Woodworking Tools and Equipment

  • April 25, 2015 2:47 PM
    Message # 3316567
    James Russell (Administrator)

    We received the following email regarding woodworking equipment. Anyone interested can contact Norman directly at nkspam.mv32@tosc.com


     Friends, I'm writing on behalf of my wife. Her father was a lifelong carpenter in Wilmington, both professionally and as a hobbyist. He passed away last August at age 91, leaving a workshop in the basement filled with woodworking equipment - large and small. He continued his small woodworking projects well into his 80s, so the equipment has not been dormant that long.

    We'd like this equipment to not go to waste, and at this point my wife is in the process of trying to prepare the house to sell. (I should add that he built the house himself in 1955, and it's filled with beautiful woodwork. Sadly, the real estate barracudas are happy enough to paint over any of this beautiful work to make the house look like everything else on the market . . . )

    I wanted to inquire if members of the guild might be interested in looking at any of his equipment. We're not looking to make lots of money, we just happen to have lots of specialized equipment on our hands and we're hoping to not just throw it out. For all I know, my wife may be willing to let some of it go at no charge.

    If your members might be interested, or if they know of anyone close enough to Wilmington who might, please contact me.

    I'm sorry I can't give much detail on the equipment,as I'm not a woodworker at all. Lots of circular saws and blades, sanders, at least one big piece that I think may be a bandsaw, and so on. (I spent a few days last October trying to clean up and organize the garage, but I knew very little about the equipment I was working with. )

    My wife is presently in Wilmington for a few more days, then returning home to California for a couple weeks. She's going back to Massachusetts around April 20.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Nicholas Steinhoff
  • April 27, 2015 9:06 AM
    Reply # 3318387 on 3316567

    The Steinhoff's still have a 40's vintage Craftsman table saw and 4" joiner in their basement although almost everything else is gone. If you contact Nicolas, you can arrange for his lovely wife Catherine (daughter of the deceased woodworker and full of stories about her dad's work) to meet you at the house.

    I acquired some pipe clamps and the 16" bandsaw that while the casting was broken on one leg and the machine had clearly not run for several years, will be my next refurbishment project and was well worth the one hour trip. If you are interested in the saw or joiner, be prepared to do some dismantling as getting equipment out of their Dad's basement is not for the faint of heart.



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