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post #1 of 10 Old 07-03-2011, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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Need help from woodworkers

My husband was a big woodworker and has tons of tools I don't even know the name to.

He passed away recently and I am ready to slowly sell some things.
I will be moving in the spring (hopefully) and I need to downsize our stuff.

What would be the best section to post a picture & description to get an idea of how to describe an item & how much to ask ??

Thanks in advance..
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-03-2011, 02:55 PM
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Sorry to hear of your loss.

Posting pictures in power tools and machinery, would likely get you descriptions of what you have.

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Yes,condolences.

Here is what I'm thinking off top of head......in a pretty close order of merit.

1-contact relatives

2-local WWers....clubs,org's,ect.

3-local paper

4-Craigslist.........be careful here,its value in this area can be all over the place?

5-Forums such as this

6-E-Bay.........and again,as with #4 it can get a little complicated.

Good luck and you're probably going to have to figure the pic thing out,and not just for this site,but in general.BW

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Thanks BWSmith !!!
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Knowing where you are would help. Some areas have a much better used market than others
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Sorry for your loss. I suggest you take lots and lots of pictures and post em here.

Between the diverse back grounds here I'm sure they will all get ID'd... Even if not valued you at least what to search for relevant pricing.

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Kelly,
My condolences on your loss.

I can offer one more suggestion.
There may be a forum member close to you that can help with ID and valuation.
Just post your general location, like "south east Missouri" or "Northern X county, (state). Then some one from this forum who lives in your area can private message you and make arrangements.

Be careful using Craig's list. You don't want every Tom, Dick and Harry knowing your address. People do respond to ads only to come back later and help themselves.
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Thanks everyone..
I live in Raleigh, NC.
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Kelly,

My condolences to you and your family. Hopefully you have plenty of furniture and other things crafted by your husband to remember him by. I can tell you that for many of us there is a real passion to this and probably his heart and soul went into what he created.

You might try North Carolina Woodworker via this link. I am sure that there are woodworkers in Raleigh who can help.

Though pictures would be the easiest way for people to help you, accurate descriptions would also work. For example, Delta Unisaw model 123-456, Jet Dust Collector model ABC, etc.

If you have the luxury to take your time and really research your items, you should get a pretty good for them. Google is a great resource for research. For example, Google 'Delta Unisaw 123-456' and you are likely to get reviews, original selling price and maybe even used selling price. eBay is also good at figuring out going sales prices. Follow an items auction through to the end and you will have a market price.

I suggest that you create a little table in Word, Excel or on paper listing the manufacturer, the model number, the original selling price (if you can get that), any special features or extra equipment and the price range you have researched or were lead to believe it is worth.

Also, do not think that that little rusty tool in the corner is worthless. There can be great value in things that size wise or condition you would think are worth just about nothing.

Lastly, depending on the species, the lumber can be worth a quite a lot as well.

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Kelly,

My condolences to you and your family. Hopefully you have plenty of furniture and other things crafted by your husband to remember him by. I can tell you that for many of us there is a real passion to this and probably his heart and soul went into what he created.
Yes..I have some precious things he built.
A 8 ft Table that I would carry out first if the house were on fire & then find the kids LOL. My grandson has the desk he built. Trying to figure out how to take the built in bookcases with me when I move..
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