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07-07-2009 07:21 PM

Here we have clamps. Some of these models have been replaced
by newer ones with plastic handles. I’m not sure that’s an

(2) 17” clamp – capacty 12” – last sold for $69/
(2) 31” clamp – capacty 26” – last sold for $73/
(2) 39” – $41 cap – 34” – last sold for $82/
(4)Uniklamp 18” – $25 ea. – still on market. Very versatile and
lightweight clamps with parallel jaws.
(2)Bessey TG-30 clamps (comparable to the newer Bessey TG5.512+2K) – last sold for $50/

Quality clamps are a lifetime investment. They make your work
go faster, smoother and assemblies proceed with greater
predictability. If you’ve been “getting by” with pipe
clamps or cheap bar clamps these high-quality clamps will
open your eyes to a new world of woodworking speed and

When I did a lot of pro work I thanked myself for investing
in these clamps every time I used them. Now I’ve left the
trade and the clamps are going unused.

80% of the retail price may seem insulting to you for me to
ask it. The question really is—- how serious are you about
getting the results professional clamps deliver?

You’ll be investing sooner or later… and when you do
you’ll never want to go back to using cheap clamps.

That’s why I’m selling the whole lot for $300 today.

Some guy is going to bite the bullet and invest in these most
pedestrian of tools – no whirring motors, gizmos, and spinning
blades – but few tools pay for themselves in saved time and
aggravation like good clamps.

Of course the price may come down, but with every moment
this listing runs there is another chance for another guy to
acknowledge his need for the best clamps and snap
them up.


Here’s my number

P.S. excuse me for selling “hard” – I write websites that make my clients money so it’s a habit.

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#1 posted 07-07-2009 07:25 PM

—-edited out—-

looks good.

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#2 posted 07-08-2009 02:22 AM

So, in over a year, and despite your past as a pro woodworker, you have posted no workshop, no projects, nothing in your blog, and 10 out of 11 forum posts have been trying to sell things…

This is no Craigslist buddy. I’d say either become a productive contributor of the community, go check this page... or STFU.

A community is always made of givers, not takers. Harsh? Maybe, but I’m so tired of spammers abusing Martin’s hard work.

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#3 posted 07-08-2009 04:06 AM

Gimme a break man, I’ve posted tons of free advice sharing my experience. I haven’t
been that active recently because of involvement with other stuff.

Wanna see my work?


You are out of line,friend.

P.S. I have not 11 forum posts but 345. How you could think otherwise baffles me.

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#4 posted 07-08-2009 04:28 AM

345 posts I did not make about selling stuff. You guys are acting weird.

I don’t particularly like to start forum topics. Perhaps that’s your style,
but it’s not mine. I have little need to ask questions about woodworking –
so starting forum posts pertaining to that is a null subject.

As far as your expectation that I should want to show off my projects
that’s weird too. Just my opinion.

Not to be arrogant – but I’ve “been there, done that” with woodworking -
aside from maybe building boats I could design and build anything I wanted
based purely on experience and research. Furniture, cabinetry, musical
instruments. I’ve done these things. I’m over it for the time being and
that’s why I’m getting rid of much of the stuff I own which does not
pertain to lutherie or general carpentry.

I’m sure you two have done plenty of projects you take great pride in.

Good for you. Show off your stuff. I’m over it.

If anybody in my area wants the clamps, the joinery system, the Legacy
ornamental mill, the over-under jointer/planer combo, the 10” beam saw,
the Planer Pals, or any of the other dozens of nice tools I no longer
have a need for I suggest ignoring this nonsense and shooting me a
call at 413-825-1402.

I understand the human need to be possessive and protective of one’s
community, but when that stretches into intolerance for contributions
made from a different point-of-view, protectiveness turns to bigotry
- which is stupid, dangerous, and destructive.

... or do you guys disagree?

I’m out.

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#5 posted 07-08-2009 04:34 AM

Loren, I’m not going to pick sides here, but I think you’d have better luck selling elsewhere and contributing information, projects, etc here. I think if you have a link to some sort of store on your profile page you’d be better off. We may purchase from someone who is very active, has us on our buddies list, posts projects and information, etc then someone that looks like that’s all they’re here for. That’s how it looks for you now, even if it wasn’t your intention. In all reality most people will purchase new products from local distributors or familier online stores like Amazon or the like. I don’t know you from Adam, and would not purchase from you.

I think JoJo was refering to forum topics, not replies

However, you did post it in the trade and swap, and that’s what it’s meant for. I don’t think there is a problem with it unless you start to get out of hand with your postings. We already have to sort through quite a bit of junk here. The link JoJo gave is for advertising, and may be a good way to go as well. I don’t see you as a spammer, just someone trying to make a buck possibly the wrong way. Good luck on your sales

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#6 posted 07-08-2009 04:37 AM

I posted after your last post. If you are closing down a business or selling person tools I think that makes a big difference then if you were a store. You should state that in your posts. I see no problem here

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#7 posted 07-08-2009 04:56 AM

I’m getting rid of this stuff one way or the other – I’m moving
into an apartment/loft. Shipping is a drag but most will go on eBay
in the next week. I always start auctions at $1 with no reserve,
and no “buy it now”.

I thought I’d give the guys here a shot at some of the stuff that
took me 15 years to collect. I have machinery in storage in
California as well I’ll be liquidating when I get back there for
a visit: 12” Robland Jointer/planer/mortiser. INCA 2100 Table
saw, 20” Delta Bandsaw, ShopFox 7” moulder/planer, and a
Performax 22/44 drum sander.

I’m serious. I’m getting rid of my stuff and it was hella hard to
come by.

I haven’t build cabinetry in nearly a year – I think I’m done with

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#8 posted 07-08-2009 05:36 AM

It sounds like you have some nice equipment stored away. It’s a shame you’re done with it. I would love to have that equipment. So what’s the reason for not woodworking any more? Or cabinetmaking?
If I had money we’d discuss the equipment further, as I am in CA

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