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mahking51

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This is this weeks car boot haul, any info would be welcome.



Both have the original Preston irons, not sure whether the screw is original on one.
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Sorry can't offer any advise, but looks like you have made a good buy. Can i ask how much you got them for?

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SP, Yep, there was a Stanley breast hand drill for a £1, handles need refinishing and a general clean but nothing unusual.
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Someone else that attends a higher class of boot sales than I have ever come across!

The straight handled shave is just like one I paid a dealer £30 for! (If it has a nice curved sole)

(Bootsales round here sell stuff I would be ashamed to be seen putting in my dustbin!)
 

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So Dorset then, nice place to live is it? Much more expensive than Cornwall? Any tips on good Estate Agents to try? ](*,) :cry:

Thank heavens I got my Preston shave for nothing or I'd be really upset. :roll:

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Alf":18qmbllm said:
Thank heavens I got my Preston shave for nothing or I'd be really upset. :roll:

Cheers, Alf
Was that the same pace you got the 55?
 

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Waka":3485xyir said:
Alf":3485xyir said:
Thank heavens I got my Preston shave for nothing or I'd be really upset. :roll:

Cheers, Alf
Was that the same pace you got the 55?
Ho ho... :roll: I do not own a #55. I have never owned a #55. I have seen one once, but the necessary lettuce was absent at the time. I don't want to talk about it. :cry: A space is waiting for when #55 should appear in my vicinity while the lettice harvest is good, but I don't hold out much hope. I may be doomed to be #55-less for the rest of my days. I try not to think about it.

Sobbing quietly in a corner, #55-less Alf
 

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Gott in himmel, Dave. Are you trying to kill me with dehydration brought on by excessive drooling?! :shock: The chest of drawers for the irons is a gem, isn't it? Too bad the seller doesn't know which way the fences go... :roll: :lol:

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Alf":9ds7s3fw said:
The chest of drawers for the irons is a gem, isn't it?
Alf do you know if that box with the chest is as supplied or was it made by one of the owners? It is a very nice way of storing the irons.

Alf":9ds7s3fw said:
Too bad the seller doesn't know which way the fences go... :roll: :lol:
I had to look twice at that the first time I saw it, I have been watching this from when the bids were at < £50 :roll:
 

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DaveL":3bzh3g7q said:
Alf":3bzh3g7q said:
The chest of drawers for the irons is a gem, isn't it?
Alf do you know if that box with the chest is as supplied or was it made by one of the owners? It is a very nice way of storing the irons.
Owner-made I believe. And yes, it is rather a nice solution, isn't it?

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Here are two more boxes for 55s. The larger is for a Stanley. The smaller is for a Sargent version of the 55.

Apologies for the poor pictures--they aren't mine. But I was keeping them for examples for making my own replacement box...



 

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That method of storing the cutters in the Stanley one is a recipe for Elastoplast sales I reckon. The Lewin does something similar, and I've lost count of the number of times I've been bitten by them, FWIW. But I like the fact you can store the plane assembled; again something in common with the Lewin. I came very close to pulling the trigger on a Sargent once, but I couldn't bring myself to go for the pierced metal fence handles over the Stanley's rosewood. And I claim to be a user... :roll: :oops:

Cheers, Alf
 
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