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Blog entry by spanky46 posted 06-21-2009 12:46 AM 3892 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I drove down my road yesterday on the way home from work and noticed a sign in front of one of my neighbors houses…Woodworking Tools For Sale! We new each other to speek once in a while in the last 34 years but only to say hello. I went down there this morning to see what was up and found out Andy had died last January. We both have been woodworkers all these years but didn’t know it! The Son-in-law showed me around and I picked up a few things! All for $20…sweet!

Clamps  Sandpaper  Sander

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#1 posted 06-21-2009 12:47 AM

Wow what a bargin.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 06-21-2009 12:50 AM

Jim beat me to it sweet bargin mate

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#3 posted 06-21-2009 01:09 AM

Spanky, you bought some really nice tools to add to your ever growing collection.

Nice score.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 06-21-2009 01:17 AM

Great set of tools. Nice catch. Too bad you didn’t make a friendship earlier.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 06-21-2009 01:33 AM

You’ll be closer to him using his tools than as a neighbor. Lucky snag.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#6 posted 06-21-2009 01:50 AM

Now that’s a score!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 06-21-2009 01:58 AM

Those two Bessey clamps (Mighty Minis?) are about $7 each., so you got the rest of it for $4! I could definitely use those face clamps! Great score, spanky!

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#8 posted 06-21-2009 03:53 AM

What a steal…...............LOL That was cheap for what you got. Wow what a bargain

I’m wondering why I never come across any bargains like that?.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#9 posted 06-21-2009 04:10 AM

Hi Spanky.
did you promise to Andy’s son in law a jewelry box for free ?
that’s why you got tools with sweet price,lol
i am happy for you,



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#10 posted 06-21-2009 06:01 AM

nice pick up…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#11 posted 06-21-2009 06:25 AM

nice score

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#12 posted 06-21-2009 07:41 AM

You would not have got the bargain if you had not gone and had a look,..lots of lost opportunity for lack of action.
I almost missed out on some shelving racks.. thought I will go back the next day.. If I had It would have been gone,.., as it was went home and saw the neighbor about using his large truck and we went that afternoon.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#13 posted 06-21-2009 08:45 AM

Agreed, degoose! I’m very big on inaction, always saying things like “Eh, it’s probably not worth the effort.” It’s something I’ve been trying hard to change about myself, because I could see nothing interesting was coming out of being that way. So, I trolled craigslist and LAReUseIt, and I’ve made some long drives, and met with tree trimmers, and I have a huge pile of cool wood to play with now, all completely free! I’m just finally starting to feel it inside, too – the feeling that “this will be worth the effort.” Up until recently, I’ve had to turn off my brain, and just say “go do it, and complain later if it wasn’t worth it.” So far, everything’s been worth it :)

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#14 posted 06-21-2009 12:59 PM

Your so right Gary and Larry!
Thanks for the comments guys and mates!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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