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Blog entry by zlatanv posted 07-27-2011 07:43 PM 3015 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Don’t forget to check free stuff on craig’s list, every day!!! A friend called me yesterday said free wood and woodworking stuff on craig’s list in our town. I called the guy up and asked about the wood, he said he had some he was wanting to get rid of, but said it wasn’t fire wood. I asked what he had and he started saying cherry,.. I said where are you before he could get the next word out. He had a shop and was moving out of stated and had some left over stuff he was giving away. I got a few wide pieces of steamed cherry, regular cherry, few boards of mohagany, walnut, slab of glued up cypress, big roll of mahagony veneer, an old craftsman lathe (needs a motor), Rockler router table, big roll of cherry edge banding, couple of pieces of 3/4 ply with aluminum veneered to it, and some cool looking carved distressed legs. He had some other tools he was selling but I’m pretty loaded up on everything he had. Gave it all away. What a find.

Check your craig’s list everyday!!!!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#1 posted 07-27-2011 07:48 PM

You scoundrel!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 07-27-2011 07:51 PM

And now he is bragging about it LOL Thanks for the heads up on this though

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#3 posted 07-27-2011 07:54 PM

The dog is in the house !!! YOU

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#4 posted 07-27-2011 08:33 PM

oh wow jackpot!

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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#5 posted 07-27-2011 08:36 PM

Have you no shame??? Give me your address…I’ll clear your good name by taking it our of your shop

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 07-27-2011 08:50 PM

i’m with gary and plus i need some lumber—how about it pal?

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#7 posted 07-27-2011 09:17 PM

Nice score… I always check the free section. I got some tick particle board table tops for free once and they made great for tool stands shelves. You got the jackpot though.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#8 posted 07-27-2011 09:19 PM

Thanks for the reminder. And lucky you. I can’t complain too much though. I just got a working 14” bandsaw for $40 yesterday. Needs some cleaning and tuning up but still a good deal I think.

-- Matt -

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#9 posted 07-27-2011 09:42 PM

Thanks for the heads up. I’ve never checked the free section before. I live near Toronto, and I just check out free wood. And there’s quite a bit on here from people cleaning out their garages to tree service companies. Awesome.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#10 posted 07-27-2011 10:20 PM

Nice finds man.
Now we just have to wait to see the stuff you make out of all of it.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#11 posted 07-27-2011 11:02 PM

Nice old lathe!

-- Jeff,

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#12 posted 07-27-2011 11:10 PM

Those are the places I like to shop because the price is right. FREE ! Good find, enjoy it !

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

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#13 posted 07-27-2011 11:39 PM

I check Craigslist almost daily but never look at the free stuff. That’s gonna change. Nice find.

-- Jeff, Look with hope to the horizon of today, for today is all we truly have.

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#14 posted 07-28-2011 01:41 AM

And not just free.. check the craigslist ‘materials’ link. It sometimes has wood at very low cost. Often some stuff someone had drying someplace and inherited it with a house and wants to get rid of it. Sometimes at prices like 20 to 50 cents a bdft. I’ve done that a couple of times.

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

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#15 posted 07-28-2011 03:13 AM


-- Chuck

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