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06-29-2014 04:36 PM

Craigslist and eBay are the old standbys but how bout pawn shops? - 18 replies

I find that going to a pawn shop usually is a complete waste of time. It’s so rare to find anything worth having at a price worth paying. I’m not talking about bonanza, in the wild, disgruntled soon-to-be ex-wife selling hubby’s ball peen hammer collection type of deal. Just a fair deal is like a win there. Pawn shops seem to w...

06-08-2014 03:15 PM

Magnolia: Suitable for woodworking/furniture? - 18 replies

Recently I happened by a site where a large magnolia had been taken down. The trunk had been left intact at over 9’ in length. It was just lying there, looking surprisingly beautiful. It had the color of walnut at the heart. Maybe 18” diameter of heartwood in a 24” trunk. This was the top, or skinny side. My heart skipped a...

08-26-2013 12:49 AM

Craigslist alert NYC/NJ - 3 replies

I’m planning a trip in Oct with the fam… Was playing around on CL to see whats up in that neck of the woods. Well this is up… For sale $580 in Rutherford NJ. Supposedly from an estate sale of an elderly lady who had saved her grandfather’s tools. It would be a shame to see the set broken apart. Seems like a re...

08-04-2013 01:38 PM

Hand planes from scratch. - 2 replies

Many of you have probably seen this video from Lie-Nielsen. I found it life enriching, even if only for a few moments. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uNIc1mjQqlE I have often thought to myself that their tools are too pricey. After watching, I don’t think I can afford to not purchase a couple. The final shot is particularly moving. ...

07-12-2013 08:57 PM

Jointer Gloat? Buck Fiddy - 16 replies

Picked this up from Craigslist today. Got her for a buck fiddy. (For those who don’t know a buck fiddy is roughly equivalent to one hundred fifty federal reserve notes) It a craftsman… So there’s that. It looks like new, which is a plus… Operates quietly, and seemed priced reasonably. Most CL-ers in my ne...

07-03-2013 07:58 PM

Planing larger boards with a substandard portable planer. - 5 replies

It’s a Christmas miracle! By happy accident, I was delivered three pieces of hard maple which are 8+” x 8+’ x 8/4. (Lucky 8s) So I had originally wanted them as I saw them at my little Sapele connection, but alas they were destined for another project at the lumber yard. So I just bought another piece of Sapele and so...

07-01-2013 07:29 PM

Delta Planer 22-540 noisy to the point of scariness. - 10 replies

Some might have seen a small gloat about a thickness planer I picked up for fiddy bucks. (Fiddy bucks = $50) So let’s be honest. I probably wasted fiddy federal reserve notes. Sure… Their value is debatable, but they aren’t getting easier to come by despite their perpetually diminishing value. I digress. Anyhoo… ...

06-25-2013 11:52 PM

Bandsaw Rehab Challenge - 16 replies

No prizes. Virtue is its own reward. ( I believe it was Grigori Rasputin who originally uttered those words) This beauty is rotting outside someone’s barn. Up for sale at a high price, ($350) but I bet it could be had for a song. Anyone up to the formidable task?http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/atq/3836231023.html

06-24-2013 09:16 PM

Sapele: 5/4 x 21" x 12' now what? - 19 replies

I bought this piece with the intention of building a hutch for my darling wife, but she intends to do a distressed finish on what I build. I am NOT going to put this lovely chunk of Sapele through the wringer like that. Some pine will do there. So… That leaves me with this awesome chunk of wood which I got for what I consider a stea...

06-19-2013 05:28 PM

Worth $400? (Grizzly 16" BS) - 32 replies

Seems like quite a deal on CL. (Which seem rare these days) I don’t really have room, and am saving my pennies for a more fundamental shop beginning (SawStop) but I might be convinced that this (seemingly older) Grizzly Band Saw is too good a deal to pass on. Maybe this saw is intended for a machine shop rather than wood shop? $400

06-16-2013 12:06 PM

Rethinking abandonment of my cheap table saw - 6 replies

Some of you might have seen me complaining about my cheap (free to me) Ryobi table saw. (BTS20r) As I could not accurately describe the problem, you probably already knew there was likely a software malfunction somewhere in the region of the user interface. Most likely on the user side. Well… It was really more of a maintenance problem....

06-09-2013 07:48 PM

Today's catch from the woodworking store: dovetailing beginner - 21 replies

I have been threatening to make some dovetails, and have been debating whether to go the power or hand tool route. Cost, along with aesthetics, influenced me to take the hand crafted road. Okay…. Now that I went down that road, let us just say it was merely aesthetics. Nice hand tools apparently aren’t cheap. ;-) Following the ...

06-04-2013 09:46 PM

Walnut in Florida - 7 replies

I’ve seen more than one Floridian lamenting the cost and scarcity of Walnut here in Florida. While perusing my local Craigslist, I found ‘a guy’ who seems to have a fairly ample supply, at a reasonable rate. After calling him, it seems he is down to 300-400 BF of mostly 4/4 rough sawn stock. Thicker peices too. he mention...

05-31-2013 12:21 PM

Heads up Florida/Georgia scrollers. - 0 replies

http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/tls/3839973503.html I’m not in the market, but this looked like a pretty nice machine, and I’m guessing the price could come down. Asking price is $200. It’s not my ad, I’m looking for a decent TS so I peruse daily.

05-26-2013 01:45 AM

Shaper as a first shop tool to buy? - 13 replies

It seems a bit silly to consider a shaper as the first real piece of shop equipment, but this looks like it might be a deal. http://gainesville.craigslist.org/tls/3820652653.html The seller claims it needs to have $150 in parts to put it to rights, so there’s that, but a 3HP shaper for $150 (plus any needed parts) seems like it should ...

05-04-2013 08:39 PM

Spraying glue for plastic laminates - 22 replies

This is less for fun, and more for work. I have found myself needing to relaminate millwork in certain remodeling jobs over the past couple years. I have learned as I go, and gained knowledge through research. Basically, I have been using rollers to apply adhesive onto the substrate. It occurs to me that in a production environment, the more ...


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