|Project by ToddE||posted 09-29-2009 05:00 AM||5141 views||0 times favorited||71 comments|
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