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adidat

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so i was up in london town for my old mans funeral, and it was saturday night and i started developing my boot fair craving leg twitch. so onto the the net i jumped and found a likely suspect near romford it started at 6.30 so i got the for 7.10.

and what a boot fair it was in the glorious october summer heat wave.

so to start off a lovely pig sticker made by g.pearson



4 pattern makers clamps there abit tatty but still very useable


a small amount of long brass screws to add to my collection


im not to sure what this is, im thinking a grooving plane or granny's tooth also not sure to whether its home made or shop bought :duno: but a lovely little object with a very nice sharp blade.



2 nice box spokeshaves and a chamfer shave


a nice marking on the shave


trying to find some more information on the chamfer shave its different to one i have ever seen on the internet. it has no markings but the there are stretched holes on each end and countersunk bolts holding the fences on?? :duno:


picked up this rusty square and a close look through the much the two important names could be seen


cleaned up a little


a lovely old car horn i believe haven't tested it yet though


a huge tin full of fantastic mouldings ready to be stuck on to chairs to create that Pièce de résistance got that lot and the chamfer shave for £6 and i got the tin aswell






enjoy!

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Move over Jim - a new boot fair king is ready to be crowned!

(I expect he'll say that you missed some other treasures in the first 40 minutes, but don't you listen to him!)
 

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Hey Chris.....

You're gonna upset so many people here who say you can't buy LN or Veritas at bootfairs.....

Living proof I would say....

I think haul of the year would not be going too far!

Well done mate! Well done indeed! =D>

I polished my little vise up yesterday....it's quite impressive....



Seems you have to travel to the tropics to get the best bootfairs eh mate!?

Cheers

Jimi
 

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Good job on the veritas. Makes that the 2nd known Veritas item purchased at a car boot
 

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IIRC that veritas originally came from a tool shop in Enfield - Gill & Hornby used to be next to Bushill Station. Cracking little shop, which sadly closed down about 5 or 6 years ago.
 

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Yes setch i thought that was the case because they had lots of brand new but slightley damp tools, most was chinese rubbish. So it was probably bought quite cheap. But it was a young couple about 25 do people not use ebay???. But then i thought to them its just an odd worthless tool.

Nice clamp jim, any pics of sundays haul, that dvd holder sounded interesting??

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The 'Granny's Tooth' is known as a

Wait for it....
'Granny's Tooth', or if you prefer 'Grannie's Tooth'!

:lol:

I'm informed they were usually shop-made, to use in places where you couldn't fit a hand router-plane. Although. they could be bought ready made.
But you probably knew that so apologies for teching egg-sucking!


Well boot-faired btw!
John
 

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adidat":2kcyzbi3 said:
............ But it was a young couple about 25 do people not use ebay???. ..........
Adidat
I use eBay a great deal but I can understand some folk preferring a car-boot sometimes. By the time you've paid eBay's listing fees + 15% of the final selling price to eBay/PayPal + wrapped, driven to and queued at the PO it IS simpler to sell it face-to-face for cash with no comebacks.
 

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RogerP":2hqskq0k said:
adidat":2hqskq0k said:
............ But it was a young couple about 25 do people not use ebay???. ..........
Adidat
I use eBay a great deal but I can understand some folk preferring a car-boot sometimes. By the time you've paid eBay's listing fees + 15% of the final selling price to eBay/PayPal + wrapped, driven to and queued at the PO it IS simpler to sell it face-to-face for cash with no comebacks.
Precisely! =D>

Jim
 

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