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Thread: I just put a desposit down... Tool revealed. Pics added.

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    I just put a desposit down... Tool revealed. Pics added.

    ... for an almost-new tool purchase. I will pick it up this Thursday. It is impossible to rent a truck on a weekend on a short notice.

    I miss Vaughn and his truck.

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    Last edited by Mohammad Madha; 06-09-2012 at 08:13 PM.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    What, a new tool and you won't tell us what it is well what ever it is Mohammad, can't wait to see it

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    My bet is on either a jointer or a planer.

    If it's any consolation Mohammad, I miss my truck, too.
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    Need pics!
    Got Wood?

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    Clues thus far:
    used 'something, because he said 'almost-new'
    costs money, enough so that only a deposit has been paid thus far;
    relatively local because he would have borrowed Vaughn's truck if he could;
    big enough and heavy enough that he needs a truck;
    probably related to woodworking, since he posted here;
    a 'found' purchase; one he has been waiting to find and did, in a market where he had to pull the trigger or lose out, i.e., short notice about renting a truck on the weekend.
    Vaughn likely is closest to be right, as there is a familiarity between the two and Vaughn likely knows what he already has in his shop and perhaps also what he has been lusting after.

    So I agree with Vaughn. A major tool like a jointer or planer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    How'd I do?
    Brilliant deduction Sherlock. Well done . Many Home Depots rent trucks. I am not sure if you have to use it for a purchase or not but, if so, buy a sheet of MDF or something. $20 for the first 75 minutes. Another trick I've used in my pre-pickup truck days was to rent a U-Haul, One Way near the seller's location. Depending on where U-Haul needs trucks, you can even get a deal if you will drop the truck at that location. I have actually saved money driving several miles beyond where I dropped the gear off and having someone come pick me up in my car.

    Example;
    - rent truck in San Diego and pick up tool
    - drive tool to North Hollywood and drop off
    - drive truck to Tajunga and "return" it
    - have friend pick you up in Tajunga for the ride home

    BTW, congrats in advance.
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 06-03-2012 at 01:05 PM.
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    i have rode with that blonde haired dude in the traffic of your area and he is much better at it than i would be,, my vote is for a jointer..
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    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    No doubt, you guys are a smart bunch of people.

    Location is old town Pasadena, about 26 miles away. I thought of renting the truck one way but then I'd need someone to go with me and I couldn't find anyone to go with me on a Thursday afternoon. So I reserved a 14 ft U-haul truck for a round trip. Trucks smaller than 14 ft don't come with a loading ramp.
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    so how big is it? a 12"? your stout enough to handle anything smaller your self
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    Combo planer Joiner.
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