Been waiting a long time to say this. Ahem... "TOOL GLOAT!"

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Blog entry by BTimmons posted 08-03-2012 06:21 PM 2071 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Snagged this bad boy yesterday on Craigslist for $75.00! The belts are in great shape, too. There’s some rust on the table surface but the chuck is actually pretty clean. Nothing that can’t be helped by some elbow grease. I’m glad I found such a good deal on this, since it’s the ideal size for my small garage workshop. It’s small enough that it won’t take up a lot of real estate, but it’s also about as big and powerful as you can get without springing for a floor model. So keep watching those CL posts, there’s gold to be found there if you sift long enough.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#1 posted 08-03-2012 06:36 PM

Man i love tool gloats and craigslist finds …. i hope you put her to good use! Congrats.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 08-03-2012 07:45 PM

Oh, I definitely will put this thing to a LOT of use. I’m just looking for excuses to put holes in anything at this point.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 08-03-2012 07:48 PM

Well done Brian

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#4 posted 08-03-2012 08:06 PM

Awesome Brian. One thing about that metal table top… It wont be long before you put a wood platform on it. the metal table has too many limitations. In other words, try not to spend too much of your time cleaning up the surface.

-- I'd like to believe Murphy's Law haunts my woodshop, because if it's Karma it would mean I had something to do with it. - K.R.

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#5 posted 08-03-2012 08:06 PM

@ BTimmons….. I did the same thing when I got my DriilPress too. (a Craigslist deal also!)

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#6 posted 08-03-2012 08:30 PM

nice find. I don’t have much luck with craigslist. I live to far away from civilization. It has its disadvantages I guess.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#7 posted 08-03-2012 08:31 PM

Yeah, I plan on making a wood table for it so I won’t get too involved cleaning the rust. Probably just a little wire brushing to get the excess off.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#8 posted 08-03-2012 09:14 PM

Very good Brian. Now you can buy a Forstner set like this one:, and make mallets

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#9 posted 08-03-2012 09:59 PM

Thanks for the recommendation, looks like a pretty good set for the money.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#10 posted 08-03-2012 11:56 PM

real estate is king. a bench model is just a floor model with a shorter column. the head should mostly be the same. great gloat by the way.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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#11 posted 08-04-2012 12:19 AM

Well done!!!!!!!!!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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