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Got Dad's wood and machines - nd advice

Hi all,

My Dad was an avid and very skilled woodworker/machinist/carpenter as hobbies. He had a workshop full o' machines - saws, milling machines, etc. - even an extensive dust collection system. Also had lots of wood boards that he stored indoors in dry, straight condition. - Now Dad has passed to the great woodshop in the sky, and left my Mom with all this stuff, no room to move in the house (wood everywhere), and not enough money. So we need to sell this stuff (would love to give it away if we were not in such a financial bind).
Does anyone have any suggestions re: how to sell it? Forget eBay - we cannot ship these bulky, heavy items. I'm shying away from Craigslist as well, as I don't want any shady characters at Mom's house (even though I have bought and sold on Craigslist myself). I figure I have a better chance if I try to find professional carpenters who have the means to haul it away.
This is in the Boston area. Any ideas would be welcome!
Thank you all.
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Hello, welcome and sorry to hear of your loss.

There is a section of the site dedicated to buying and selling tools. Much is going to depend on where you are from, and what you have.
I would suggest getting a list of whats there with model numbers and manufacturers as well as photos, and look at that section. Getting an idea as to value can be a bit rougher to do.
If you are in the Chicago area you can PM me as well. I'm always looking for equipment.
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She's in Boston Dan.
Wish she was closer.
And also sorry about your loss as well. Good luck, in sure once you get pics and model # people will respond.

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Yup.
I didn't catch that.
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You can't put your stuff in classifieds here until 25 posts but that does'nt mean you can't take some pics and post them here so we can see what you have to give you some help.
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If you do not want "shady" characters at your mothers door then filter then through your address.

For big, heavy items you are eliminating a large base of potential customers if you do not use local classifieds.

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Thanks, all, for your helpful replies! You have given me some good ideas. Yes, I wish Mom lived closer to you guys who are interested. Somebody send me a "magic shrinking and expanding machine" and I will shrink it all and send it....
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Thanks, all, for your helpful replies! You have given me some good ideas. Yes, I wish Mom lived closer to you guys who are interested. Somebody send me a "magic shrinking and expanding machine" and I will shrink it all and send it....
Then will use that machine to shrink our money then. Lol
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I live in the Boston area, what kids of items are going trying to sell? PM me with details if you get a chance.
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