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    Todays garage sale deals

    Today was a rare day for me. I very rarely get a Saturday off work especially when the weather is nice. However today was one of those days. So I got up early and decided to go out to a few garage sales in my neighborhood. I came home with these items. First was a bin full of mostly scrap wood. The lady said her late husband used to make knife handles. Most of it is very small scraps but I did see several pieces of what looks like Birdseye maple. I think I can get a few nice pen blanks from it. I also picked up at another sale a heavy duty bench vice made by Abernathy vise and tool Co. No handle on it but I thought it was a good deal at only $5.00. Then last was a nice older coping saw with a brass adjustment screw for only $1.00. Looks to be pretty old but still in great shape. I don't see a name on it but it does have a symbol on it. Ill have to do some more research on it. I think it will clean up very well.
    All in all it has been a good morning.
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    nice batch of treasures
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    Nice haul, Tom.
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    Looks like a worthwhile jaunt!
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    I'm thinking you may have really scored on that bench vice and the coping saw I would clean up and hang on the wall. Nice haul. I quit going to garage sales in my area, 98% of the stuff is glassware or baby stuff. Not interested in either anymore.
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    Nice haul Tom I really like the coping saw
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    That vice looks like a very nice deal. Good for you on saving the wood from that widow and putting it to use like her husband intended (doesn't matter if it is a knife or pen) you are using it. If they are to narrow, time to make some segmented pen blanks.
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    Nice score
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    That saw has a rather unusual pistol shape handle, I'm pretty sure it will appeal to some collectors. Just for my enlightment, I thought that it was a hack saw, what is the difference with a coping saw? I understand that a coping saw has a much thinner blade like a jigsaw dunno... I'm still having some problems with english tool names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    That saw has a rather unusual pistol shape handle, I'm pretty sure it will appeal to some collectors. Just for my enlightment, I thought that it was a hack saw, what is the difference with a coping saw? I understand that a coping saw has a much thinner blade like a jigsaw dunno... I'm still having some problems with english tool names.
    Toni, that question came to my mind also, I have never seen an coping saw like that before, and I have never seen a thin blade for a hack saw. Maybe a tool expert will jump in here and explain it. I'm curious which it really is. Pretty cool which ever it may be.
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