The Longest Yard Sale, takes place over the 1st weekend (Thurs thru Sunday) of August, yearly.
Traveling north, the Longest Yard Sale starts in Gadsen, AL & goes up to Hudson, Michigan. More exact data on the actual route can be obtained at the following link:
The 127 Sale-The World’s Longest Yard Sale
The following are woodworking items that I bought while on the Longest Yard Sale:
- Chalk Line
- #4 Handplane
- Craftsman Handplane
- Table saw Miter Gauge
- Crow Bar
- Anvil (made from an “I” beam)
- used & rusty Handplane blades
- 20″ diameter Circular Saw blade
- Old Screwdriver
- Old Pair of Dividers
The photo above is of the Froe (handle missing) that I picked up in TN. A Froe is used for splitting wood along the grain. I believe I got the Froe for about $18.
Picked up this Chalk Line in Kentucky, for around $3.
Picked up this #4 Handplane in Kentucky for $5.
Picked up this all aluminum Craftsman Handplane in either TN or Kentucky, for I believe around $20.
Picked up this Table saw Miter Gauge in Kentucky for about $5.
Picked up the Crow Bar in AL for about $2. Granted a Crow Bar is not something that you are going to use often (hopefully), but if you need it, you’ll be glad you have it.
Picked up this Anvil (made from a section of “I” beam) in TN, for I believe about $10.
Picked up these rusty handplane blades in TN, for I believe around $10.
Picked up this 20″ diameter Circular Saw blade in TN, for I believe about $25. I bought it to hang on the exterior of my workshop.
Found this Hatchet in AL, & bought for around $15.
Bought this old Screwdriver in Kentucky & paid $10.
Found this old pair of Dividers in AL, paid $3.
Picked up this Hammer in I believe Tn, for $2.
As you can see, I love old woodworking tools.
Even though the Longest Yard Sale was in August 2010 & I did not start my Blog until Nov 2010, I still wanted to show some of the woodworking tools, I found on the Longest Yard Sale.
I & my wife have been on the Longest Yard Sale twice so far, we enjoyed both trips, & we both found treasurers. I was looking for woodworking tools, & my wife was looking for mainly Pottery & Glassware type items.
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