salute:

Good catch  :tu:

According to this ...

http://bjn-paint-reunion.co.uk/british%20paints.htm

... the company was taken over by Dampneys Paint Company in 1928 ... so that's a heck of an old knife you've got there Mr Sparks  :o :o :o

Thanks Al I did a search but found very little  :shrug:

So reading that article it was made before the 1928 takeover  :think:

It is a nice little thing, reminds me a bit of those ring knives  :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: JAfromMn on September 23, 2013, 02:03:46 AM
I picked up a 8 inch trimo pipe wrench for 2.00 at a yard sale.

I collect trimo pipe wrenches and diamond tool and horseshoe crescent wrenches.

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 23, 2013, 08:21:36 AM
I picked up a 8 inch trimo pipe wrench for 2.00 at a yard sale.

I collect trimo pipe wrenches and diamond tool and horseshoe crescent wrenches.

You know we do need to see some pictures JA  :pok:

 :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: JAfromMn on September 23, 2013, 04:51:35 PM
I picked up a 8 inch trimo pipe wrench for 2.00 at a yard sale.

I collect trimo pipe wrenches and diamond tool and horseshoe crescent wrenches.

You know we do need to see some pictures JA  :pok:

 :tu:

Il try take some on my lunch break :pok:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 23, 2013, 06:58:19 PM
I picked up a 8 inch trimo pipe wrench for 2.00 at a yard sale.

I collect trimo pipe wrenches and diamond tool and horseshoe crescent wrenches.

You know we do need to see some pictures JA  :pok:

 :tu:

Il try take some on my lunch break :pok:

  :pok:  ASAP  >:D

Please, I really want to see what a Trimo looks like   :salute:

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: derekmac on September 24, 2013, 12:47:22 AM

I picked up a 8 inch trimo pipe wrench for 2.00 at a yard sale.

I collect trimo pipe wrenches and diamond tool and horseshoe crescent wrenches.

You know we do need to see some pictures JA  :pok:

 :tu:

Il try take some on my lunch break :pok:

  :pok:  ASAP  >:D

Please, I really want to see what a Trimo looks like   :salute:
+1, we need pics ASAP! :D


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Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: JAfromMn on September 24, 2013, 04:20:36 AM
Here is a pic of my little tool collection.

diamond crescent wrench's on the left trimo pipe wrench's on the right.

(http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc421/JAfromMn/temporary_zps5a842f78.jpg)

on the lookout for a 10 inch trimo and 8 inch Diamond....
then maybe some larger ones.

I hope my inside cell pics turn out ok sorry if they suck.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 24, 2013, 08:14:54 AM

Thanks, They look good to me JA,  :tu:

Proper Man tools!  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: JAfromMn on September 24, 2013, 04:51:16 PM

Thanks, They look good to me JA,  :tu:

Proper Man tools!  :salute:

thanks man

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 29, 2013, 04:27:29 PM
I picked up a few bits this morning


Oddly enough there were a lot of people selling Billhooks (mostly over priced) but I found one bargain made by A&F Parks & Co Birmingham (BIPED 1561)

A nice ax made by BRADES Co, stamped 1918 I think  :)

Also a USA Framing square  :o  a 'Richards quality' penknife made in Republic Ireland by Jowika I think

Ooh and the hammer looks to be hand made  :o :o :o  very nice rustic thing that deserves a better handle  :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on September 29, 2013, 06:17:30 PM
Very nice tony  :salute: i picked up a jowika a while back with faux mop scales i think they was a German company at one point but had a factory in Ireland, think thats what i read :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 29, 2013, 06:32:55 PM
Very nice tony  :salute: i picked up a jowika a while back with faux mop scales i think they was a German company at one point but had a factory in Ireland, think thats what i read :D

 :salute:

They must have turned out a huge amount of mass produced penknives, you can see where the tools were roughly stamped out
To be honest I shouldn't have bothered with this one but as it was the only penknife I saw all day I had to buy it  :ahhh

although I did see a 'Swedish' (I guess) barrel knife but managed to resist buying it  :angel:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 12, 2013, 10:58:00 PM

I spent a couple of hours cleaning up the Brades Axe this evening  :tu:

Its turned out well and I'm looking forward to trying this one out with its (I guess) replacement 17inch straight handle 

Stamped ...
Brades Co
    1918
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sazabi on October 12, 2013, 11:15:21 PM
Went with my dad to a local flea market and a couple yard sales this morning, he found a plastic square and I came back with two safety razors for a song.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on October 13, 2013, 07:58:13 PM
Just dvd's today   :-\ but one has zombies so im happy  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 13, 2013, 08:30:32 PM
 :popcorn:

Zombies are always good!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on October 13, 2013, 08:38:10 PM
our bootfair was rained off (I hate winter  :( ) the rain must be good for those who just collect rust eh Sparky ?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on October 13, 2013, 08:49:17 PM
:popcorn:

Zombies are always good!

 :tu: there was only about 10 cars  :-\ was cold ,
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on October 13, 2013, 08:56:08 PM
our bootfair was rained off (I hate winter  :( ) the rain must be good for those who just collect rust eh Sparky ?

I'm still cleaning the rust off my axes from the meet  :ahhh

My local one (on grass) finished last week, there's another one on a carpark I often visit, 7am I looked out at the rain and ….... went back to bed  :D

Keep posting Guys :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on November 03, 2013, 03:53:06 PM
It was a bit windy this morning but...


A bolster chisel (Guy at work was after one of these)
A handle for a tiny hammer
Paint scraper
Two more Stanley knives
Two older Stanley chisels
Another small kettle and a hand bag (I have a plan  ;) )

Last but not least a crate tool, only 11 inches long and Made in Germany  :D needs a little work

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on November 03, 2013, 06:10:25 PM
It was a bit windy this morning but...


A bolster chisel (Guy at work was after one of these)
A handle for a tiny hammer
Paint scraper
Two more Stanley knives
Two older Stanley chisels
Another small kettle and a hand bag (I have a plan  ;) )

Last but not least a crate tool, only 11 inches long and Made in Germany  :D needs a little work

 :cheers:
oh my  :o
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on November 03, 2013, 07:35:59 PM
It was a bit windy this morning but...


A bolster chisel (Guy at work was after one of these)
A handle for a tiny hammer
Paint scraper
Two more Stanley knives
Two older Stanley chisels
Another small kettle and a hand bag (I have a plan  ;) )

Last but not least a crate tool, only 11 inches long and Made in Germany  :D needs a little work

 :cheers:
oh my  :o

 :whistle:

 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on November 03, 2013, 08:05:59 PM
Good find on the crate tool Tony. :tu:  Even though I have no real use for one I have always liked the idea of them. 




Oh, and nice handbag as well mate.  :whistle:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on November 11, 2013, 09:09:31 PM
I only own the one handbag, its not like its the beginning of a collection or something  :whistle:...

It was a Beautiful Day here on Sunday so I popped along to the Bootsale and picked up a few odds an ends  :)

Inc
A rusty Richards penknife
An older pair of 7”Footprints with very nice (not original) screw
I've been on the lookout for a spare hacksaw for the garage (I must stop lending tools to friends an colleagues  ::) ) this one made by Kennedy tools

https://www.cromwell.co.uk/KEN5380650K

 :cheers:




Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on November 17, 2013, 04:19:02 PM
The site went down so I went shopping  :D

Picked up a 'Wostenholm Waiter' at the boot sale today

Not sure of the age of this one
George Wostenholm, Sheffield on the tang

It is possible that I have over cleaned this one  :-[ as I cleaned the rust off the blade I polished a tiny bit of the scales so I really had to finish off the scales

Its a sharp little thing with a nice snap  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on November 17, 2013, 04:38:19 PM
winter bootsale ?  :sa:
you ARE "hardcore" Tony
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on November 17, 2013, 04:39:06 PM
A couple of nice finds tony  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on November 17, 2013, 04:46:23 PM
winter bootsale ?  :sa:
you ARE "hardcore" Tony

The site went down so I had to go out somewhere  :ahhh
I was a bit late, everyone was packing up when I got there but got the knife and some cheap veggies  ;)

A couple of nice finds tony  :salute:

Just the Stainless folder Mate, the real waiter is for scale  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on December 03, 2013, 10:37:01 PM

I spent a little time very lightly cleaning my new little 'woody' block plane (bought on the 28 July)
I cleaned the the beech body with some alcohol hand wipes then oiled using 50/50 linseed/white spirit

It's stamped Foreign which I believe means it was made in Germany after the war

I should spend more time cleaning and sharpening the blade but its a bit cold out in my garage  :ahhh

works well on some nice clean pine  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on December 06, 2013, 12:29:42 AM
that looks fab now it's cleaned up Tony. :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Kart on December 15, 2013, 03:34:15 PM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/8vRqnqvHaBh9acrXYsIUBdV6J1b4k-S0mIXnVXeahJ4=w329-h191-p-no)

large photos (http://kartograf47.blogspot.com/2013/12/1.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on December 15, 2013, 04:55:19 PM
I'm liking the little anvil Kart. :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on December 16, 2013, 04:36:38 AM
I'm liking the little anvil Kart. :tu:

+1

looks like the anvil will sit on top of a bench vice  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Kart on December 16, 2013, 09:17:53 AM
exactly, now i have to find a vise  :)

(http://photo.qip.ru/photo/odezza/200066525/large/216175996.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on December 16, 2013, 11:08:31 AM

 :drool:

Looks very useful  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on January 01, 2014, 02:59:22 AM
Been darn near a month since Tony has posted any new rusties. ??? (The poor fellow must be suffering through some horrible withdrawal symptoms right now) :pok: :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on January 01, 2014, 09:59:38 AM
Hi Bob  :salute:

I have been suffering so did go last Sunday morning  :P was a little chilly (only -1 but cold to me   :) )

Picked up another 'cutlery canteen'  ::)
A battered oldish carpenters tool box (not as nice as it sounds but with lots of paint patina   :) )  with 4 rusty old wood chisels thrown in

Pictures added

I've started work on the chisels

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/010114001.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/010114001.jpg.html)

And there should be two draws in the top of the box

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/010114002.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/010114002.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on January 01, 2014, 05:35:22 PM
Not bad. :) That carpenter's box would make a fun winter's project. Do you have the means to make new drawers from scratch?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on January 05, 2014, 09:46:46 PM
Not bad. :) That carpenter's box would make a fun winter's project. Do you have the means to make new drawers from scratch?

