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Posted: 24 Feb. 2018,22:13 QUOTE

Anyone else guilty of buying tools they don't need.

I've ordered a stabila type 81 torpedo level last night, £37.99 plus P&P.

Im sure it's a good level but I just don't think I really need it.

Ox pro 1200 level arrived last week (unnecessarily)
And the week before estwing claw hammer (unnecessarily).

Still, I'd rather be a buyer than a borrower.....


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Posted: 24 Feb. 2018,22:58 QUOTE

Like most guys my shed is full of tools that go unused. I buy and sell a lot of vintage tools and never buy new hand  tools to use at work. I only buy things that will earn a living ( vehicles to ) use it or sell it, don't buy for hanging on a nail in the shed  ???

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Posted: 25 Feb. 2018,12:53 QUOTE

I collect old tools related to the trade. I'm not one for old box planes or log saws, but I do like stone-working chisels and I'm currently trying to get a really-good-nick old diesel/paraffin roadworks lamp, the red ones we had before some techno-git invented the brash orange flashing beacons....



...and a replacement wooden maul with iron hoops, because my existing one has spilt beyond repair.


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Posted: 25 Feb. 2018,13:33 QUOTE

I'm sick of buying new tools for joinery. Seem to invent a new tool every week! Can't do the job now unless you turn up with 2k of tools in the van. Meanwhile bricklayers getting away with couple trowels, level and line. Oh and an old bucket!
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Posted: 25 Feb. 2018,16:51 QUOTE

Quote (Tony McC @ 25 Feb. 2018,12:53)
I collect old tools related to the trade. I'm not one for old box planes or log saws, but I do like stone-working chisels and I'm currently trying to get a really-good-nick old diesel/paraffin roadworks lamp, the red ones we had before some techno-git invented the brash orange flashing beacons....



...and a replacement wooden maul with iron hoops, because my existing one has spilt beyond repair.

I'll keep an eye open for ya, i do come across them from time to time.

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Posted: 26 Feb. 2018,10:37 QUOTE

I sometimes find them, but the inner lamp is missing, or the lenses aren't a match, or the seller thinks they're going to get a family holiday in Florida from the proceeds.

At one time, we must have had 300-500 of them in the big shed at my dad's, but god knows what happened to them. I know the were gradually replaced by battery operated flashers, but where did all the old red ones go?

And fog burners! We used yo have dozens of them, but when we cleared the shed prior to selling off dad's old place after he died, not a one to be found. Mystery!


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Posted: 26 Feb. 2018,18:26 QUOTE

I've probably got one you have tony. Will have a look

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Posted: 01 Mar. 2018,11:50 QUOTE

You're a gent!

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Posted: 02 Mar. 2018,19:08 QUOTE

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Posted: 11 Mar. 2018,10:27 QUOTE

This tony

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Posted: 13 Mar. 2018,11:30 QUOTE

Lovely! Whereabouts are you?

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Posted: 13 Mar. 2018,22:08 QUOTE

Audlem south cheshire. Would the bike make it that far :D

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Posted: 16 Mar. 2018,10:50 QUOTE

It certainly would, and it regularly does.

Not this weekend, though....unless the Luscious Miss M chages her plans to sort out her over-stuffed garage....but possibly one day next week.


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Posted: 17 Mar. 2018,13:01 QUOTE

How much do you sell them for + postage?

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Posted: 18 Mar. 2018,18:07 QUOTE

Quote (seanandruby @ 17 Mar. 2018,13:01)
How much do you sell them for + postage?

What would you want one for?


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Posted: 19 Mar. 2018,00:00 QUOTE

Like the boss i to collect old vintage tools.
I'm from an era that actually used thise lamps
I had to clean them, fill them,  hang them on the lamp irons and the old watchman would refill if the need arose. We had the heavy red and white wooden horses for trench barriers.


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Posted: 20 Mar. 2018,08:39 QUOTE

Quote (seanandruby @ 24 Feb. 2018,22:58)
Like most guys my shed is full of tools that go unused. I buy and sell a lot of vintage tools and never buy new hand  tools to use at work. I only buy things that will earn a living ( vehicles to ) use it or sell it, don't buy for hanging on a nail in the shed  ???

You said you buy stuff to hang on a nail in the shed, that's why I asked the question.
I am letting tony have one as payment for creating this site.
Hadn't thought of selling them, where abouts are you and what are they worth.
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Posted: 20 Mar. 2018,17:52 QUOTE

It says: " don't buy to hang on a nail in shed." Tony created it but we help sustain it by answering questions  :;):
Sussex.


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Posted: 21 Mar. 2018,12:33 QUOTE

This part of the site wouldn't exist were it not for all the work you lads (and a few lasses) have put into it over the tyears, especially during those periods when my health or my workload has kept me away for longer than I would like. I am supremely aware of how indebted to you I am....and I like to think I pay it back, at least partially, by providing advice and guidance both here in the Brew Cabin, and behind the scenes by email, phone calls and face-to-face meetings, and the occasional bit of humour and entertainment.

Are you around tomorrow (Thursday) Dylan? I have to go out to Birkenhead but could wander back along the scenic route if that suits you? It would be early afternoon, I imagine.


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Posted: 21 Mar. 2018,19:30 QUOTE

Have pm'ed you tony.

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