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The find of the day

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by tryppyr, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. tryppyr

    tryppyr KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 5, 2010
    I thought I'd start a thread for showing off the great items we find from day to day. Today I found this piece of ivory at the Portland Antique Expo.
     

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  2. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    Sweet!
     
  3. Atlas Knife Company

    Atlas Knife Company KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 16, 2010
    I found 8" of railroad track for 50ยข at a garage sale yesterday. Nice, portable anvil for minis!
     
  4. Brian.Evans

    Brian.Evans KnifeMaker-EDC Knife Specialist Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2011
    I got 4 feet of 132 lb/yard rail the other day from the Norfolk/Southern guys working on the tracks near our house. --free. :D

    Other than that, nuthin too exciting.
     
  5. BenR.T.

    BenR.T. Tanto grinder & High performance blade peddler Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 18, 2011
    I found 2 3x4' sheets of 1/4" brown micarta by the dumpster at my work the other day, they live in my shop now. ;)
     
  6. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    four dubble fluoresic lights from work :)
    Old but still working fine :)
     
  7. Brian Ayres

    Brian Ayres

    Feb 4, 2011
    My boss told me today to take the two 7.5hp 3ph motors I've been eyeballing...

    I'll either trade em, or I can get $.50 a pound for them at 125# each, or fleabay em...
     
  8. Brian.Evans

    Brian.Evans KnifeMaker-EDC Knife Specialist Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2011
    Brian.....I will email you.

    Also, how could I forget my major find! 26 4ft four bulb fixtures and 15 2ft 4 bulb fixtures. With bulbs. Also free.
     
  9. tryppyr

    tryppyr KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 5, 2010
    Here are a couple of pics of the burl caps I bought at It's a Burl last week.

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    If you ever get anywhere near Kerby, OR you'd be a fool to pass this place by. SOOO much fun even my wife enjoyed herself.
     
  10. tryppyr

    tryppyr KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 5, 2010
    Here's a couple more informative shots of the ivory piece I bought in Portland.

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