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Project by ToddE posted 1786 days ago 4591 views 0 times favorited 71 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been really praying to God for a long time for a lathe. It was one of those tools that are nice to have, but for the money, there are more things of necessity to buy. God came through big time!!!! I got a call from a school district that told me that they knew I was looking for bigger industrial tools. Wait, let me say that again, I got a call from a school district that told me that they knew I was looking for bigger industrial tools! Anywho, the gentleman told me they were getting rid of their cabinet program and wanted to know if I would be interested in any of their tools. Needless to say I have been waiting on pins and needles for that, “Okay, come on up” phone call.
Well I had to meet him at 0830 this morning. I was told by a teacher friend that I should just bring my trailer and to trust him on that. I was just going to grab the lathe, but I got such a good deal I just kept going. Oh my, what a blessing!!!!! What a blessing!!!!! I got one of the most premiere lathes General 260, a 20” Powermatic bandsaw, a new The Original Saw radial arm saw, a really great ol’ Powermatic mortising machine, and the Grizzly spindle sander. I also got about 20 Johansson wooden clamps AND over 20 gallons of Minwax stains! Crazy!!!!!
This is the first time in my life I can say, except for the 20” Grizzly planer, that I got a fantastic, awesome deal! I would never in a million years dream of getting this equipment. Now, I have to find room for it. I can’t wait to start re-sawing with that 12” high, 20” wide bandsaw, or do I just make cross cuts all day, or should I just turn away on the lathe? Man, what a great problem to have, where do I put this stuff?
You know, it was pouring when I got to the school and as soon as the first machine was loaded, by the students no less!, it quit raining. My friend and I unloaded all the machinery and it started pouring again, just as we walked in the shop with the last tool! Thanks God, good job! Not trying to rub it in, just trying to say thanks where it is due and to let you LJ’ers know where to look for good equipment at a fantastically great price!

-- Allegheny Woodshop





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ToddE

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#1 posted 1786 days ago

I didn’t believe that they were mine until I got them in my shop and couldn’t walk! My face hurts from pinching myself so much! I don’t want to go to sleep, I just want to stay out in the shop and just sit and look at them

-- Allegheny Woodshop

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RetiredCoastie

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#2 posted 1786 days ago

Very nice! I’m happy for you and hope you get many hours of joy from your new acquisition.

-- www.thepatriotwoodworker.com Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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okwoodshop

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#3 posted 1786 days ago

Nice toys, I had to get my grandsons bib to catch the drool. let us know when your feet touch the ground again lol

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Neodogg

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#4 posted 1786 days ago

I mean this from the bottom of my heart, I hate you :)

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem!

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kolwdwrkr

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#5 posted 1786 days ago

Lucky you, or unlucky me? LOL

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 1786 days ago

Good for you Todd!!!!! Hope you enjoy using them.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1786 days ago

congrats Todd

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Napaman

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#8 posted 1786 days ago

thats great…they look like they are in good shape…enjoy…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Bob A in NJ

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#9 posted 1786 days ago

Wow, Holy smokes! What a great deal.

-- Bob A in NJ

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lightweightladylefty

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#10 posted 1786 days ago

Todd,

You really have been blessed. Now, use it to God’s glory!

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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BarryW

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#11 posted 1786 days ago

Sure, it might be an answer to prayer, mostly likely excellent networking, but do they come with the original manuals. That would be a real miracle.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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woodworm

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#12 posted 1786 days ago

Youre very lucky. Congratulations!
Thanks God. Can you promise Him not to cut down trees? I’m so jealous, actually!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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nmkidd

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#13 posted 1786 days ago

A find like this is something everyone on a buget hopes for…...Enjoy!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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scrappy

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#14 posted 1786 days ago

Fantastic tool score! Can’t wait to see the shop set up and the projects start rolling out.

I am VERY enviouse of that lathe. It makes my craftsman look like a toy.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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ladiesman217

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#15 posted 1786 days ago

when you die, might I inherit this all? Just kidding, that was an awesome steal! Enjoy your toys.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

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