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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 05-04-2014 09:59 AM 1496 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This article appeared in the Portland (Maine) Press herald today. I’ve been to this tool store. It’s about a hundred miles up the road from me. Tons of used tools and the guy is looking to pass it on to someone to carry on the tradition. The town doesn’t look like much but the surrounding towns are literally artisan areas in Maine.

See it here, with video.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Don W

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#1 posted 05-04-2014 10:22 AM

An impressive place for sure. At $650,000 it seems like a pretty fair price. The existing inventory has to be worth more than that.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 05-04-2014 11:40 AM

Man that sounds awesome. If I were out that way I think I’d seriously give it a go.

-- Steve

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#3 posted 05-04-2014 01:24 PM

yeah – wow! I’d just love to visit the place! the ebay site is neat as well!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#4 posted 05-04-2014 03:23 PM

If I could teleport.. hells yes! I would take up that offer right now.
I never know he existed, but now that do.. I feel that familiar loss of another small tool shop owner.
In my retirement fantasy… I care for honey bees (and make mead), raise rabbits.. and have a little shop of woodworking trinkets, wood, and tools…

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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JAY Made

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#5 posted 05-04-2014 03:48 PM

I grew up in Waldo County, I have been to Liberty many times when I was a kid never knew this place was there. The next time I go home to visit I’m going to check this place out if it is still open.

-- We all should push ourselves to learn new skills.

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#6 posted 05-04-2014 04:11 PM

It looks like lots n lots of tool goodies.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 05-04-2014 05:28 PM

I wish the gentleman success and the same for whomever is lucky enough to be in a position to buy the store.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 05-05-2014 01:41 AM

Very impressive business and glad he wants to train someone to take hisplace

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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