|Forum topic by paulbunyan||posted 06-12-2011 06:06 PM||826 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
06-12-2011 06:06 PM
my neighbors’ mom owns the house i live in and is executrix for her mom’s estate since the mom has dementia. someday the house will be sold; could right now but market bad, etc.
some of the stuff sold (no-one asked my opinion on values):
a woodworking bench (AH! NOW we’re here!) bought in ‘52. don’t know whether bought new. the mostly-rubbed off decal said M-something that looked like maybe an O or C, and below that a locale starting with FI or may be FE (fitchburg, massa?). this thing weighs as much as a small truck. has a big cast iron vise on the side, a steel t-shaped dog and a doodad that comes up from a recess in the surface. it is probably another dog, with teeth. wish i had taken pics when i had a camera. 5’ long, maybe 2’ wide, drawer. it is really hard, seriously dense wood. any idea age, mfg’er? price $15.
a craftsman bench saw bought new in ‘52 with all accessories, a 1 hosspower dual voltage motor (bought separately at the time), original rollable floor base, and a buncha blades, including a new-in-package dado, and original destruction booklet. she should have sold it by the pound. price $75.
craftsman capacitor-start grinder motor. a real monster. original destruction booklet. price $10.
50-drawer steel cabinet with planes, electric drill, lotsa spade bits, rasps, brace and bits, etc. all that stuff had
all were a joy for me to use. i miss ‘em already. couldn’t buy ‘em myself ‘cause i s’pect i’ll be moving within the year.
there are still steals and deals out there, folks!