I'd have fun looking around this place. I'd search for a possible Roycroft piece, hidden among the stash, somewhere.
On Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 11:45:37 AM UTC-5, woodchucker wrote:
I scan Craigslist garage sales and estate sales, looking for old chisels, mainly.
For several months, I had looked for a 16" jointer. There was a Northfield, in Dallas, that sold for $2351, this past Thursday.
There's another sale, in Dallas, Inwood Furniture selling off assets... 600 pics, I think. Folks, there, may find some good deals.... saws, jointers, etc., and some nice looking tools storage cabinets, also.
On Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 8:45:27 AM UTC-5, Leon wrote:
Well, other than the dedicated woodshop, I have the barn to put it in. Th
ere's a third unisaw and craftsman RAS in there, already, plus, lots of the
big lumber and beams are stashed in the barn. There's a big I-beam to att
ach a wench/come-a-long to, for lifting heavy loads. At one time, Jonas h
ad a big metal lathe, in there, and the I-beam was used to unload it, then
later load it, to remove it. I wouldn't use this large of jointer very oft
en, so I don't need it in the woodshop.
I have a double axle trailer, for heavy loads.... besides, U-haul has doubl
e axle trailers for $26 a day, plus additional insurance $$ for potential d
angerous(?) loads, if need be.
There's an old 16" Cresent jointer in New Iberia, 30 miles from me. The g
uy wants $1500 for it. It runs, but the bearings sound a little rumbly, t
o me. Several parts have been refabricated, with/by welding plate iron on
to each end of the motor housing and bracing (to the floor) the motor in al
ignment with the cutter head.... it's direct drive. The bearings have be
en changed, so the whole machine was iffy, to me, especially at that price.
The fence is refabricated/wood/board and the guy didn't have the specif
ic wrench for adjusting the knives.
The guy was very knowledgeable and has other big iron 3 phase woodworking m
achines, he's selling. He was very honest and upfront about the machine's
history and other info. He has a nice fully equipped single-phase machin
es woodshop, as well. He's downsizing. We discovered we have mutual woodw
orking friends/experts, locally, one specifically is Phillip Harmon (Acadia
n Antique Reproduction), who does great work and who jointed and planed som
e of my wide walnut trestle table boards.
On Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 10:31:59 AM UTC-5, Leon wrote:
Of the jointer, yes. Hub sent pics, before I went to look at the jointer.
Phillip Harmon doesn't have a website, to show his stuff. I've mention Phi
llip before, here. I originally thought he taught at UL Lafayette (formerl
y USL, Rajun Cajuns), but he taught at Lafayette High. Mr Harmon had a st
roke a few years ago and his partner, Mark Broussard, pretty much runs the
Jonas was in to machining, during his college days.... worked for a machine
company, owner is a card-playing buddy and friend of ours. I bought the t
hird unisaw off Craigslist for $400, for Jonas to play with. After I lied,
Jonas paid me $600 for it, LOL. The RAS is Jonas', also.
On Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 12:54:11 PM UTC-5, Leon wrote:
Today's my day to care for Mom. Will take and post pics late this evening
Got a new computer last week and still learning the Windows 10 format. Hav
en't transferred many pics to this computer, yet, mostly for upholstery, so
New project pending. Two weeks ago we closed on 3.5 acreas, with an old 50
s-60s era house, adjacent to the farm. The old house needs repairs, pain
t, etc., and the "lawn" needs some cleaning and landscaping. A pecan tree
, near the house, needs to be removed and hope to collect the rootball, for
pecan table legs, as with the walnut table. Discovered a nice osage oran
ge growing on the place, also.
Anybody any experience dealing with these brokers on the loadout and
their requirements for same for larger pieces? I do a lot of farm
auctions but there we just handle it ourselves w/ a bunch of the guys
will all pitch in with generally the seller who'll have a frontend
loader and away we goes... :)
These guys want insurance and all sorts of rigamarole; not sure how that
works...couple pieces I'd be very interested in that so far haven't
brought much action as yet that would possibly still be good deal even
at the distance if the base price were low enough to pay for the hassle
of the loading/shipping...
On Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 9:56:48 AM UTC-5, dpb wrote:
That Northfiled jointer I was looking at on the Machinery Max site... I found it via Dallas Craigslist, posted by the owner, Phil Koch. He included a phone number. http://www.pkiwood.com/ ... very nice work! I had phoned Phil and he would load for $35.
Yeah, a loader/shipper was available via Machinery Max site. So for, I've never needed that kind of service.
As for as the Inwood sale, contact them, directly, and see if they offer/have loading assistance, rather than a dedicated service, if you buy.
Plus the OK and TX panhandles, NE NM and SE CO, ... :)
Brought an old Ford 501 sickle mower home last weekend from "way back
east" in central KS (around Hutchinson) to primarily use for mowing
under the cedar windbreaks...got it cobbled onto the back of the 955
utility tractor and it's going to work pretty well once get it actually
adapted to the newer 3-pt arrangements and give it a little TLC
including some new sickle sections, etc., ... But it slide right under
most of the lower branches that aren't actually in the ground as they
were--will have to do a little trimming to be able to just drive along
in the future, but it'll be a _major_ upgrade over the hand schythe or
trying to use a trimmer for keeping up around the house that typically
gets neglected for other things more pressing...
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