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Blog entry by gloma posted 08-25-2011 11:40 PM 984 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My husband recently passed away. He was an avid woodworker. I need to sell all of his machines, tools, complete library od Finewoodworking magazines & WOOD (I have some white oak that was milled 4 or 5 years ago. It has been properly”sticked” plus other wood. If anyone can be of help, please let me know

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 08-25-2011 11:55 PM

Gloma, the quickest way to sell the tools is on Just select the state in which you are located and find the region that is closest to you. It is easy to set up an account and post an ad. The tools and magazines would be listed in the tools section and the wood in the materials section. Hope this helps.

Good luck.

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

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#2 posted 08-25-2011 11:57 PM

It might be a big help if you gave us some way to contact you.
An area of the country so people in FL don’t respond to you if you live in Oregon.
If you are concerned about your identity you can establish a free gmail account that people can respond to.
This is the biggest group of friends in the world and dozens would be glad to help if they only knew how.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#3 posted 08-26-2011 12:05 AM

I would agree with Sawdust. Please be careful from a security perspective. If you have an invetory of items and perhaps photos, people can help with pricing. If you have a bunch of handtools, ebay may be a good option just take good photos and fully describe the items.

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

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#4 posted 08-26-2011 01:32 AM

Post what state you live in so the LJ’s in that area can respond.
Would help also to know what kind and type of tools you have, maybe a friend can help you identify them
for listing.

-- Doug...

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#5 posted 08-26-2011 03:26 AM

Some e-mail providers allow you to create secondary e-mail accounts—you could keep your anonymity that way, too. As far as pictures go, you might want to lay them out in groups and photograph them, then post them on LJ; I’m sure someone will be able to identify most of them with a good degree of accuracy. As suggested by others, Craigslist is the best method for selling large items. Cash only, no shipping. Smaller tools could be sold on EBay; US Post Office flat-rate boxes let you keep shipping costs under control—and predictable. Pick up one each at the Post Office and take them home, so you’ll know what size fits which items, and how much to charge.

-- Now, where did I put those bandaids?

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#6 posted 08-26-2011 04:19 AM

If you decide to sell on Craigs List, I suggest you set up an email account with Gmail (or another mail provider) so you can maintain anonymity. If you tell us your general location, there are many of us that would be willing to help. Good Luck and please accept my condolences on your loss.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#7 posted 08-26-2011 04:41 AM

Was he by any chance of member of any woodworking club? If so, might touch base with them. My uncle passed a year or so ago and the local woodworking club helped my aunt by pricing and purchasing some or all of the equipment. Everyone ended up happy and my aunt knew the folks she was dealing with.

Just a suggestion.


-- "You can tell the pioneers by the arrows in their back" -- Unknown

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#8 posted 08-26-2011 06:43 AM

I am sad that you are going through all of that. It is good of you to take the time to try to pass those things on to someone who will truly appreciate them.

-- christine

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