Thread: I think I'm going to sell it all
26th Aug 2019, 10:22 PM #1
I think I'm going to sell it all
This is just a heads up for those who may be interested, and before I actually list anything for sale.
For a number of reasons including health, age and finances it's become apparent that I will not be able to complete my vision of activating a whole batch of machinery I bought 4-5 years (or more) ago. Some may recall me gloating about some of the purchases. The pieces will include all of the pieces in my post linked hereunder, as well as quite a bit more.
Any suggestions? Putting a collection of old equipment togetherDon't Just Do It.... Do It HardenFast!!
Regards - Wayne
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27th Aug 2019, 10:08 PM #2
Sorry to hear Wayne . Hope all is OK . You built a huge nice shed for it too . Id be interested in knowing how much the Thicknesser and The Wadkin buzzer would be .
28th Aug 2019, 04:56 AM #3
I'll hit retiring age in under 15 months - but I won't be allowed to retire then as I have teenage daughters, one of whom will still be at school. I hope I'm still fit and healthy when I do get to retire (eventually) and will be able to enjoy the small workshop I've spent years working towards.
Cheers, Vann.Gatherer of rusty
28th Aug 2019, 08:41 AM #4
I’m shocked and surprised to hear this.
Sorry I’ve never made the 50 minute drive up to say g’day and perve on your haul.
Im retired and have been for about 5 years, I’ve been pretty good at not buying more big toys in that time.
Before I retired I’d sold off most of my big Wadkin kit and bought Bursgreen as they came up.
I also had an existing big shed so didn’t have to spend the time and money you have to build one.
Before you sell off everything think very carefully, I regretted selling my big lathes and a Wadkin RS 8”
was purchased recently. I also scored a Wadkin JTA from Camoz but that’s another story.
You seemed to enjoy turning that bowl recently and that is different to what you have done in your working life as a builder.
Why not plan on keeping your lathes ( one of which is irreplaceable in Oz) and enough other gear to do woodturning. Even if you have to move and won’t have 3 phase lathes can be run off single ok.
I guess I’d be interested in the JTA you scored from up north if it could be converted back to lineshaft operation.
Happy to come up for a chinwag if you like, PM me.
Just had a brain fart!I bumped into a bod last Sunday at Shannon’s Eastern Creek do who’s missus is thinking of getting back into WW now the kids are grown up. They have land up your way they’re retiring to.
H.Jimcracks for the rich and/or wealthy. (aka GKB '88)
29th Aug 2019, 09:45 PM #5
29th Aug 2019, 09:50 PM #6
A combination of an industrial accident and a subdivision project gone bad has brought about a change in priorities. Nothing tragic, just a different direction is all. Like you I think I may be aiming for a more modest retirement setup than I currently have.Don't Just Do It.... Do It HardenFast!!
Regards - Wayne
29th Aug 2019, 09:52 PM #7
8th Oct 2019, 01:16 AM #8
Hey Wayne, sorry to hear that you feel you need to give up such a project; I would be interested in both the bandsaw and thicknesser if you didn't already part with it. The bandsaw would be very cool as I recently bought a 12" Macson jointer from the 40's that I shall be restoring.
I am also actually moving in with my girlfriends parent in the coming months who are located close to Peats Ridge, so quite close to Gosford.
9th Oct 2019, 08:17 AM #9Don't Just Do It.... Do It HardenFast!!
Regards - Wayne
9th Oct 2019, 05:16 PM #10
Oh awesome Wayne, japan looks like an amazing place I hope you have a great trip. I have seen photos of some insane tool shops packed to the absolute brim with quality tools. Will you be you be hunting down any cheap Japanese chisels and such or strictly a nature/culture visit?
Ah Somersby is even closer, cool part of the world. Well when you do get around to listing the machines I would love to buy the bandsaw with the blade sharpener. Then when I get it restored and up and running you can come enjoy it!!
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Hi Wayne, Sorry to hear about the change in plans. I would definitely be interested in some of the saw doctor stuff you got.
Still got the spare rubber drive wheel for your retoother here!
Enjoy the trip to Japan.
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