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My Best Craigslist find Ever!!

by dakremer
posted 08-18-2012 10:47 PM

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#1 posted 08-18-2012 10:55 PM

Congrats, it is great to hear about others getting great deals on CL. There are a few good deals out there.

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#2 posted 08-18-2012 10:57 PM

Nice find. I have the same drill press minus the rust.

They will both cleanup well.

-- Nicky

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#3 posted 08-18-2012 11:20 PM

Nice score. You’ll have more respect for those fine tools when you put a little elbow grease into cleaning them up. One advantage of that, is well, pride for one, but, you can “get-to-know” your machine as you go. Good luck with the clean-up. They should be fine, fine machinery.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 08-19-2012 12:39 AM

I’m going to Craigslist right now! ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 08-19-2012 01:02 AM


-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#6 posted 08-19-2012 01:24 AM


-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#7 posted 08-19-2012 01:31 AM

Congratulations dakremer!

Most excellent tool score my friend.

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#8 posted 08-19-2012 01:32 AM

Congratulations, nice find. Just goes to show that it pays to pay attention and be patient.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#9 posted 08-19-2012 01:32 AM

Excellent CL finds! Most all of my tools are CL buys as well. Everything from my jointer to the planer to the table saw. Lots of money can be saved for those patient enough to wait!

-- -James, Sumerville SC

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#10 posted 08-19-2012 01:37 AM

Dak, between your two steals and the $80 workbench I saw posted yesterday you guys are doing great.

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#11 posted 08-19-2012 01:42 AM

I just love it when I find a bargain for the shop, and you found a couple, especially the long bed jointer. That surface rust will clean up easily, you should get many years of use out of that. Where are u puting all these machines, the apartment I lived in while in Davenport was barely big enough for me and the dog.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#12 posted 08-19-2012 02:09 AM

Thats freakin awesome

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#13 posted 08-19-2012 03:21 AM

Once cleaned up, what should I put on it to stop the surface rust from coming back?

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#14 posted 08-19-2012 03:31 AM

Once you have it all nice and shiny again, wax it with Johnson’s paste wax. It will allow the wood to slide over the bed easier and it will seal the surface. I use it on my TS a couple of times a year and have zero rust.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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#15 posted 08-19-2012 04:26 AM

Cool! Thanks Richard!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#16 posted 08-19-2012 04:27 AM

congrats I hope the give you good service for years to come.

-- Custom furniture

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#17 posted 08-19-2012 11:22 AM

Clean them up and then post more pictures.

Your shop floor looks a little unlevel in the last picture you posted of the drill press.

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.

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#18 posted 08-19-2012 11:52 AM

You did great! The Sunhill jointer is from the same factory in Taiwan as the former Griz G1182, Jet, Bridgewood, Woodtek, and others….same basic design as the Ridgid jointer, but on a one piece enclosed base. All very well proven jointers. The allure of cheaper Chinese manufacturing put an end to most of those. Enjoy!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#19 posted 08-19-2012 01:13 PM

I bet youre not too excited about that score …

There’s something amazing about flat and square. Tune em up and let em rip.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#20 posted 08-19-2012 01:40 PM

Hmmm, I can understand why you’re pleased with the jointer, but I’m more interested in the smart TV that was in that box. I’ll spend part of today searching out a smart Blu Ray DVD player with built-in WIFI, up conversion and can handle AVCHD.

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