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Blog entry by Ryan Haasen posted 780 days ago 1076 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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Dallas

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#1 posted 780 days ago

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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rustfever

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#2 posted 780 days ago

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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TrBlu

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#3 posted 780 days ago

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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lightweightladylefty

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#4 posted 780 days ago

Ryan,

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!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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hunter71

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#5 posted 779 days ago

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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 779 days ago

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! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Infernal2

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#7 posted 779 days ago

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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