|Forum topic by DTOLAR||posted 08-09-2016 03:21 AM||423 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
08-09-2016 03:21 AM
long story short I’ve been looking at leasing a small commercial space for my wood working.
Its been a 6 month process but I finally had a location nailed down, set to move in 8/1.
As expected the landlords are pretty hush-hush about their tenants, but the Wednesday before they called me and said he wanted to speak to me.
So I call him and says that he’s old and its July in Texas, and he hasn’t been able to move out, he wanted to move the lease over to me, and then pay me rent for a few weeks to move out. We agree to meet the next morning so I can see the place before I sign the lease.
Turns out, he’s a retiring home builder and this was his shop. Its full of old tools, namely Delta, Craftsman, Porter Cable, Dewalt. etc. There’s a whole set of Hilti tools, laser levels, work benches, band saw, jointer, shaper, extension cords, compressor, basically a turn key wood shop.
Hes trying to liquidate all this stuff but hasn’t had the time and energy (He had sold the table saw and planer) I told him I’d be interested in quite a bit of it.
He said well, I’m more interested in just being done with the place, so if you’ll cut me a check for $600, Ill hand you the keys and be done. No idea where he got that figure from, but according to a mutual friend he built some serious houses and is filthy rich.
I got in there later and wrote down the model numbers of most of the power tools, of the ones I can find, I came up with a “new” value of about $5800 plus a half dozen 100ft extension cords, several hand tools including a Henry Disston saw, 3 ladders, 15 packing blankets, a dozen saw horses.
Its a little junky and nothing spectacular, but for a fledgling wood worker like myself its one hell of a blessing.