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Tooling up with estate sales-How to equip your hand-tool shop for pennies on the dollar #5: Last bonus tip

04-20-2015 07:25 PM by Brad | 0 comments »

In this last installment, I talk about other treasures to enrich your life. Bonus Tip #11: Look for other stuff too.Once you’ve made two rounds in the tool-rich areas (garage, basement, outside shed), take a moment to just look around. Seek out items congruent with your hobbies and interests. Are you a gamer? Collector of tobacco tins? Want to spruce up your bar area with vintage liquor/beer signs, mugs and glasses? Estate sales are an economical way to do just that. For instance, I enj...

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Tooling up with estate sales-How to equip your hand-tool shop for pennies on the dollar #4: Tip #10

04-19-2015 03:49 PM by Brad | 0 comments »

Tip #10: Don’t leave before fishing out the good deals.In my experience, my competitors usually go right to the tools. Remember the estate sale I showed up to only to be greeted by the guy with 10 handsaws in his box? That deflated me a little. But I resolved to continue looking around. Come to discover that the 10-saw man left the Jorgenson clamps and forstner bits untouched. At $4.00 each the clamps were a good deal. At the same price the 1” and 2” forstner bits, respectively, were a steal....

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