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Blog entry by canadianchips posted 05-14-2010 04:28 AM 1130 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tomorrow is the big day. I HAVE to go to an auction sale where the people have been collecting old furniture and broken down items for past 75 years. It is a 2 day event. We viewed the items on tuesday evening. OH MY WORD ! Spent all day unloading tools from my 16 ft cargo trailer. Hoping to grab some good items to create with. I counted about 3 lots of furniture grade lumber, Maple, Oak, Walnut, approx 120 bd ft per lot. Rough, 1” x 8” x 11 ft long.Piles and piles of spindles, pieces of old cabinets.
I am almost “wettin my pants already”. Been to enough sales in my life to “set the price in mind, when auctioneer hits it WALK AWAY”

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#1 posted 05-14-2010 06:46 AM


-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 05-14-2010 08:11 AM

I hope you get all sorts of great bargins. Sounds fun.

-- Brian Meeks,

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#3 posted 05-14-2010 04:47 PM

Better take a fat wallet.You could get carryed away. good luck

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#4 posted 05-14-2010 05:16 PM

You can make great scores at auctions, Remember your values, Unless you just have to have it !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#5 posted 05-15-2010 03:48 AM

I think I have done very good !Maple 117 bd.ft. .87 bd.ft, Walnut 40bd ft 1.27 bd.ft.Cherry 18bd ft @ 1.67 bd.ft. (Cherry was cut to 1/2 ” thickness) 2 Pile of shorts——avg length 4 ft. (pile was 4 feet wide, 8ft long and 2 feet high =$55) Some of pieces are 24” wide x 3/4 thick x 3 feet long.most of it was full 2” thickness. 3 different work benches. 1st had 10” wood vise, #2 is a carpenter bench (no legs, 2 wood vise, one on end and one on side) 3rd bench was 4feet wide electrical outlet on one edge.ALL 3 for $7.Spindles, table legs, 20 odd table leafs. Hardwood Mouldings. NEEDLESS to say the trailer 16 ft long x 7ft wide x 7 ft tall is FULL.I am a happy MAN.Paid too much for 10 hand planes $9 each

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#6 posted 05-15-2010 03:52 AM

Sounds like it was good day. Real nice score on the workbenches.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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