Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'buying'

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Curiosity made me do it #2: Used Power Tool pricing (AKA Is this tool a good deal?)

05-24-2019 12:43 AM by CaptainKlutz | 2 comments »

There are hundreds of threads with folks asking about used tool pricing. Getting tired of posting same information over and over in threads, so decided to list all here:What is Great price on used tool?What is Good price on used tool?What is Fair price on a used tool? All these are hard to answer. Let’s discuss some areas that impact tool pricing. Condition:Condition is important. Every tool is unique in the use/abuse, maintenance, and/or refurbishment; that defines the cond...

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Tips for buying vintage planes online

01-23-2014 03:04 AM by toolmike | 0 comments »

Some tips on buying vintage tools on eBay

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Occasional Table Class (Hand Tool Build) #3: The tool kit Part 2, Saws.

08-14-2011 05:54 AM by RGtools | 32 comments »

Now we get to start making waste in wood. The first tools in the shop to make big boards into smaller ones are the panel saws. When choosing saws don’t go to the home store…this goes for any of the tools in this kit, so in an effort to not repeat myself in every entry I will make this as clear as possible. Do not buy your hand tools from the big box stores, they sell crap tools in the hopes that you will hate them and buy more crap tools to replace them. Either buy vintage,...

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Video: Tips on Buying Great Hardwood Lumber

09-24-2008 04:56 AM by Keith Cruickshank | 12 comments »

I just finished editing my most recent video—this one featuring Boston-based furniture maker John Fox. I was fortunate to be able to capture this unique, inside look at his wood selection process. (5 Minute Video) Video Link Here: John Reed Fox: How a Master Artisan Selects Wood In this video, I was able to film master furniture maker John Fox collaborate with fine-hardwood dealers, Rick and Brian Hearne, as he searches from among Hearne Hardwood’s 1,000,000 board feet of to...

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