I hope I'm done..but I doubt it!!

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Blog entry by RBWoodworker posted 11-03-2009 03:45 AM 1949 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well..I’ve gone off the deep end..again.. But most people would’nt think a thing of it..
I was on craigslist..again.. And came across a posting for a jointer and misc woodworking tools and most of you who have searched thru Craigslist know that there’s a ton of crap out Well on this particular post he was showing 2 Rockwell jointers.. An 8” and a 6” commercial.. Nice ones too.. So when I read that they had other machines.I inquired if they had an oscillating spindle sander available..and lo and behold they did. An older State I asked them for a picture..and when they sent me one..the hairs on the back of my neck was the same sander (or model) I saw on ebay for 1800 bucks..which was way out of my league.. So I shot them an e mail asking them how much for it.. The came back with 450.. So I e mailed them back and told them I would take it.. Well we went back and forth via e mail on what I did and we talked for awhile.. So the owner sent me an e mail and said he was going to sell me the sander for just 400..not I raced over and gave him a deposit with the promise to pick it up today.. And I did too.. Boy was I had all the spindles which were 9 or so inches tall.. And the smallest was 1/4”..I have never seen a spindle that small before on an oscillating sander..AND he gave me 3 huge boxes of assorted grit sleeves for all the spindles..must be about 300 in all.. I was thrilled and thanked him profusively..’s part 2.. After I picked up the sander..I got a text from another guy off of craigslist who had..a brand spankin the box..unopened.. RBI Hawk 226vs.. Which is a 26” deep throat variable speed scroll saw and said it was all mine for 400 bucks!!.I told him I was on my way when I got there the guy was out front waiting for me and after our greetings..he told me how his grandfather owned a shop and passed and he got the saw which his grandfather never had the chance to open or use.. I thanks him for remembering me and selling it to me and he was glad to do it..

I’m done buying machines for now..I hope.. I got everything I need now that I wished I had and now it’s time to really start cranking out pieces to have something to show for it all..

-- Randall Child

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#1 posted 11-03-2009 03:52 AM

I have bought a dust collector, table saw, router and belt sander on craigs list as well as several boating related items. Great place for a bargain or two. I have also sold several tools, boats and misc. things. At this point I have not had a bad experience but I suppose my day is coming. Congrats on your recent purchases.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#2 posted 11-03-2009 03:57 AM

Wow Randy sounds like bargain day ,congrats on your new toys.Enjoy.

-- Custom furniture

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 11-03-2009 03:59 AM

Randall, congratulations on the new additions to your shop. It is always and exciting time when we add a new tool but two in one day is wonderful.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 11-03-2009 05:47 AM

Ain’t CL great? I don’t buy tools that large, but I’ve also gotten some very good deals. Congrats!!

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#5 posted 11-03-2009 05:56 AM

I’m not a fan of buying used stuff, not opposed to it, but generally speaking I don’t. But I still check CL every day. What I like about is if you think it’s junk, all I have to do is get back in the truck and go home. Can’t say the same for Ebay. I’ve seen way too many people that’s gotten stuck with total junk and paided near new price for from Ebay. No thank you.

Let me know if you find a band saw you bargain hunter you! lol

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures:

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#6 posted 11-03-2009 06:07 AM

Great tool score! Guese I can stop keeping a look out for one for you. haha

Let see the projects now!


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 11-03-2009 04:05 PM

wo what a score.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 11-03-2009 04:31 PM

it pays to watch cl a few times a day

-- gagewestern

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 11-03-2009 06:09 PM

Holy Cow! Great Score!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#10 posted 11-03-2009 06:16 PM

Great going…you should have posted this as a gloat….LOL….I love when I get a great deal…especially when the other party is happy too…...I am always on the lookout for deals…..for myself and to pass on to folks that are looking for items….and you are right about CL…it can have some real turkeys….and is hard to find the diamonds sometimes…..Congrats and enjoy your new acquisitions….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#11 posted 11-03-2009 07:13 PM

I want to show pictures and I have downloaded my pictures to Photobucket, but I don’t know how to get them off of Photobucket to my blog.. can anyone show me step by step how to do this??

-- Randall Child

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#12 posted 11-03-2009 07:52 PM

Right click on the photo in your Photobucket account, select “copy link address” or “copy link URL”, then paste that long link in your blog. Then Add exclamation mark before and after the text with no spaces. When you post your blog the photo will show.

The pasted URL will look something like this:

Add the exclamation marks front and back and it will look something like this…
(But you must remove the spaces for it to work)

! !

And when you hit the “Preview” button to see what your blog will look like (and when you post it) it will look like this:

-- Happy woodworking!

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#13 posted 11-03-2009 08:18 PM

here are the pics of the stuff i bought..

Thanks Blake.. that did the trick..

-- Randall Child

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#14 posted 11-03-2009 11:57 PM

Wow, nice!

-- Happy woodworking!

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