After completing a few small projects I'll be selling the following
power tools. Probable date available: March '07. Milwaukee,Chicago area,
no delivery, inspection OK. Prices are somewhat negotiable but please
don't insult me. I'll help load to the extent that an arthritic back
allows. They are in a basement shop. All tools are in very good working
condition except sander as noted. Sold as is, where is. Email for phone
number. Pictures if requested.
Wish I lived close to you. I'd be interested in the Laguna bandsaw and
the 15" planer.
Is it the arthitic back that's causing you to abandon the woodworking
hobby? I also have some arthiritis in my back but it's manageable. I've
set up my shop to minimize any bending. Plus, I scatter stools around
to sit on while reaching under things.
I put my work peices up on a table and frequently call on one of my
sons or neighbors to help me move things.
extension,Delta mobile base, 2 blades (one a Forrest), Beismeyer fence, homade
wheels, dual inlet, @30 feet of hoses, PVC pipe, clamps, etc.> 8" Jointer
Delta 200lbs $500 approx. 40 years old, excellent working condition,
knives sharp, tables flat, mobile base, manual. Motor professionally
belt, stand, mobile base, extra belts & disks, Running, but needs TLC on
switch.> Scroll saw Delta 100lbs $100 Older model with small table, runs
well, spare blades, stand, wheels.
"Dob?" as in
A telescope with a Newtonian optical design, that uses a Dobsonian
Invented by John Dobson, the Dobsonian mount is a relatively
Alt-Az mount, which allows the primary investment in a telescope to be
vested in its optics. Dobsonian mounts have their greatest value at the
ends of the spectrum of telescope mounts: they allow beginners to enter
amateur astronomy with less of a financial investment, and also are the
affordable mount for amateur astronomers who want a scope with a very
large aperture (say, 14" and larger). Being non-computerized Alt-Az
Dobs do not track celestial objects and must be moved by hand to keep
object in the field of view of the eyepiece, which can be somewhat
with a big Dob and a high-power eyepiece especially if the scope is
the zenith (tracking can be added to a Dob but this tends to get
On the other hand the view of a DSO such as a nebula through a large
can be breathtaking, which can lead to the expensive amateur
disease called aperture fever.
I'm missing the point. Please elaborate.
I answered this on the back channel, but for the Great Unwashed the key
is that the mounts are made of wood and can be made in your shop using
just hand tools. Or powah tools. The biggest one I know uses a mirror 42
inches in diameter. It can be transported.
Wish I were closer, would in interested in the Unisaw, but eastern PA is
more than I would care to drive.
You may want to also put a message in the classified message forum at
www.sawmillcreek.org. They get a lot of woodworker traffic on this site.
feet of hoses,
Thanks to all for the messages. I do have an arthritic back, but it
doesn't keep me from woodworking--just picking up things my wife wants
I had brain surgery last September. Surgery on Tuesday, home on
Friday--ain't it grand? Yes, I'm doing fine.
Reason for the sale: my wife retires next year and we'll be traveling
around the country in an RV for at least a year, then home for a few
weeks, then Australia/New Zealand, then home again, then RVing again.
We'll store our stuff, but I don't want these tools to rust in an
unheated storage unit. Also, adding the potential income from the sale
and the savings in not storing the tools--which we will bank-- means
that I can buy all new tools when we buy the next house, probably in
'09. I'm saving Grizz catalogs.
That's more than you wanted to know, right?
Nope; it's a relief to know that another woodworker is not being lost due
to disability. Sounds like you have an enjoyable few years coming up. Best
If you're gonna be dumb, you better be tough
Cool thing: I was cruising TV channels a couple of months ago when I hit
the Health Channel (whatever it's called) and got stopped by the image
of a gigantic guy. Turns out he's Chinese, 20 years old, and 7'9".
That's seven feet, nine inches. He's a basketball player, duh, with
exactly the same benign tumor as mine. It's located in the brain next to
the pituitary gland, which is the control for all the other glands. My
blurred vision gave it away, but in his case it's a runaway thyroid that
contributed to his size. I got to watch the exact same surgery they
performed on me, but from the outside. Up into the nose with a tiny
scope and an itty-bitty vacuum, through a couple of layers of eggshell
bone, into the area around the carotid artery, optic nerves, and
pituitary. Suck that sucker right out they did, and he's back on the
court in 6 weeks. That's what being 20 will do for you.
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