How can I buy a New Cabinet Saw for only $20? #3: The End of Week One...

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Blog entry by Chickenfoot posted 01-09-2012 04:32 AM 1521 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, Week one is in the books. I had $115 going into the Weekend, I bought a nice vintage 1460 Delta lathe on Saturday off craigslist for $60. I have parted it out and it’s currently on the Bay. I went to the Rosebowl today and bought a couple of tools for $9 which are currently for sale on another site. I also bought the first 47 issues of Shop Notes magazine for only 10 bucks… got a love the Rosebowl. I’m going to keep the Shop Notes but will deduct the cost from my total. So my total now is $39 plus what’s up for sale. I’m hoping to be over $300 by this time next week which keeps me on target for October. Is anyone out there trying this for them selves? If so just be prepare because there will be weeks when you won’t find anything… Don’t get discouraged and don’t let someone talk you into buying something you don’t know anything about. Only buy what you KNOW you can make a profit on and everything else will fall into place. Hope your enjoying this as much as I am… Thanks for your time.

-- Mark-

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#1 posted 01-09-2012 07:50 AM

Good luck with the sales… I would be afraid to part out a tool to sell… I’m not sure how quickly it would sell considering how often does someone need a piece of a vintage lathe.

-- San Diego, CA

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#2 posted 01-10-2012 03:59 AM

I’ll give you a profit on the Shop Notes. I’ve been looking for those. Send me a pm with a price if you’re interested in this.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 01-10-2012 04:43 AM

gfadvm, Thanks for the offer but I’m going to keep those.
interpim, There’s a lot of people out there that restore old wood and metal working machines. I’m restoring a 1960’s Delta 4” jointer at the moment. Check… The only reason I decided to part this out was because I would have to spend another $400 just to make it complete with the original parts so why not let 3 or 4 people that are looking for parts for there lathe have these, Plus I have a Jet VS lathe already. I also just missed another Craftsman RAS… Thats two in two days I missed.

-- Mark-

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