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While browsing the local craigslist, I found this incredible behemoth:

The list of tools crammed into this thing is staggering. A full-sized unisaw, floor drill press, large benchtop sander, grinder… it goes on and on. I’m impressed at this creation, though it seems a tad overboard.

-- Allen, Colorado

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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 665 days ago

I understand there a guys who, with a rig like this, can do pretty well at the Quartzsites of the world doing stuff for the Snowbirds and then haul it back home for the summer.



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#2 posted 665 days ago

Looks like a very interesting setup, and lots of work. I don’t think it’s overkill if you do your work on the road.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA.,

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#3 posted 665 days ago

Re-modelers use these. Watch Holmes on homes.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#4 posted 664 days ago

You CAN take it with you!

-- 'The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.' - Chaucer

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#5 posted 664 days ago

for the right person.. you could pull a decent investment off that.

-- Always one more tool away from being an excellent woodworker...

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#6 posted 664 days ago

It’s a good idea, but I think it needs a lot of work to make it work. I see a lot of rust. It takes real effort for me to keep the tools in my garage from rusting. I’m sure there’s more to the story, maybe it’s not been used for some time.

If I had that, with my luck someone would drive off with it.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#7 posted 664 days ago

For theives; that’s known as “one stop shopping”!. lol There’s a lot of tools but the table saw seems to be kind of over kill and it must be a night mare to pull with that much weight hanging behind the wheels. I like how it opens up so you can work all around it though. Pretty cool.

-- John @

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#8 posted 664 days ago

Cool idea… but honestly, he can keep dreaming at $6500. What a pain it would be for me to use at the job site too.

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Terry Ferguson

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#9 posted 664 days ago

Interesting concept, but if the seller really wants to get top dollar,
I would suggest that he gets rid of all the rust on tool table tops – what else
is there that we can’t see in the pictures?

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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#10 posted 664 days ago

I think that I would rather have two axels and maybe a place either under or over for wood storage.

-- TheShadeTreeWW If God wanted me to touch my toes, he'd have put them on my knees

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#11 posted 664 days ago

Cool set up but I don’t know how much of it is practical.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 664 days ago

Okay, no more complaining about how small your shop is. That guy’s shop is so small, he had to put his tools outside in a trailer! :D

-- Art

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