How can I buy a New Cabinet Saw for only $20? #19: You can never have enough clamps...

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Blog entry by Chickenfoot posted 06-05-2012 03:41 AM 1529 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Every time I bring something home my wife always says the same thing. ” Are you going to use that to build something this time?” We’ll finally I can say yes… I’ve drooled over some of the boxes that you guys and gals have posted and finally decided to make a small band saw box. After gluing about 5 boards together I realized I only had 3 WORKING clamps. WOW now what am I going to do… after about a 10 minute search on CL I found a guy that posted an ad about a month ago. Clamps for Sale and to top it off he was only about 10 miles from my house. After talking on the phone I decided to make the drive and check out what he had. Paul had been working with wood for over 20 years but because of health reasons he was selling everything. He said he had over 20 guys go through his garage over the past month and not one was interested in the clamps or the exotic woods he had until me… I ended up buying 19 clamps, 3 nice pieces of wood and a complete Incra pro jig for $175. I believe we were both happy with the deal. After we were done Paul took me for a tour of his house, the furniture and boxes that had made over the years were just Amazing. Of course if you have been following this blog you should have an idea how I work. I really don’t have a need for an Incra jig right now so it will be sold to help with the big picture. Now about the three items I bought a couple weeks ago. The Table Saw was sold for $300 to be restored by someone local. The Band Saw and Scroll Saw have been parted out and I have made just over $500 with a few items still listed. As for the RAS, I’ve listed it for 3 or 4 weeks with very little interest so parting it out might be the only option. So to sum things up. I started with $1740 plus the $300 for the TS and $500 for everything else puts me at $2540.00, minus the $175, I’m sitting on a total of $2365.00… Hope your getting something out of this. Keeping my eye on the big picture.

The woods are Wenge, Walnut and Padauk.

-- Mark-

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#1 posted 06-06-2012 01:15 AM

Since I am your biggest fan, you may send the Incra jig to me as I have a nice spot reserved for it! When you said you went to a Craigs List for clamps, I KNEW you would come home with amazing treasures for very little cash. Why can’t this ever happen in my world? Keep on posting and I’ll keep on drooling!

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

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#2 posted 06-20-2012 06:07 AM

I am a CL junky, I have an app on my phone and check it usually twice a day. I’ve found so many great deals! 12” craftsmand BS $50, Craftsman bottom and top toolchest $35, Craftsman router $25, Ryobi miter saw $10, Rockwell/Delta Jointer $100 (rusty, restored now, check out my blog), etc, etc. If you can check CL regularly and stay ahead of the the others you’ll get some great deals!

BTW, I really enjoy your blog, keep up the hard work!

-- Grant - N Dakota

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