I hit up an estate sale and a store that sells estate items today. I found some neat things that I thought I’d share.
I picked up some old Delta items from the store. The first, pictured below, is a Delta 6″ dado set. I probably won’t use it because I have another dado set, but I thought it was neat. So, I grabbed it anyways. It’s all steel, no carbide, and the spaces are made of paper. It’s a little different than what we have these days. It’s a Delta catalogue number 333.
There were a few old 10″ table saw blades there that didn’t have carbide tips. I passed most of them but grabbed this Delta one. I thought I’d look neat hanging on the wall once I cleaned it up. This is a Delta catalogue number 1015.
I used some oil and 0000 steel wool and it cleaned up nicely. There’s still some darkening from the rust but it just adds character.
Next, I picked up a few band saw blades for my 14″ band saw. They range from 3/16″ up to 3/4″. I don’t know that I’ll ever run the 3/4″ blade but I have it just in case.
Most of the blades looked practically brand new. A few have some rust building on them but for the price I don’t care. These are regular steel blades but should last me for a long time. At least until I get a bigger band saw!
The estate sale I went to had some wood working items. The owner had a basic shop in the garage of his house. He appears to have made acoustic guitars based on some of the jigs I saw laying around. It would have been interesting to see the results of his work. There was a nice looking large Jet band saw but it was out of my price range so I didn’t look to closely at it least it grab the credit card out of my wallet. That can happen. So, you have to be on the look out. I did pick up a Bosch hammer drill in good shape. I’ve had my eye out for a hammer drill. I think this brings to total number of drill in my shop up to….well, it’s a bunch.
I also picked up this kukri. I can’t read the name of the maker but its a pretty solid knife.
Finally, I picked up a few pieces of figured Walnut. These are about 3/8″ thick and around 24″ long.