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Forum topic by Eddie posted 06-27-2014 03:44 PM 1041 views 0 times favorited 32 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Eddie

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06-27-2014 03:44 PM

Happened to be perusing craigslist a recent evening and caught an ad moments after it posted.

No pictures on the ad just a quick sentence like:

“Dad left me old tools, no room and very heavy. Bandsaw, jointer, lathe. Working. Need them gone now.”

I immediately emailed and set up a time to see them the next morning.

Well this is what I stumbled on.

Delta Variable speed lathe with table

Jet 14” Band saw with stand

Craftsman 6” jointer

How much did I pay?? $50 Total!

The lathe and jointer work perfectly as is. The band saw will need a few parts to help the upper wheel stay in alignment but its all there.

Im prettt excited.




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pmtottawa

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#1 posted 06-27-2014 03:51 PM

there aren’t enough words in the English dictionary to describe how much you suck!!!

great score…

:)

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Don Broussard

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#2 posted 06-27-2014 03:51 PM

Yup, that qualifies as a gloat in my book—or thievery! I can see you smiling from here. Nice haul, Eddie!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Don W

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#3 posted 06-27-2014 04:13 PM

Excellent find!

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

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nicksmurf111

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#4 posted 06-27-2014 04:22 PM

Oh my…

-- Nicholas

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7Footer

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#5 posted 06-27-2014 04:27 PM

Dang, Eddie, nicely done. How’d I miss that one! lol. A variable speed lathe to boot, sweet bandsaw and jointer.

-- If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did." -

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Gerry

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#6 posted 06-27-2014 04:39 PM

Nicely done. Right place, right time, and dumb luck! Reminds me of my purchase of both a ridgid 6” jointer AND a Dewalt planer for $500. At the time, I thought I’d scored, too. Oh well…....

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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ChefHDAN

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#7 posted 06-27-2014 04:50 PM

YOU SUCK!

Nice Steal!!! paint me green!

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JoeinGa

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#8 posted 06-27-2014 04:59 PM

Dang Son! Did you bring a gun with you or what?

I concur … the suckage is HIGH with this one!

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

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Scootles

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#9 posted 06-27-2014 05:00 PM

I hate you so much right now.

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Sanding2day

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#10 posted 06-27-2014 05:05 PM

You are a great man to come to his aid removing all of those heavy tools so quickly… And oh yeah, you suck! Great find!

-- Dan

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theoldfart

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#11 posted 06-27-2014 05:06 PM

You just pinned the suck-o-meter! Great score.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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emrhappy

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#12 posted 06-27-2014 05:11 PM

WOW… great score. Gotta Love CL sometimes :) I scored a PM701 Hallow Chisel Mortiser from CL last week. Traded for a Taurus PT140 that I didn’t really like and never used…

-- I cut that thing twice and it's still too short!

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steve_in_ohio

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#13 posted 06-27-2014 05:12 PM

That is an amazing score, great job, and you suck

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Tim

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#14 posted 06-27-2014 05:24 PM

I can’t believe the person even knew what they were and was willing to let them go that cheap. Great way to get your shop set up.

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Chris208

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#15 posted 06-27-2014 10:30 PM

I have scored a number of times buying from old fellas that couldn’t do it any more and the sons of woodworkers who have passed.

I hope my kids (5 and 1) know better when my time comes.

Great score!

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