Yacht builder's auction of woodworking tools

Palmer Johnson, builder of big buck yachts, is shutting down Wisconsin operations. Here's a story about the auction of its WW tools that contains a link to the online bidding site.
http://www.jsonline.com/business/yacht-builder-palmer-johnson-will-sell-woodworker-tools-at-auction-b99690319z1-372577621.html
Larry
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On 3/19/2016 10:47 AM, Gramps' shop wrote:

that's an awful auction site. Way too much realestate on the screen that's bare, and images that are too small.
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On 3/19/2016 11:31 AM, woodchucker wrote:

Did you click on the items? That brings up multiple images of the item and each image has a magnifying glass so you can drill down and see the scratches in the metal finish, etc.
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On 3/19/2016 6:50 PM, Unquestionably Confused wrote:

Too small, and too much wasted space. I want to scan quickly.
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On 3/19/2016 12:31 PM, woodchucker wrote:

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On Sat, 19 Mar 2016 12:31:39 -0400

there is room for some improvement
for that kind of equipment pictures would never be good enough
the open house is where the serious buyers can give everything a good looking over and assessment
but then again if the prices are low enough maybe some buyers just do not care how much detail they have
wonder how their site will handle the furious bidding that will happen near the end
the chance for shilling is big
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On Sat, 19 Mar 2016 07:47:15 -0700 (PDT)

looks like they had a large operation in wisconsin must be a painful closure
seems carbon fiber rules their product line
http://hansenandyoung.com/auction/284243/palmer-johnson-yacht-business-dispersal-woodworking-tools-more
i like their boat the explorer-1
the big yachts look odd to me but i guess that is the style now
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On Sat, 19 Mar 2016 07:47:15 -0700 (PDT)

auction closes on march 29 so right now prices are low
the best time to look will be monday and tuesday
they are having an open house too so probably a good chance to get hand tools
no doubt the clamps are all gone by now
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On 3/20/2016 1:33 PM, Electric Comet wrote:

So are the boats. I was hoping to pick up a 72m with a couple of $million off.
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On Sun, 20 Mar 2016 14:01:29 -0400

they are never out of boats
check the showroom in monaco they might have discounts on demos
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Howzabout that!
I'm new to woodworking, but I immediately noticed the situation with clamps. Woodworkers have jillions of 'em, pawn stores have none, and they want an arm and a leg fer even cheap ones! Check out the first couple mins of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v
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I guess I won't be buying any Irwin clamps. 8|
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I would have used a *least* twice as many clamps.

I don't have any Irwin 'F' style clamps but I have a bunch of the quick clamps and love 'em. I use them for the first few clamps, just to get things stabilized, then follow up with other clamps. The heavy-duty quick clamps are nice, the lighter ones, not so great.
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