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Forum topic by Dallas posted 11-10-2014 12:27 AM 1050 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-10-2014 12:27 AM

Yesterday she went to a yard sale and found a few wood working related items but they seemed too expensive.
She settled on a pair of Disston saws, one a D-8 made in late 40’s or early 50’s and another D-7 made after 1953.
They aren’t the holy grail, but they are what I look for as users. They will do a very nice job.
When I am in a bit better shape I will put them in the electrolysis tub and clean them up, then show before and after pictures.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#1 posted 11-10-2014 11:42 AM

You got a good wife. Might be a keeper there, Dallas!

I also checked out a “moving sale – everything must go” sale. Guy’s been a woodworker for years and had a lot of “stuff”. Couple lathes, tablesaw, 2 bandsaws and 2 drill presses. I would have liked to take home the RIkon lathe and the Steel City table saw , but unfortunately, the guy thinks his “stuff” is still worth what he paid for it.

Told me they’re selling all, house, land and pretty much all their “possessions” and gonna live on the road in a 5th wheeler. Said the only thing he’s keeping is his carving tools. I tried to explain that all these power tools WONT FIT in a 5th wheeler and he was gonna have to lower his prices, but he stood firm. Gave him my phone number and told him to call me if he changes his mind.

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#2 posted 11-10-2014 11:56 AM

I just moved 2500miles.
Tried selling my tools at yard sale before I left.
Sold a few small tools.
Left 4 tables saws, work bench, lumber etc behind. I would rather GIVE them to people that I know than some stranger that wants them cheap.
Took my hand planes to guy that “SAID” he was interested to city 4 hour drive. He offered me $2000 for a collection that cost me $40,000.
I loaded them up and took them to friends farm. (His offer was an INSULT)
Needless to say I now live 2500 miles away and have few hand tools only.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#3 posted 11-10-2014 01:02 PM

It is one of my most bothering issues…what to do with all my tools and shop when I finally get too old or how to put them in my will.
Neither of my kids are really into woodworking, one doesn’t fix anything at all, just hires people.
I’ve thought of everything from my church to a local rec center. I still don’t have an answer…

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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#4 posted 11-12-2014 05:45 PM

Yep, I think I will keep her for at least a few more weeks.

She’s a good girl and I doubt I have the strength to break in a new one.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#5 posted 11-14-2014 01:14 AM

I wish my SO would garage sale for me :) I need to find some of those kinds of deals myself :) Good luck on the rehab Dallas!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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