How can I buy a New Cabinet Saw for only $20? #15: 1960 Delta Band Saw & My First Shopsmith

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Blog entry by Chickenfoot posted 04-12-2012 01:37 AM 10129 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, if you read the last post I bought another Vintage Delta 14” Band Saw. Paid $200 but this one had the original motor and the retirement light so I though the extra was worth it. I also bought my first Shopsmith ($100) because it came with the most sought after attachments (Band Saw, Jig Saw and Jointer), it’s going to take a couple weeks but I should make a couple bucks on these. I’m hoping to be around the $2500 mark by the end of the month if everything goes to plan. after these two purchases’, I have $1400 in the pot. I didn’t get a picture of the band saw before I tore it apart but the Shopsmith is below. Keeping my eye on the big picture…

-- Mark-

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#1 posted 04-12-2012 01:46 AM

I am so jealous of you… your dedication to this is inspiring

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#2 posted 04-12-2012 02:05 AM

I see light at the end of the tunnel and it ain’t headlights headed in my direction either!!!

I wish I had additional shop space for a Shopsmith. I think they’re a great little piece of hardware!!!

Great progress. I want to see your new saw rippin’ & makin’ sawdust!!! Go, Go, Go, Go….......

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 04-12-2012 09:42 AM

I have got good idea from your blog to purchase new cabinet.

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#4 posted 04-12-2012 02:37 PM

Nice! Seems like the tunnels end light is approaching. Thanks for the update.

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#5 posted 04-12-2012 04:28 PM

love the early mark Vs the greenie is my favorite. pretty machine you got there.

-- Got Wood?

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#6 posted 04-13-2012 01:49 AM

I can definitely see the end of the tunnel, But I might have to go past the light to get to where I need to be :)

-- Mark-

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