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269038 Michael Suwczinsky <nicknaylo@g...> 2019‑08‑10 Re: alameda fleabagging a deux
Bill mentioned it, several times. Often to complete strangers!

Michael-ducking and running

On Sat, Aug 10, 2019 at 12:09 PM james rich  wrote:

> Did anyone mention the rare Street Survivors album ? WOW !
>
> On Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 10:47 AM Dragon List 
> wrote:
>
> > i had the pleasure of sharing with michael suwczinsky (aka nicknaylo) a
> few
> > hours of time from dawn's early light wandering the alameda flea
> > yesterday.  it was a day for larger items and later pickups...
> >
> >
> >
> > https://kirkhmb.smugmug.com/Woodworking/Other-Galoots/Bill-Kasper/i-
kHTnMg5/A
> >
> > per usual we went straight to the back, and fairly quickly had some luck.
> > after i snagged 6 records in vg+ condition (including a great copy of
> > "street survivors" in its original cover with its original contents) i
> > managed an old kennedy straight-sided 520 that had been painted ugly and
> > needs a good de-rust prior to painting.  oh, and new felt in a lot of
> > drawers.  but the contents came with it, and andrew jackson was pleased
> to
> > be the agent of transfer.  we left it there to pick up later.
> >
> > soon after michael picked up a versavise, a tall one (long-bill) and one
> of
> > andrews twins made its way to the seller who likewise held it for later
> > pickup.  along the way he picked up an offset bar hotcut, and i
> encouraged
> > him to spend $2 on meader's "illustrated guide to shaker furniture".
> that
> > was about it for michael.  i managed to find a pair of fiamm airhorns to
> > mount on my 87 vanagon syncro westfalia, plus a bucket-o-tubes for my
> > amplifiers.
> >
> > then i found what feels like one of the nicest adjustable-mouth block
> > planes i've held, comfortable and well balanced.  it was made by some guy
> > named bailey; apparently his designs were bought out by stanley a few
> years
> > later.  in very good condition for something made when our country was
> rent
> > by civil war, i can't wait to get it cleaned and sharpened.  what's it
> > mean, though, when the blade is stamped "L. Bailey's Patent Aug 6. 67 Aug
> > 31. 58 EXT'd."?  they extend a patent?  same plane, in as good or better
> > condition, as this:
> >
> >
> https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/leonard-
baileys-1867-1858-ext-patent-1799563768
> >
> > my final purchase of the day came after i noticed, on the ground under a
> > seller's table, half covered by something soft, a late-model empire 598
> II
> > (troubadour) turntable.  i asked how much for that, and his answer of
> > twinned jacksons had them out and in his hand rather quickly.  i
> requested
> > he hold on to it until we came back, to his assent.
> >
> >
> >
> > https://kirkhmb.smugmug.com/Woodworking/Other-Galoots/Bill-Kasper/i-
vCgZknt/A
> >
> > not much else was seen, or desired, after that.  in fact, we made the
> > decision (after finding a fleamarket shopping cart abandoned by its
> renter)
> > to skip the front five or six rows and pick up our kit while rerunning
> the
> > rows at the back that had filled in, somewhat, since our earlier foray;
> we
> > found nothing new for us to bag...
> >
> > it was a good day, finished off in style at ramiro's for mexican lunch.
> >
> > bill
> > felton, ca
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