I did it again. Went to an auction that caught my attention on a website. It was an estate sale, in the picture I caught a glimpse of a Craftsman 113 Table Saw. 3 hp. When I got to the sale there it was, oversized cast iron extensions, 3 HP motoer, very little rust. I waved my hand twice and it is mine. They then proceeded to put everything that went with the saw on the wagon. Miter attachment, Mortise attachment, Bevel attachment, tripod with bearings for extra help with material. I now have them all. YES , My first saw is a craftsman 113 series, 1hp, I made 48 inch extension and router table for it 25 years ago. I use this saw in little workshop. The second one is a 113 series 1 1/2 hp that I bought 10 years ago, it stays in work trailer.(Made new stand on wheeels, very portable, one man can move it) Third one is a 113 series that I bought this spring.
It is a 2hp, thinking that I would upgrade the one in shop to more power. Then today the 3hp. 113 series. (Should I go for therapy ?) At the same sale was a pile of old planks. I figured I will hang around and see how much they sell for. Maybe auctioneer would split the pile. The pile was the size of 3 truckloads. Average length 12 feet, x 2” x 10”. When he got to the pile he said you are bidding on EVERYTHING.My heart sunk, thinking I stood there all day for nothing. He tried to get $200. NO interest, $100. No interest, kept going lower, At $10. I waved my hand….................I now own a PILE of old lumber. NO ONE ELSE BID. Before I walked away another fella offered to buy some. Sold him 5 pieces of 4”x 6” x 14’ for $5. each. Within 10 minutes I had already made a $15 dollar profit and still have my pile. Tonight I took my trailer to load the lumber .(It is only 12 miles from where I live) As I started to load, I discovered I had bought 24 pieces of SOLID OAK. 2” x 10” x 10ft. I had TOO heavy a load for 1 trip, tomorrow I go back for the rest.The son helped me load it, he said the oak planks have been in one of the sheds since he was a kid 30 years ago, Never been used.
The only way I can justify this is,it is even better than FREE, I am being paid to take it home !
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