Oct. 21, 2008 at 10:24pm
Always Low Low Prices Always And Forever™
One of Downtown Tacoma's best kept secrets is Habitat for Humanity's ReStore Oh yes. The items pictured above would have cost over 5 dollars each in any Theatre District antique shop. Over at the ReStore, we're talking 1950's prices, but with our inflated currency! That's hell(o) cheap.
- Humungus Blacksmith's Nibbing Dikes: $1.90
- Mamoth Shears: $1.60
- Wood Augging Bit (for hand brace purchaced previously for $2) 50¢!!!!
HOT TIPS: Other things I noticed in stock but didn't purchase (and won't last long)
- old table saw
- router (analog type)
- folding carpenter's ruler
- saber handsaw
- lots of rain gear & squeegees
Random thoughts When grandpa dies, don't just throw away all that crap in his 'shop' sure have a garage sale and then donate the rest of his unsold shop clutter to the ReStore. People like me will find his carefully maintained drill bits... or half empty boxes of brass screws and put them to good use. the weathered hammers... the crusty handsaw are all relics of America's manufacturing history. Pass it on!
Previously on "Latest ReStore Buys"
comments  | posted under cheap, diy, inventor, maker, restore, retail, tacoma, toolsComments
by Erik on 10/22/2008 @ 12:17am
|You are helping Tacoma's economy RR all while "going local." Nice work!|
by morgan on 10/22/2008 @ 9:58am
|Could this help with the rebirth of cottage industries? I hope so!|
by dawntown on 10/22/2008 @ 10:52am
|Anyone want to slam a couple of cool projects for the EnviroHouse project, I'm game! Deadline is Nov 7, tho
I love repurposing and the reStore. If you like these great finds, one should make the journey to the Goodwill Mothership in Seattle. WOW, WOW
by NineInchNachos on 3/3/2009 @ 1:04pm
|STATUS UPDATE: MARCH 3, 2009|
as of today at 1 pm the restore has a TREMENDOUS STOCKPILE of new Stanley clamps! We're talking all types of clamps.
- bar clamps
- quick release clamps
- heavy C clamps
- spring clamps
- hardwood/woodworking clamps
ALL SIZES! FROM VERY LARGE TO VERY SMALL
also MOFO FROM THE HOOD I checked out their toaster selection. They have a nice toaster oven for sale in their show room.
by Dave_L on 3/3/2009 @ 2:23pm
|Thank, RR! One can never have enough clamps. Even Norm says so.|
by NineInchNachos on 3/3/2009 @ 3:03pm
|Indeed! I wonder about the origin of all these clamps.. did a hardware store go out of business? Home depot donate the remainder of unsold clamp stock? There are so many and of such new quality it is a strange sight at the restore.|
by Mofo from the Hood on 3/3/2009 @ 4:19pm
|Thanks for the toaster alert.
And Happy Square Root Day to you and all the blogger brethren.
March 3, 2009
The day and the month are the square root of the year.
by NineInchNachos on 3/4/2009 @ 2:39pm
by NineInchNachos on 3/4/2009 @ 3:16pm
|heh. more tool porn. Thanks craigslist! anybody have $75 bucks?
by NineInchNachos on 6/17/2009 @ 9:16pm
the down economy has the ReStore in more demand than ever. Check out the new coat of paint and expanded retail space. The best deals in town for used tools, paint, tacoma screw screws etc!
by KevinFreitas on 6/17/2009 @ 11:20pm
|I so need a good grass rake and pitchfork! Didn't seem that was something they had much of -- larger garden tools. Maybe I hit it at the wrong time. Consequently, if anyone has either of those they're willing to part with lemme know!|
by NineInchNachos on 6/17/2009 @ 11:55pm
|oh you missed the contractor leaf rakes by about 2 weeks. and the pitch fork by about a month. stuff like that goes fast.|
by L.S.Erhardt on 6/18/2009 @ 12:31am
|I bet they'll have my .125" thick 2" x2" square tubing. Can you believe it costs $86 for 20 feet?|
by KevinFreitas on 6/18/2009 @ 6:49am
|@RR -- Nuts, thanks though. We should see if any of the volunteers that work there can start up a FeedTacoma shop of new items for pick-up so it's easier for guys like me to know at least what's just in over there.|
by Dave_L on 6/18/2009 @ 12:30pm
|Reminds me, I'd better get that fake-beadboard paneling I need for that storage closet. Probably gone now though.|
by NineInchNachos on 6/18/2009 @ 12:57pm
|i'll try and post more about things I see there. I visit almost every week.|
by Mofo from the Hood on 6/18/2009 @ 1:25pm
|I just walked past that place last week while sales prospecting. That paint job is fresh.
I shoulda stopped in to see if they had any toasters.
Also, I'm curious if they have any rubber taps donated from shoe repair shops.
by NineInchNachos on 6/18/2009 @ 1:27pm
|Mofo they've got a toaster with your name on it.|
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