Awesome picks in my last junkin' rounds

December 11th, 2013 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
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This is my first as far as hand molds.  Maybe this one was used to make latex gloves or something.  How about that awesome green kitchen scale!  Metal casters are always great to snag.
My buddy found a pile of metal springs.  I had to have some!   I like to grab things in bulk because you never know what the next project will be.  These were around a few of the carriages that hold the traincar wheels so Im sure they were railcar related.  There were some bigger springs that were a little out of my league.  
Heres a great blue hand valve, some metal springs, a cast iron screw clamp, and an accessory light.
Here was the best find of the day!  Some awesome red porcelain / enamel letters.  Oh, the possibilites!
I also got a pair of these small porelain / cast iron basins.  They are about  the size of a small sink or maybe a water fountain catch.
Being the fishkeeper that I am (african cichlids), I was more than happy to find this vintage Metaframe aquarium.  It has a slate piece for the bottom.  Im going to restore it and itll make tank #6!
This is my first as far as hand molds.  Maybe this one was used to make latex gloves or something.  How about that awesome green kitchen scale!  Metal casters are always great to snag.

This is my first as far as hand molds.  Maybe this one was used to make latex gloves or something.  How about that awesome green kitchen scale!  Metal casters are always great to snag.


A fellow junker buddy of mine and I went out pickin' a little while back.  We started at the scrap yard and ended up at someone's house that goes to the scrap yard like it was Goodwill almost daily.  That's where we found some goodies!  I made some comments with each photo.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of GadgetSponge.com
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Comments (9)

suziart writes: Lucky You!!! Everything is pure treasure..
My mind is reeling with the possibilities!

Suzi

Posted: 6:54 pm on December 14th
georgiamoon writes: Very cool haul! I am sure you can use all of that amazing stuff!

Jim, I wanted to claim the blue valve too, although I don't know what I'd do with it!!!

Can't wait to see what you come up with!
Georgia Posted: 10:50 am on December 12th
JunkArchitect writes: I have plans for your blue hand valve...great stuff!

Jim
Posted: 10:22 am on December 12th
CraftyMis writes: Awesome! I have such a small house, small shed (already full of needed things to keep up house/yard) and a tiny basement. My husband is not a kindred spirit, so I have no space to keep ANYTHING fun! I can live vicariously through you all, so keep up the good work! Posted: 8:55 am on December 12th
suewhitney writes: I want so much of this stuff I can't even tell you. I have a truck you know and I know where you live!

Sleep with one eye open!
Me Posted: 8:05 am on December 12th
GypsyBarn writes: Hey Brian! Can you gimme a hand ...... with something? Minus the With something!!!! lol. Love the pickin jealousy spewing from me right now ha~ Posted: 3:39 pm on December 11th
DunhamDesigns writes: What a SCORE! I'm looking forward to see how u recreate your finds. Posted: 3:00 pm on December 11th
StrangeCargo writes: Brian, what a score on your discovery! Godspeed on your next projects.

Ken Posted: 9:40 am on December 11th
MakinItHappen writes: Awesome finds! Everyone will be trying to get those scales away from you. I know I would! Posted: 9:33 am on December 11th
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