Thrift store, yard sale, great deal find thread

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  1. Scott Allen

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    Dang, that's bad luck there when the wife starts coveting your gear! :11:
     
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    Tell me about it! She is usually irritated when I come home with more bags/packs!
     
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    Couple of weeks ago I scored an old Singer for $15 at the thrift store. It had a couple of wiring issues which were easy to fix, beyond that works perfectly.

    Made in 1924, it was designed to work with a treadle table or an auxiliary electric motor which came attached. Amazes me that an electric motor this old can still work so well. I'm going to look around for a treadle table to retrofit it and some heavy duty needles that will allow me to sew leather.

    Probably my best deal so far from the thrift store circuit.
     
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    Well found some used cheap gear!!!

    Well after many weeks and many stops at frift shops and goodwill i finaly got some useable gear at a little chruch run thrift shop in town...
    i got a wool blanket its a 80/20 but seems nice enough for 2 dallors, got a light alum mess set cheap one like chinamart but it was 50 cents.. got a underarmour i think there called kidny shoulder bag?? it was a buck. some gi compass poutchs no clips but oh well 50 cent each... And a double bit axe head i am really exited about i dont see any markings on it it looks to be black under the rust?
    ok on to some pics
     

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    Man that's a cool score. That cruiser double bit is awesome. I've been trying to find one for awhile. Give that thing a soak in some vinegar for a few days and I bet the makers mark will be visible. That's going to be one cool user once it's cleaned up and sharpened.
     
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    Really nice find. It's always key to keep going back, cause you never no on what day you will find some cool item for a buck. I'm all for keeping these serviceable items in use and the old stuff is often better quality.
     
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    Good hunting!
     
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    I have never been able to find a old axe head in the price i had at the time but for two bucks i about fainted lol
     
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    All good stuff, the blanket and double bit are great finds.
     
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    ok guys how much of what type of vinager should i use to clean the bit with??
     
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    Any kind will work. Just get a bowl or something and fill enough to cover the axe head by about an inch or so.
     
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    grats, looks like some good buys on some practical items!
     
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    I buy the quarts of white vinegar at the dollar store, works pretty good. Gotta love the dollar store :)
     
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    Thanks for got about this thread
    sorry still learning the site!
     
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    they were all needed
    i still very new and building my kit :)
     
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    well im cheap...great finds picked up a chain saw bar and gun rack for 5 bucks :) yesyerday
     
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    Got this knife with a torque wrench for 10 bucks at a garage sale it is a Ontario 6-89

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    Sharing from my camera by bushybeard, on Flickr

    its in great shape except the leather seems dry anyone know what i should put on the leather thanx
     
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    Off the top of my unexpert head you might try a good soaking in Neatsfoot oil.

    But wait for the real leather people here to weigh in on it,, they'll know best.

    And great find,, lucky lucky lucky
     
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    Picked up a Slumberjack mummy bag for $5 today. Needs a quick wash, but other than that it's primo. Made in the USA!
     
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    i was browsing my local goodwill and found this interesting thing for $.99. it looked quite interesting and something i may want to find a use for. i got home and discovered it's an old toaster for over a the stove. still neat.
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    for toast 2 by happysidd, on Flickr
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    for toast by happysidd, on Flickr
     
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    Picked up some stuff at Goodwill over the weekend. Folding Sterno stove (the kind with the grate,) a combination travel cooler/bbq pit (comes in its own rugged bag with strap,) a vinyl poncho, jute twine, small bungees, and a blue bandana. Everything is in like new condition, or still wrapped.. All for around $22
     
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    Gotta love free :D

    While at work the other day, rummaging through an old building that I've got to turn into a chicken barn...I found this! :

    http://www.nhtassoc.org/images/7_19_05_Photos/SureCatchMuskratTrap.jpg

    (Hope the link works)

    Before the fur starts flying, I don't use these kind of traps and even if I would kill the animal, I'd use a more humane trap. Just saying that as a disclaimer.

    Anyhow! I thought it was just pretty cool. I don't have any pictures of mine but it is in very good shape with minimal rust on it...I don't think it was ever used.

    I know my boss isn't the type of person that would really trap, so I sat it aside to ask him about later...The next day he came up to me with it and asked me if I wanted it :) So, yeah. Is nothing super grand or a large haul or anything, but was still pretty cool. I'm gonna hang it on the wall of my "outdoors room" after I clean it up and let it add some character...

    Thanks for reading :44:
     
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    Good haul! I have a bunch of my step dads traps that are about that size. I'm in the same boat. Not sure what to do with them but they are cool just the same.
     
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    Newer thread merged in.

