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Quality vs Quantity?    hmmm....So..what all did I get for $5.50? Confused
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Price tag (green spot) says $5.....which means that extension was a mere fifty cents.... Winkgrin
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And, after a quick clean up..find out it is a John S. Fray & Co.  No.2....clean up managed to free up the chuck, so it could work again..
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You can really reach out and touch something, once a bit is also installed..
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Now, about that 40pc Tap & Die set.....I dumped the mess into a bowl, and soaked the parts in Coke-a-cola for the afternoon....
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Yum!...Hauled this to the shop...wire wheel to clean the taps..
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Which left these... Rolleyes
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"NEXT!"
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Then cleaned the rest of the tools in the set...
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Which leaves the tray....it may  get tossed into the dishwasher...we'll see..
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Hardest part was cleaning that thread gauge.....

A bit skimpy, today....just one sale, today.   Rolleyes
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The suckage is strong with this one. Smile
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Yep, good haul for sure!
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I picked up that exact same tap & die set at a flea market a couple years ago.  I think I paid $10 for it, but it was green tagged for $15.  Mine wasn't quite that rusty and I had to replace one of the small taps.  I'd say you got a pretty good deal.   Yes
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This set is missing the smaller 2 taps.  

Day #2 of the Weekend Rust Hunts...again, rather skimpy....only spent $3...plus a dollar for the gas can for the mower...
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Picked this, because of the bits it has...and my Yankees do not....
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$1 for a Disston D8, 26"long 8ppi cross cut....decided to pick up the saw set, as well..
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For another dollar bill....

4 sales today, and a Junk-in-the-Box Store.....one sale..
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When ya can smell the Rust from way back here....

A bit windy out, was up in the 60s, temp wise...good day to get out and about...

Clean-up/rehab will come later....had to mow the yard..
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It's early yet.

Last weekend, I scored a Columbia WW vise for $20 and four Jorgie F-clamps, 36" long capacity plus a 4" Adjustable Clamp C-clamp for another $20.  A bit high, but the long clamps don't show up often.  I've freed up  three of the four (the C-clamp came in good shape).  Hoping for the serious sales soon.
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Was at the first Hazen flea market for 2021. Tools were scarce and what was there was badly over priced. Junker saws,too rusty to even cut for a scraper,were $10. Did get a Sargent Autoset smoother plane sole that I needed, no blade,very rusty, for$5.
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One of the tools from today's sales...has been cleaned up.. Cool
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Has a Patent Date of Sept 15, 1908.....a triple A logo....and has the E.C. Atkins & Co. name stamped on it.   Can't make out the last stamp....___-85? Confused 
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Knob for the anvil, has a pointer, that points to settings.   Cool
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Looks a little like another one I have in the shop..same Maker? Confused 
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Different ways of holding a saw...
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Maybe keep one for "Fine" and the newest one for "Coarse"?


Waiting on a finish to dry on that Disston D8 ( no hyphen, pre-1928 logo)then will assemble and show it off....

I had to stand at that sale, and explain to the sellers exactly what a Saw Set does.....AFTER I had already paid for it, of course..they thought it was simply a funny looking pair of pliers.
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I don't know why, but I'm a sucker for tap and die.  Nice find on those.  I need to find some of these yard sales you are always finding.
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That Disston D8 ( 8 is inside of the D).. Cool  
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Has had the handle refinished, and rubbed down... I now have a pair of D8 handsaws the same age... Cool
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One is a 5-1/2 Rip, and the latest one is a 8ppi cross cut 
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Both have the same readable etch...
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Just that the Rip is at 28" vs the 26" of the Crosscut...
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I spent $1 on each of these saws...not too bad? Winkgrin
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