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Yesterday was a good day

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I stumbled onto a tag sale just yesterday and was stunned to see they had literally thousands of tools many priced at just $1.  I think the most we paid was $10 for the post leg vise and $10 for the champion auto feed hand crank drill press both of which are in working condition.  I should have just cleaned them out but it was a little overwhelming to be honest.  I spent a total of $75 to purchase every tool you see here.  Here is what i purchased.

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My day got even better when I also found a person with a full set of blacksmith tools for sale.  He was quite high on most of it but i was able to snag this beautiful hay budden anvil for $1.50/lb.  It weighs 176lbs.

 

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Pretty much stocked my shop yesterday now I just need another forge

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Even got a set of 10 or so whet stones for a dollar each new in the box. Some of them are very very fine grit.

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I got lucky just kind of happened upon the sale and boy am I glad I did. Even got a couple nice flatters

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I'll sit in a corner like Spanky, you only hear about things like that here usually in the past, 60 years in the past.

 

Great score, close to a record score I think.

 

Frosty The Lucky.

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Last time I visited the fleamarket in my home town I ran into another smith there who told me that there wasn't any blacksmithing tools there so I might as well go home.  He was amazed when I showed him a hand made hammer he had missed...constant vigilance is the key to "finding finds"

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What do you guys think I should offer on a an immaculate kohwalska anvil I have found it weighs around 80 to 100 lbs

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Greetings Awle,

 

Based on your current luck you will probably get it for 19.95..  I would offer a  bunch of cash myself..  Congrats on your recent purchases.  You have done well pilgrim..   Had a bit of luck myself ... See It followed me home

 

Forge on and make beautiful things

Jim

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