Freezing conditions leads to thriftin'

What have you found in the thrift stores that you can modify or use as is?
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Re: Freezing conditions leads to thriftin'

Postby realityguy » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:32 pm

I'll call you "lucky" from now on. RG is hunkered down under a cloud of dust doin the ukelele stomp :mrgreen:


Not yet..I'm still thriftin'..recent purchases:
Camp 7 down bag(the true vintage one in nice shape!)
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4 maxxum knife set(all different but cheap!)
a dual pot stainless cooking setup with lockdown lids
a Gary Fisher Mountain bike(why?)
a 1958 Nii/Ny chair and ottoman(to match my other one).. http://furnishings.lucepedia.com/furniture/Ny%20Chair
a 1897 oil painting http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/art/2831623919.html
an early panoramic handcolored(oops..sepia tone B&W) photograph.. ( Yosemite..EDIT:Turns out to be by J.E. Haynes..3x9 ..framed 5x11 panoramic of the Lower Falls in Yellowstone..J. E.Haynes was the son of FJ Haynes..took over the business of official photographer of the Park in 1916..so it's dated probably around 1916-1925)
2- carbon fiber bicycle forks..
2 vacuum cleaners
a set of Rainbow SE vacuum hoses like new..(i've got about three of the units..and no hoses)
a kelty Kids Back Country newer backpack
a pair of hiking binoculars

i think I found another rayban case also..gotta check the van..

It hasn't been all ukulele dust but some..I cut about 15 neck blanks yesterday and ordered an extension set for my bandsaw..setting up for resawing.. :roll:
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Re: Freezing conditions leads to thriftin'

Postby zelph » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:56 am

ConnieD wrote:I didn't know they could bring that stuff home.


They must have that much confidence in the shelf life of the plastic :D

RG, how do you find time to do the thrift store thing?
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Re: Freezing conditions leads to thriftin'

Postby Ridgerunner » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:35 am

ConnieD wrote:
I didn't know they could bring that stuff home.


Connie, check ebay! Apparently several are bringing them home or the Supply sargeant has a profitable gig :o :lol:
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