Sunday, October 9, 2016

Market To Market

Market To Market

What ever happened to all those old nursery rhymes? Do you still recall the one in the title? Are you passing these onto your grandchildren?
With moving we cleared out much and since our arrival we have been to a few markets in search of ……..well the markets its atmosphere, its produce, its crafts.
Markets can give an insight into the region or area or town/city the lifestyles, people and customs.
We have been to four or five now two regular ones a couple of times, these are early openers and closing 6am till 11.30 am. If you late you can miss out on all sorts you’ll never know about them cause they are gone.
We both enjoy this together often looking at the same things sometime in different directions, I’m not into materials, knitting or sewing, Su not into tools, tools and more tools ha ha ha.
This lot picked up off a table at the Historical Society Open Day.
Cones of Cotton, Bread tins, brass candle sticks which now adorn the hall stand. Two large coffee mugs bought at my instance. A dainty cu and saucer for when Sue entertains she has a few similar. The box is empty but soon will house some precision equipment.
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At one of the markets I picked up an eclectic set of wood chisels inside was a stone and all housed in a beautiful leather roll. A 28″ 8tpi Diston saw slight crack in the handle. Two sheets of copper plate 14# & 10#
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Very nice mincer for Sue although I have been warned much more tool buying and I could end up minced meat ha ha. The cutters had light surface rust so a quick clean up done.
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I can’t help it I am a self professed tool addict. Another Diston saw 26″ 6tpi
Brass and Mahogany square, Brass face double centre spirit level, Stanley Handyman ratchet screw driver this one replaces one of my dad’s which went missing so long ago.
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I spent the remainder of the day cleaning these up. The saw has since been stripped down and full de-rusted on the blade, handle sanded back and re-coated with brush on Poly.
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A friend who moved up from Sydney scored these 1/2″ shaft router bits for me, Thanks Rod.
$40 the the lot including the tool box!!
Ok so is plastic $10 to $20 for a new one. Yes drill bits are worse for wear all large bits about #10 to $20 new a de-rust sharpen and good as new again. No2 Morse taper dead centre $20 to $30. two No@ morse taper drill chucks $60+ each new for cheap ones. Morse taper and drifts ?? Two tommy bars for a chuck?? A home made morse taper attachment? Bit of aluminium. Plates of steel. Cheap pop rivert gun.
Vintage Sidchrome crack bar worthy find in the box.
Then I spotted the plastic bag of gears ): would they fit the Myford  nope but they can be converted these fit a Chinese import lathe (I checked with two mates who have such) these have a 14mm bore and 5mm key way, hey will get used. $60 worth easy.
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For Sue this delightful Japanese?Chinese? Calligraphy set.
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A visit to an Antique Fair could have brought me to a divorce when I spotted this table below.
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On another table was this complete Junior carpentry set of which I had one when a young lad a Christmas or birthday present. It was/is a collectors item $160+ I walked sorry rolled away empty handed.
I did however come home with this small selection a No Turner plane, two Brass back saws a Easy Lap Diamond Plate, and some Whitworth Dies.
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Also for Sue a Rover with Briggs & Stratton self propelled 2nd hand lawn mower well you don’t think after 35 yrs she will allow me to mow the lawn do you? I’ll get a better photo of the whole unit.
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