Garage Sale

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Blog entry by jockmike2 posted 07-08-2007 03:49 PM 947 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well my wife has decided to have a garage sale to get rid of all my unused equipment, among hoards of other things. What is funny about this is she is really a go getter getting rid of my stuff, yet hers she needs so badly she can’t live without it. She did say I could enlarge my shop and get a wood burner for it, which tickled my fancy. whatever my fancy is. This will give me much needed room, you guys remember what my shop looked like, I’m still cleaning that up I’m wondering if expanding my shop might make a bigger mess. No I would’nt do that. Our problem is we have furnisher and a 17 ft canoe and ice fishing gear, all my downriggers 8, and an uncountable number of fishing poles, from walley, 8 ft. rods, to 9 and 10 ft. downrigger rods, planerboards and on and on, a quad, 2 table saws, 2 extra scroll saws, 3 extra lathes, don’t worry Timbers I won’t sell yours. I don’t see where we’re going to come out ahead. Plus I have stacks of maple, walnut, white and red oad all leaning against the sides of the garage that are at least most of them are in10 ft. lengths. Oh buy the way most of the extra tools are junk I bought off ebay or from yard sales and it is’nt worth much. If I could get rid of that crap would make room, oh did I mention a freezer. This is in a 30×44 ft garage, and you can’t hardly walk through it. I guess Karson’s right I’m a horizontal stacker and not a vertical. One piece of good news is I found another furnace blower mower so I can make another overhead dust collector like my last one if I can find some cheap duct work.Well I’m working on a couple walnut bowls and fixing my bostich compressor for the third and final time. If it breaks down again, I’m gonna do like the old lady does in the tire commercial and take it back to Lowes and toss it through their window, I mean return it. Well I’m gonna try to catch the veneer lesson today if there’s room and thats whats going on in my little world , Dick I hope Barb’s doing well I’m still praying for her. Have a great, but hot, Sunday. Jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#1 posted 07-08-2007 04:41 PM

Thanks Mike, Barb’s feeling much better today. She’s so happy to be home, & so talkative I had a hard time reading the paper the morning. LOL She’s also glad to look at Lumberjocks again. It’s her favorite website. I printed up all the get well LJ comments, (10 pages) for her when she was in the hospital, she really enjoyed that.

Don’t sell too much of that lumber, or else you’ll just end up having to get some more. It’s nice to have it when you need it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#2 posted 07-08-2007 04:56 PM

good luck! maybe you could run an add for those tools and get a better price than garage sale prices…sounds like you got some good stufd to sell…I am heaed over!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 07-08-2007 08:31 PM

Mike I always have to to three of every tool so I can find one when I need it. I don’t usually have that problem with the jointer (even though I have 2) It’s more find room to get to the jointer.

Take care Buddy.

-- 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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#4 posted 07-08-2007 08:36 PM

when you are a “casual organizer” (hahaha) .. it doesn’t matter how much room you have—it will always look the same. That’s from personal experience :)

(it’s kinda like a lady’s purse. It’s either “almost empty” or it’s a stuffer-purse. And stuffer purses, no matter what size the luggage is.. I mean, purse, is .. it will always be stuffed with stuff. That’s just the way it is. (I’m a stuffer and so I only carry a little purse which holds the bare necessities. There’s no room for “honey, can you just put this in your purse” things.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 07-09-2007 01:20 AM

Be careful during the garage sale, Mike. My wife has done a few and during each one found people trying to walk off with stuff that wasn’t in the sale and without paying. You’d hate to lose some of your cherished tools not intended to be sold.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 07-09-2007 02:54 AM

Mike -

If MI wasn’t so far away, I would break my own rules of courtesy and be one of those annoying folks that shows up an hour before your posted opening time. Good luck!

-- Paul, Texas

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#7 posted 07-09-2007 03:31 AM

I second, Don’s warning Mike. I had someone steal a 55 gallon drum dolly that I was using to support a piece of plywood I set up for a table. My wife and I left the house for 5 minutes about an hour before the sale was to begin. When we returned, it was gone, but they left the sheet of plywood and $3.00 for the $110 dolly. See what I mean…they stole it, no mater how you slice it. Anyway… I wish you the best of luck and hope you make a little spending money.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#8 posted 07-09-2007 06:34 AM

yea me too. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 07-09-2007 06:02 PM

Let us know how the sale goes Mike. Of course if you put it on craig’s list, Wayne would be circulating it all over for you! haha..just kidding Wayne.

You should take some before and after pictures Mike, so we can see what you had and what sold. Imagine, 2 table saws and 3 EXTRA lathes…time to back up the truck!

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#10 posted 07-09-2007 06:43 PM

My wife always made me be security for her garage sales. I would sit there with a book and glare over the top of my glasses at the customers—not like the friendly look in my picture here. It makes a good complement to my 6’4” frame and eliminated problems.

Once I was burning the feather detail on a decoy (realistic merganser drake) I had been working on, and set it down for a minute to rest my eyes. A lady promptly grabbed it up and said, “How much for this?”. My heart froze. I fixed her with a “which eyeball do I rip out first?” stare and in a level monotone said, “About $600 if you break it” (That was several years ago). She (carefully) put it down, shoved her nose in the air, and walked off in a huff.

I didn’t care.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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