Wandered over to the flea market at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh today. North Carolina has few good flea markets. Most of them seem to be places for entry-level entrepreneurs to sell boots, truck parts, car stereos and nearly expired food. Way up North, these exist but a good many flea markets exist to sell antiques, vintage and collectibles I miss Northern flea markets. I don’t miss Northern winters.
I saw a few odd things here today. First is a tamboured expanding table:
I have seen drop leaf tables, draw leaf tables, leaf tables and leaf-less tables. This one has a tambour where the leaf ought to be.
Here is a look at the table runners. You draw the table ends out pulling the tambour out from its storage location in the center of the table.
Next thing I saw was this plane variant:
And another view.
Let’s face this head on:
After doing some research, I believe it is a Stanley #35 transitional smoothing plane that has had its wooden sole turned into a round.
It followed me home.
The third and final item is this box that looks familiar.
What makes this box special is its similarities to the boxes in Cousins?
Like this box:
Sold at auction and shows up in a flea market.