    G1
     
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    Scored this cool oil lantern and a shooting rest for .50 cents

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    That is pretty cool. Bet you can cook on top of that thing. At least heat water.
     
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    I have found quite a few things at Thrift Shops. Quite a few GI and Other Nations Blankets, Poncho Liner, Coleman Lantern, and other bits of useable kit. I have found quite a few items at antique shops as well.
    Mark
     
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    Nalgene Bottle .50
     
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    At Anchorage area thrift stores I've found five 100% wool woolypully miltary sweaters now (1green two blue and two brown) an army wool jacket/shirt which is now my go to jacket, a Pendleton wool shirt, a pair of like new Columbia convertible pants and a wool blanket (unknown brand, tag just says made in India) and I think I've spent less than thirty dollars on all of it.
     
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    Academy put all their Nalgene bottles on clearance, to replace them with a newer model. Walked in to Academy yesterday and found the new bottles , 32 oz, marked at the clearance price of .50, bought 8 bottles for 4.33!
     
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    There's probably a book out there somewhere on the philosophy of thrift store shopping —says a lot about our consumer habits. More than the savings, it's good sense to see perfectly good stuff being put to good use. While not exactly bush gear, I bought a 100% wool sports coat the other day for 12 dollars. Probably at least 200 dollars off the rack.
     
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    I tend to look at the thrift stores for raw materials. Made myself a possibles bag and tinder pouch from an old leather coat. Thinking outside the box opens up a whole new world of possibilities.
     
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    Thrift store shopping is a big part of how we are able to do life on a single income. My wife quit her job whan we started having kids and hasn't ever gone back. We've made it work and purchasing thrift store clothing has really made the difference.
     
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    +1 on that.
     
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    I got a North Face Jacket($90 retail), a Columbia GRT Winter zip fleece($69 retail), 2 big jar candles for the wife, 3 pairs of work slacks, 2 dress shirts, and 2 ties for my son today all for $17.39.

    I love the local thrift stores.
     
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    Popped into the Goodwill that is close to my house this morning and picked up a heavy canvas Bass shops day pack for $3, a nice short handled canoe paddle for $2, a miniature baseball bat that is going to do duty as small game/fish club for .99, a fall camo fleece hooded, zippered jacket with Winchester embroidered on it for $5 and a pair of jeans for $3.
     
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    I found a first edition, fourth printing of "Atlas Shrugged" at an antique store for $3.00.

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    http://www.amazon.com/ATLAS-SHRUGGED-First-printing-1957/dp/B0046NEO72
     
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    i am happy to finally add to this thread after watching it for months and months, wishing i had as much luck as all you seem to have. goodwill was a flop today, although there was some folding mess kit there, i enjoy my hobo craft enough to pass that by! salvation army, though, had sweaters on sale, 4 for a dollar. managed to find one turtle neck, 100% wool, and one "dressier" one my wife would approve of, 45% wool. it's about timeing-check your stores now that it's getting warmer-everything seems from winter is going on sale!
     
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    Got a GAP wool blend pullover (surprisingly soft), a pair of winter cargo pants, and a ukulele for $17 and change at the local Goodwill.
     
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    Got two wool blankets today rom my local thrift store. One was a 100% JCPenny brand and the other was a blend with no markings. $4.00 I thought it was Christmas again.
     
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    Another Old Axe Find - Need to identify

    I actually picked this up last weekend, for a coupla' bucks, but just got around to taking a closer look at it. already tossed the handle, but haven't removed the haft/wedge. Pardon the Phonetography.

    One side is stamped saying it's 1.5 lbs:
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    The other side was harder to make out...
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    But, wetting it helped. I see it says "Made In Sweden" and there's a maker mark -- Looks like an H and a B with an upward pointing arrow between:
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    Anyone know what that might represent?
     
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    Hultafors Bruks. A Swedish make. I refurbished one a few years ago and it has become my favorite. Great find!
     
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    This is my favorite axe. Hultafors Bruks. Great steel and nicely made. Good find.
    Here's mine after its refurbish.
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    Never can find anything good at Goodwill here. I did find some Zippo MPL butane lighters a few weeks ago for a buck a piece. I just got a pair of TEVA hurache type sandals off the Bay for 10 bucks.
    Highlander
     
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    Goodwill find.

    I got this 2qt teflon pot from Goodwill for $3.99, since it was missing a handle. I looked up in the yellowpages a local welder and had him weld on two pieces. One level with the handle stub so that I could put the picture hanger wire on and the other is for pouring.
    All in all $8.99 bushpot, and I do use it in the house when the wife is not arround. :27:

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    nice job.i make most of my gear and save maddd moneyz
     

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