I might bodge something up one day when I'm feeling enthusiastic  :)

Today I picked up a tiny 'Perfect patten' screwdriver and an over-sharpened, made in Sheffield Slippy made by BUTLER
It has brass liners and some kind of plastic (I think) scales that are coming away from the liners  :think:

Perfect handle screwdrivers  ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Screwdrivers_WPC.jpg

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on January 12, 2014, 04:35:21 AM
I like the screwdriver :) So will you be bodging up a new handle for it some day when you are feeling enthusiastic? :pok: :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on January 12, 2014, 11:36:23 AM

Yep..... one day .... I have two more somewhere in the garage  :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on January 12, 2014, 11:45:21 PM
Some of those Perfect Handle tools fetch a good price on the bay.    :o    I saw some H D Smith Perfect Handle wrenches go for a lot more than I would give for a wrench. But they were in what appeared to be excellent to mint condition.    :)  Some of those screwdriver collectors must have deep pockets cause they really seem to love their screwdrivers.    :D  Anyway I hope you get a good handle on it some day Tony.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on January 13, 2014, 03:01:43 AM
Screwdriver collectors? :think: How low brow. ::) :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: gregozedobe on January 13, 2014, 01:50:50 PM
Screwdriver collectors? :think: How low brow. ::) :D

I have to agree.  "Pliery" multitool  :multi: collectors however are much more couth and refined  :pok:  ::)  :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on January 14, 2014, 12:45:12 AM
Screwdriver collectors? :think: How low brow. ::) :D

I have to agree.  "Pliery" multitool  :multi: collectors however are much more couth and refined  :pok:  ::)  :rofl:

Indeed! Well spoken my good man. :multi: :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on January 14, 2014, 02:19:44 AM
Screwdriver collectors? :think: How low brow. ::) :D

I have to agree.  "Pliery" multitool  :multi: collectors however are much more couth and refined  :pok:  ::)  :rofl:

Indeed! Well spoken my good man. :multi: :D

Huzzah!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on January 14, 2014, 09:01:18 AM
 :D  ^^^

Some of those Perfect Handle tools fetch a good price on the bay.    :o    I saw some H D Smith Perfect Handle wrenches go for a lot more than I would give for a wrench. But they were in what appeared to be excellent to mint condition.    :)  Some of those screwdriver collectors must have deep pockets cause they really seem to love their screwdrivers.    :D  Anyway I hope you get a good handle on it some day Tony.

The problem with these screwdrivers is they are made to take abuse so by the time I get them they have had a battering, will take some time to get them looking good again
(now they are resting in a 'project' box  :whistle: )
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on February 02, 2014, 04:14:10 PM

No Multitools but
A file, a few oil/water stones and a wire wheel
Some garden shears
A wood Grenade  (  :ahhh I've wanted one of these since I got to play with Al's)

One more Axe   :whistle:

And a very very heavy toolbox that I think fell off the back of a tank  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/020214004.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/020214004.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on February 02, 2014, 08:09:12 PM
Nice axe, I like the colour, very you. :D

I don't encounter such axe heads around here at all. :(
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on February 02, 2014, 09:22:23 PM
Nice axe, I like the colour, very you. :D

I don't encounter such axe heads around here at all. :(


It was the only one there, there were oil stone's and old wood planes everwhere today
But not a SAK in sight
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on February 07, 2014, 04:58:15 AM
Think you will get much use out of that wire wheel? ??? :pok: :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on February 07, 2014, 08:28:42 PM
Think you will get much use out of that wire wheel? ??? :pok: :D

I'm going as fast as I can Bob,  :D
Here it is with a new (S/H) handle
 
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture070214001b.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture070214001b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on February 08, 2014, 05:25:59 AM
Looking good! You do fine work sir. :salute: So how many buckets-o-axes are you up to these days? :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on February 08, 2014, 10:08:43 AM
Looking good! You do fine work sir. :salute: So how many buckets-o-axes are you up to these days? :)

Lets just say I don't NEED any more   :whistle:

:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on February 08, 2014, 02:12:51 PM
What's NEED got to do with anything around here? :shrug:



>:D


Good rusturation, Tony. :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on February 08, 2014, 09:35:46 PM
What's NEED got to do with anything around here? :shrug:



>:D


Good rusturation, Tony. :cheers:

X2 :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on February 08, 2014, 11:17:07 PM
Rusturation  :D  :D

Cheers Guys  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on February 08, 2014, 11:19:36 PM
Rusturation  :D  :D

Cheers Guys  :tu:

I thought you might like that. ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on February 09, 2014, 12:51:19 AM
Rusturation  :D  :D

Cheers Guys  :tu:

I thought you might like that. ;)

Points from me on that one too Nik! :tu: :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 09, 2014, 10:59:54 PM

We had really nice weather today so off I went this morning with a smile on my face and a pocket full of change  :)

Sadly not a SAK or multitool in sight I did spot two 1940s BAKs but the Guy wanted 12 quid for each them and I'm too tight

Picked up a few bits inc
A great old tool box (missing the tote/tool tray)
A really tough army duffle bag (just need to find a shoulder strap)
A couple of tired old Axes, one with a split in the handle and it looks like one with a split in the pol (Axes and hammer handles are covered in frost as they have been in my freezer all day)

And the biggest pair of Footprints I have ever seen  :ahhh

Oh yes...... and today I got the horn  :facepalm:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture090314013b.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture090314013b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on March 10, 2014, 08:08:14 AM
I've said it before, but I'll say it again; I am so envious of you car boot sales, the ones round here are rubbish by comparison.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on March 10, 2014, 08:44:52 AM
Same down here :(

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Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 10, 2014, 09:57:56 AM

We have really nice weather here at the moment (feels like it's the first time it's stopped raining since Xmas) so the place was packed out,

I did have to search through a lot of boxes of rust to find those bits, nearly ruined a nail  :ahhh

And I want to go shopping with Jaydar  :drool:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on March 11, 2014, 12:34:32 AM
Nice batch o' goodies you got there Tony. :salute: Big pair of Footprints? I'm only seeing the one, or is that red-handled job a Footprint too?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 11, 2014, 09:48:53 AM

Bob I've always called them Footprint's as you would a pair of plier's,
The red grips are a cool adjustable tool that needs a bit of TL, they are made by Rolson who tend to do cheap tools

Their copy of these

 http://www.whiterosetools.com/Sealey-AK5114


Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 11, 2014, 10:48:16 PM
The monster 'Footprints' are actually made by 'Brown Brothers LTD'   :think: :shrug:
The Axes are both made by Brades  :) sadly the top one has a cracked poll  :(

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture110314006.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture110314006.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on March 12, 2014, 01:40:11 AM
Ah, gotcha. :salute: A pair of footprints, a pair of pliers. I never thought about the "other" way that could be understood. :P :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on March 12, 2014, 12:07:50 PM
The monster 'Footprints' are actually made by 'Brown Brothers LTD'   :think: :shrug:
The Axes are both made by Brades  :) sadly the top one has a cracked poll  :(


Don't know for sure, but it sounds like an excellent reason to pick up a welding unit. :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on March 12, 2014, 06:17:51 PM
That is a big pair of Footprints!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 12, 2014, 11:49:01 PM
The monster 'Footprints' are actually made by 'Brown Brothers LTD'   :think: :shrug:
The Axes are both made by Brades  :) sadly the top one has a cracked poll  :(


Don't know for sure, but it sounds like an excellent reason to pick up a welding unit. :D

Yadda
I won't bother welding as I have too many spare axes at the moment but I do have a cunning plan  ;)


David
Quote
The monster 'Footprints' are actually made by 'Brown Brothers LTD'   
I have never seen this make before, I was suprised when I found the stamp

Huge!  :D  I couldn't not buy them, 50p!  :rofl:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 16, 2014, 08:51:39 PM
Today,
Not a single Ax to be found  :(  :(  :(

but did find a few things that need a clean  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture160314016-1.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture160314016-1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on March 16, 2014, 09:28:55 PM
You are indeed the Footprint king Tony! (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/smileys/bow.gif) :D

Despite the devastating lack of axage, it looks like you still scored a nice array of goodies. What is the story with that little razor knife along the right side? I don't think I've ever seen that type before.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 16, 2014, 11:51:38 PM
 :D

I think its an older version of this Stanley Bob, mine is a well made little thing with a locking blade, light duties only as the insides are a plastic

http://www.stanleytools.com/default.asp?CATEGORY=RETRACTABLE&TYPE=PRODUCT&PARTNUMBER=10
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on March 17, 2014, 10:47:19 PM
It's official:  Tony now owns every single old axe in the whole of Buckinghamshire.  :hatsoff:

 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 18, 2014, 08:57:58 AM

It's official:  Tony now owns every single old axe in the whole of Buckinghamshire.  :hatsoff:

 :D

You might be right Gareth ......  :oops:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on March 18, 2014, 03:16:45 PM
Not to worry, there still seem to be plenty of Footprints left. ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 30, 2014, 10:27:20 PM

Picked up an old vice because I don't have enough vice's  :whistle:
also nice 'new' rasp and another smokers penknife (rusted shut   ::)  )


I've never seen this type of vice before, it works on a cam instead of a thread, very clever and quick to use

Theres a woodworking version here  :tu:

http://davidbarronfurniture.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/antique-woodworking-vice.html

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture300314003.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture300314003.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on March 30, 2014, 10:48:39 PM
Hmmm, I've never seen one of those either. :think: Are you able to get much mechanical advantage and clamp on things as tightly as with a regular vise?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 31, 2014, 01:02:50 AM
I've only had a little play sofar (and I think part of the base is missing   :think: )
I'm not sure if it gets as tight as a normal vice but the advantage is how its used

You raise the handle to '12oclock'
The jaw will slide out freely
You insert your work and slide the jaw in (still at 12 ) until you are gently clamping your work
Turn the handle to 4oclock and the jaw locks on to the work
As you move the handle to 5oclock it tightens on to the work

This can be done in 5seconds  :o

I will try to do some better pictures
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on March 31, 2014, 08:36:57 AM
Tony that is a neat little vise!    :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on March 31, 2014, 10:48:23 AM
Not come across anything like that myself.  Sounds neat though. :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: gregozedobe on March 31, 2014, 11:21:13 AM
I've read of "quick-action" vices before, but never seen one in action to see exactly how they work.  Nice find :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 31, 2014, 09:41:49 PM

I have no idea how old this vice is, theres no makers name (just 'No23' on the cam parts)
It's been well battered, little corners broken off, holes drilled in to it and splashes of weld and paint....but it works great!  :D

Heres a few action pictures  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 31, 2014, 09:45:50 PM

 :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on March 31, 2014, 09:49:23 PM
And thats enough vice for one evening  :whistle:

Bolb  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on April 01, 2014, 05:00:56 AM
Well judging by those pics it looks like it functions pretty well! Too bad there are no maker's marks on it though. :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Santos on April 01, 2014, 05:01:37 PM
The one on the left is a lot older (I'm guessing) the finish is a lot nicer and a nicer stamp,
Abingdon (Town near Oxford maybe?), No 0,  King Dick, Trade * (a picture of a dogs face (or ugly man)) Mark

That would be a Bulldog, I have one of those king dick mini-shifter wrenches and the odd whitworth spanner.

