|Forum topic by Fallon||posted 07-16-2010 03:56 AM||1660 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
07-16-2010 03:56 AM
Over the 4th of July I went home to help my mom get her mother & stepfathers house in order for an estate sale. My grandparents have moved into assisted living & my grandfather hasn’t been physically or mentally able to do any woodworking in a few years. They need the money, so we are doing an estate sale to raise funds rather than distributing stuff to family.
There is a LOT of miscellaneous wood there, about half of it has been stored inside. I’m figuring there may be a Jumberjock in Oregon interested in a ton of good wood for a good deal. I have no idea how much, but we cleaned out 8 truck loads of junk & rotten stuff when I was there & good wood vastly outnumbered the trash. Some of the outside wood is a little weathered on the ends, but was mostly covered & what’s left is in good shape.
There is also some pretty decent tools there. It’s not the greatest set of tools (proving it’s more the craftsman than his tools), but there is a nice old-school old Delta/Milwaukee 6” Jointer, Craftsman shaper, Craftsman radial arm saw, Craftsman table saw, Shopsmith with a ton of accessories & a respectable stash of hand tools mostly all dating back to when the Craftsman brand was worthy of it’s name.
My brother and I are both woodworkers (although nowhere near our grandfathers caliber) & are interested in several of the tools (have a couple of reserve bids in), but due to trying to raise money for the grandparents assisted living accommodations, family politics & us living in Colorado/Kentucky we haven’t taken anything. That leaves pretty much the entire workshop and all the best stuff up for sale.
http://www.shirleysestatesales.com/ is handling the estate sale, contact them, especially if your interested in the wood as they were interested in clearing it out before the sale to make room. If your interested in the wood, have questions about the sale, or what not please contact them. I’d be happy to answer any questions, but I nor the rest of the family are handling the sale.
I have some crappy cellphone photos of his workshop & tools I took while there uploaded to http://www.fallonz.com/coppermine/thumbnails.php?album=69.
Woodworking was my grandpas passion, he made literally hundreds of wooden toy trains, tractors, fire engines, etc. every year for various charities in addition to an astounding amount of furniture, clocks & other stuff that’s scattered through the family. I just hope the legacy of his wood, tools & workshop can end up in the hands of somebody as passionate about the craft as he was. I think most any Lumberjock would fit that bill.