My regular browsing of Craigslist has paid off again with a couple more diamonds in the rough.
First one is a Grizzly G1023 Cabinet Saw. Saw the listing last night and called 30 minutes after it was posted. I ended up being the 2nd inquiry but the first non bozo. The saw is in fantastic shape except for a minor rust issue. It looks bad but it’s really just some superficial rust. The inside of the cabinet has absolutely no rust and neighter do the sides. So a little elbow grease and I I should have a very very nice 3 hp cabinet saw. For the grand total of $275!!!! Ok so I will have to fork over $75 for a table insert, longer extension rails, and the above table guard/splitter.
From everything I have read it’s actually a really nice saw. Maybe not a PM2000 but hey for $1,500 plus less I am thinking I can make it work, I guess ;)
My next little gem is an old Craftsman 6” Jointer, circa 1930ish
It was a refurbish project that had been laying around a guys garage. But it is in great shape, motor works, everything is clean and nice, even has a newly built stand for it with mounting holes already drilled. Guess he just got bored of it, well it will keep me busy and is worth much more than the $55 I paid for it! I don’t know much about it yet but from everything I can tell it should be a real winner. Once I get it all setup I will run it head to head against my 6” Jet jointer and keep the one that works best.
My final grab of the day is a WHOLE big old bunch of Wood!
This cost the most of all my transactions but I got quite a bit for $300.
Here is what I got:
40 bf of 4/4 Khaya
50 bf of 4/4 Hickory
25 bf of 6/4 QSWO
3/4 of a sheet of 3/4” Walnut Plywood
Oh and all of this was done after my Dr’s appt this morning. The appt was to get a second opinion on the second opinion I got! Yep Surgeon 1 “You aren’t having any pain” Surgeon 2 “Wow you hip is really causing you pain but the typical solution (Slicing the ITB) won’t work so maybe you should do some PT. 6 months and no improvement later Surgeon 3 “Oh that’s easy we just slice your IT Band”. Uhm Yikes! Surgeon 4 “I wouldn’t want to see your ITB cut, it could criple you for life” Yep so my hip hurts and there doesn’t look like any kind of magic bullet. Driving around all day really didn’t do my hip any good either. A little reminder why I don’t drive more than 30 mins per day.
-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!