Well this is wood working on a budget. I was talking to my brother in law a while back and he mentioned having a thicknesser in the back of his shed at work. Apparently he had a contract a while back which required a thicknesser and it had been sitting out there since (a couple of years). Now I am not the most up front person in the world, so I dwelt on this bit of information for quite a while.
Finally, after looking at all the timber pieces I have in my shed and thinking what am I going to do with them without something to size them, a thicknesser. So off to the the Timber and Working with Wood Expo. Checked out all the stands with thicknessers, only to realise there was very little about. A bench top thicknesser was in my price range, but I thought that money would be better put aside till I can buy a decent model. What to do? What to do? Of course the answer was talk to the brother in law.
Rang him up and the conversation went something like. “You know that thicknesser of yours?” “Yeah”. “I was wondering if we could come to some sort of arrangement”. “Yeah, sure”. “What would you like for it?” “I would like you to come and get it out of my shed”!!
So this afternoon I went to his shed and loaded up this LEDA Brand (Never heard of it) bench top thicknesser.
Needs some TLC. The lifter bars are a bit rusty and the blades need looking at, but for zero dollars it was a bargain.
You never know unless you ask.
Aint she a beauty. :))
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