Woodshop On A Budget

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Blog series by Chefshep updated 03-26-2011 09:10 AM 6 parts 29085 reads 51 comments total

Part 1: woodshop on a budget (the original #3) HVAC Blower & Ipe' Wood Pallets

02-28-2011 01:53 AM by Chefshep | 4 comments »

Okay, Time for another entry in my blog. this is actually # 3 in the series… I just discovered that they have a series tag for this…I’ve been meaning to do this post for several days now. But it turns out that it was a good thing I waited. I have an addition that I will put in with today’s entry.In my last entry, I mentioned the HVAC Blower that I picked up. I contacted a few A/C guys in my area & asked if any of them had any used squirrel cage blowers they had p...

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Part 2: woodshop on a budget (the Original #1) Ridgid Band Saw off Craigslist

02-10-2011 11:17 PM by Chefshep | 10 comments »

What a journey! I thought this wound be a lot easier… But it’s very fun… I just purchased a 14” Ridgid Band Saw for $120.00 off of Craig’s list! I have been looking for one for 5 weeks. every time I found one, it had already been sold. I had found them ranging from $175 to $300. Well, patience and perseverance paid off!!! I have decided to tell about my experience in building this shop. I will go over it all, so that others that are thinking about bui...

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Part 3: woodshop on a budget (the original #2)

02-22-2011 07:38 AM by Chefshep | 15 comments »

Guys… please forgive me…It has been way too long since I made an entry on this blog. I managed to pick up a real bad case of the flu… It merged into a full on Sinus Infection that had me out of work for 7 days & landed me an emergency room visit. The CAT Scan revealed full sinus blockage. This explained the dizziness, fatigue, and major dehydration… Well, I made it! The budget has taken quite a hit though. Hospitals ain’t cheap… & missing 7 days of work makes it real hard to pay fo...

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Part 4: Craigslist takes a "turn" in a direction for new tool acquisition ideas!!!

03-11-2011 07:28 AM by Chefshep | 7 comments »

So, I’m doing my thing… looking on craigslist for the next great tool deal. I usually rummage thru the “For Sale – tools” section for ideas. Then I look thru garage sales which often will have better prices on the same types of tools. One Saturday a few weeks back… I stumble across an add in the garage sale section for a sale at a storage unit business. They’re cutting locks & selling stuff at some units. Other units, the p...

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Part 5: A Table Saw for Free?!?!?

03-14-2011 04:26 AM by Chefshep | 8 comments »

Okay, By now most of you can see that I’m big on using Craigslist. I don’t even plan on buying anything in particular, but still go to look on a regular basis, (you never know what you’ll find unless you look, right?). So, I’m looking in the tools for sale section. I’m basically looking for hand tools, but lots of things will catch my eye. I come across an ad for a Rockwell Delta Table Saw. I really don’t need a table saw, but there was a ...

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Part 6: Looking for the Widows??? Saves $$$!!!

03-26-2011 09:10 AM by Chefshep | 7 comments »

Craig’s List is really a great place to find great deals. Some of the entries in this series have testified to that. Many different scenarios have presented different ways to save when trying to equip your shop with the tools needed to accomplish the tasks at hand. Case in point… I am going thru craigs list & find an ad for a 1” belt sander w/ a small disc sander on the side. I call the guy up. He has an Australian accent. He tells me that he is in country visiting hi...

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