Thrift store, yard sale, great deal find thread

Discussion in 'Gear Deals' started by Skab, Sep 14, 2010.

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What would you do?

  1. Flip it for a profit.

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  2. Keep it, but keep it intact.

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  3. Group shelter.

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  4. Smaller projects.

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  1. TexasPrimitive

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    Jump it, of course!
    For science.

    Seriously though, don't cut it up. Way more fun in its normal shape.

    ps: Don't jump it. Had to say it.
     
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    Olive green tilley hat at my local "vintage" store for $3 (Canadian!). Fits my fat head perfectly. This store usually has prices so much better than any of the second hand shops in town. Love it.
     
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    Same Thrift store as last week. Well used and well worth a buck.
     
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    For under 5 bucks I found some tins, imperial kamp king without the outside handle which I like better, a cutco knife.
    Picked up a bush axe head for 12
     
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    I think I posted this in the wrong place earlier. Everything but the leather from thrift stores. Leather from scrap bin at saddle shop. $7.25 for all of it. The spoon is silver plated too.
     
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    Yes, I can make a tripod from poles and cords, but some campgrounds frown upon me harvesting materials for that project. Also, the grill at some site's fire pits are either damaged or missing. It's nice to have another option. I got this at a thrift store for $6.00. I can also use it for my home fire pit which I hope to build this summer.

    Marlene
     
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    Marlene, IMHO it aint what you can or can't do

    as much as how you manage available resources

    this option looks like a real time/effort saver if you enjoy using a tripod
     
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    5.11 tactical pants, Propper black m65 jacket, Marmot Precip pants, tweed flat cap made in Canada, and an outdoor research helmet liner. $30 CAD for all :D
     
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    IMG_6232.JPG IMG_6233.JPG IMG_6220.JPG image.jpg One man timber saw 20 bucks

    Opinel #8 3 bucks

    Two hatchets, small one is about 3.5 ounces 10 bucks

    Coleman lantern 5 bucks

    Wagner ware griddle 2 bucks

    4 books 4 bucks
     
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    IMG_1057.JPG IMG_1052.JPG IMG_1051.JPG Coleman stainless "steal at this price" mess kit... It's literally brand new. Barely any scratches on any of the kit.
     
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    I was very pleased to find 2 Japanese combination water stones in a thrift store. Total of $15 invested.
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    Cast iron pan, 2 saws, roll of 8lb test, and a aluminum bushel shovel
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    Snow shovel, 1gal gas can, 2 gal gas can , 2 older fishing poles, plumb hammer, true temper bloods bush axe, short spade shovel. Not pictured is a 20ft extension ladder and a 1 gallon air compressor. I paid around $50 for all of this.
     
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    True temper bloods bush axe
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    Tramontina bill hook
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    Farm and fleet splitting maul.
    I paid around $10 for all of these.
     
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    6 wool blankets
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    1 really heavy wool blanket (10-15lbs) I haven't weighed anything yet. Just a guesstimate:)
    Less than $100 for all. I purchased many different bundles while at the sale. So I'm not positive on prices. They were really cheap though. Around $10 each. The smaller blankets are in average shape though. Some small moth holes. Frayed edges, etc. This large white blanket is in great shape. All of them could use a cleaning though. I think when I'm done I'll be a pro at it. Haha
     
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    I found one of the old Apollo space survival knives at a thrift store recently. Blades look like they have never been used. Candle, level, compass, matches, fish hook sinker and line, thermometer and 2 blades.

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    Sunday Flea market finds. $1 each. AMT carving tool. Acme The Only Genuine Safety Grater Made in USA. (To be repurposed as a pack grill)
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    Hey all this a score and a half. My mother friend was moving and had tools left by her late husband. I got the sander and scroll saw and files below. Not shown is a husky 24 inch chainsaw. Was told it didn't work. Gave it to my landlord. He had it cutting the same day. Also got a orbital sander. 3 hand saws and some kind of bench clamp. $60 For everything!
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    Picked this up for 20.00 the other day. The owner said it was his father's. That would make it over 100 years old. I'm guessing 50 pounds or so. Cast iron.
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    That's a score! Best deal on a anvil I've found locally was a little one. At least half that size. Guy wanted $80. I think it was meant for Smithing soft metals like silver gold and So on. :dblthumb:
     
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    Not a blanket, it's a mat, have a bedroom set at the cottage, one large two small.

    Here they call them Nomad/Sheperds carpet.
     
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    GET OUT! Thats amazing
     
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    Just grabbed a cold handle skillet 6" cowboy #39 for $.99
    Had to dig change out of the truck door...
     
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    15.5 metres [ 18 yards] of wool worsted shirt fabric in Kelly Green with an olive plaid $35-
    When you can get it this fabric is about $50- a metre, I was looking for a cheap Chinese stock-pot for stove making. Also enough windproof fabric for a pullover smock $1-
     
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    The blanket was $5 at a local goodwill. It is a little shorter than I would prefer (and a little bright for my tastes), but it seems warm. I have also gotten numerous wool sweaters and shirts, including a cashmere sweater and a Pendleton shirt, for less than $4 each. The musette bag was $2 at a local garage sale, the previous owner had really butchered it, but I managed to clean it up. The hatchet is a WW1 hand axe, and from the looks of it, I believe it is forge welded (folded around to make the handle eye, and the blade is forge welded from the two halves). I paid a whole buck for it, pulled it out of a pile of junk at a garage sale.
     

