I just had to gloat a little tonight.
I decided to leave work early and go to a local auction today. The ad stated there would be some woodworking equipment there. Never one to turn down the chance to get something else for the garage/shop I decided to drive the 30 minutes. I did call ahead, and all they could tell me is that all the woodworking equipment was for a small shop (perfect for me.)
So even without a listing I took the chance. I was a little worried when I got there. Even before seeing the equipment I noticed that there was probably over 400 guys walking around. “Good luck getting a deal,” I told myself.
The owner had just about everything and almost everything was Delta brand. Drill press, jointer, osc. spindle sander, table saw, disk/belt sander, chop saw…. and a performax 16-32 Drum Sander w/moveable base and feed/outfeed extentions. I decided that I would stick around and take a shot at the Drum Sander. Since all I really need was that or a lathe. I do a lot of endgrain cutting boards and this would be such a great time saver.
Bidding started at $50.00 and of course it went up…..... and then I was a little shocked! They pointed at me and said “Winner” and we were only at $335. I guess everyone else was there for the plasma cutters and welders.
I had that thing in my vehicle before someone decided a mistake had happened and started the bidding over again.
Yep, I am a very happy camper tonight.