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#1 Alder Logs

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 04:16 PM

I spent a couple hundred bucks at about 40 sales yesterday.  But among all the stuff I got was $12 worth of pressure cookers.  I got the as new 12 quart Duo at the second sale in the morning, and the 8 quart Presto at the second to last, very late in the day.  How it sat there all day with the manual and all the parts inside and didn't go for two bucks, is amazing!







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Posted 29 June 2019 - 04:27 PM

Nice find Alder :)

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 05:02 PM

Yeah but what'd he get with the other $188?

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 05:11 PM

Yeah but what'd he get with the other $188?


Tons of stuff.  I keep the passenger seat out of my '98 Civic and can carry ten foot stuff with the back seats folded down.  The rear tires were sucked up into the wheel wells. I may itemize some of it later, but right now, we have a big disc golf tournament going on, and I'm going out into the sunny Saturday afternoon with a camera.

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 07:45 PM

Crazy nice find! 

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 04:00 PM

Yeah but what'd he get with the other $188?


These pieces of steel, including the perforated ten foot angle, some ten foot 5/16" all thread, some 7/16" and half inch all thread, just good steel for making stuff.




The day's haul included the two big road cones (which I need when I am dropping trees by the road, or have the tractor in the way while winching out some log), seven working hydraulic camper jacks for free, and the like new HiLift jack for $35.




Three quarters of a case of roofing nails.  Almost full box of finish gun nails.  And a near full case of 2 3/8 ringshank framing nails.  I have the guns that each of these fits, all from Craigslist or sales.  The boat trailer winch was $5.




For fifteen bucks, these torsion spring loaded hubs to build a small boat trailor, with bearing buddies.




All those eye lags for $30 (there are 82 of them).  The box of hardware odds and end was $5.  The air hose was a buck.  I don't know what I paid for the louver vents, but I need them on my tiny house build.




The ten inch hundred tooth blade is in great shape for $3.   Nice big breaker bar that I needed.  The little jack came from a teenager who is learning Capitalism 101.  He obviously overloaded it and it was bent, a bushing was missing from one of the wheels, but he was able to make it look like it was all there and got me for five bucks.    It took me an hour to straighten it out and make the missing bushing.  




These 2X6 hangers will be handy.




Most of a roll of 10 gauge romex and a little speaker wire. I think I paid $20 for that.




Some aluminum stock for two bucks.




Not from this weekend, but this is 145 feet of 1 1/4" line I got with four or five shorter two to three inch hawser lines with eyes spliced in the ends, all for $30 total at a garage sale in Hammond, OR a while back.  Going to be needing that long line to help a friend pull out some fallen trees that my winch line won't reach by itself. 






So much of my stuff is from Craigslist that I should have included that in the thread title.  I even got my sawmill that way.


Well, with the PCs,  about a dozen used DVD movies, I got an 8 inch dado set for ten bucks and a 6 inch for five, five sets of new plastic safety glasses for a quarter each, a bunch of smaller hand tools, and the day before at a thrift store in Astoria, I got 16 glycerin filled pressure gauges, new, still in the packaging, for two bucks each (all different pressure ranges), that's about it.

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 05:14 PM

Nice finds! I've been keeping an eye out for a second-hand pressure cooker and a cast iron skillet. No luck so far, but I did score this beautiful cabinet for free on the roadside.



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