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    I have to confess that I am a fabric junkie and always on the lookout for materials for new projects. I scored some project material the other day. 5 metres of polyester suit lining of very good weave, almost windproof, 6 metres of wind and waterproof cotton tent fabric that I know is going to get used for a LW windproof because it is only 1120mm wide but also I splurged big time and bought a huge quantity of wool and polyester gabardine
    13.5 metres of it, it was $35- but the fabric normally retails for $50- a metre. I got it home and my beloved wife hates the plaid
    I need 5 metres for the outer of a deep winter parka I have no idea of what to do with the rest
    If only there had been more of the tent fabric I could make tent
     

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    Two cast iron skillets. One is Wagner ware Sidney o from the 20s. The other I have to clean before I can identify. Probably Taiwan. Got both for $3

    Also picked up a keen kutter knife for $10 And a condor mini bush lore for $20.

    Good day
     
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    Good find. I have been looking for one for several year. had one when I was a kid.
     
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    No pics, but I went to the scrap yard today looking for materials to make hardys for my anvil. Scored a mess of scrap, two fire alarm bells, a decent boy's axe head, an old sad iron, a splitting wedge and a big chain link to use to forge/ shape spoons on for 5.00!
     
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    Oh! I got some leads on a post vice, a blacksmiths hand cranked air bellows, and a really sweet Austrian swage block too!
     
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    Well it's spring clean up. We had some tenants/squatters that had a bad case of pack rat. Landlord was out tossing the pile into the truck for the dump. Like any fine upstanding tenant I watched and scrounged. The fishing reel is in working order. Penn brand #285. Amazingly smooth given the conditions it was found in. The chains had a nasty length of leather between them. I hacked it off and will use them somehow. Garden hose nozzle works fine. I also found a plastic file handle. Will fit any number of files I have.
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    Hey all in my last epic tool score I got a clamp. Later figured out was for a drill press. I was going to find a way to use it as a carpenter vice. My neighbor scored a drill press yesterday, no clamp. He had a carpenter vice he wanted to trade.
    Cheers Jim
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    Well I listened to the wife and got an earful. My wife saw an online ad for a yard sale that listed tools, fishing and outdoor accessories (I think that is the term they used, but I was correct in my assumption it referred to gun stuff). I ended up needing to come back by the house to get some more funds. Now she's aggravated that I bought more stuff, even though I never would have went if she didn't tell me about it. Anyway, for the loot I got a Shuman Sahara 3000FE, AR15 tool, BCM 5.56 muzzle brake, BCM 308 muzzle brake, an AR15 pistol buffer tube and some packs if fishbites for $70. Just the reel goes for that much new and the muzzle brakes are about $90 each. Not to shabby and now I have a reason to finally build an AR pistol.
     
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    Roughly 2x8 by 4 ft long. Old yellow cedar. A life time of spoons to be made from that! Free.
    Cheers Jim
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    Heavy waxed canvas tarp: $2.00. IMG_20180505_124836.jpg
     
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    IMG_6721.JPG 2 bucks a pop
     
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    Another free wood score. Red cedar off cuts from a reno at the marina store. I sorted a pile and took the cleanest for projects. Grabbed the rest for kindling.
    Cheers Jim
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    My landlord did a weekly dump run. They have a share shed. You can leave a item in good shape for 50 cents. If someone wants it's a dollar. Usually cheaper than the cost to throw out or buy, for both parties. The monster round rasp is a bit big for spoon carving. Looks like I might need to take on bigger projects. My landlord didn't even want his dollar back. Just walked over, "thought you could use this. And walked away. LOL!
    Cheers Jim
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    This is what I picked up today and yesterday for about $8.00. I found three fondue burners to be repurposed as alcohol stove burners, an Ekco Arrowhead full tang butcher knife, a Smith's sharpening kit, and a pair of clamps to be used for tying slingshot bands. It was a good day!

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    Sager chemical double bit on an Adirondack handle and a woodslasher cruiser, $6 for the pair
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    Not worth taking pictures of.

    Two leather welding jackets and a bunch of leather from a chair.
    Just when i needed leather for new strops and medicine bags.
     
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    I picked this up today, some sort of Finnish puukko knife. It cost me all of $5 and tax. Does anybody know anything about these?

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    Not a thrift store find, but...
    I just got back from Wally World and they had a four-pack of Heintz BBQ sauces in various flavors for five bucks.
    To heck with the sauces, I'm sure I'll use them but...
    The four small plastic bottles with the wide top look like they'll be perfect for putting pasta in that might get crushed otherwise. They are about the height of a canteen cup :)

    Always looking and thinking :9:
     
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    Found this Sears Craftsman for $5 at a garage sale. Never used. Couldn't let it go for $5 no matter the quality.
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