Must say I'm impressed with vintage English steel, industry standards seemed to have slacked off in the 70's.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: lowtech on April 02, 2014, 11:13:32 AM
I like the vice - Maybe I´ll look out for one that works like that myself - Anybody know how that kind of vice is called?
and I love the box handles - Wanna trade for soemthing rusty? Like old pruning shears, wrench, plier?!  :pok:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 02, 2014, 10:07:44 PM
The one on the left is a lot older (I'm guessing) the finish is a lot nicer and a nicer stamp,
Abingdon (Town near Oxford maybe?), No 0,  King Dick, Trade * (a picture of a dogs face (or ugly man)) Mark

That would be a Bulldog, I have one of those king dick mini-shifter wrenches and the odd whitworth spanner.

Must say I'm impressed with vintage English steel, industry standards seemed to have slacked off in the 70's.

Yes we used to be at the top years ago, I love old steel  :tu:

I like the vice - Maybe I´ll look out for one that works like that myself - Anybody know how that kind of vice is called?
and I love the box handles - Wanna trade for soemthing rusty? Like old pruning shears, wrench, plier?!  :pok:


They are yours if you would like them Thomas?   :tu:

I bought them because I though they would 'come in handy one day'  :shrug:
I think they might come off an old ammo box, do you want me to measure them?
 

I haven't found anything else about the vice, I would call it a 'quick release vice' or a 'cam vice'  :shrug:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: lowtech on April 03, 2014, 08:16:18 AM
Thank you - PM me what you´d like for them and what postage will be to Germany. I guiess they are about 3" by 4"?!
I do not have a direct use, but I´ll find a place for them, I´m sure (unless postage kills any fun in this deal...)

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 03, 2014, 09:33:53 AM

I will convert into those little 'cm' things you use over there  :D

14cm w x 12.5cm h

PM sent
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on April 06, 2014, 04:20:37 PM
rained off today  :ahhh I hate the British 'summer'
 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 06, 2014, 10:40:36 PM
rained off today  :ahhh I hate the British 'summer'

Here too Mate (think how much money you saved today  :angel: )

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: hiraethus on April 06, 2014, 11:48:43 PM
And here as well.  Shame - I was looking forward to a good rummage.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 13, 2014, 02:44:04 PM

Nice here this morning so I picked up a few bits today inc...

Richards penknife (probably)
A cheap and rusty multitool
A Mattock head  (left the handle with woodworm collection there with the seller    :ahhh )

And best of all a spliting maul  :D :viking:  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture130414002.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture130414002.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on April 13, 2014, 05:45:28 PM
The splitting maul looks like a serious bit of business Tony, but then again, so does the Mattock head! :tu:  Is "Mattock" the name of the maker? Around here there are a few pick ax heads that look somewhat similar, but they have pointy tips on both ends for chipping rock, not the flattened blade ends like yours has. :think: 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: gorbag on April 13, 2014, 07:32:27 PM
Mattock is the style of head.  If you look closely, the one bitt is a kind of vertically oriented axe thingy.  It's intended for cutting through turf and tree roots.

The world belongs to the funkiest.

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 13, 2014, 09:44:02 PM
The splitting maul looks like a serious bit of business Tony, but then again, so does the Mattock head! :tu:  Is "Mattock" the name of the maker? Around here there are a few pick ax heads that look somewhat similar, but they have pointy tips on both ends for chipping rock, not the flattened blade ends like yours has. :think:

As Gorbag said its made for grubbing out roots an things  :tu:
It fits on a pick axe handle (second hand and a bit bent   ::) )
The Maul is around 7lbs inc handle

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture130414003.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture130414003.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on April 14, 2014, 02:43:23 AM
Split my fair share of firewood with a maul back when.  7 pounds is a good size for the job. 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on April 14, 2014, 02:52:26 AM
The mattock is a cutter mattock.  There is also a pic mattock.  The cutter mattock is a great tool for digging up roots and chopping roots out of holes.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on April 14, 2014, 03:24:56 AM
Ah, I didn't know that, thanks! :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on April 15, 2014, 09:59:44 PM
Split my fair share of firewood with a maul back when.  7 pounds is a good size for the job.


I probably didn't need a 7lb maul to make a handful of kindling for a small garden fire  :shrug: but....


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture150414008.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture150414008.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on April 15, 2014, 11:57:40 PM
Split my fair share of firewood with a maul back when.  7 pounds is a good size for the job.


I probably didn't need a 7lb maul to make a handful of kindling for a small garden fire  :shrug: but....


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture150414008.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture150414008.jpg.html)

I understand completely. You had to test it out!  I've known people that lived in apartments that owned chainsaws because the apartment had a fireplace. :facepalm:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Kart on May 03, 2014, 04:08:12 PM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/TRm95ZQ8UEFAny-qN3-uzDjtScfgHhQYWns3JbmHz2Y=w271-h216-p-no)

More photos (http://kartograf47.blogspot.com/2014/05/2.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 03, 2014, 08:45:06 PM


Is the knife for horsemen Kart?

The more I see those barrel knives the more I want one  :drool:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on May 03, 2014, 08:53:47 PM


Is the knife for horsemen Kart?

The more I see those barrel knives the more I want one  :drool:


Same here. :D

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: bmot on May 03, 2014, 09:10:02 PM


Is the knife for horsemen Kart?

The more I see those barrel knives the more I want one  :drool:


Same here. :D


And here :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Kart on May 03, 2014, 09:46:19 PM


Is the knife for horsemen Kart?

The more I see those barrel knives the more I want one  :drool:

I do not think that this knife for horse owners, but rather a knife for making spoons.
A titanium barrel knives found, come :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on May 03, 2014, 10:05:26 PM
A bit late in saying this Tony, but I love the look of that maul. :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 04, 2014, 08:32:56 AM


Is the knife for horsemen Kart?

The more I see those barrel knives the more I want one  :drool:

I do not think that this knife for horse owners, but rather a knife for making spoons.
A titanium barrel knives found, come :)

Ah OK, nice carving knife, I can't tell does it fold?
I don't understand  "A titanium barrel knives found, come :) "  :think:


Thanks Gareth, its my only first one   :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Grathr on May 04, 2014, 10:17:50 AM
Those barrel knifes looks  nice! Where can one get one?


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Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Kart on May 05, 2014, 07:11:12 AM


Is the knife for horsemen Kart?

The more I see those barrel knives the more I want one  :drool:

I do not think that this knife for horse owners, but rather a knife for making spoons.
A titanium barrel knives found, come :)

Ah OK, nice carving knife, I can't tell does it fold?
I don't understand  "A titanium barrel knives found, come :) "  :think:




Sorry, it's Google tranlator  Titanium handle.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 11, 2014, 12:46:08 PM
A Wenger pruner today  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 11, 2014, 01:03:24 PM
Nice score Paul  :tu:

rubbish weather here so I didn't bother today  ::)
but I did pick up some steak knives in the week
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on May 11, 2014, 01:45:31 PM
I turned out for a VERY cold boofair this morning (at a stupid hour for a sunday) wish I'd stayed in bed to be honest  :(
BUT I did pick up a 'faux' maxpedition fat-boy (manpurse  :whistle:) in a 'not-too' tactical desert-cammo
it was only a fiver and I'm sure I must have some use for it  :think: ::)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 11, 2014, 02:01:33 PM

 :think: 

I can imagine you sitting there on the floor with a big pile of 'toys' in front of you and trying every combination (Its what I do  ;) )

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on May 11, 2014, 02:06:58 PM
 :D
you maybe right  :whistle:
(but can you 'imagine' the angry wife complaining about "all this Cr@p over the floor" ? ...you lucky dog !)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 11, 2014, 03:52:42 PM
:D
you maybe right  :whistle:
(but can you 'imagine' the angry wife complaining about "all this Cr@p over the floor" ? ...you lucky dog !)

 :rofl:


 :twak: I blame you two, after seeing your posts I went to a Sun afternoon booty, 3pounds for petrol, 50p entrance  :rant:

So I spent a quid at the 'four for a pound stall'
Box spanner (now I've put my glasses on) is imperial  ::)
Cycle spanner is a bit bashed about
Good handle and punch  :tu:
( also bought some veggies  :) )
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 11, 2014, 04:09:59 PM
Just blame kirky Tony  :D I also picked up a child's car seat for a friend at work and my youngest picked up a instant dinosaur collection  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on May 11, 2014, 05:35:17 PM
A Wenger pruner today  :salute:

 :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 11, 2014, 06:11:58 PM
A Wenger pruner today  :salute:

 :tu:


 :tu: looked on the sakwiki but can't find much info about it or on Google  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: kirk13 on May 12, 2014, 12:41:09 AM
Just blame kirky Tony  :D I also picked up a child's car seat for a friend at work and my youngest picked up a instant dinosaur collection  :D

Instant dinosaur? I'd wondered what happened to the embryos at the end of Jurassic Park :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 12, 2014, 01:31:19 AM
Just blame kirky Tony  :D I also picked up a child's car seat for a friend at work and my youngest picked up a instant dinosaur collection  :D

Instant dinosaur? I'd wondered what happened to the embryos at the end of Jurassic Park :ahhh


Don't John as we have been through all the movies in the last few days  :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sazabi on May 12, 2014, 07:28:53 PM
I ran across this old tool a couple months back, but never got around to posting it.  It looks fairly old, is enscribed B&B / Italy, and also marked Stainless.  With the tool, you get:  a wire cutter, nail file, nail cleaner, bottle opener, ruler, cigar cutter, screwdriver, wire crimper, and potentially other functions I've yet to determine.

