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Blog entry by canadianchips posted 1193 days ago 1003 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spent the day at an estate auction. Was a good day. Black Walnut 320 bd ft. sold for $175. Cherry Sold for $.35 bd ft. White Ash sold for $.25 bd ft. Tools were cheap, the man had some nice tools, one of everything. MY PILE of maple $10 per pile. The truckload you see cost me $20. Unfortunatly I wasn’t able to buy any of the Wlanut,Cherry or ash (One can only buy so much.) He had a band saw mill with 16 ft table = $1200. The day was RAINY, chilly. I did buy several router bits, new 1/2” shank 3 piece panel set = $20. 6 other random 1/2” shank bits for $7.50 each. (These were not HF ones) 12” broad axe $15. Stanley planes $5 each. I HAD A GREAT DAY.
Pics of the toys we got. Unloaded truck this morning. Found the 6” draw knife in bottom of my $1 grab box. It only had 1 handle, broken. TODAY it has 2.The larger one was on top, I knew it when I bought the box (Do I go back and give them MORE money ?)The pocket hole “Craftex” $15.

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

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#1 posted 1193 days ago

Nice haul.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 1193 days ago

You did very well. Did you buy that band saw mill?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 1193 days ago

you lucky duck here in MI there is nothing like that available everyone wants a fortune for everything.


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#4 posted 1193 days ago

No I didn’t buy the mill. I went with intentions, then realized I have NO where to store it.

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

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#5 posted 1193 days ago

I would have found a place, nice haul.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#6 posted 1193 days ago

There are places in Mich. you just have to find them. One place is Raven Farm in Bath, MI. I’m getting 100 bd ft. of cherry for $100.00. Plus this guy has all kinds of wood cheap. It’s air dried but what do you want for nothing.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 1193 days ago

Here in Maryland I see a nice auction like this only about once a year (if I’m lucky). Great buys!

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#8 posted 1193 days ago

wow, great job. i see some nice projects in your future.

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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#9 posted 1193 days ago

WOW! GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY! Did you score or what??? That would be a once in a life time here in So-Cal.
Hard wood is hard to come by. I get a piece here and there but a truckload, LUCKY DOG! Bits for $7.50 thats hitting a gold vein of another name.

I bet there are many who could use that truck load.


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#10 posted 1192 days ago

Great deal! You should have bought the mill! I paid a lot more than that for mine. The bandsaw blades to cut your truck load of wood were more than $20! You got a deal.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#11 posted 1192 days ago

Wow, you really hit the jackpot – what a profitable way to spend the day!

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 1192 days ago

spectacular score. there’s some thick walnut in there.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#13 posted 1192 days ago

“It’s air dried but what do you want for nothing.”


Kelvin has a low temperature dehumidification kiln also. He is a real ecology person. His website has pictures of his house constructed from urban waste trees in a post and beam technique.

Great prices from a good person in Michigan.


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#14 posted 1190 days ago

You’ve got me green with envy, and I look terrible in green!

I would love to have got my hands on that cherry.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#15 posted 1190 days ago

WOWZA ! that would be a great day now you got it unload you need to get to work and make something .

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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