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Blog entry by degoose posted 06-23-2009 12:51 PM 1352 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wasn’t going to call in and see about the shelf racking I saw from the street.. sitting in a front yard.
I did and found out it was for sale for $200 .. ok I’ll be back this afternoon.. got home and thought tomorrow,, saw the neighbor about using his truck.. He said right now .. so I went back.. lucky …someone else wanted it and were coming the following morning,, You may or may not agree with this philosophy but I have found that if you wait for things to happen ,, then they won’t! NIKE is not original.. just do it!

Now I have lots of storage, and more room for timber.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 06-23-2009 01:06 PM

congrats! Great shelving
You’re right—you snooze/you lose—because while you are thinking, someone else is doing!

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#2 posted 06-23-2009 01:15 PM

Larry, this is a nice set of shelves that you acquired. They look to be sturdy and well made and, yes, if you procrastinate you will end up wishing you had taken the plunge. A couple of years back I noticed a 3 year old lathe being offered for sale along with a full set of chisels and gouges for $1800, which was about 1/2 the price of the lathe alone. I pondered about spending the money and the logistics of moving a 900 pound piece of machinery for a couple of days. When I called about it I found that it had been sold the same day that the ad appeared in the paper. Someone recognized a bargain and acted on it.

By the way it did not take you long to fill them up!! :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 06-23-2009 01:22 PM

RHS storage racks….quick, simple and strong…......good find Larry.

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#4 posted 06-23-2009 02:04 PM

You can never have too much storage!! Congrats on not waiting


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#5 posted 06-23-2009 02:41 PM

good use of a good find !
now that you know where your tools are ,
you can do even more work !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 06-23-2009 03:01 PM

Very nice larry, and you didn’t have to build it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 06-23-2009 03:03 PM

I miss Cooper’s, and of course that’s the thing I’d notice in your pictures! That said, I agree completely that there’s no such thing as too many shelves.

-- Woodworking is easy as 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510...

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#8 posted 06-23-2009 03:46 PM

Well done Larry. Act now is a good philosophy. Like Maggie Thatcher said, good fortune most often favors the brave.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 06-23-2009 04:48 PM

I sure could use some nice extra storage like that in my shop.

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#10 posted 06-24-2009 12:42 AM

Nice shelf.

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#11 posted 06-24-2009 07:26 AM

Well you can shelve that subject for a while. Good find

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