Shop Tools #2: Yard Sale Find

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Blog entry by Tmtoolman posted 08-03-2014 01:05 AM 1503 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today I stopped at a yard sale to look around. One man had a trailer loaded down with all kind of tools. (mostly rusted) I spotted a few items I wanted, So I gathered them up and ask the man how much. He told me $20 and I could take it home. I handed him the cash and headed for the truck. As I was loading the items, his wife walked up and offered me package and said these go with that Items I had chose. All together I came out with a Ryobi Router, A #6 Plane, some type of rasp looking item, a small square, (2 wood working books and and 2 sets of plan’s in the package from the wife), I think it was $$ well spent ! Here are a few photos of the loot.

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-- Turning fine wood into sawdust !

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#1 posted 08-03-2014 01:16 AM

I know there’s a standard LJ thing to say here, but I’m too polite to say it!

Nice pile! I have a router like that I want to get rid of though.

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#2 posted 08-03-2014 02:56 AM

I was thinking the same !!

Should be lots of fun fixing them up!

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 08-03-2014 02:59 AM

You could sell the router for $15 easy and all the rest is $5!


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#4 posted 08-03-2014 05:16 AM

I was going to say it too.

-- Tom D

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Robert Tutsky

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#5 posted 08-03-2014 07:20 PM

I think you did okay. The #6 cleaned up would be a good user. Although you might want to get a better iron for it, looks pretty rusted but if it’s not pitted it would work fine.


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#6 posted 08-04-2014 02:39 AM

Early bird still prevails

-- Norman

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