My wife and I got there a bit after 9am Saturday. Devans(Don) was already there. The rain was still steady at that point, and there was one good downpour early on. Subsequently, the place was a bit of a muddy mess, vendor turnout was ok, and I'd say attendance was kind of light. I felt bad for the vendors more than anything. Already rusty stuff out in the rain is one thing, but for stuff like wood, paper and real nice stuff.....it made for a long day.
Like a total bonehead I forgot my phone/camera. My wife had hers but it's worthless as a camera. So unfortunately no photos of some of the really cool stuff that was there. And there was lots. Even wet down, this is a really good show and if you never been, it's well worth the trip.
Later in the morning, the rain abated and it made digging around a little easily and a lot more pleasant. I managed to score some pretty nice pieces. A Mall 2 man chainsaw, a cast iron USPS letter box, bunch of fishing reels, mostly conventional Penns, some Kohler engine shrouds(I make clocks out of them), old foot pedal grinding wheel, big snatch block, some bigger mechanics wrenches(older Craftsman/Bonney), full set of Harley tins, and a some other doodads.
Somewhere along the line, we transferred a Gravely roller I was delivering to Don. I'm still walking a bit gingerly from that one. Gotta watch that guy, he's a real wheeler dealer I tell ya. He comes back to the truck with a minty pair of front tires AND rims for his 408 Gravely. Says he paid a buck for them. Stunned, I'm like "a piece?" Donnie says with a big grin, "for the pair". Like I said, gotta watch him, he's a fairly dangerous man.
Overall, great time, cool stuff and met some real nice folks. I'll try and post a few pics of my picks later on.