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#1 posted 01-30-2013 01:29 PM

There are several options. Your time and effort could be the deciding factor, in how you proceed.

You could do the parting out of pieces parts, but it could take years or even decades to rid yourself of everything. (though this has the potential of being the most “profitable!”)

You could offer groupings or “complete sets” of items, on CL or eBay.
ie; router, router table and all associated fixtures, jigs and router bits.
All hands tools: hand saws, planes, chisels and the like.
I think you get the point.

You could also find a local non-profit, that teaches, uses the items. I would say local school, but “Industrial Arts”, seem to be discontinued in many schools.

Do you have a trusted friend or aquaintance, that could put some value to the items quickly, as you have many varied items. This would give you an idea as to which items to concentrate on prioritizing for selling at the proper value. Hence, saving you valuable time researching. A local wood working club could also provide some knowledge or help.

The best thing to do is send everything to me!!! It’ll take all the pressure off of you. Lol.

Please, don’t scrap that good “Ole American Iron” and that includes the smaller bit & pieces, that would be sacrilege. Much from the past is better made than today’s counterparts!!! If only the tools/machines could speak of what they have been used to create, the story would be great!!!

You should include some pictures and your provide you genearal location.

Good luck in your decluttering adventure!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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