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Location: San Jose (Do you know the way?) California
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I'm not retired, but like to putter around in my garage a bit (when I'm not off chasing ducks/geese/pheasants). Between jobs some years back I spent a few delightful months making sawdust building fences and decks for neighbors and friends. I used that as an excuse to acquire a pretty nice table saw, a compound miter saw, and a planer. Well.... life intervened and I had to get a "real job".... BUT.... I'd always kinda wanted a Shopsmith (I know... I know... all you HARD CORE guys pooh pooh those things as the spawn of satan - but... for the casual hobbyist... they're just dandy). So... when I got one for "free" heck.... I was all set. After replacing the motor, belts, bearings, and cleaning off mucho rust I was the proud owner of a late 50s Shopsmith that ran like a top. But... it was missing some "stuff"... so I found another one that was close that had "stuff" (band saw, jointer, belt sander, etc). So I bought it. But... alas.. it was missing a chuck. So... there was one listed at a local estate sale... with a really nice chuck! So... I offered to buy the chuck (and a pile of other "stuff") but the lady wanted to sell it as a package. Sadly... I walked away... to return the next day when everything was half price... and later just before everything was free... I offered the nice lady $200 and brought my 3rd Shopsmith home... Needing to somehow justify my growing supply of woodworking tools... I started making pens (they seemed idiot proof?) and 50-60 pens later everyone I know has one. So now what???? Game Calls!

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replied on HOT DEALS Thread. Black Friday, eBay, Amazon, BORG, Zoro, Woodcraft, etc. 08-23-2018 06:49 PM
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