(https://i.imgur.com/s6MDusS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UvRXhZw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BY6tLdW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/kpN1RJM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UvRXhZw.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on May 12, 2014, 10:12:52 PM
I like that  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 12, 2014, 10:58:32 PM

But its got a scary face  :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 13, 2014, 10:46:49 PM
I droped off some bits at my favorite charity shop today and picked up these very nice draws
I'm a little puzzled about these as I can see they were attached to something else/have been adjusted/re-purposed   :think:
The top and back need some gluing but I think its going to look good when its done

(It doesn't look so good in real life)
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture130514004.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture130514004.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on May 13, 2014, 11:28:40 PM
Looks good to me. You must have some crazy photographic skills. :D

What will you be using it for?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 14, 2014, 12:19:57 AM
Very nice Tony ,even my wife would suffer that in our bedroom filled with toys  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: magentus on May 14, 2014, 11:45:38 AM
Very nice Tony ,even my wife would suffer that in our bedroom filled with toys  :D

Bedroom filled with toys eh?  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 14, 2014, 02:45:21 PM
Very nice Tony ,even my wife would suffer that in our bedroom filled with toys  :D

Bedroom filled with toys eh?  :D


 :whistle:  ;) wonder if LM make these kind of toys  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on May 14, 2014, 09:21:39 PM
Gerber might, but only if they could get Mr Grylls to put his name on them  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 14, 2014, 09:46:28 PM

Oi  :twak: :twak:   you lot really lower the tone

The draws are only 12'' wide so only big enough for your medium sized toys  :whistle:



 :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 14, 2014, 10:05:07 PM
 :rofl: us lower the tone tony  :whistle: :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 14, 2014, 10:11:41 PM

You lot always misunderstand me  :angel:


 :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Nikos on May 15, 2014, 10:02:21 PM
Very nice Tony ,even my wife would suffer that in our bedroom filled with toys  :D

Bedroom filled with toys eh?  :D


 :whistle:  ;) wonder if LM make these kind of toys  :facepalm:

I reckon they'd have to solve the rusting issues first... :P
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: derekmac on May 16, 2014, 02:28:27 AM
They'd just need to be properly oiled. :D


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Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on May 16, 2014, 03:34:19 AM
Ouch!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: J-sews on May 16, 2014, 04:02:53 AM
Hmm, if this keeps up we might just have to move this thread to the "gutter" forum. :think: :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 16, 2014, 09:15:25 AM
 :-[ Its already there Bob
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 17, 2014, 12:21:33 AM

Glued a few joints and rubbed down a few rough edges
Happy now  ;)

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Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 18, 2014, 12:13:32 PM
No multitools this morning but I did pick these up

Door closer (future project)
A single tie down (who would buy just one?   ::) )
Nice old Ax and a Dremel  :D

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Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: edcgear on May 18, 2014, 12:19:22 PM
Man some of yours car boot and flea market stuff are better than shop quality here...  :ahhh

 :tu: :tu: :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 18, 2014, 12:55:36 PM
Thanks  :salute: I had a fun morning in the sun   :)

I was very happy with the Dremel when I got it home and plugged it in   :ahhh :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on May 18, 2014, 09:16:53 PM
surely a 'Dremel' counts as a 'multitool' ?
and you must have needed that Ax Tony :whistle:
I was up at a stupid hour to go to our regular fair, was pretty good, weather was 100% BUT I got nothing  :'( Mrs TD got a few bits but nothing you lot would be interested in !
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 18, 2014, 10:44:22 PM
Yep you are right Mate the Dremel is a multitool
(you knew I couldn't turn down an Ax and a strap for two quid  :rofl:)
Sorry you had no luck but at least it was sunny today  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on May 18, 2014, 11:37:35 PM
That box cleaned up nicely Tony  :salute: what's the folder  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 19, 2014, 09:28:04 AM

I'm very pleased with it but the G/F also thinks its nice  :think: ::) :whistle:

Its the one I made from a knackered old German penknife  :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on May 21, 2014, 12:04:07 AM
Consider an auction for your rusties?

https://www.mjdtools.com/auction/graphics/a14/284085_lg.jpg

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on May 21, 2014, 08:05:27 AM
Thanks Yadda   :salute:

https://www.mjdtools.com/index.php

Tempting but then I would have nothing to play with in my garage  :ahhh

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 01, 2014, 07:09:39 PM
Had a result today webtex organiser and 91 stamped wenger si  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on June 01, 2014, 09:13:34 PM
nice find Paul  :tu: how much did that little beauty set you back ? was it a real bargain or just a pleasant find ?
we had a great bootfair today, got the usual fruit, crisps and chocolate bickies. Then I treated Mrs TD to new frying pan (where we go is kind or a market/bootfair, so there are stalls that do 'new' stuff) never say I don't know how to spoil my woman !!!
the only stuff that will interest you lot was a riveter something along these lines~
http://www.machinemart.co.uk/images/library/product/huge/04/040213120.jpg
only paid a pound   ;) all worked properly with a little 'fiddle' and some WD40  :D
oh and I got a roofing ladder  :whistle: that'll end well  :facepalm:


* I also found , but didn't buy, a couple of 'lock knives' that looked a bit like buck 110's, one was defo. a fake the other was soooo rusty even Tony would have thought twice  :rofl: kinda kicking myself for not taking a chance the bloke only wanted a fiver for the two, I should have haggled a bit and taken a chance. AND I just missed out on a 'one man' tent that I really don't need  :whistle: but it would have been great for the £2 price tag  :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 01, 2014, 09:20:57 PM
Nice find michael  :tu: i paid £9 nd thought it a fair price  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on June 01, 2014, 09:32:49 PM
I'd have been happy to pay that  :tu:
well done you !
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 01, 2014, 09:43:08 PM
I'd have been happy to pay that  :tu:
well done you !

Even the wife liked it  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on June 01, 2014, 09:48:26 PM
Great find there mate!:)

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Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 01, 2014, 10:05:39 PM
Great find there mate!:)

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Cheers mike  :tu: it had the price on it but i decided if it had no date stamp i was going to leave it,my face lit up when i opened the blade and saw 91 ,plus older cap lifter with wire stripper  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 01, 2014, 11:08:32 PM
Roofing ladder  :ahhh

 :D

Great score Paul  :tu: :tu:


I just picked up another little axe this morning  :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 01, 2014, 11:21:05 PM
Roofing ladder  :ahhh

 :D

Great score Paul  :tu: :tu:


I just picked up another little axe this morning  :)


 :tu: no pics tony  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 01, 2014, 11:32:04 PM
Roofing ladder  :ahhh

 :D

Great score Paul  :tu: :tu:


I just picked up another little axe this morning  :)


 :tu: no pics tony  :salute:

Its in the freezer at the min (woodworm)
I'm not sure yet but to be honest in might not be worth the pound I paid for it  :whistle:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 01, 2014, 11:59:58 PM
Roofing ladder  :ahhh

 :D

Great score Paul  :tu: :tu:


I just picked up another little axe this morning  :)


 :tu: no pics tony  :salute:

Its in the freezer at the min (woodworm)
I'm not sure yet but to be honest in might not be worth the pound I paid for it  :whistle:

I must put my axe in the fridge tomorrow just too see angies face  :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 02, 2014, 12:15:04 AM
Roofing ladder  :ahhh

 :D

Great score Paul  :tu: :tu:


I just picked up another little axe this morning  :)


 :tu: no pics tony  :salute:

Its in the freezer at the min (woodworm)
I'm not sure yet but to be honest in might not be worth the pound I paid for it  :whistle:

I must put my axe in the fridge tomorrow just too see angies face  :rofl:

I think I know who will get the blame for that Mate  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 08, 2014, 04:48:35 PM

I know you lot are probably getting bored of hearing this again....

Another Axe
A nice canoe sharpening stone
And I got to take home a Hoe  :whistle:

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Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on June 08, 2014, 04:54:44 PM

And I got to take home a Hoe  :whistle:

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Some people live an enchanted life.....   My much better half wouldn't let me bring a hoe home.  :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 08, 2014, 05:59:49 PM
My G/F is very understanding, she's an  :angel:

 ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on June 09, 2014, 07:16:11 PM
My G/F is very understanding, she's an  :angel:

 ;)

Like I said, enchanged life..... :salute: :salute: :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 09, 2014, 10:09:35 PM
 ;)  :D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on June 10, 2014, 12:19:39 AM
:doh:

:P

How much vinegar do you need per month for all those rusty baths? :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 10, 2014, 01:27:51 AM
 :whistle:

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 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on June 11, 2014, 08:37:16 AM
Good haul Tony! That axe looks good. Does it have a company name on it?   
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 11, 2014, 07:43:16 PM

Yes, I've cleaned it up and it was made by Eagle
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 15, 2014, 04:11:52 PM

Just a few bits today

I picked up the big carbon steel Sabatier, then said to myself 'I don't need another kitchen knife'
Started to put it down and the Bloke says '20p Mate'......  :whistle:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on June 15, 2014, 04:30:08 PM
you're so 'EASY' Tony  :facepalm:
nice haul though  :tu:

I got a couple of army 'type' canteens (aluminium bottle AND mug, with pouch) a quid each  :D I was only going to get one if they had been cheep enough but for a quid it'd have been 'wrong' not to get both.
I walked away from a 'head torch' for £2 (energizer) was worth it but the woman didn't have change of a £5 note  :rant: glad I did in some ways as my youngest ordered me a Olight i3s for 'fathers day'  but it hasn't arrived and she's quite upset about it, I didn't know this at the bootfair because she wasn't up when we left home at sillyO'clock . she might not have liked me coming home with a torch even though you guys understand the difference she might not  ::)
oh and I got a large bundle of wire wool  :D ideal for my 'fire kit' AND rust removal (Tony  :poke:) 50p well spent !
nearly got a new 4 man tent for the meet, but the wife put her foot down :'( (hate to admit it but she was probably right  :think: I have got a couple of others )
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 15, 2014, 05:04:06 PM


For 20p it would have been rude not to  :D (everything else was about a quid each)

I did have to go to two bootsales to get that lot

Sounds like you did OK TD  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 15, 2014, 05:13:23 PM
Nice finds tony  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on June 15, 2014, 06:09:19 PM
Looks like ya done good Tony!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on June 15, 2014, 06:19:46 PM
wasn't there anything a little more ..........er ...Rusty ?  ::)
or have you brought all the rust in Oxfordshire and surrounding counties now ?  :rofl:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 15, 2014, 06:52:44 PM


Well the Sabatier has some spots of rust on the other side and the secateurs need some oil

But on the bright side my garage is full of rusty stuff  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 22, 2014, 04:44:15 PM
wasn't there anything a little more ..........er ...Rusty ?  ::)
or have you brought all the rust in Oxfordshire and surrounding counties now ?  :rofl:

I made up for it this week  ::)

The first of this years 'grass' carbooties  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

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And in the box of assorted penknives

