A little box of delights.

The place you will find all those traditional terminal tackle items.
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A little box of delights.

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Yesterday my better half suggested we visit the big antiques and collectors fair at Stafford Show Ground. Initial reservations dispelled by visions of stalls with ancient sporting goodies I agreed and off we went. A nice leisurely drive, plenty of parking, a modest entrance fee all put me in an amiable mood. Disappointment loomed though as I scanned each of the three large halls for rods pointing skywards and drew a blank in each. Maybe there may be some lying horizontally in their bags or some reels or smaller items? Well an hour later, more than a hundred stalls perused, I found a few with guns that will never kill again and just one with a Scarborough Reel, a bag of modern Pike floats and an old looking tin with a few interesting items within including two tackle winders, one shop bought with nice bone or horn bobbins and a very early Celluloid float set up on what looked like fine string, possibly Watercord? Well for four quid I didn't even haggle and slipped the tin into my capacious coat pocket.ImageImage
I went into the workshop to photograph the items and thought I might take a snap of the bench and surrounds. So if you are of a tidy minded slightly OCD nature don't look at the next picture!Image
Despite the chaotic appearance I know where everything is and it works for me though occasionally I do need to have a good tidy up and a month or two of relative order before the slide resumes.

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Catfish.017.
Compared to my "Workshop", actually my Garage, that's tidy... :fish:
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Wanderer wrote: Sun Nov 12, 2023 7:25 pm Catfish.017.
Compared to my "Workshop", actually my Garage, that's tidy... :fish:
Yes mine is a half garage too. The previous occupiers taking the other half for a toilet/ utility room.

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That looks like a perfectly good workshop :)
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It looks good to me. Leave it.
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If only I had room for a bench.

Are you a parttime magician or are the massive playing cards a way of circumventing Covid rules?

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Dave Burr wrote: Mon Nov 13, 2023 8:59 am If only I had room for a bench.

Are you a parttime magician or are the massive playing cards a way of circumventing Covid rules?
To help with my poor eyesight! No that's the grandchildrens shelf that should have been edited out of the picture. I know I would never make it as a professional photographer!

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Looks ok to me. No work is ever done in a tidy workshop…

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