|Forum topic by mdennisusa1||posted 09-09-2012 11:59 PM||747 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
09-09-2012 11:59 PM
I went to an auction yesterday that advertised woodworking tools and rough cut hardwood. I picked up a Jet 17” swing arm drill press that looks like it had little use for $160.00. Woodcraft has it listed for $599.00. The were two large stacks of hardwood lumber outside properly stickered and coverd that went for $30.00. That’s total, NOT each! Each stack was about 10 feet long, 4 1/2 feet high and about six feet deep. I didn’t bid on them because I don’t have room to store it and besides, what I wanted was in an old garage. When the guy who bought the wood got it uncoverd, the first stack was poplar but the second stack was mostly 8 quarter Cherry. 6”,8” and 10” x 10 feet long. He was thrilled.
I bought the “contents” of the garage for $20 dollars. It turned out to be two trailer loads (Trailer is 5’ by 10’) packed tight and stacked about three feet high of mostly Wormy Chestnut. Boards ranged from 2’ to 12’ long and 4” to 16” wide. Some was eight quarter but most of it is 4 quarter and 5 quarter. There was some cherry, walnut, white oak, ash and sassafras mixed in but it was 95% wormy chestnut.
I picked up my second load this morning and had to plane some of it up this afternoon just to see what it would look like. OMG! It’s beautiful! I don’t know where to begin but I’m sure I’ll find plenty of projects. This should keep me busy for a couple years at least.
Oh, and on Friday I picked up a Brand new Craftsman Radial Arm Saw for $50 off of Craigs list that had never been put together. The guys ex- brother in-law left it his garage and never came to get it.
It’s been a good week.
-- A Laborer works with his hands. A Craftsman works with his hands and his head. An Artist works with his hands, his head and his heart.