Tool Picking #4: Rare Twice Picked Weekend

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Blog entry by TrBlu posted 06-10-2012 03:51 AM 8135 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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It is rare that I get to go picking two times in the same weeked. Today was a fun and inexpensive morning.

First stop: Picked up this 1” belt sander. The previous owner said it works but “runs rough”. So, for $5 I thought I would take a chance. While there, I also picked up a clip hallogen work light for another $1. Six dollars first stop, not a bad morning. Plugged the sander up when I got home. He was right, it ran rough. A little adjustment to the tensioning screw and it now runs smooth as silk. I think it sounds happy in its new home.

Grabbed my bride and we went back to the estate sale, from yesterday. While she did some picking of her own, I spied this Vintage Craftsman Dovetail Jig. I haven’t decided if this is a keeper or going on ebay. It was at a price, I will be happy either way.

Once again, thanks for letting me share. Hopefully soon I will be ready to start sharing some of the rehab pics.

Keep your eyes open. There is some great bargains out there.

-- 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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#1 posted 06-10-2012 09:40 AM

Good finds. I am a little envious of those who live in the U.S. There are so many used tool bargains around. It’s very rare when used tool is advertised or sold where I live, like almost never.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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