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JeannieP

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1836 days ago

Hello All! I’m hoping some of you experts can help me. My Daddy passed away a little over a year ago. He was an luthier (archtop guitar builder). We have a full shop of high quality vintage industrial power tools, hand tools, and beautiful hardwoods that I have been researching. My question is: what is the best way to get the word out that these items are for sale? Is ebay the best option? Or is there a woodworking site for buying and selling that you use? Also, shipping seems to be a problem because of the weights. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here’s a partial list of the bigger items:

2001 Grizzly Industial Edge Sander G1531,
Delta Jointer, Serial #80-4741 (Anyone know the model or year of this?)
1978 Powermatic 12” Planer w/cabinet, Model 100 with Sharpening Attachment
1949 Delta 10” Unisaw, Still in beautiful condition.
Dewalt 12” Radial Arm Saw, R1511
Shopmaster 12” Vertical Wood Bandsaw (I can’t seem to date this one either)

Thanks so much for any help!
Jeannie


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Kindlingmaker

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#1 posted 1836 days ago

JeannieP, photos and a physical location would help in both ID and possible interests from those near you.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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hairy

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#2 posted 1836 days ago

I’m sorry for your loss. I would look for a local auctioneer. You have to pay a premium, but usually you will get results. An auctioneer does all the work. I think now is a bad time to sell, people will try to get it all cheap.I see a lot of people trying to sell a whole shop, and not split it up. I don’t think that works well. Good luck!

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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knotscott

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#3 posted 1836 days ago

I’d definitely try the free woodworking classifieds on forums like this, Woodnet.net, Woodwhisperer.com, woodtalk.com, Familywoodworking.org, etc., and Craigslist before trying Ebay, but Ebay is a viable option. Good pics, good descriptions with model #s, and fair pricing will help move them quickly. Good luck, and sorry for your loss.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1836 days ago

Hey Jeannie
You might find buyers here if you can put up some photos and let us know were you are.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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JeannieP

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#5 posted 1836 days ago

Thanks all! We are located in Central Illinois. I think this link will take you to some of the pictures I have….cross my fingers….

Jeannie

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39995347@N02/3675955961

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knotscott

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#6 posted 1836 days ago

Jeannie – Sorry, no pics that I can see. That link takes me to a sign up page to open a Flickr account. You need to put the direct link of the picture into the “insert image” icon (furthest on the right). It’ll likely end with a ”.jpg” or ”.gif”.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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JeannieP

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#7 posted 1836 days ago

Still working on the pics….

Jeannie

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#8 posted 1836 days ago

Jeannie,

Sorry for the loss of your father.

If you visit owwm.org, there is a section that can only be viewed buy people who have created a login account. It is called Bring Out Your Dead, or BOYD. This forum is a place where only vintage woodworking tools can be listed for sale or wanting to buy. One word of caution: do some serious research before deciding on a price. The Unisaw and the DeWalt at the items that should bring the most.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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JeannieP

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#9 posted 1836 days ago

Ok, I added a “behind the scenes” page to one of my business websites. Here’s the link:

http://www.crappiestuff.com/vintagetools.html

It’s the only way to get to the page, but the pics are there.

Let me know if this works!
Jeannie

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Chiefk

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#10 posted 1835 days ago

Jeannie, I recently listed five woodworking tools on the local Craigslist. Everything sold within several days. Craigslist is a great place to buy or sell tools. The best part is that Craigslist is free to you. http://www.craigslist.org Good luck, pkennedy

-- P Kennedy Crossville, TN

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#11 posted 1835 days ago

sorry for your loss ,
let us know where you post to sell these ,
as some may want to bid them .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Craftsman on the lake

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#12 posted 1835 days ago

Craigslist… you can post and people search by state. I often go there to check who’s got something for sale in Maine.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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