Old wood working tool hunting tip

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Blog entry by oldreddog posted 01-08-2013 03:36 AM 2119 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been having very good luck with a way to find vintage tools / materials on line.
I have been going to and using the word “woodworking” in the search box.
This has paid off for me and I just wanted to pass it along.
I have found some very nice machines that have been well taken care of by old craftsman around the area.
Today i found a nice Delta drill press that runs as smooth as silk for 100 bucks and a truck full of hard woods.
The best find however was a stack of old growth Mahogany still tagged with Guatemala , these boards were 12-13 inches wide and a few 7 in wide x 2 thick and 12 feet long. ! piece is 13 wide 3 thick and 7 feet long all clear stock. i pass this tip along to because the estate sale lady was going to put it all on the burn pile. I just got very lucky i decided to do a random search the first weekend of the year.
I am sure this goes on all across the county.
By the way the drill press was listed on the web at

Thew lady also threw in his 1938 craftsman table saw along with all his sleds miters etc. because she just did not want to move it to goodwill.

Happy hunting….!

-- oldreddog

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#1 posted 01-08-2013 03:41 AM

AWSOME FIND, and thanks for the tip !!!!!

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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#2 posted 01-08-2013 04:48 AM

Lucky Duck!!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#3 posted 01-08-2013 11:01 AM

You have brought up some really good points! Thank you! Just shared it with friends…

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#4 posted 01-08-2013 02:57 PM

Wow…What a find! I just checked that site.. looks like a good sale coming up in AZ. A little far for me to go. But Thank you for the tip! Would have been horrible to see that lumber burned.

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#5 posted 01-11-2013 10:12 PM

one of the most impresive drill presses I have seen in a while,


-- gary

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#6 posted 01-12-2013 06:50 AM

Nice!! Thanks!

-- Rob, Dallas TX

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