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Nighthawk

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700 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: router drill-driver humor rimu oak

As title says… went to the auction… wish I had more money as some the tools there were picked up were crazy cheap…

I picked up a Router trimmer for $20. Two metal folding saw horses $10. A small work bench draw cabnet thingy full of bits and bobs for $5. (I was after the air hose connections in it for my comressor, there was probably $200 worth of brass fittings and connectors…) sweet, and unbeknown to me when I got it home and cleaned it out various router bits, drill bilts.

It also came with a hand dril which was well a bit rusty… however spent 20 minutes on the drill press with wire brush, 10 minutes with sandpaper on the handle, 2 minutes staining the handle, 30 seconds crc… and errr sweet score.

Also scored some wood (a trailer load the be precise) for $20 whilst a little bit of it willl be fire wood, most can be used for something and have a few ideas already… and I have already milled the bad parts off… most of it was Rimu… also I think Oak… (not sure) anyway sweet deal… (those that don’t know Rimu is hard to come by these days…) We were about to leave when they said you forgot the pile of MDF as well… DOH!!!

I get a txt from the better half, “how is the auction going?”... ... my reply, “depends on your point of view…” her reply “Oh dear…?” sigh

On the good side though, in them cabnet draw thingy’s was a roll of cotten that I gave to the other, and I said… I bought it for you… Not sure why I have to sleep on the couch tonight… Closing down auctions at a woodworking laminate place… bad idea…

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz


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Dusty56

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#1 posted 700 days ago

“Oh dear…?” LMAO …Sounds like a nice score and a good story : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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SnowyRiver

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#2 posted 700 days ago

Great get….always nice to check those auctions and sales out.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Jerry

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#3 posted 700 days ago

I have gotten into auctions the past couple of months and have scored very nicely. Auctions have been around forever so I am surprised I am just now getting into them. They are by far the least expensive way to get a shop set up. I have found that machines can go so cheap at an auction that a person can buy what they need, then buy enough to resale to cover the cost of what was bought for personal use. This has worked out great so far :)

It is great to see others getting great deals!

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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Nighthawk

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#4 posted 700 days ago

Some of the tools and machinary were going for stupid prices… Industrial spindal moulder sold $150, The Panel Saw Bench it was bigger than my house… lol (this one would have been easy $20,000 new maybe 3 years ago) sold for $4000. If I was to put the wood I got for $20 on TradeMe (NZ version of eBay) I could easily get $100 for it…

Wish I had a bit more cash and I would have bought a few more things… Oh well…

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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Nighthawk

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#5 posted 700 days ago

better pic of the hand drill restoration…. and a coat of lacquer… I happy… :)

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 699 days ago

The drill came out nicely : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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