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Blog entry by canadianchips posted 05-14-2011 11:43 PM 1040 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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WayneC

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#1 posted 05-14-2011 11:45 PM

Nice haul.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 05-15-2011 12:41 AM

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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therookie

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#3 posted 05-15-2011 12:53 AM

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

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com

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canadianchips

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#4 posted 05-15-2011 01:00 AM

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 05-15-2011 01:30 AM

I would have found a place, nice haul.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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#6 posted 05-15-2011 02:21 AM

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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Alex1803

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#7 posted 05-15-2011 03:21 AM

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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Maddhatter

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#8 posted 05-15-2011 03:23 AM

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

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

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cupcake

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#9 posted 05-15-2011 05:00 AM

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.
Larry

-- f8s7keys@verizon.net

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HalDougherty

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#10 posted 05-15-2011 02:43 PM

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 http://www.first285.com

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 05-15-2011 02:45 PM

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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Bertha

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#12 posted 05-15-2011 03:38 PM

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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SteveMI

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#13 posted 05-15-2011 04:58 PM

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

Mike,

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.
http://ravenfarm.com/about-us.htm

Great prices from a good person in Michigan.

Steve.

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BigTiny

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#14 posted 05-17-2011 01:26 PM

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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huntter2022

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#15 posted 05-17-2011 04:04 PM

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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