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Forum topic by KenBry posted 02-11-2012 10:41 PM 1336 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-11-2012 10:41 PM

Last week and a half I have been following this Craig’s list post. Basically the fella was unloading his entire shop. The first post they made was all the power tools. I responded asking if there where any hand tools available. I got told that the person had a buyer for everything, have a nice day….

So the weekend goes by and the person contacts me and says that their buyer flaked out on them. Am I still interested…. I of course said yes. A little e-mail tap dancing goes on and today I got to go out to the place.

I came home with the following.
Lie neilson #164 smoothing plane $160
Lie neilson adjustable block plane $110
Pfeil 8 piece bevel edge chisel set $130
Crown mortising gauge….free

All the tools where in pretty good shape, the planes need to get their micro bevels put back on. But that’s it.

I’m pretty happy with how that turned out.

Just had to tell someone, my wife just can’t fathom why I spent so much…. If she only knew what I saved…. Hahah. I sound so much like her after a sale at the clothing store.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#1 posted 02-12-2012 12:25 AM

congrats Ken certainly a great bargain on those tools …

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#2 posted 02-12-2012 12:38 AM

Look how much i saved Honey!

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#3 posted 02-12-2012 01:35 AM

Just know that women based their purchases when they shop on how much they saved. They say..”Honey, these shoes were on sale.”

Explain it that way and either she understands or…....

Great score!

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#4 posted 02-12-2012 01:51 AM

I believe there is a rule applicable to this post – “No pics?—didn’t happen”

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#5 posted 02-12-2012 05:08 AM

For some reason I can’t post pictures on the sight any more I don’t get the browse button. It could be an iPad issue to since that’s what I am typing from.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#6 posted 02-12-2012 04:56 PM

Interesting, I had to log on to my regular computer to insert pictures. Stupid IPad….. LOL… Well, per the comment above I now have some pictures :)

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#7 posted 02-12-2012 05:00 PM

Looks good congrats

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#8 posted 02-12-2012 05:15 PM

Very nice, congrats :)

I monitor CL every day for good deals even though I don’t even have a workshop at this point! Some deals are just ok, interesting, but not enough to pull the trigger before actually needing the tools, and some are just impossible to pass up. I have a custom router table in my back room that was once someone’s labor of love and I can’t wait until I have some work space and can put a router in there and start using it. I’m just happy about the great deal each time I look at it :)

-- David - Tucson, AZ

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#9 posted 02-12-2012 05:22 PM

That’s an incredible deal on some fine tools. I have a couple mismatched Pfeils and I really like them.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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