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Blog entry by Kerry Drake posted 05-24-2010 07:55 PM 1238 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sunday I went to my first auction.  My wife spied an article in the local paper about an estate auction being held nearby and part of the estate was a wood working shop!

The auctions started at 10:00, and I didn’t get there until nearly 9:45, so I didn’t have as much chance to walk around and scope things out as I would have liked.

I got a little electric sharpener (by craftsman) for $10.00.  This will be good enough to hollow grind a set of junkie bench chisels, but I don’t want to use it on my good chisels or my plane blades.

I got a set of clamp edge guides for $30.  Two 4’, One 3’ and Two 2’

I also got a 3/4 HP single stage dust collector (woodtek) for $40, and a 1 HP single stage dust collector (relaint) for $45.00.

I got outbid on a 6”x4” craftsman disk / belt sander, several different types of clamps, and 2 different oscillating spindle sanders.

Now I just need some hose fittings for the Dust collection (I’m going to put the 3/4 HP on my Bandsaw full time and move the 1HP around as I need it) and I’ll be in business.

-- Kerry Drake, Loudon NH,

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#1 posted 05-24-2010 11:02 PM

Sounds like you did good. I have been to a few auctions but havent bought much.

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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#2 posted 05-25-2010 12:18 AM

Nice haul Kerry !
Treasures at a great price, I like that ; )


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#3 posted 05-25-2010 12:27 AM

Gotta love estate sales, went to one once and wound up buying a trailer there as well to haul everything home. Great haul Kerry!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#4 posted 05-25-2010 02:51 AM

Good finds

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 05-26-2010 08:27 AM

Sounds Like you did well these types of sales are great. I always hear about them when I’m low on cash that’s my luck.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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