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Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on June 22, 2014, 06:20:24 PM
Wow  :o
the one 'top centre' looks very much like the one my dad got me all them years ago, that started the madness !  :ahhh
is it 'French' ?
I got smurf all :(
a fly wheel puller thingy ( :think:) and a plastic petrol can (£1 each) AND sunburn   :oops:
walked away from a 'Wave' fake for a fiver.........regret it TBO but it was early in the day so I still had high hopes   :facepalm:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 22, 2014, 09:53:18 PM
 :drool: very nice tony  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on June 22, 2014, 10:03:54 PM
Blimey you made a right killing today mate :)

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Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 22, 2014, 10:55:59 PM

TD, Do you mean the white one? The only marking is 'PRADEL' on the main blade, its been attacked with a grinder and the corkscrew is snapped off, was all part of a 'job lot'  ;)
 
Yep I was very happy with my haul
I paied more than I wanted for the 'RAF escape Axe' and the huge Axe head but the 'roofing hatchet' and Imco lighter were bargains  :D

I also saw a few overpriced BAK's, an overpriced Stanley type multitool and more expencieve rust  ::)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on June 22, 2014, 11:42:58 PM
yes the white (pearl  :think:)  :tu: I am working from memory here, and it's not the best  :whistle: but I think mine had a green cross on the scale one side  :think:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Santos on June 23, 2014, 05:09:27 PM
Look forward to seeing the RAF being restored and suitably mounted for zombie duty  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 23, 2014, 05:33:34 PM
Santos
I don't think I will do anything to it as it has historical value  :think:

http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/aviation-history/raf-air-ministry-marked-escape-axe-11010/

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Grathr on June 23, 2014, 06:55:08 PM
I really like the look of that large axe head :drool:


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Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 23, 2014, 11:01:51 PM
I really like the look of that large axe head :drool:


I'm very pleased with that one its a 'Criterion' made by Brades with 353 ? ? ? on the side, weighs 5lbs, 9.5'' / 24cm long with a 5'' / 13cm cutting edge

Now I need to find a big enough stick for it  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on June 24, 2014, 01:51:21 AM
Reckon that is  great good haul there Tony! Likin dem axes and chopper things.      :tu:    :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Santos on June 25, 2014, 07:26:36 AM
Santos
I don't think I will do anything to it as it has historical value  :think:

http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/aviation-history/raf-air-ministry-marked-escape-axe-11010/

If it was rare maybe it would be worth passing it on to a museum but even in that thread people 'picked them up for a fiver/tenner'

As with most war surplus my atidude is it shouldn't be revered but put to service doing plebeian duties and celebrate the fact it no longer has its initial purpose. You can still tell its history to curios onlookers.

I was however just thinking of simple "soak it in vinegar, clean it up and mount it in a humorous BREAK GLASS IN EMERGENCY display case/cabinet "  :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 25, 2014, 08:51:23 AM
Santos
I don't think I will do anything to it as it has historical value  :think:

http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/aviation-history/raf-air-ministry-marked-escape-axe-11010/

If it was rare maybe it would be worth passing it on to a museum but even in that thread people 'picked them up for a fiver/tenner'

As with most war surplus my atidude is it shouldn't be revered but put to service doing plebeian duties and celebrate the fact it no longer has its initial purpose. You can still tell its history to curios onlookers.

I was however just thinking of simple "soak it in vinegar, clean it up and mount it in a humorous BREAK GLASS IN EMERGENCY display case/cabinet "  :D :D

I really like that idea  :ahhh :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 29, 2014, 02:20:27 PM
Today...
A workmate with a broken top and handle  ::)
AA Maglight, can't open either end  ::)  ::)
A combination square made by Raybone which should clean up well

Four nice knives,
A proper English folder  :tu:
A stainless Not sure of the make but has something like  'Heidelshim maz.....' on the scale
A made in Solingen Germany 'SAK'
A Wenger Delemont SAK,  with 'Jungheinrich' on the back scale

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture290614001.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture290614001.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on June 29, 2014, 04:59:09 PM
Today...
A workmate with a broken top and handle  ::)
AA Maglight, can't open either end  ::)  ::)
A combination square made by Raybone which should clean up well

Four nice knives,
A proper English folder  :tu:
A stainless Not sure of the make but has something like  'Heidelshim maz.....' on the scale
A made in Solingen Germany 'SAK'
A Wenger Delemont SAK,  with 'Jungheinrich' on the back scale

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture290614001.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture290614001.jpg.html)

And a Footprint?

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on June 29, 2014, 05:06:07 PM
nice haul Tony  :tu:
I got smurf all, apart from a phone call at 8.15am to tell me my Aunt had passed away  :'(
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on June 29, 2014, 05:14:25 PM
nice haul Tony  :tu:
I got smurf all, apart from a phone call at 8.15am to tell me my Aunt had passed away  :'(


Sorry too hear that Michael  :-\

Nice stuff tony  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Aloha on June 29, 2014, 05:37:44 PM
nice haul Tony  :tu:
I got smurf all, apart from a phone call at 8.15am to tell me my Aunt had passed away  :'(

My condolences to you and your family TD. 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on June 29, 2014, 08:08:08 PM

I'm very sorry to hear that Michael!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on June 29, 2014, 08:22:58 PM
thanks chaps  :tu:
I don't mean to be a buzz kill ! it was very sad and so bloody swift ! damn aggressive lung cancer, 6 weeks from first recognizable symptoms to "good night"  :'(
poor woman was only 60, and never had much luck with her health. survived a brain aneurysm about 20 years ago, but never fully recovered. 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Grathr on June 29, 2014, 09:07:46 PM
Sorry for your loss


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Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: edcgear on June 29, 2014, 09:33:38 PM
thanks chaps  :tu:
I don't mean to be a buzz kill ! it was very sad and so bloody swift ! damn aggressive lung cancer, 6 weeks from first recognizable symptoms to "good night"  :'(
poor woman was only 60, and never had much luck with her health. survived a brain aneurysm about 20 years ago, but never fully recovered.

Sorry for your loss!

 :-\
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 01, 2014, 11:16:48 PM

From Sunday

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(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture300614011.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture300614011.jpg.html)

After little visit to the wire wheel

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After a drop of linseed oil

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The handle still needs a rub down, Out to play today

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Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 01, 2014, 11:23:03 PM
Today...
A workmate with a broken top and handle  ::)
AA Maglight, can't open either end  ::)  ::)
A combination square made by Raybone which should clean up well

Four nice knives,
A proper English folder  :tu:
A stainless Not sure of the make but has something like  'Heidelshim maz.....' on the scale
A made in Solingen Germany 'SAK'
A Wenger Delemont SAK,  with 'Jungheinrich' on the back scale

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture290614001.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture290614001.jpg.html)

And a Footprint?

Yes a pair of the newer type of footprints (my first pair)

Yadda I'm smiling here as there are Guys in the USA who can spot them in my pictures (and its probably my fault)  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on July 02, 2014, 12:08:05 AM
Today...
A workmate with a broken top and handle  ::)
AA Maglight, can't open either end  ::)  ::)
A combination square made by Raybone which should clean up well

Four nice knives,
A proper English folder  :tu:
A stainless Not sure of the make but has something like  'Heidelshim maz.....' on the scale
A made in Solingen Germany 'SAK'
A Wenger Delemont SAK,  with 'Jungheinrich' on the back scale

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture290614001.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture290614001.jpg.html)

And a Footprint?

Yes a pair of the newer type of footprints (my first pair)

Yadda I'm smiling here as there are Guys in the USA who can spot them in my pictures (and its probably my fault)  :D

You're definitely on the list!  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 03, 2014, 11:48:29 PM
The leather pouch I picked up a couple of weeks ago has cleaned up well  :tu:
Sadly theres no belt loops on the back
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on July 05, 2014, 01:21:05 AM
Some good stuff there Tony!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: edcgear on July 05, 2014, 11:04:13 PM
The leather pouch I picked up a couple of weeks ago has cleaned up well  :tu:
Sadly theres no belt loops on the back

You can always add some belt loops!  :tu: :tu:
Nice find BTW  :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 06, 2014, 08:27:08 PM

 :tu:

This has had a light clean
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Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 06, 2014, 08:29:34 PM
And a few other bits today
The little ratchet won't turn  :facepalm:
And the Ax head weighs 6 1/2 lbs  :D

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Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on July 06, 2014, 08:36:51 PM
Single bit axe at 6 1/2 lbs that is a big one for sure!    :o      :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 06, 2014, 08:54:01 PM

I probably have enough now  :D

 :cheers:

 :whistle:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on July 06, 2014, 09:03:04 PM

I probably have enough now  :D

 :cheers:

 :whistle:



 :popcorn:       :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 06, 2014, 09:06:22 PM

I probably have enough now  :D

 :cheers:

 :whistle:



 :popcorn:       :D

I don't think you'll have long to wait David   :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 06, 2014, 09:07:36 PM
I also picked up this rather nice pruning knife today

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture060714017.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture060714017.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on July 06, 2014, 09:15:41 PM
I also picked up this rather nice pruning knife today

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture060714017.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture060714017.jpg.html)


That does look like a nice knife Tony! I didn't have to wait long at all.     :D   With a new axe and knife are you headed out for a little yard work?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 06, 2014, 09:30:47 PM

Thats the axe from this thread, I was going for an interesting picture  ;)

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,52812.0.html

I need to clean, sharpen and oil the pruner before it gets any use, I'm hoping for a makers stamp, it has England on the tang and reminds me of Trevor Abletts work  :think:


So some knife work before yard work  :tu:

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on July 06, 2014, 09:39:14 PM
I'm sure you'll get the knife tuned up real good.  Back to     :popcorn:       :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on July 07, 2014, 12:17:36 AM
*CANCELLED* due to RAIN  :rant:
then the sun came out so I got on with some jobs on my "honey Do list"
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on July 07, 2014, 04:30:19 AM
And a few other bits today
The little ratchet won't turn  :facepalm:
And the Ax head weighs 6 1/2 lbs  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture060714014.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture060714014.jpg.html)

The Eclipse bade holder is a nice bit.  Only the second one I've ever seen.  I believe old footprints must be required before one can put on a car boot sale.... :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 07, 2014, 08:34:05 AM

The blade holder is really nice/clever, I've never seen one before and thought it was worth the 50p  :)

Your probably right and theres some kind of carboot rule  :D
I saw 4 pairs of Footprints and that was the only pair with the original screw,

I got the pick ax head as someone asked to borrow one last week, they were surprised that I don't own one and my Brother borrowed a Stanley knife so....

Was a good haul  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on July 07, 2014, 07:12:04 PM

The blade holder is really nice/clever, I've never seen one before and thought it was worth the 50p  :)

Your probably right and theres some kind of carboot rule  :D
I saw 4 pairs of Footprints and that was the only pair with the original screw,

I got the pick ax head as someone asked to borrow one last week, they were surprised that I don't own one and my Brother borrowed a Stanley knife so....

