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Blog entry by canadianchips posted 06-24-2011 05:19 PM 3583 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yep. He was at another auction sale last night. The sale bill had a picture of a stack of lumber, so I thought I would go. The sale was nly 4 miles away. When I got there this lumber was a stack of 900-1000 bd ft. of ash. Pile neatly in loft of old barn. There were jointers planers and tools from 3 older men. “HAY DAY INDEED.” I didn’t get the lumber , (I was given strict orders from home NOT to bring any more home till I use what I have ) The pile sold for only $320. _Then came this little router table with craftsman router. Whoops I bid (Mine for $5.) Then came the bigger shop made router table with a 3 1/4 hp Hitachi router .(Mine for $50.) couldn’t build my own table for that. Then came a small Air cleaner. (Mine for $10)I had a furnace fan at home with intentions of making a filtering system like some I have seen on LJ. For $10. why try and make my own. Other tools went reasonable price . I had a great evening ! _

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



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ksSlim

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#1 posted 06-24-2011 06:06 PM

Can you say SCORE! nice haul.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 06-24-2011 07:52 PM

I believe you ….... LOL
congrat´s with the score
enjoy and have fun …. ups you already said you do that

take care
Dennis

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jusfine

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#3 posted 06-24-2011 08:23 PM

I would have somehow bought the ash, that is an excellent price!

Congratulations on the “new” tools!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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canadianchips

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#4 posted 06-25-2011 03:53 AM

Yes the ash was cheap. I have NO room to store it. I am already paying storage fees for furniture that isn’t selling. Went through the Hitachi router. It needed a screw to hold the router to base plate, the original was twisted off. I re-drilled and tapped a larger screw into it. (At this point we think that is all that one needed.) The craftsman needed a new tightening screw to hold the depth collar in place. This is the models when PLASTIC was the thing to do I guess. Poorly designed. Adjusting the depth on this one NOW is a little more than before. “Some tools required . OH OH OH !” Sorry Tim, I had to say it !

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

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lightweightladylefty

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#5 posted 06-25-2011 04:02 AM

Wow! You made out like a bandit! You didn’t mention the Freud bits. If you’re not really excited about them, I’ll take them off your hands ;-) !

Congratulations on your treasures.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#6 posted 06-25-2011 04:12 AM

Nice score.

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canadianchips

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#7 posted 06-25-2011 04:24 AM

Oh I am excited about the freud bits. Now to start once again building stile and rail doors. (Just because I can)

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

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Woodbutchery

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#8 posted 06-25-2011 04:37 PM

Great score!

I’ve put myself on hiatus until I get the planer I acquired cleaned up and running and a cart/cabinet built for it.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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