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Forum topic by planeBill posted 04-29-2012 08:21 PM 1893 views 2 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-29-2012 08:21 PM

All of these tools are brand new, never been used and still in original packaging. I have a beading set #55HS Retails for $149.00, a little cheaper at some places, I’ll take $125.00. It is in the original box with instructions. Next is an 812H 1/2” spindlemaster in the original pkg w/ instructions, retails for $55, I’ll take $35. An 809H oval skew 3/4” in original pkg. retails for $50, I’ll take $35. Also an 840FH 1/2” fingernail spindle gouge in the original pkg, retail is $60, I’ll take $45. Next is a 840FH 3/8” fingernail spindle gouge in original pkg, retail is $55, I’ll take $35. Last is a 840H 1/4” spindle gouge, again in the original pkg that retails for $45, I’ll take $30 for it.
This is about $425 dollars worth of Robert Sorby turning tools, They are brand new in all respects. They have never been used, never been sharpened and all are still in the original packaging. They are really beautiful, top quality tools. The handles are perfect in all respects too. If you want them all (my preference), I’ll sell the lot for $$275 you pay shipping.
I will be happy to post pics of any or all of them if you are interested.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.


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#1 posted 04-30-2012 11:40 AM

OK, I thought this was a heck of a deal. 145 views and not one reply. Are they too much? If so let me know. Are these not polular items? I know nothing about turning but have since discovered that these ARE rather specialized tools, as far as what each individual piece is for. I guess the only broad usage one would be the skew chisel? I don’t know. I guess what I’m saying is that there are no roughing tools here. At any rate, if someone would like to make an offer, Ill listen. Otherwise, I may go buy me a lathe from HF and see what it’s all about.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#2 posted 04-30-2012 01:15 PM

Bill,

Just because people look doesn’t mean they are buying. Honestly the run on paragragh with no pictures makes for a difficult read.

Yor prices are a bit high, IMHO…but you do leave room for dickering im sure. Just remember people can buy new tools shipped free. So ifthey are only saving a couple bucks, they will buy new.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#3 posted 04-30-2012 01:17 PM

Whoops double post

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#4 posted 04-30-2012 07:19 PM

I tried to price them all 15 – 20 cheaper than new. Not exactly sure what you mean by “just because people look doesn’t mean they are buying. Thats a little hard to read. I’m not trying to cheat anyone, they are exactly what I said they are, brand new Robert Sorby tools. I don’t think the prices are high at all.
I’m not saying someone has to buy them with no pics so here are some pics. I just had to take some and upload them.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#5 posted 04-30-2012 07:25 PM

Hey man, you asked, All I did was give my point of view…So much for trying to help… Have a nice day

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#6 posted 04-30-2012 07:33 PM

It appears that I can’t upload pics for some reason.

Ken, all I’m saying is that I priced these 15 to 20 cheaper than new ones. How does that make the prices too high?

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#7 posted 04-30-2012 07:40 PM

Bill, price is always an issue when tools are posted and very rarely does anyone mean any insult. It usually takes a dozen or so replies before it gets nasty. Nature of the beast. The Sorby’s are good tools and if someone’s in the market, a 20% discount will get their attention. I think a lot of them are quite desirable and not terribly specialized. You might want to post the length of them, as I have a few Sorbys that are much shorter than others. Maybe a description of the handles, too.
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You might want to go grab a lathe and see what all the fuss is about! Good luck!

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

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#8 posted 04-30-2012 07:40 PM

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#9 posted 04-30-2012 07:41 PM

HA!!!! There!!

The dust in the pic directly above is not wood dust. It is just that, dust.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#10 posted 04-30-2012 08:07 PM

AL, good to hear from you. I know zilch about lathe tools, and turning. I don’t even own a lathe hence my desire to sell them. I have thought of getting one of those HF cheapies and giving it a try but I’m trying to gather money to go to school so no new tools for me except those I need for school.
The ones in the boxed set are between 13” and 13 3/4” long with 8 3/4” handles and the individual ones have 9 1/4” handles except for the oval skew, it has a 12” handle and is about 18 1/4” overall. The individual ones are about 16” overall. Not sure what wood the handles are made of.
My Scottish/Comanche fuse is very short to non existent and is usually close to being lit anyway. I tend to get nasty quick and for that I apologize. I have tried over the years to remedy this and it has worked to an extent I guess. They did give me my money back at the anger managment class I took though.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#11 posted 04-30-2012 08:13 PM

^I failed that class, too, Bill. My instructor wouldn’t give me my money back, so I beat it out of him:)
Those are some good lathe tools. I enjoy my time at the lathe but I’m not about to give up the other stuff over it. I kind of expected to be bitten by the bug, life changing moment, you know? Didn’t happen for me but you never know for you, brother. al

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

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#12 posted 05-01-2012 01:16 AM

Bill, to answer specifically, about pricing and only from my personal point of view. For me to buy an item from a total stranger over the internet there is a risk. The price an item is being sold at makes the risk worth it or not. If all i am saving is $5-10 on a $50 item the risk is to high. I’ll just buy new and get free shipping from where i buy. Now. If the items value is $50 and i can get it from you for say $30 or less then the risk might be worth it…..

It’s always for me about the risk and the potential savings.

On a side note, i would love those tools but for me and the reason i looked at your posting was just to see what you where offering. If the price was right i might have considered the purchase (despite my wifes objection, my risk i have to account for too.) but i have other fish to fry and can’t get anything at the moment.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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