View Full Version : Another right place right time post

02-27-2006, 02:51 PM
I didn't want to hijack YOD's thread so I'll start another. Last Friday I was browsing Craigs List for San Diego and found a listing for Machinist tool boxes and tools. I was sure it was already sold as it had been posted on Thursday but I sent the mail anyway. I'm now the proud owner of 3 Kennedy tool boxes *with tools*

Here is another view

The rest can be viewed at http://photobucket.com/albums/b222/bill8410vna/New%20Tools/

They are too numerous to list but the measureing tools are well cared for. Most all are Mitutoyo or Starrett. Some of the hand tools have a bit of light rust after 10 years of disuse. The seller had been a machinist for 20 years but had transitioned to being a buyer about 10 years ago. He finally decided he needed the room in his garage. I basically hit the lotto for machinist tools. Fortunately I was able to take the time to go look and strike a deal (took an early lunch). What was the deal? $1000 for the lot. Not many duplications with what I already had either.

Also included are a couple shots of the machine shop section of my humble shop (the rest is woodworking) and my version of a rail road rail anvil and stand. Be gentle regarding my turkey ***t welds for the improvised hardy hole, it's a 110v MIG.

Sorry about the gloat but hey, Your Old Dog started it http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif


02-27-2006, 04:24 PM
Man, my toolbox just came up missing! I'm so glad that you found it. Please send it home, it looks hungry. Thanks http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Nice score. If you realy want to get everyones blood pressure up, tell them that you bought it for $100.00.

Have fun!

02-27-2006, 04:42 PM
Hey ya lucky bastard, nice score! I'd be bragging too.

02-27-2006, 06:17 PM
Aw, man! You suck.

Seriously though, excellent score.

Your Old Dog
02-27-2006, 07:43 PM
I'm a little jealous. You mind if I get right to the TURKEY ***T WELDING display?

Where the hell did you learn to.............. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Nice score. Ya done good! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

charlie coghill
02-27-2006, 09:55 PM
Give me your address than go on vacation, Please. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

02-27-2006, 10:05 PM
Thanks Guys, I've been insufferably pleased with myself since Friday. Even SWMBO agreed I got a good deal.

YOD, proudly self taught http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif Actually I've done better. Had I picked 1/8" stock for the improvised hardie hole the welds would have looked much better and it would have been strong enough. But as usual I over designed it. That Lincoln 110V mig just isn't up to 1/4" steel. I was using solid wire with Argon/CO2 mix so the splatter was minimal. Kinda ran out of duty cycle though. Might have done better had I switched to flux core.

Glad you all enjoyed the pics.


02-27-2006, 11:22 PM
I now hate you http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Great score!
BTW...which Lincoln welder do you have?
The newer SP's (125 and 135) will weld 1/4" no problem. You might want to try preheating your metal before you weld it. Heat it up till spit really sizzles off it. 250 to 300F. They weld far better.

02-27-2006, 11:37 PM
The top Kennedy looks like one that went missing while I was out for war, of course it was full of stuff. The cover had a big dent, but it still locked. I didn't have that sticker. The lower box was wider, and red Crapsman, I think, may have been Waterloo (Ford/Mercury thing).

Nice Score, you DRB http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//cool.gif

Today I will gladly share my experience and advice, for there no sweeter words than "I told you so."