[Homestead] Woodwoorking tools
lurine at softcom.net
Tue Sep 13 22:27:01 EDT 2005
Estate auctions are good too. We bid on a box of stuff. We could only see
the top couple of items but they went for $10. Got some really neat old
tools, most of them in really good shape, plus a surprise down in the bottom
of the box, a lead crystal dish that was worth over $100!
Another place to go "hunting" is storage unit sales. Youngest kidlet bid on
two boxes at one of those and they were filled with brand new books and
science kits! In fact, she just came in to show me the "faux" stained glass
that she just finished from one of those kits. She has sold a bunch of the
books online and already made several hundred dollars off her $25 purchase!
DH has bid on some of the storage unit sales and gotten a small compressor,
a battery powered skill saw and a few other tools for pennies on the dollar!
I think his favorite find was a planer and some chisels.
----- Original Message -----
From: <Clansgian at wmconnect.com>
> Three places, but two of them ain't cheap!
> Both have spuds, adzes, broad axes, manual saws etc. Very, very good
> and very pricey.
> I found most of the everyday tools I use in antique shops and WAY cheaper
> than they cost new. I got a good 6' crosscut saw with every tooth intact
> and the
> metal in excellent shape for $30. The proprietor said I just missed two
> them that were still shiney and sharp he sold for $20 each the day before!
> Most of the hand woodworking tools that look like a pile of rust in the
> shops can
> be brought back into useable form with a bit of attention.
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