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Blog entry by Rahm_of_the_Woods posted 10-30-2010 04:06 AM 1282 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first craigslist deal! I found a furniture store selling 400 wood sample pieces for 10 cents each. I took $30 with me, planning to deal for the whole lot if I liked the look of things. As it turns out, there was well over 1,000 sample pieces of solid domestic and exotic woods!

(Notice the quarter for size reference in the last picture)

This may seem like a strange deal for some of the cabinet makers out there, but this is literally a gold mine for me. The work I do is almost exclusively of the scroll saw variety. I am quite confident that I have enough here to last at least ten years for small projects!!!!!

-- Imagination opens the gates of the universe. –William Patten



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 10-30-2010 04:09 AM

Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 10-30-2010 04:14 AM

Nice haul. Looks like a boat load of nice little projects.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#3 posted 10-30-2010 04:21 AM

Congrats! Looks like enough variety for scroll and intransia projects to keep you busy for a while.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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Roger

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#4 posted 10-30-2010 04:34 AM

Arrrrrrrrr ye piledged some good bounty thar matetee

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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lightweightladylefty

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#5 posted 10-30-2010 05:18 AM

It looks like a great haul. Did you get all of that for $30?!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#6 posted 10-30-2010 05:25 AM

great score :-)
congrat´s

Dennis

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Paul2274

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#7 posted 10-30-2010 06:13 AM

Now that’s a WINNER!!!!!

I see it as an excuse to buy a Jet lathe and start cranking out pens for Christmas ;)

Have Fun… and lots of it!

Paul

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twokidsnosleep

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#8 posted 10-30-2010 06:15 AM

Good for you.
Let us see some of the projects you churn out with these

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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scrappy

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#9 posted 10-30-2010 07:47 AM

Fantastic score.

One mans scrap pile is anothers lumber store!

Looking forward to seeing all the projects.

Scrappy

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

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BigTiny

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#10 posted 10-30-2010 12:50 PM

I wish that store was in my neck of the woods. I’d rake at least that much from them too. I have images of segmented turning blanks running through my mind.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#11 posted 10-30-2010 01:00 PM

That was a great deal; Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 10-30-2010 03:05 PM

Nice score. Have fun!!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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DrSawdust

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#13 posted 10-30-2010 03:25 PM

Sweet deal!

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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nmkidd

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#14 posted 10-30-2010 07:04 PM

Wow…......a potential pile of ashes saved!!!

Great find…..looking forward to seeing some of your finished projects.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#15 posted 10-30-2010 08:18 PM

and now you can go for a bigger project
like this :-)

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/39186

Dennis

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