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Forum topic by DogbertBH posted 08-16-2007 07:20 PM 1574 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DogbertBH

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08-16-2007 07:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: new tools used dovetail jig planer jointer lathe biscuit cutter

Since I’m SURE there are plenty of LumberJocks in my area, I figured this was a good place to check…

So far all of my tools have been New from Home Depot / Ryobi because of the low cost and availability.

Can anyone recommend a good place around Northeast Massachusetts or Southern New Hampshire to get good deals on either new or slightly used stuff?

The 4 things I’d like to get sooner than later is a thickness planer, jointer, biscuit cutter and a lathe.

I’d also like to pick up a dovetail jig for a low price, too.

Thanks,

-- -DogbertBH


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#1 posted 08-16-2007 08:36 PM

((don’t forget to check out the LJ store for special deals))

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#2 posted 08-17-2007 12:18 AM

There’s a Woodcraft over in Portsmouth NH – near the Pease tradeport… They offer a discount to members of the Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers. (and I suspect other groups as well).

While your in the neighborhood, You gotta check out Highland Hardwoods It’s a couple exits inland, just south of 101.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Bob Babcock

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#3 posted 08-17-2007 05:14 AM

Definitely look at the LJ store before you buy. For used tools craigslist is always a good place to look.
Boston North Shore
New Hampshire

I look at the free, tools, and materials sections almost every day.

-- Bob

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#4 posted 08-19-2007 04:41 AM

Thank you all for the good advice and well wishes. I did find a place called Rockler near my house. It’s more of a woodworking place than a hardware store. I picked up a dovetail jig and felt like a new father walking out the door.

I’m gonna start with some different joints on scrap wood to get some experience with that and then hopefully make the new fully sliding drawer for pots & pans my wife has been asking about.

-h

-- -DogbertBH

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#5 posted 08-19-2007 06:07 AM

Thats right… I forgot there was a Rockler down towards Boston. Don’t get out that way often.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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