Was a good haul  :D

Large pickaxe and a huge axe.   Get the handles and you are all ready to prop the next teen horror movie.   ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on July 07, 2014, 07:14:47 PM
More on the Eclipse 4S tool.

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,49842.msg835560.html#msg835560
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 07, 2014, 09:55:22 PM

Thanks Yadda, I had totally forgotten about the Eclipse 4S thread  :-[ :salute:

Where did I put my hockey mask?   :viking:

Pruners sharp now  ;)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture070714001.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture070714001.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 07, 2014, 10:00:02 PM
*CANCELLED* due to RAIN  :rant:
then the sun came out so I got on with some jobs on my "honey Do list"

At least the day wasn't a total waste  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on July 08, 2014, 12:08:33 AM

Thanks Yadda, I had totally forgotten about the Eclipse 4S thread  :-[ :salute:

Where did I put my hockey mask?   :viking:

Pruners sharp now  ;)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture070714001.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture070714001.jpg.html)

Poor defenseless rosemary plant.  :twak:

 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 08, 2014, 12:17:07 AM

Thanks Yadda, I had totally forgotten about the Eclipse 4S thread  :-[ :salute:

Where did I put my hockey mask?   :viking:

Pruners sharp now  ;)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture070714001.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture070714001.jpg.html)

Poor defenseless rosemary plant.  :twak:

 :D

Mmmmmmm With little roast potatoes  :drool:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on July 08, 2014, 02:45:10 AM

Thanks Yadda, I had totally forgotten about the Eclipse 4S thread  :-[ :salute:

Where did I put my hockey mask?   :viking:

Pruners sharp now  ;)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture070714001.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture070714001.jpg.html)

Poor defenseless rosemary plant.  :twak:

 :D

Mmmmmmm With little roast potatoes  :drool:

One of my all time favorites!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 13, 2014, 11:55:45 AM
Single bit axe at 6 1/2 lbs that is a big one for sure!    :o      :D

Only weighs 6 ¼ lbs now  ;)
Is in good condition, was made by Elwell,

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Axe/Picture120714003.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/Axe/Picture120714003.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Gareth on July 13, 2014, 12:20:06 PM
That's one mighty looking axe Tony! :o

Now all you need is a handle and a suitable test subject. ;)

(http://mattovermatter.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/giant-redwood-sequoia-wild-trees-richard-preston.jpg)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on July 13, 2014, 06:34:35 PM
That's one mighty looking axe Tony! :o

Now all you need is a handle and a suitable test subject. ;)

(http://mattovermatter.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/giant-redwood-sequoia-wild-trees-richard-preston.jpg)


Uh oh, Tony will be loading up his bucket-o-axes and headed to the Pacific NW.    :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 13, 2014, 09:56:22 PM
Thats too much like hard work  :ahhh

Anyway it would be a shame to cut down such a nice tree  :whistle:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 21, 2014, 12:07:55 AM

Picked these up this morning

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture200714011.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture200714011.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 21, 2014, 12:23:33 AM

Picked these up this morning

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture200714011.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture200714011.jpg.html)

Tony you must live in the axe capital of the world  :o gloves look good as well  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 21, 2014, 12:32:57 AM
You might be right Mate  :D

Two pairs of Mecanix carpenters gloves and two pairs of safety specs  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on July 21, 2014, 01:44:45 AM
 :tu:

Footprints, axes,hatchets, tin snips,  chisels,  all very nice!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on July 21, 2014, 02:16:23 AM
Great good haul there Tony!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on July 21, 2014, 04:08:39 AM
:o

That neck seems a bit thin for that large head on the one on the right.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on July 21, 2014, 05:21:37 AM
:o

That neck seems a bit thin for that large head on the one on the right.


Better send it over for testing Tony. Just to make sure it is safe to use.    :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: zoidberg on July 21, 2014, 05:30:38 AM
Looks like you had a good morning.  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 21, 2014, 07:31:44 AM
Thanks Guys it was a good morning  :tu:

I would send it to you David but its made of gold so the postage.....

 :D

Not sure yet but it might end up on a longer handle one day

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on July 21, 2014, 06:58:01 PM
Having seen the luck you had I stopped by a garage sale yesterday.  He had tools and they were rusty, but nothing of value. It wasn't even worth making a bulk deal offer for the entire rusty lot.  <sigh>
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 21, 2014, 07:08:20 PM
Having seen the luck you had I stopped by a garage sale yesterday.  He had tools and they were rusty, but nothing of value. It wasn't even worth making a bulk deal offer for the entire rusty lot.  <sigh>

Thats never stopped me  :oops:

 :-[  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: edcgear on July 21, 2014, 07:10:36 PM

Picked these up this morning

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture200714011.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture200714011.jpg.html)

Mate what have you use to haul that home??? Truck with semitrailer?  :o
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 21, 2014, 07:46:40 PM

My arms might be getting longer, people get out of your way if you are carrying a big Axe  :D

Bottom left is a bit odd, solid lead, I thought it was a plumbob but I think it might just be a weight for some kind of fishing?  :think: :think: :think:

The plasterboard saw is a Stanley 'fat max', the yellow tin snips are weiss both good quality  :tu:

The small square is to replace the one Neil kindly gave me that has gone AWOL, trying to get my chisels sharp and square

And tucked away on the left is (I think) a thread file (I have a plan)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on July 21, 2014, 08:13:35 PM
Lower middle right just below the footprint.  Another sharpening stone or is that a small french rolling pin?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on July 21, 2014, 08:16:30 PM

My arms might be getting longer, people get out of your way if you are carrying a big Axe  :D

Bottom left is a bit odd, solid lead, I thought it was a plumbob but I think it might just be a weight for some kind of fishing?  :think: :think: :think:

The plasterboard saw is a Stanley 'fat max', the yellow tin snips are weiss both good quality  :tu:

The small square is to replace the one Neil kindly gave me that has gone AWOL, trying to get my chisels sharp and square

And tucked away on the left is (I think) a thread file (I have a plan)
Might be a fishing weight, but it would take one smurf of a rod and reel to throw it out.  Maybe a net weight, odd shaped sash weight or a flap weight for a tent?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 22, 2014, 07:27:09 AM
Lower middle right just below the footprint.  Another sharpening stone or is that a small french rolling pin?

Yes another stone that I didn't really need  :)

I will take a better picture of the weight tonight 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 22, 2014, 10:41:50 PM

Here it is, surprisingly weighs 2 ½ lbs
It has 'W' stamped on the side which obviously stands for weight  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture220714011.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture220714011.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on July 23, 2014, 01:11:17 PM
Yeah, I'm leaning toward fishing weight now. 
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 23, 2014, 09:52:01 PM
Yeah, I'm leaning toward fishing weight now.

As you said thats going to be one hell of a fishing rod  :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 27, 2014, 10:08:11 PM

I picked up something that I've been on the look out for for a long time....

   :ahhh  An over priced and over sharpened Estwing hatchet (Rob  :waving:  :D  )

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture270714015.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture270714015.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on July 27, 2014, 10:20:18 PM
Very nice tony  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on July 27, 2014, 10:41:47 PM
Good haul Tony! Is that screw on the Footprint original?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 27, 2014, 10:51:59 PM
Very nice tony  :salute:

I was very happy to find that little lot  :tu:

Good haul Tony! Is that screw on the Footprint original?


I think so, I will have a look later and report back  :)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on July 27, 2014, 11:01:26 PM
Nice haul!

What's the bit at the bottom in the yellow sheath?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 27, 2014, 11:24:04 PM
Thats a Stanley 'dolphin', covered with muck and glue, soaking at the min

http://www.sealantsonline.co.uk/product.php?product=MIS6568&category=00010028&utm_source=google&utm_medium=products

I also picked up some strange scissors and a little box
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on July 28, 2014, 12:12:40 AM
I was looking at the Footprint and forgot about the hand vise. I keep thinking I need one but never actually buy one when theres one on ebay.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Philby on July 28, 2014, 09:52:47 AM

Here it is, surprisingly weighs 2 ½ lbs
It has 'W' stamped on the side which obviously stands for weight  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture220714011.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture220714011.jpg.html)
Could be a loom weight, used for weaving?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on July 28, 2014, 07:05:52 PM
Thats a Stanley 'dolphin', covered with muck and glue, soaking at the min

http://www.sealantsonline.co.uk/product.php?product=MIS6568&category=00010028&utm_source=google&utm_medium=products

I also picked up some strange scissors and a little box

I like the Stanley knife I have a cheaper version.  I also like the carpenter's hatchet.   Strange scissors?  Say it ain't so....  Pics?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 28, 2014, 08:01:38 PM
Could be a loom weight, used for weaving?
Phil,
I didn't know what a Loom weight was until you mentioned it, had a google and you might be right but I guess at 2 ½ lbs it would be too heavy?  :shrug:

I need to spend some time in the garage cleaning and sharpening stuff  :ahhh
Strange scissors?  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture280714004.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture280714004.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on July 29, 2014, 12:15:45 AM
The strange scissors look like Florist snips. 

Here's something similar.

http://www.hayneedle.com/product/flexrakefloralprunerwithcutleryhandle.cfm?redirect=false&source=pla&kwid=GardeningAccessories%20New&tid=JEN1210-1&adtype=pla&kw=&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=JEN1210-1&gclid=CKPpz4iE6b8CFSMV7AodJREAcg
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 29, 2014, 09:46:44 AM
The strange scissors look like Florist snips. 

Here's something similar.

http://www.hayneedle.com/product/flexrakefloralprunerwithcutleryhandle.cfm?redirect=false&source=pla&kwid=GardeningAccessories%20New&tid=JEN1210-1&adtype=pla&kw=&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=JEN1210-1&gclid=CKPpz4iE6b8CFSMV7AodJREAcg

That sounds about right  :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Philby on July 29, 2014, 10:25:42 AM
Could be a loom weight, used for weaving?
Phil,
I didn't know what a Loom weight was until you mentioned it, had a google and you might be right but I guess at 2 ½ lbs it would be too heavy?  :shrug:

I need to spend some time in the garage cleaning and sharpening stuff  :ahhh
Strange scissors?  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture280714004.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture280714004.jpg.html)
Depends on the size of the loom, our blanket loom in work has an assortment of weights all around it, the heaviest is a monster at 30 pounds. I think that they use the pear shaped weight so that nothing can catch on them as they're without corners?
And I really like the look of that penknife!  ;)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on July 29, 2014, 09:37:40 PM

I shall call it a loom weight then, Thanks Phil  :salute:
Its the Electricians knife that Zed sent me, I put it in the picture for scale


Good haul Tony! Is that screw on the Footprint original?

