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Sold Barn/Shop, Building Smaller One, Auctioning Excess Woodworking Tools and Equipment

Susan and Ernie have sold the barn that has been the home to the Conover Workshops Woodworking School for the past 40 years. They are now in the process of building a new 28' by 40' woodworking shop near our home at the rear of the property. Unfortunately, due to its smaller size, this new shop will not be able to house all of the tools and treasures Ernie has accumulated over many decades. This is of course a a tough position for a woodworker who prides himself on having a pair and a spare of even esoteric tools.

Therefore, don's miss our Big Kiko Auction this coming Friday (October 19th) at 11:00 AM, with viewing beginning at 9:00 AM. Ernie will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. The offerings include stationery woodworking machinery, European style workbenches, portable power tools, hand tools, dovetail jigs, router tables, routers, and joinery gadgets. There is an extensive listing on Kiko's Website. However, in cleaning up the barn many more things are being added.

Turners will not want to miss the auction because there will be tools, chucks and accessories and some lathes. In particular, three Conover Lathe Sets (head stock, tail stock and tool rest) with AC Motors and Stenciled Bed Rails. There are also two sets of Cast Iron Legs for the lathes and one set cast in aluminum. Rounding this out is one DC Variable Speed Motor and controller. If you actually want to turn there is an offering of turning blanks and burls.

If you cannot make the auction, those on the Conover Mailing List can make an absentee bid by calling Kiko Auctions at (330) 453-9187.

Our local Amish School will be serving lunches and holding a bake sale as a fund raiser. Please join us on Friday, October 19th to snap up some great equipment at bargain prices. To pique your interest here are two more of the items being offered:

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