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Blog entry by gloma posted 08-25-2011 11:43 PM 1492 reads 0 times favorited 7 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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#1 posted 08-25-2011 11:54 PM

My condolences on your loss. Where are you located? And what machines are for sale? We need a little more information. If You want to sell things in a hurry, you might list them on Craig’s List.

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

Could you disclose in general terms where you live? I’m sure many of us would like to help.

-- Joe

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#3 posted 08-26-2011 12:22 AM

Hey everybody, I sent her this private email so it will go to her personal mailbox. With it she will hopefully come back to give more info as people have requested.

I’m sending you this message in case you don’t check Lumberjocks website.

First of all my condolences on your loss. Woodworks have a kind of unwritten brotherhood so I feel for your loss.

On the LJ’s site people would like more information. A state or even better a town that you live in would let a lot of them know if they would actually be able to come to your house to purchase things. You shouldn’t give more than that for safety reasons.

Then an inventory of what you have would be helpful (brand names are often important). If possible some pictures of these items. Possibly a lumberjock in close proximity could help you to advertise and price certain items that are known quality items.

Craigslist for your and nearby states will get you some offers also.

I will post this on the site so people will know to hopefully expect this info showing up soon. Good luck liquidating these items. If extensive as much of our shops are it could help out a lot financially from the sales.

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

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#4 posted 08-26-2011 12:33 AM

my condolences to you and your family. I hope you are doing well and taking care of yourself.

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#5 posted 08-26-2011 01:00 AM

Very sorry to hear of your family’s loss. I’m in agreement on using Craigslist. It’s usually a speedy and convenient way to move items.

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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#6 posted 08-26-2011 01:15 AM

I don’t know if this is local or everywhere. You will likely find something similar in your area.

They sell your stuff, they do all the work, they have a customer base, you get a check.

If you don’t know what you have, or it’s value, get someone who does.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#7 posted 08-26-2011 01:58 AM

An Iowa boy. If near my area I would be happy to help.

-- Duane, Iowa

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