Free Woodworking Equipment! *

To The Drivel Starved Nation;

Your favorite Tool Potentate would like to make a charitable contribution of the following;

1-24″ Newman Whitney Planer

2- Davis and Wells 1″ Spindle Shapers (no cutters included)

Do you know of a school or other non-profit entity that could use an injection of free equipment?

Here’s the deal, as mentioned these are free, except for the freight–FOB Portland, Or.

All are wired for 220 3 phase and need no work or repairs.  The planer is a beast-3000 lbs and one can run 24″ wide butcher blocks through it all day without missing an RPM. AND, parts are still available, but it needs none.

The shapers are one of the best made for their size.

Did I mention that they need to go to a non-profit entity?

Thanks for your help-paper transaction needs to occur by 12-31-2010.

These are all that remain from my furniture making days and I would love to see them find a home where they can go back to work.



7 comments on this post:

  1. John,

    Are there any woodworkers who make a profit? Oh, your looking for an actual non-profit organization! What a great way to put your old tools back in action. I wish I knew of one, I don’t even know if my local school district still has a shop program, probably not; what a shame that the generations after us aren’t getting the same exposure to manual skills that we did. Good luck, I hope you find a worthy home for these “monsters!”


    P.S. I could put it on my basement floor and the weight might push the slab down, giving me some more headroom!

  2. Hi John,

    I’m sorry that I don’t know of any elementary or high-school programs. But I do know that OSU has a really nice craft center (it wouldn’t surprised me if it’s non-profit, as the fee is miniscule). Also, down here we have an amazing woodworking program at Palomar College. It’s probably for profit, but I don’t know that for sure.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers, Peter

  3. John:
    An organization that can use these machines is The Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. This is a non profit organization that has the mission of keeping historic railroad equipment in operating condition and help in interpreting the historical aspects of the RR. The President of the Friends is Tim Tennant.
    The address is;
    6005 Osuna Road NE
    Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
    I’m sorry I don’t have a phone number to give you.


  4. I am very pleased to share that my old woodworking machinery has found a new home with the Northwest School of Wooden Boatmaking.

    Thanks to all for allowing these tools to go back to work!



  5. This will go a long way to give life to my Association in Buea Cameroon. This Group is training poor abd street children in the field of modern furniture and carpentry. our contact is
    po box 523 Buea Camroon, email:, Tell:(237)7752 3069.

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