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Tedstor

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02-13-2013 11:07 PM

A guy on my local CL is selling this jewel for $290. I won’t mention which locality because I’m afraid that one of you parasites mights steal it out from under me. I’m pretty sure the legs are made from spruce or some other high quality lumber. I’m not sure about the top though. Maybe maple? Cherry?
I might offer him $275….if he includes the cooler. I was going to offer $250; However, I don’t want this big fish to get away.

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/tls/3615003648.html


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Nighthawk

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#1 posted 02-13-2013 11:15 PM

Errm I am sure you could make one like that for cheaper??? Just saying…

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

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#2 posted 02-13-2013 11:17 PM

Dude, that thing folds up! The ingenuity and engineering required to make that happen is worth triple the price! He even put a custom label on the end of the foot rail so future generations will appreciate the provenance of this heirloom.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#3 posted 02-13-2013 11:17 PM

It doesn’t even have legs on the back, gotta be worth at least twice that. He is giving it away. Lol

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#4 posted 02-13-2013 11:20 PM

With all that weight no way could you ever get it to rack.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#5 posted 02-13-2013 11:32 PM

Don’t low-ball him. For $290, he’ll build it on-site, custom for you space. I’d pay him 3 bills and still be able to sleep at night knowing I got one heck of a deal :-D

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Tedstor

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#6 posted 02-13-2013 11:33 PM

Ahh Nighthawk. Quality of this magnitude is impossible for people like you and me to replicate. This seller obviously received expert instruction from Chris Swartz or Roy Underhill or Andre Roubo. If I had to guess, I’d say this design has Roubo written all over it.

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Tedstor

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#7 posted 02-13-2013 11:35 PM

”Don’t low-ball him. For $290, he’ll build it on-site, custom for you space. I’d pay him 3 bills and still be able to sleep at night knowing I got one heck of a deal :-D”

You’re absolutely right. I’ll let him keep the blue cooler.

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nwbusa

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#8 posted 02-13-2013 11:40 PM

I can’t believe you even shared the link. Someone is going to snipe that deal out from under you!

-- John, BC, Canada

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#9 posted 02-13-2013 11:44 PM

Ashburn VA otherwise known as Cashburn VA.

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Don W

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#10 posted 02-14-2013 12:37 AM

Isn’t that that fancy particular board stuff for a top. I wonder if he’d travel to NY? I’d pay extra.

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#11 posted 02-14-2013 12:39 AM

I’m going into the workbench building business. The profit margins seem to be amazing!

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lumberjoe

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#12 posted 02-14-2013 12:39 AM

Relax guys – he custom makes them IN your garage. I’m going to see how much it would cost to have him come to MA and build me one. I’ve already gathered the materials and started building a copy of this:

But that bench is AMAZING! I doubt it would rack at all

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Don W

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#13 posted 02-14-2013 01:14 AM

Stumpy, imagine if you offered to build a shelf to. oh the possibilities are endless!

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

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gawthrrw

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#14 posted 02-14-2013 01:39 AM

This is hilarious!! LOL

-- Rob, Dallas TX

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#15 posted 02-14-2013 01:45 AM

I wonder if the mounting wall is included in the price? Maybe the price would be negotiable if you furnish your own mounting wall.

I would suggest to the owner that he build a duplicate of this monumental build, document the build and submit it to Fine Woodworking, or even better, to Stumpy for airing in a future episode, that is of course, if Stumpy would have that.

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