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How can I buy a New Cabinet Saw for only $20? #4: Barn Fresh 1953 Delta Bandsaw

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Blog entry by Chickenfoot posted 01-12-2012 06:27 AM 1569 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was coming back from a job in Wrightwood, Ca. thinking about what I was going to do this weekend when I spotted what looked to be the top of a Delta Band saw in a yard. It was covered with a tarp that must have blown off. To make a long story short I talked to the owner and found out it was a 1953 Delta 14” Band saw. He stated that a neighbor offered him $40 for it a couple months ago so when I offered $100 he was more then happy to sell it. I already have a 14” Jet so I decided to list it on the local CL even though I know I can get more by parting it out I want to give someone the chance to restore it. I only had $36 in the pot so I had to add another $60 which technically goes against what I’m trying to do but this was to good to pass up and I’ll make it right after it’s sold. keeping my eye on the big picture…

Mark

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David Craig

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#1 posted 01-12-2012 07:43 AM

I read a story once how a guy ended up getting a month stay at a beach house and he started with a paper clip. He traded up gradually and he left the trail of all his trades to validate.

This is a great find and worth the $100, but I would suggest removing this one from your article here. I would make the bandsaw a side project and count the kitty at $36.00. The only reason why I mention is that I think this project is interesting and I really would like to see you get your cabinet saw for 20 bucks with no other money thrown in. Wonderful idea and a great deal of fun. But no cheating :)

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#2 posted 01-12-2012 07:47 AM

Lots of iron on those oldies but moldies .

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#3 posted 01-13-2012 03:31 AM

David, between you and my wife calling me a cheater I have decided to use the bandsaw for something else and return my “kitty” to $36. Your both right and after this weekend I believe I will have a better cash flow to work with. Plus I’m working a deal for another RAS thats on the recall, just need to get it at a good enough price so I can make a profit..

-- Mark-

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#4 posted 01-13-2012 11:57 AM

I didn’t consider you a cheater :) I just saw where you were spending some money you didn’t earn yet and I didn’t want the blog to turn into “How can I buy a new cabinet saw for only $2000.00 …”

You have a neat blog going and I am very interested in how it turns out. Just keeping you honest while on your journey is all ;)

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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