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Blog entry by Woodfix posted 1888 days ago 902 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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”!!

Woo Hoo.

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.

And here it is, ta da.
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Aint she a beauty. :))

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour



10 comments so far

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degoose

6976 posts in 1956 days


#1 posted 1888 days ago

Mate what a score.. Leda is a very well known and respected brand…good pick up.
Sorry I didn’t catch you up at the Brissie show ..was on the look out but hey things happen..maybe later in the year we can get together.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Russel

2199 posts in 2540 days


#2 posted 1888 days ago

Now that’s the way to drive a bargain. ;-) Give it the TLC it needs and it looks like you’ll have yourself a nice tool.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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FlWoodRat

732 posts in 2510 days


#3 posted 1888 days ago

Wood, you should reallly post some before and after pics of the LEDA… Us Yanks may not be familiar with that tool.

Rat

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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Rustic

3127 posts in 2198 days


#4 posted 1888 days ago

Free is good

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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TraumaJacques

433 posts in 2102 days


#5 posted 1888 days ago

The only thing my brother in law gives me is a headache lol. Great find it opens up a world of possibility. Now if you can find a jointer you are set.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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Splinterman

23058 posts in 1963 days


#6 posted 1888 days ago

Hey Mate…..........”NICE ONE”.....Proud of you my son.
Give the newly aquired unit a lot of TLC and a good paint job….......it will last for years.
It is indispensable.

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patron

12963 posts in 1942 days


#7 posted 1888 days ago

great story , good move !
.
i have aquired many tools by pointing out to the clients that i could make better work for them , say with a band saw
over my jigsaw then i could do a better job quicker . , if they would help by bying it now , and tacking it out of my pay for 3 or 4 weeks .
ive never had them turn me down .
of course i eat allot of kraft macaroni and chess , but i got better tools !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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tmblweed0429

42 posts in 1912 days


#8 posted 1888 days ago

I am all about the free stuff too.

-- Trent Tidmore, Grapevine, TX

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MsDebbieP

18615 posts in 2762 days


#9 posted 1887 days ago

great story!!! Congrats (on the machine AND on the great brother-in-law!)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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PurpLev

8476 posts in 2250 days


#10 posted 1887 days ago

good score mate – I’ll second the pic request – we don’t have that brand here in the states, and would be interested to see what this machine looks like :)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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