I have been having very good luck with a way to find vintage tools / materials on line.
I have been going to www.eastatesales.net 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 http://www.owwm.com/photoindex/images/15570-A.jpg
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.