Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Toowoomba Swap Meet February 5th

Toowoomba Swap Meet February 5th

While at Allora swap meet were found out about Toowoomba swap meet on the 5th February. A friend from Townsville rang a few days prior the show and lamb bastered me for not telling him about it. Seems he was coming down for work on the Monday after. He sourced flights etc and rang Friday to say he was down and shopping at Carbatc, Hare and Forbes and Gregorys Machine. He came over late afternoon bearing a cake. Great catching up with Richard.
We organised to meet up on Saturday which we did some time early afternoon at Toowoomba he had been there early gates opened at 6am. Sue and I running late arrived about 8ish.
Acres of stalls so large we only got around 1/6th of the grounds, still we did dodge the auto sellers stalls.
An aerial view of the show ground.
This is a car restorers dream, a hot rodders have for parts, a machine restorers scrounge barn. Oh and tool lovers heaven.
A few photos of what was on offer and video.
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img_2671 This plant stand almost came home with us. I see a future project.
img_2673 This plane is 1m long Sue is holding it.
Below is a two part Bandsaw blade sharpener and kerf setting machine.
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A very short video of the above in action.

img_2678 A rare Stanley chamfer plane.
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Below is what we did buy.
Sue bought the bracllet lot, Brass Vase and scissors.
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Me a pair of Bonsai pruning shears, Dogs for the Myford, Ball pein hammer and additional head. Arkansas wetstone. Stanley No 151 spoke shave, Stanley N078 Rebate plane.
Dial Indicator mini magnetic stand. Yankee screw driver, Bradawl and a box of taps, dies and holders in it was the Japanese thread gauge.
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Its well over 35 years since I went to a swap meet they have grown.

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