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. Ptpalpha

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    Scored a couple old US made Nicholson files yesterday. The smaller Handy File is a bit used up, but the bigger one is in great shape. It's a single cut with one side coarse and the other side fine. Should be perfect for the axes.
    $5 for both (I love old files, and hate haggling.)
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    Nice, I think the new ones are made in Mexico now.
     
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    IMG_20180608_201045.jpg IMG_20180608_201114.jpg Pick this up Friday at a yard sale. Would sell how ever comma, if the offer was right I might. Mfg '65-67.
     
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    Mexico, various places in South America, and every single one I've tried has been crap. I'm absolutely done with buying new Nicholson files.
     
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    Passed up a lot of deals at the swap meet today, I really have more than I should.
    This is but a fraction of my dad's collection I'm stuck with .
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    Just think, this could be you .
     
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    Buddy gave me about 50 old Nicholson files. I have been cutting them in 3 " lengths, sanding the edges clean of file ridges and turning them into fire strikers. They throw a good spark with my heat treated chert.
     
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    I'd pay an admission fee just to get in to that sale!
     
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    Same here ;)
     
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    Has been but I know that doesn’t lessen your pain. I see you are from So. Cal so most of that is considered toxic I’m sure. I love stuff as much as the next guy been when my Dad passed I ended up loading a 35 foot dumpster and still kept a lot of stuff. Afraid I will end up doing the same thing to my boys.
     
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    9099DBB1-F712-4F3D-9627-C9790873C182.jpeg 102059E3-3AD5-4D94-BBD2-EFDFDEE84C3F.jpeg Spent $4 bought a nice pair of wool socks, sorel insoles and a pair of down mittens.
    The platter was silver plated brass, 3.25 lbs @ $ 1.80 a pound, scrap value $ 5.85 made $1.85 and the rest free.
    Like getting paid to stock up on winter camping gear, good luck.
     
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    5C55DC4A-CDC5-4325-8925-150EBC8EC6D8.jpeg 011908FE-A557-4995-9EF8-B15F4AB00085.jpeg F04DB084-39D2-4C12-AAD3-E837B1DCB0F4.jpeg E11FA465-5A6C-43F0-95EA-344481000489.jpeg Visited a thrift store to check out some cookware. I wanted to see if I could find anything we could use for our upcoming camping trip. Well I found an official Boy Scout mess kit with all of the pieces for $4. I will clean it up and give to my son for his birthday. Then I went back to the aisle to look for some cast iron and to my surprise found a Le Creuset 10” cast iron square grill in excellent shape for $6. That was the big score. Much fancier than I was looking for as these go for $180 new. So for less than $11 the two came home with me.
     
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    Ok so its hard to see but maybe, is there a tiny wisp of a blue flame on the coil? I'm wondering where/ how it heats?
     
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    $10 no haggle flea market find. Brand spanking new.
     
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    Accumulation is a bit like romancing .
    It's loads of fun to want , but few think of the end result .
    Dad accumulated any things he thought he might turn around a sell . that didn't always work out so well.
    My own investments are in tools and materials I have a specific use for ,both ongoing and future projects in mind .
    What is junk I have no trouble off loading, but what still has potential is still a viable reserve .
    So it's hard to just go around condemning every thing, just because I' haven't used it yet.
     
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    I woulda haggled...just because. I’d gladly paid $10 for it.
     
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    Holy Cow! Good find!
     
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    Even though I’m working minimizing my stuff I couldn’t pass this up for a $1 at an overstock/wholesale store. It has no identifying marks but it seems to fit my 40oz Klean Kanteen perfectly.

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    The pivoting loop is great and I think it just suits the bottle better than the original.
     
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    1DDCB117-FF8B-46CF-8327-C5283034C646.jpeg 0581654B-9966-4216-A15B-645EE4DFBC64.jpeg I hit 2 sales this morning and picked up a few treasures. My fav was a vintage Buck 110 in the box. Looks almost unused. The Remington UMC is close to perfect too.
     
