Tool Gloat!

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Blog entry by Ryan Haasen posted 06-02-2012 01:55 AM 1582 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My parent’s friend’s business shut down and they were selling all of the assets tomorrow in sort of a garage-sale way. So tonight my Dad and I went in there to take a look at what they had. They had multiple tools, and some useful for woodworking. So we started making a pile.

The first thing that caught my eye was a Porter-Cable router and a bunch of router bits and accessories. The accessories included bits, flush-trim bits, 1/2” and 1/4” collets and more. I have been eyeing up this type of router for some time, but never imagined getting one for 25 bucks!

There was also a box of drill bits, the biggest is 1 1/4 inch. All of them are nice and sharp.

They also had a box of small spring clamps. So we took the box. There were 73 spring clamps in the box!

My dad saw this bag of brand-new rollers. We figured ther were endless possibilities with these, such as out feed stands.

We also grabbed a box of peg-board accessories. All of this for only $70! A great deal for a lot of useful tools and supplies.

Thanks for looking!

-- Ryan

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#1 posted 06-02-2012 02:09 AM

Ryan, Please let me be the first to say, YOU SUCK!

Just kidding! Nice haul! I have been watching a pile of roller bals like that at a local flea market but the guy wants more than I want to give!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 06-02-2012 02:15 AM

WOW… Just those roller balls are woth well over $100. Woodcraft has them at over $4 each!

Tell me your secrect. Did you use a gun or did you go shopping after dark?

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#3 posted 06-02-2012 03:18 AM

Nice haul. Congrats!!!

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#4 posted 06-02-2012 04:18 AM


You certainly know how to draw out the envy in your fellow woodworkers! Congratulations on your great find. Now get busy with them and show us some more exciting projects!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 06-02-2012 10:59 AM

Great find, I wish I was there first. Garage sales are the BEST place to make good finds I think.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 06-02-2012 12:19 PM

Congratulations on the find! So many things for so little money! It is great to see you get this. I am sure you will put them all to good use. Good for you! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 06-02-2012 07:57 PM

Oh man, those rollers alone would be great. Shopnotes has a great lazy-susan style work center that relies on those to move a turn table.

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