I got up bright and early to head off to the Winter 2023 Jacktown Blue
Mountain Cabin Fever Show & Flea Market this morning. It was 32 F (like
0C for you non-English speakers) with no wind when I hit the road and
pretty much stayed there the whole time I was out hunting. I got there
a little before 6:00 AM and walked around until 8:45 AM.
This was the view when I arrived, they do have lights around the field
area, but one still need a flashlight (torch) for the hunt.
They lit the annual Jacktown bonfire and as always, it was a big one.
It was cloudy, but the clouds had a bit of a morning glow to them.
You can see the bonfire was it was slowly burning down, it still was
throwing lots of heat.
Pickings were pretty good, but I was unloading the wallet, as fast as I
was loading the truck. The hammer and blacksmith pile, at the top is a
nice French blacksmith hammer in good shape, a wood carving mallet, a
collectible cobbler's or bookbinder's hammer with the original handle
that has a kind of unique repair to it, a small cross peen hammer that
needs a little work on the peen, a jeweler's cross peen hammer that
needs a cleaning, a neat looking tinsmith panel hammer head, another
small cross peen hammer, a blacksmith anvil cutting hardie, and a
blacksmith top tool with a very narrow groove on the face.
On the measuring side of things, there is a nice clean 2 ft blacksmith
brass folding rule, a hand forged divider, a signed machinist hand vise,
a pair of Starrett Fay pattern calipers, a Fox Tool Co NYC toolmaker's
inside caliper, an older divider that is signed, but I can't read it
just yet, a Starrett 2" toolmaker's divider, a Utility Mfg Philadelphia
inside caliper, a Starrett 9 inch No. 600 rule that needs cleaning, a
metric vernier machinist depth gage, and 3 Union Tool calipers.
Other trades include a pair of fairly good bark spuds with the original
handles, a user crafted cooper's croze, a early hand forged cooper's
adze, an older small double caliper and neat small parallel clamp that
missed the previous pile, a Tweco brass Lug Set block, and a patented
pliers wrench, that I can't remember the name right off.
Woodworking tools, there is a fairly clean Stanley No. 2101A 10 inch
sweep brace, a 7" draw knife, a Stanley SW No 63 spoke shave, an
unmarked try and mitre square, Stanley countersink bit that came with
the brace, a small saw, might be a Crown Tools, a bevel that looks like
a Stanley type one, and a nice looking Stanley Type 2 bevel square. All
in all a pretty good load for the time spent.
Tony (who is feeling the effects of the past couple of months of not
doing much in the way of long outdoor walks...)
Old River Hard Goods