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getlostinwood

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570 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw powermatic 143

I wwent to see one of the vendors for my company and noticed a green blotch in the corner. I didnt think much of it until later. I asked the owner about it, not much response but the sales woman informed me that she was the actual owner. I asked what she would ask for it, her reply was “Pick it up next time you’re in the shop and make me something nice for my new house”

Can you say score?

1966 Powermatic 143.
100% American Iron and heavy enough to hurt the backs of two grown men unloading it out of the back of the truck.

I’m thinking about a refurb but it’s pretty much good to go as is. I find myself torn between a legit powermatic green and fire engine red with a white flame job…...........

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror


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matthewcressey

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#1 posted 570 days ago

sweet!!! nice saw definitly sticking with the green just my option, awesome tool.

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JoeinGa

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#2 posted 570 days ago

And just think,

If you hadn’t asked…

Nice snag!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Don W

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#3 posted 570 days ago

Sweeeeeet!! I love that old iron.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Cosmicsniper

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#4 posted 570 days ago

You suck. All I ever get is sex. Ho hum.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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SnowyRiver

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#5 posted 570 days ago

Great get. Cant beat those old machines.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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getlostinwood

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#6 posted 570 days ago

Yeah Cosmic, I could see how that would get old.

Don, I just got assigned the NE territory. Whats the going rate to learn how to use a plane? Cause as cosmic has pointed out I SUCK. I own a hand plane and I know it is supposed to be pleasure to use but I only end up cussing.

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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shampeon

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#7 posted 570 days ago

Beauty. I might have to track you down and berate you mercilessly if you put flames on that 143, though.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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Bagtown

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#8 posted 570 days ago

Cosmic, What is snex?

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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whitebeast88

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#9 posted 570 days ago

sweet score!!!

my vote keep it green,although red with white flame would look cool!!!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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getlostinwood

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#10 posted 570 days ago

It’s funny I didnt have a problem spraying my planer bright red but I just cant come to grips with painting anything but green. Maybe I could polish the wheels? At least I could open the doors and still have some shine

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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Yeorwned

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#11 posted 570 days ago

That’s definitely worth gloating over. I wouldn’t repaint it though.

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OnlyJustME

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#12 posted 570 days ago

She’s a beaut and really good catch.
Looks like all it needs is a light cleaning and a coat of wax buffed out and she will shine.

Oh yeah and You SUCK. lol
Hope you didnt hurt your back too bad.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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Wiltjason

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#13 posted 570 days ago

So what you gonna make her for her new house?

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getlostinwood

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#14 posted 569 days ago

I have some walnut and cherry that has been sitting on the rack for a year now, Im thinking a hall/sofa table. Maybe an end table. Need to get her input on style. The way my projects retirement is looking like a full time job.

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#15 posted 569 days ago

That’s cool, but what are you going to make her?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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