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Blog entry by canadianchips posted 11-21-2010 04:03 AM 1361 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did it again. Went to an auction that caught my attention on a website. It was an estate sale, in the picture I caught a glimpse of a Craftsman 113 Table Saw. 3 hp. When I got to the sale there it was, oversized cast iron extensions, 3 HP motoer, very little rust. I waved my hand twice and it is mine. They then proceeded to put everything that went with the saw on the wagon. Miter attachment, Mortise attachment, Bevel attachment, tripod with bearings for extra help with material. I now have them all. YES , My first saw is a craftsman 113 series, 1hp, I made 48 inch extension and router table for it 25 years ago. I use this saw in little workshop. The second one is a 113 series 1 1/2 hp that I bought 10 years ago, it stays in work trailer.(Made new stand on wheeels, very portable, one man can move it) Third one is a 113 series that I bought this spring.
It is a 2hp, thinking that I would upgrade the one in shop to more power. Then today the 3hp. 113 series. (Should I go for therapy ?) At the same sale was a pile of old planks. I figured I will hang around and see how much they sell for. Maybe auctioneer would split the pile. The pile was the size of 3 truckloads. Average length 12 feet, x 2” x 10”. When he got to the pile he said you are bidding on EVERYTHING.My heart sunk, thinking I stood there all day for nothing. He tried to get $200. NO interest, $100. No interest, kept going lower, At $10. I waved my hand….................I now own a PILE of old lumber. NO ONE ELSE BID. Before I walked away another fella offered to buy some. Sold him 5 pieces of 4”x 6” x 14’ for $5. each. Within 10 minutes I had already made a $15 dollar profit and still have my pile. Tonight I took my trailer to load the lumber .(It is only 12 miles from where I live) As I started to load, I discovered I had bought 24 pieces of SOLID OAK. 2” x 10” x 10ft. I had TOO heavy a load for 1 trip, tomorrow I go back for the rest.The son helped me load it, he said the oak planks have been in one of the sheds since he was a kid 30 years ago, Never been used.
The only way I can justify this is,it is even better than FREE, I am being paid to take it home !

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

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#1 posted 11-21-2010 04:11 AM

That is sooooo cool you actually got paid for some great old wood.
The problem now is – what are you going to make?????

-- Theresa,

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#2 posted 11-21-2010 04:13 AM

Now that’s MY kind of deal!

-- Wooster, Ohio

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#3 posted 11-21-2010 04:21 AM

No one has sales like that around here. Nice score. Now lets see the projects.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#4 posted 11-21-2010 04:48 AM

I’d say you made a great score

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#5 posted 11-21-2010 04:52 AM

Great score and no, you shouldn’t go for therapy. That wood is going to keep you busy for a while. Enjoy.

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#6 posted 11-21-2010 05:41 AM

Oh man, now I can tell my wife that I have to go to estate sales because I might walk away with cool old tools, wood and a profit LOL

Thanks for giving me hope.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 11-21-2010 06:47 AM

Fantastic score on the wood. What did you have to give for the saw?


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 11-21-2010 06:50 AM

wow, I got to move to where ever you live in Canada. Nothing like that ever happens in Thunder Bay….

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#9 posted 11-21-2010 07:31 AM

:-) yah-yah-yah but you know we love pictures of gloats like that
still congrat´s its one in a lifetime you will walk away from an auction with money in the wallet :-)

take care

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#10 posted 11-21-2010 11:02 AM

that is awesome

crazy? We would have called you crazy if you DIDN’T make the purchases. That is one SWEET deal

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#11 posted 11-21-2010 02:42 PM

Time to dust off your camera and show us the goodies!

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#12 posted 11-21-2010 02:57 PM

let’s see

4 table saws
lot’s of cured wood

you can build 4 things at a time
go from saw to saw

great score

now to work !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#13 posted 11-21-2010 03:22 PM

Scrappy. I paid $170 Canadian dollars. ($20 more than I planned, the extra attachments made me wave hand once more) I still think I barely paid for the motor.
Woke up this morning.
My Head hurting.
Been laying in bed all night dreaming about building things with my new pile. (Its a good headache) Thinking of building a OAK workbench. NICE Heavy. Question is. Do I build it and leave square holes like the old ones or do I build it, then drill round holes for the modern style dawgs ? PICS will be taken later today after I unload lumber from trailer and stack it neatly.

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

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#14 posted 11-21-2010 03:34 PM

i’d go with the round ones

they will ‘twist’ slightly
to accept angled work

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#15 posted 11-21-2010 07:03 PM

Nice find!

I bet there were folks there who said…”Who’d want an old pile of wood? Probably good for firewood..?...and that old dusty saw? I’d rather buy a brand new one!”

and they paid you to take it home!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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