Nice find today at a yard sale

Forum: Woodworking

Wife and I walked around the neighborhood today and found a yard sale. The guy was a woodworker, retired and moving closer to family soon. He sold most everything a long time ago but had a large coffee can full of hinges for $5 so I grabbed it. Lots of small hinges. Sort of a grab bag of stuff. Lots of Soss hinges, which is the reason I took them. They all look like they’ve been sitting in his garage for 50 years. Even the coffee can was at least 30 years old They will need a lot of cleaning, but for the price, I can live with that. Not a bad find, I think.

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Jay ...

Great find Brian !! Good investment,
I like to find deals like that.

jim webster ...

now you can work brian

Brian ...

Yeah it is a good investment. But you can see they’re not in great shape. I probably would have passed if it weren’t for the Soss hinges. I love those things and they’re expensive. They’re worth cleaning up.

Jay ...

Which one is the Soss & what do you like about them

Madts ...

Nice find Dude.

lightweightladylefty ...

Brian,

That’s my kind of deal! I think I paid more than $5 for just one Soss hinge about 30 years ago! There are quite a few other hinges there that look like they’re in pretty good shape and won’t need much (if any) work.

L/W

Jeff Vandenberg ...

DANG BEAUTIFUL FIND! I’ll be right over to pick a set of them up! Lol

Wheaties - Bruce A Wheatcroft ( BAW Woodworking) ...

lucky day for you , I find tools and stuff at yard sales all the time. Good place for a good deal

Brian ...

Jay, here is a picture from the web. They’re completely hidden hinges. You can see a bunch in my picture, of course not as shiny as the one from the web. :-)

http://stammerjohn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/dining-table34.jpg

Jay ...

Brian, thanks for the picture & info.
I have seen these used in fine furniture over the years, I have never built anything that required them.

lanwater ...

I don’t find anything like that around here. If I did, The price would be much higher than what you paid.

Some good stuff in there could be used as is for “antique” look.

Jeff Vandenberg ...

Yeah i cant wait for the yard sales to start up

Sheri ...

Awesome find, I need to start going to yard sales

jim webster ...

me to

a1jim ...

Many folks pass by super bargains like this because they don’t know the value of hinges. Super find.