What a haul! *tool Gloat

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Blog entry by Deycart posted 08-27-2012 01:01 AM 6714 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went to go pick up this band saw (which I have been looking for for months). I was contemplating getting one on ebay but at around 300 a pop plus 50-75 for shipping. It was going to have to wait. Then I saw this post on CL for 65$. I got to the guys house and he said he was getting out of woodworking(He was around 90 and moving into an assisted living community). I looked around and he had a bench covered with hand tools. I asked how much he wanted for the lot. He said 50$. I tried not to jump out of my skin in excitement. I quickly rushed to the ATM to get some more cash. While loading the car I spotted the vise attached to a bench. I asked how much he wanted for that too. He said “I think i’m going to leave it with the house”. I said “Your going to leave 20$ in the house”. He said “Sold!”

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#1 posted 08-27-2012 01:22 AM

I think ya did pretty darn good there!

Now you’ll be busy learning about the new toys and won’t get back to the projects for at least a week! LOL

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#2 posted 08-27-2012 03:48 AM

I’d say you have every right to do a tool gloat!

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#3 posted 08-27-2012 12:13 PM

Bandsaw is Shopsmith in case you didnt know.

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#4 posted 08-27-2012 12:14 PM

Yup i want a tally!

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#5 posted 08-27-2012 07:13 PM

one miter box, Bandsaw, 2 dovetail saws, 2 tenon saws, 2 panel saws, 2 sets of irwin auger bits with square shank, 4×8 faced bench vise, 3/4 hp motor, 75 bull nose plane, sargent block plane, New draw knife, bit brace, hand drill, 51 spoke shave, doweling jig, generic number 5 plane, and a whole lot of misc stuff.

MedicKen, I did know it was for a shopsmith. I have a mark 5.

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#6 posted 04-12-2013 11:46 PM

“Your’e going to leave $20 in the house?” That’s a great way of making an offer. Worked too :)

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