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Author Topic: Chicago Wood & Equipment run!  (Read 13754 times)

Offline Kirk Allen

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Chicago Wood & Equipment run!
« on: January 25, 2009, 08:15:41 PM »
My wife and I are heading north to Chicago in the morning with a trailer load of Spalted Maple, Spalted Sycamore, Wide plank Red Oak, Ash, Cherry, Maple, and Eastern Red Cedar. 

We have 4 stops to make and plan on bringing home a Delta 6x48 Belt Sander that is a year old and used very little. Trading some 12/4 maple for it, or $75.  I will decide when I get there. 
http://www.deltaportercable.com/Products/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=11466

That Same stop I am picking up a 1969 Craftsman Radial Arm Saw for $100.  :)




Then I have two wood sale stops that cover the cost of the tools I picked up in the morning as well as getting my Steel City Cabinet saw in exchange for lumber and some cash, which also came from lumber sales.
http://www.steelcitytoolworks.com/products_tools.cfm?section=2&category=12&tool=35675

Once that is loaded and secured on the trailer its off to the last stop of the day to pick up a Milwaukee circular saw. $90, which again, is paid for from the lumber sales previously.  Its brand new and still in the box!  :)
http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-6390-21-Tilt-Lok-4-Inch-Circular/dp/B0000222UX/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1232900824&sr=8-1


If all goes as planned the trip is only going to cost me about 1 tank of fuel, and with diesel hitting $1.99 a gal, my fill up only cost me $39.95 so I think I am coming out smelling like a rose!   :)

Next Satuday its off to a small town north of me to trade 75 board feet of soft maple for a Steel City Benchtop Mortiser!   :)
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Re: Chicago Wood & Equipment run!
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2009, 08:38:39 PM »
Nice trading and selling.   ;D

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Re: Chicago Wood & Equipment run!
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2009, 08:25:40 PM »
Dont have the pics yet but I also picked up a an Antique Rockwell 6"x48" belt sander with the original welded metal stand, and a shaping sander/circular flap sander. 

Overall, I ended up with a truck load of tools, sold the extra 100 bf of lumber I took with me and it all only cost me a day of driving and two tanks of gas. 

My wife went with me though so it was like a mini vacation that I got to bring home toys ;D
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Re: Chicago Wood & Equipment run!
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2009, 09:02:14 PM »
Kirk,

Radial Arm looks the same as a friend of mine had while at college in Iowa (1972)

This last year one of my best friends moved to Anderson, IN and a niece to Muncie.  By the map looks like they are the same distance or less from you, than your trip to Chicago.


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Re: Chicago Wood & Equipment run!
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2009, 01:56:53 PM »
Definatly closer than Chicago.  Just the lack of traffic in Indiana makes them closer :D
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Re: Chicago Wood & Equipment run!
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2009, 08:27:05 PM »
How is driving in Indiana........news the other night indicated ice storm and power outages :o

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Re: Chicago Wood & Equipment run!
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2009, 10:34:33 PM »
Southern Indiana got hammered.  Just west of me, in the Terre Haute, IN area they got snow.  Should be fine now as long as this storm passing tonight doesnt make too much of a mess.
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Re: Chicago Wood & Equipment run!
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2009, 10:13:27 AM »
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Just west of me, in the Terre Haute, IN

By your map it looks east of you  ???  ;D

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Re: Chicago Wood & Equipment run!
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2009, 10:43:53 AM »
Long Day ???  We are West of Terre Haute, which is usualy how I describe where we are located so I am so used to saying that I didnt even think about Terre Haute being East of us  ::)  Like I said, long day ;)
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Re: Chicago Wood & Equipment run!
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2009, 06:07:56 PM »
The traveling trade show goes on the road again ;D  Delivering 75 BF of 4/4 Silver maple in exchange for used 1 time Mortiser ;D

http://www.steelcitytoolworks.com/products_closeup.cfm?category=3&tool=25200

http://www.steelcitytoolworks.com/products_tools.cfm?section=2&category=3&tool=25200
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Re: Chicago Wood & Equipment run!
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2009, 09:36:59 PM »
This shop is becoming 'tool enriched' so what are you going to create with all these fine tools...............besides chips and sawdust  ;D

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Re: Chicago Wood & Equipment run!
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2009, 07:19:18 AM »
I one day hope to get back to making furniture, which was the pation that got me in this crazy sawmill business in the first place ::)
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Re: Chicago Wood & Equipment run!
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2009, 08:28:30 AM »
Well, Kirk, I am in the same sawdust pile.  I use to do a great deal of woodworking as well and now, all I got time for is making the material for others projects. :'( :'( :'(

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Re: Chicago Wood & Equipment run!
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2009, 10:00:49 AM »
I know the feeling Frank :'(
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Re: Chicago Wood & Equipment run!
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2009, 10:20:24 AM »
C'mon guys the 'feeling' is not all that bad. Each time you 'open' one of those logs its like getting a present. Plus - you get to be the artist in creating the canvas of those woody frames. And you are in the 'board room' which means you make all the important decisions ;D

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Re: Chicago Wood & Equipment run!
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2009, 11:44:04 AM »
Stephen,
Yes it's like getting a present when you open those logs up but only if you keep the wood. :-\

Now on this 'Board Room" matter, we dont have one, want one, or need one! ;D ;)
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Re: Chicago Wood & Equipment run!
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2009, 06:27:31 PM »
i been trying to saw some oak construction lumber to build a solar kiln like birkeys, & keep taking the pretty wood & putting in the airdry stack. hard to get enough to start construction with all this pretty stuff going & awaighting in the good stuff pile
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Re: Chicago Wood & Equipment run!
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2009, 09:19:42 PM »
My barn is full of that secret stash stuff ;D
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