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    A USA made (Seattle WA) rucksack; a vintage (circa 1950) down filled sleeping bag with snap out liner; and a self-inflating sit pad.
    $3 each. Can't beat a mountain thrift shop. Not shown: Like new Redington fishing/rain jacket for $5.
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    That is freaking awesome!
     
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    Got a bench vise!! 3 1/2in. 15bucks . No more C clamp menagerie! Also 3 stones and a giant Fresnel lens that were free with the vice








    Looks like my mom's garage.
    Easiest for me would be a fire then a loader .
     
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    My MIL snagged me a nice older Wenzel 14 cup SS perc and 4 double wall cups for $5 ...

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    Micro tin. Barely over a 1/4 inch thick. Already came with 15 hooks. Weighs 9 grams with hooks. 2 bucks
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    score at my local junk/toy store...
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    love old rusty stuff. The files are mostly Simonds. I am not sure about what the punch looking tool with the x cross section end is for, any ideas? The plan is to buy or make a forge and use some of the old files I have collected to try my hand at forging a knife, or several. How did I do?
     
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    Found an antique store that buys, sells and trades. I traded into this guy!
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    I believe thats for drilling a hole in rock.

    Hammer. Hammer .Turn a quarter .Hammer hammer. Turn a quarter.

    I remember an episode of Little House on the Prairie where Pa and another take up work with a railroad . Someone ends up dyin from dynamite .
     
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    Yes, it's called a star chisel. I have one in my toolbox from when I was a tin knocker. It was good for punching a hole through block or soft concrete with your hammer and some oomph.
     
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    @PAcanis thanks! Never knew the name.
     
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    Star drill.
     
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    Thanks guys that is what I was thinking. My great grandfather was a quarry-man in a granite quarry and I have some of his tools from when he worked there. There are some hammers and chisels as well as some what I think where feathers but nothing with a star shaped end. Thanks again. Love the knowledge available on this site. You all make this the best place on the web.
     
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    I was at a big name thrift store today. I ran across an old tool box that was zip tied shut. Me being me took out my knife and cut the zip ties because I refuse to buy something if I don’t know exactly what it contains. As I’m going through it an employee comes over and huffs and says, guess I’ll have to zip tie that shut again. I said, don’t bother, grabbed it and went to pay. $16.99. This was the good stuff that was in it. All American made as well. The files are all still sharp and usable. The cold chisels need some work but are still good. I’m not exactly sure what the spike hammer thing to the right with no handle is. I think it’s for stone work. I also have no clue what the little hammer with handle is for. Anyway, good haul for the price. 8060F20D-5C10-428E-BA1F-F4018977713F.jpeg 0B46051B-D9D0-40A0-AE4C-E8BDE13FDCD6.jpeg
     
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    Now that's a deal.
     
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    Got 30 brand new BIC lighters for 20 cents each today at the Dirt Cheap!
     
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    Since I was forced by physical issues to switch from backpacking to car camping, I picked up a few Chicago Cutlery knives at the local thrift store to add to my car camping kit. Otherwise, I only had my tiny Gerber backpacking knife and a Mora. I got them for $3.50, and then spent an hour sharpening the straight edges. Looking forward to using them at a camp site, but may play with them at home first.

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    One of my favorite things to find:
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    Today's haul. Brinkmann electric smoker like new $5, mini fire pit and two bags of charcoal $3, Sears camp stove $5, antlers $2, pure wool blanket $6, lantern $6, two jugs of lamp oil $1 each, compact spatula $1. Not bad for a Thursday!

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    Scored this 75 Glenfield 30a .30-30 today from a guy I know for $100. It's in pretty good shape, with a really nice leather sling. Even got 5 boxes of ammo with it. All Winchester 150 gr. Hunting ammo. IMG_20180807_190503179.jpg
     
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    Wow! Sweet looking rifle. Great deal on it too. :dblthumb:
     
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    Deal of the century, @colter !!!
     
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    Scored seven old files for future flint strikers and knives. 5.00 at a local garage sale! All made in the USA except two made in Finland. One is very thick!
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