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#1 posted 12-30-2011 06:48 PM
Congrats on your pending purchase, and thanks for your service. Hope the new saw is everything you want it to be. And do post pics when you get her all set up!
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#2 posted 12-30-2011 07:19 PM
your killin me here i wanna see photo’s and how much iof a steel it was ! i love scouring craigslist !
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#3 posted 01-01-2012 06:24 AM
Great news on the new to you saw. Grats!!! Now I am nearly in the same boat as you. I work in education and its not for the money. But I have been chipping at tools a piece at a time. I have collected a pretty good tool-set. I choose hand tools because he tool-set is smaller. Also older tools pre 1950 were made to last. You can find them almost everywhere. That theory has worked for me so far. All good things come to those who wait. Hang in there you will get it a little at a time. And once you start networking with other local woodworkers the horse trading begins. Woodworkers naturally have a big heart. One of my friends here on lj’s hardly has nothing but has given me more tools and wood than you would believe. I am very happy for you and thank you for your military service. Show us some pictures please.
-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com
#4 posted 01-01-2012 05:49 PM
@dspahn – Thank you kindly Sir. I thank those brave men that served before me to give me the privilege to serve our great nation today. I’ll be posting some pics tonight. I have to charge up the ol’ capture box.
@Mike R. – Anticipation indeed Sir, Craigslist has proved to be a great source of woodworking plunderage. No longer are the days of scouring the neighborhood corners in search of second hand treasures. Now, if I only catch one of those sweet “Estate” deals you’ve caught in your previous post. =) My friend, we may be on to something. Pics to come shortly. Giving the ol’ cam a chance to charge.
@Superdav721 – Thank you as well kind Sir, Since we are on the same ship, I sit here and wonder what is for chow this evening…lol. Sir, you are the greatest asset of future generations to come. The investment you make into our children is priceless and therefore can’t be repaid in a mere salary. Perhaps it’s why God has blessed you with that collection of fine woodworking hand tools. Anything Pre 1950, is a treasure indeed. I still have not lost hope in finding those precious pieces one day. I’m setting aside some time to road trip up north to stop by some of those “Antique” shops just to pick up a gem or two (On my budget, perhaps just one). Maybe this is the beggining of some great “sea stories” here on LJ. I hear of the great frienships made here and I anticipate making a few myself (Okay, maybe more than a few). You are quite right when you mention the heart of the woodworker. If I’m not wrong, my Savior was indeed one himself. I see you and your amazing friend are prime examples of the types of people that woodworkers are.
All – Thanks for all your kind words and encouragement. Thank for for taking your time and writing me such words of encouragement. may you all have a great new year ahead!
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#5 posted 01-04-2012 04:35 AM
Hey, if you’re ever up around Vicksburg, stop by and see my shop (you can get a preview on my profile). I think I am living proof that a man can have a lot of shop for very little money. It take time, patience, prayer, and faith (ok, and sometimes even more patience). I have a lot of shop with very little money (considering what I have) invested. 99% of what I have has been traded for, found and refurbished, or bought at yard sales. You wouldn’t believe the wood stash I have. All I have in it is gas money. I found a free (not dependable, but free when I can get it) wood source for some beautiful lumber. So have faith my friend. Hang in there and you can learn to build anything you want. Just go look at some of my projects. I’ve only been doing this type of stuff for about four years now. You’re already ahead of whee I was when I started. My first table saw was a Crapsman I picked up at a flea market for $50. The wings sagged so bad it looked like it was waving at you and the only way you cut anything straight on it was by sheer luck. Always keep your eyes on Classifieds, yard sale listings, and Craiglist.
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