I think so, I will have a look later and report back  :)

Well spotted David its not a 'footprint'  :o Its stamped W Germany
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 02, 2014, 10:26:33 PM

The Stan's have been helping out this week  :)


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture020814009.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture020814009.jpg.html)

The Estwing cleaned up well  :tu:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Axe/Picture020814018.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/Axe/Picture020814018.jpg.html)

And so did the (stamped) 'GPO 1967 BB' Axe (General post office)
I've not used it yet but it feels nice in hand  :tu:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/Axe/Picture020814038.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/Axe/Picture020814038.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Santos on August 03, 2014, 12:45:47 AM
aaaahhh '67.
A time where if you refused the mail the postman would come through your door anyway
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 03, 2014, 10:21:23 AM
"Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor doors  >:D, nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." - Herodotus, 503 B.C. (Inscribed on the General Post Office facility on 33rd Street and 8th Avenue in New York City.) (Source: USPS)

 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 24, 2014, 11:26:28 PM

Been a busy day, picked up some interesting stuff this morning inc
A really cool little (Girl) Guides knife
A petrol stove I think  :think:, came in a box decorated with scout wraping paper  :)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture240814024.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture240814024.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on August 24, 2014, 11:38:42 PM
So .... when will you start making Morris style knives? :pok: ;)

With the latest batch you should have a good stockpile of files. :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 25, 2014, 12:01:39 AM
So .... when will you start making Morris style knives? :pok: ;)

With the latest batch you should have a good stockpile of files. :D

I do have a few now  :-[  and MM is to blame for this  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on August 25, 2014, 01:35:38 AM
The Burston wrench is neat.  I hadn't seen one of those before. :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 25, 2014, 10:28:49 AM
I havn't had time to play with anything yet  :ahhh

The Burston wrench is neat.  I hadn't seen one of those before. :tu:

I've never seen one before and as it was only 50p I got it to show you and Bob  :tu:
I have to stop buying wrenches I don't need  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Zed on August 25, 2014, 12:43:30 PM
Some very interesting Finds  Tony :salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on August 25, 2014, 04:55:31 PM
It would be interesting to see that stove cleaned up and running.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on August 25, 2014, 07:16:18 PM
I've never seen one before and as it was only 50p I got it to show you and Bob  :tu:
I have to stop buying wrenches I don't need  :facepalm:

If the postage wasn't so expensive I would glady reimburse you the 50p and take it off your hands. :D

It looks like it would make a great head thumper.  Not suggesting mind you, just observing..... :whistle:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 25, 2014, 11:18:15 PM
I've never seen one before and as it was only 50p I got it to show you and Bob  :tu:
I have to stop buying wrenches I don't need  :facepalm:

If the postage wasn't so expensive I would glady reimburse you the 50p and take it off your hands. :D

It looks like it would make a great head thumper.  Not suggesting mind you, just observing..... :whistle:

I don't think its big enough for violence  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture250814003b.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture250814003b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 25, 2014, 11:24:59 PM
It would be interesting to see that stove cleaned up and running.


Here it is with with a drop of meths, I think I need some instructions and a new leather washer before I fill it with petrol...

 :pok: And a volunteer  :rofl:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture250814011b.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture250814011b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on August 26, 2014, 12:51:27 AM
Are there any marking you can see Sparky? I'm not really well versed in those old brass burny things, but there it a UK based forum that has loads of gallery photos and information - Spiritburner (http://www.spiritburner.com/fusion/index.php?) - I think it would be a paraffin burner, though Meths can be used to prime it.

There is also a UK based source for parts - Fettlebox (http://www.fettlebox.co.uk/)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on August 26, 2014, 07:07:14 AM
Oh my, is that a ball peen hammer head with an axe blade welded onto it?     :o       :ahhh       :D       :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 26, 2014, 09:32:18 AM
Thanks for those links Spork,  :salute:

Its made by Radius in Sweden

http://www.spiritburner.com/fusion/showtopic.php?tid/25699/post/new/

David,
I'm not sure if extra metal has been added or not  :think:
someone has taken a lot of time to make this one, its a little twisted but thats OK as the handle is a little bent  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on August 26, 2014, 03:29:40 PM
The question is now...who is going to volunteer to light it?  :ahhh :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Santos on August 26, 2014, 05:25:16 PM
 :think: :think:
By the blueness around the preheater it looks like T has already tried.
I have a portuguese Hippolite that i picked up with a primus blowlamp. Very similar look. Been meaning to get it running so i can flog it for a better price on ebay. (still haven't changed the seals on the primus either, i really want to braze old school)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on August 26, 2014, 06:29:11 PM
Oh my, is that a ball peen hammer head with an axe blade welded onto it?     :o       :ahhh       :D       :D

I was thinking Zombie hatchet!   :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 26, 2014, 11:43:35 PM
The question is now...who is going to volunteer to light it?  :ahhh :D

:pok: You?   :D

:think: :think:
By the blueness around the preheater it looks like T has already tried.
I have a portuguese Hippolite that i picked up with a primus blowlamp. Very similar look. Been meaning to get it running so i can flog it for a better price on ebay. (still haven't changed the seals on the primus either, i really want to braze old school)

I did pour a drop of meths in the preheater for the picture   ;) 

Oh my, is that a ball peen hammer head with an axe blade welded onto it?     :o       :ahhh       :D       :D

I was thinking Zombie hatchet!   :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

I've bigger stuff for the Zombies  :viking:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on August 28, 2014, 10:38:41 AM
I pity that poor old wire wheel  :P :D :D
If vinegar was a key ingredient in explosives manufacture I think Tony would be on the top of MI5's watch list  :think: :D

Some great looking stuff Tony  8) 8) , + I do like the hatchet hammer, reminds me of a Bridgeport multi tool  8)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 28, 2014, 11:20:45 AM
Hi Matt  :waving:

I have been through a few of those wire wheels  ::)  they do start shedding after a while  :)

I do seem to have a lot of vinegaroon floating about  :D

Yep the Hatchet hammer is a cute little thing, probably be OK for making tent pegs and the like  :tu:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on August 31, 2014, 01:53:51 PM

Had an early start and picked up a few good bits today  :)

1942 Air Ministry hand vice
3 'ok' folders and 5 nice knives
1 Waiter
2 Taylors Eye Witness knives
1 Pruner (can't read but prob Sheffield)
1 Spear & Jackson made in Sheffield (surprisingly nice)

And another slasher  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture310814008.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture310814008.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on September 01, 2014, 01:46:02 AM
The spear and jackson is a nice ag knife.  Pruner blade and saw.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on September 01, 2014, 06:31:25 AM
Another nice haul Tony!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on September 01, 2014, 02:36:20 PM
Another nice haul Tony!

+1.

The poms sure do like their pruners  ??? :D :D :D either that or they have had enough of pruning & are selling them all to Tony  :P :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 01, 2014, 08:55:52 PM
Another nice haul Tony!

+1.

The poms sure do like their pruners  ??? :D :D :D either that or they have had enough of pruning & are selling them all to Tony  :P :D

Its about the only knife in the UK thats not considered a weapon  :whistle:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: dks on September 03, 2014, 12:15:42 PM
I got a couple of metal files last Sunday, to try and make knives.

There were lots of rusty tools etc., but I have new tools to use.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 03, 2014, 06:26:20 PM
I got a couple of metal files last Sunday, to try and make knives.

There were lots of rusty tools etc., but I have new tools to use.

 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: dks on September 03, 2014, 06:43:45 PM
 +1   :popcorn:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 07, 2014, 06:33:25 PM
+1   :popcorn:

x2  :popcorn:


 :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on September 07, 2014, 06:36:58 PM
Stop eating popcorn and go make some knives. :twak:

:P
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 07, 2014, 06:42:59 PM

Stop eating popcorn and buy some rust. :twak:

:P

Went visiting today and managed to squeeze in three carboots  ;)
Inc;
Stanley steelmaster hammer
German slippy
Brass and copper Kettle  :drool: 

Ooh and four pick-Ax handles  (hope they fit)  ::)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture070914014.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture070914014.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: dks on September 07, 2014, 07:07:41 PM
Stop eating popcorn and go make some knives. :twak:

:P

Stop eating popcorn and buy some rust. :twak:

:P

Went visiting today and managed to squeeze in three carboots  ;)
Inc;
Stanley steelmaster hammer
German slippy
Brass and copper Kettle  :drool: 

Ooh and four pick-Ax handles  (hope they fit)  ::)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture070914014.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture070914014.jpg.html)

I spent 2 hours making one of the files glow red with a blowtorch and it is still magnetic... I did the spark test earlier so I know they are good.

I will see if they are softer now tomorrow, and, if it did not work I will soften them with a charcoal fire.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: AimlessWanderer on September 07, 2014, 09:31:36 PM
How did you let them cool down, D? If you got them cherry red, they should soften off if they cool slowly enough (in a box of vermiculite). Try not to keep the steel at elevated temperatures for too long though as it can burn carbon off (reducing the hardenability later)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 07, 2014, 09:44:31 PM
A better picture of my new kettle, I think the handle has been replaced in the past  :think:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture070914023.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture070914023.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 07, 2014, 09:51:05 PM
I spent 2 hours making one of the files glow red with a blowtorch and it is still magnetic... I did the spark test earlier so I know they are good.

I will see if they are softer now tomorrow, and, if it did not work I will soften them with a charcoal fire.

 :think: You know it should become non magnetic then magnetic again as it cools?
I'm probably mis-understanding
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: dks on September 08, 2014, 07:17:50 AM
I checked them with the magnet when they were still red, though I could not get them to be really bright red. I assume there is some cooling when I move the torch to check with the magnet.  I let them cool slowly in air so if the process worked they should be soft. I checked them with a screw and I think the screw can now scratch the file, but I did not try anything else (maybe the screw just "writes" on the file and it looks like it is scratching it).

I will check how hard they are today, if I have time. If It did not work then I will go with charcoal and an air pump.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on September 08, 2014, 07:28:04 PM
... I think the handle has been replaced in the past...


Looks like one of my fixes.  Broom sticks and dowels.  Gotta love 'em!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 08, 2014, 07:36:33 PM
... I think the handle has been replaced in the past...


Looks like one of my fixes.  Broom sticks and dowels.  Gotta love 'em!

And ductape  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: ducttapetech on September 08, 2014, 07:42:54 PM
+1

Nate

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on September 09, 2014, 04:13:31 AM
... I think the handle has been replaced in the past...


Looks like one of my fixes.  Broom sticks and dowels.  Gotta love 'em!

And ductape  :D
:salute:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 19, 2014, 12:36:15 AM
I picked up the bits on the right at last weeks carboot
The horn from a pet shop and went skip diving today for the rustyest axe head I've ever seen  ::)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture180914005.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture180914005.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Higgins617 on September 19, 2014, 12:57:48 AM
So can Car Boot finds translate to Yard sale finds as well? I've gotten some pretty cool stuff and haven't had anywhere to share it.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: jerseydevil on September 19, 2014, 01:01:40 AM
So can Car Boot finds translate to Yard sale finds as well? I've gotten some pretty cool stuff and haven't had anywhere to share it.

Only if the stuff came from the trunk of a car at the yard sale.  :P

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Higgins617 on September 19, 2014, 01:07:00 AM
I'll put it in my trunk for the pictures for you! :drink:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 19, 2014, 01:20:08 AM
 :salute:

You can post anything you like in here Higgins the boss has given up on this thread  :D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Higgins617 on September 19, 2014, 01:23:48 AM
Awesome! Newest are some antique German Beck Kassel Binoculars, but unfortunately I don't have anything with me other than some old advertisements at school.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 19, 2014, 09:31:04 AM
So can Car Boot finds translate to Yard sale finds as well? I've gotten some pretty cool stuff and haven't had anywhere to share it.

Theres an actual MTo rule that says anything bought from yard sales, flea markets, a car lot at the back of the 7-11 from a man with a false beard etc etc has to be posted in this thread  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on September 19, 2014, 06:13:16 PM
So can Car Boot finds translate to Yard sale finds as well? I've gotten some pretty cool stuff and haven't had anywhere to share it.

Theres an actual MTo rule that says anything bought from yard sales, flea markets, a car lot at the back of the 7-11 from a man with a false beard etc etc has to be posted in this thread  :D
don't listen to the king of all things Oxidation, he's just yanking ya chain (probably to see if it's rusty)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Higgins617 on September 19, 2014, 07:11:34 PM
I'll post what I have after class!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on September 19, 2014, 07:13:42 PM
 :tu:
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on September 19, 2014, 07:24:31 PM
So can Car Boot finds translate to Yard sale finds as well? I've gotten some pretty cool stuff and haven't had anywhere to share it.

Theres an actual MTo rule that says anything bought from yard sales, flea markets, a car lot at the back of the 7-11 from a man with a false beard etc etc has to be posted in this thread  :D

I've considered posting my found tools here too, but most of them are current tools, not particularly interesting and rarely very rusty for items found lying on the side of the road. I used to post them to a blog, but haven't had much time (interest) in the past couple of years to document my finds.


http://ifoundyourlosttool.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Yadda on September 19, 2014, 07:27:25 PM
went skip diving today for the rustyest axe head I've ever seen  ::)

Had to look up "skip diving".   :rofl:

 :tu: :salute: 

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Higgins617 on September 19, 2014, 10:47:55 PM
Here's the finds that I have with me. The Demo knife has Ulster 48 written on the bail with brass liners, the pliers are Mac and have far less rust than you guys may like :D. The Ads I got just because I thought they would look pretty cool on the dorm walls. The 7-up one is from 1950, the other is 52.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 20, 2014, 08:56:41 AM
went skip diving today for the rustiest axe head I've ever seen  ::)

Had to look up "skip diving".   :rofl:

 :tu: :salute:

I forgot to translate that one  :D so I googled it just for fun and found this

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8159601.stm
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 20, 2014, 09:08:39 AM
Here's the finds that I have with me. The Demo knife has Ulster 48 written on the bail with brass liners, the pliers are Mac and have far less rust than you guys may like :D. The Ads I got just because I thought they would look pretty cool on the dorm walls. The 7-up one is from 1950, the other is 52.

Is that a US Army knife? and is 48 when it was made?

Those posters are older than I am  :o  very cool  :tu:

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: kirk13 on September 20, 2014, 09:09:56 AM
So can Car Boot finds translate to Yard sale finds as well? I've gotten some pretty cool stuff and haven't had anywhere to share it.

Theres an actual MTo rule that says anything bought from yard sales, flea markets, a car lot at the back of the 7-11 from a man with a false beard etc etc has to be posted in this thread  :D

Well,in that case
(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy104/kirk130013/imagejpg1_zps8df2e17f.jpg) (http://s782.photobucket.com/user/kirk130013/media/imagejpg1_zps8df2e17f.jpg.html)
Victorinox 108mm GAK found for a tenner at St George's Market,Belfast
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 20, 2014, 09:14:47 AM
Score  :tu:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Higgins617 on September 20, 2014, 02:27:00 PM
Here's the finds that I have with me. The Demo knife has Ulster 48 written on the bail with brass liners, the pliers are Mac and have far less rust than you guys may like :D. The Ads I got just because I thought they would look pretty cool on the dorm walls. The 7-up one is from 1950, the other is 52.

Is that a US Army knife? and is 48 when it was made?

Those posters are older than I am  :o  very cool  :tu:

Yes I'm pretty sure this one was military issue, and I think 48 is the year of manufacture. Either way it was too cool to leave there :D. The posters have more than a few years on me as well hahahaha.
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: MultiMat on September 21, 2014, 05:00:07 AM
So can Car Boot finds translate to Yard sale finds as well? I've gotten some pretty cool stuff and haven't had anywhere to share it.

Theres an actual MTo rule that says anything bought from yard sales, flea markets, a car lot at the back of the 7-11 from a man with a false beard etc etc has to be posted in this thread  :D

Well,in that case
(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy104/kirk130013/imagejpg1_zps8df2e17f.jpg) (http://s782.photobucket.com/user/kirk130013/media/imagejpg1_zps8df2e17f.jpg.html)
Victorinox 108mm GAK found for a tenner at St George's Market,Belfast

Cheese & onion chips  :ahhh (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/funny/1/vomiting.gif)

Nice GAK though mate  :D :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: kirk13 on September 22, 2014, 12:30:47 AM
So can Car Boot finds translate to Yard sale finds as well? I've gotten some pretty cool stuff and haven't had anywhere to share it.

Theres an actual MTo rule that says anything bought from yard sales, flea markets, a car lot at the back of the 7-11 from a man with a false beard etc etc has to be posted in this thread  :D

Well,in that case
(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy104/kirk130013/imagejpg1_zps8df2e17f.jpg) (http://s782.photobucket.com/user/kirk130013/media/imagejpg1_zps8df2e17f.jpg.html)
Victorinox 108mm GAK found for a tenner at St George's Market,Belfast

Cheese & onion chips  :ahhh (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/funny/1/vomiting.gif)

Nice GAK though mate  :D :D

They're not just any cheese and onion crisps :twak:

They're TAYTO cheese and onion crisps :drool:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: zoidberg on September 22, 2014, 12:48:32 AM
So can Car Boot finds translate to Yard sale finds as well? I've gotten some pretty cool stuff and haven't had anywhere to share it.

Theres an actual MTo rule that says anything bought from yard sales, flea markets, a car lot at the back of the 7-11 from a man with a false beard etc etc has to be posted in this thread  :D

Well,in that case
(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy104/kirk130013/imagejpg1_zps8df2e17f.jpg) (http://s782.photobucket.com/user/kirk130013/media/imagejpg1_zps8df2e17f.jpg.html)
Victorinox 108mm GAK found for a tenner at St George's Market,Belfast

Cheese & onion chips  :ahhh (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/funny/1/vomiting.gif)

Nice GAK though mate  :D :D

They're not just any cheese and onion crisps :twak:

They're TAYTO cheese and onion crisps :drool:
I always come back from Oz with a couple cartons of Smiths.  :whistle:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 22, 2014, 07:21:39 AM
Only picked up a few bits yesterday
Thats a different type of IMCO lighter, damaged, not sure if I can get it going but will have a play later

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture210914002.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture210914002.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on September 22, 2014, 11:17:35 AM
a BOW  :sa:
Tony with a bow ! now that's a scary thought
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: kirk13 on September 22, 2014, 03:13:32 PM
a BOW  :sa:
Tony with a bow ! now that's a scary thought

Worse than Tony with an axe?
:ashley:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on September 22, 2014, 05:20:11 PM
The IMCO would be a Streamline. I like that one a lot. :tu: What's wrong with it?

And yes, tell us about the bow. >:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 22, 2014, 10:21:00 PM
The IMCO would be a Streamline. I like that one a lot. :tu: What's wrong with it?

And yes, tell us about the bow. >:D

Streamline Thanks :salute: The IMCO has been wet in the past and is a little corroded inside

I thought it was an axe throwing stick  :viking:

Its a SHERWOOD FORESTER: A 50" bow with a 20lb draw weight suitable for 8 12 year olds. (I will not tell the G/F the last bit  ;) )

Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on September 22, 2014, 10:29:03 PM

Its a SHERWOOD FORESTER: A 50" bow with a 20lb draw weight suitable for 8 12 year olds.
I prefer a much more powerful bow or hunting children..... or a shotgun  :whistle:
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 22, 2014, 10:33:43 PM

Its a SHERWOOD FORESTER: A 50" bow with a 20lb draw weight suitable for 8 12 year olds.
I prefer a much more powerful bow or hunting children..... or a shotgun  :whistle:

Times have changed, kids are fatter and slower nowadays  >:D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: David on September 23, 2014, 02:08:45 AM
Like that axe Tony!
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 23, 2014, 08:29:16 AM
Like that axe Tony!

Just because I needed another Axe  ::)  :D
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Sparky415 on September 28, 2014, 09:16:41 PM
A couple of army bags, I don't know what they were for  :think: made from nylonish kinda stuff, two pockets outside and two inside

And heres another axe,  ::)
I wasn't going to buy it untill I found it has my initials stamped in to the handle
It was a sign I tell you!  :ahhh

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2014/Picture280914010.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2014/Picture280914010.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: enki_ck on September 28, 2014, 09:29:16 PM
:rofl:

That folding saw looks aggressive and not easy to lose. :tu: Very good for the woods.

What's the pipe knife, a no name or ...?
Title: Re: Car boot finds
Post by: Taxi Dad on September 28, 2014, 09:51:14 PM
correct me if I'm wrong (I'm sure someone will  :facepalm:) but I think you'll find the 'bags' are for NBC kits  :think:
Nuclear Bio Chemical (warfare)~ respirator (gas mask to us old boy