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Your Old Dog
02-16-2008, 07:20 AM
I was planning a trip to Ohio to visit my sister. While parked in front of the computer I thought I'd take a look at Craigslist and pound in Youngstown and then grinder. This is what popped up.

http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/http://inlinethumb47.webshots.com/40494/2770537910102651310S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2770537910102651310ulKXDf)

http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/39701/2539404180102651310S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2539404180102651310vTNtxq)

http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/http://inlinethumb36.webshots.com/18403/2656419240102651310S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2656419240102651310oYmacy)

The guy wouldn't budge on price but when he powered it up it ran like a wrist watch. Extremely smooth, no end play in the shaft and must weigh 250 lbs and uses 10" wheels. He was getting ready to move out of state. He said he had a couple of vices I might have an interest in. One was a bench vice buried in boxes but I have one that I really like. But then he showed me this. ( will post in the next post to get by the 3 image limit)

Your Old Dog
02-16-2008, 07:21 AM
And Now, the rest of the story as Paul Harvey often says !

The other vice was on a box right by my leg. When I looked down I saw this.

http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/http://inlinethumb50.webshots.com/38833/2276790520102651310S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2276790520102651310RPvhNi)

I would not have known what I was looking at had it not been for a thread here about a week ago. I recognized it from the pictures someone posted. It is for an Atlas Shaper but I think a plate could be made to mount it on my SB with not much effort. I may even decide to eBay it to recoup some funds spent on the grinder. One just went on ebay forr $224.00. Except for some surface rust and gummed up oil, it is mint. It has no dings or gouges and works perfectly. He wanted $190 for the grinder and wouldn't budge but gave me the RIT for $10.00. Then he said I could have this as he had no idea what it was.

http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/http://inlinethumb41.webshots.com/26216/2622549890102651310S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2622549890102651310QQWkfM)

I told my sister we really should see more of each other. (I'll keep checking Craigslist and see what other relatives I should be seeing more of!)

While there, my Brother in Law suggested we go to Star Supply. That worked out great as well. I bought 4 12 foot lengths of brass bar and hex stock and a fist full of clear 1/2 plastic rods, stainless piano hinge for my boat and other do-dads for $100.00. It was a good haul :D

ptjw7uk
02-16-2008, 07:35 AM
YOD you must have fell the pond Evan fell in, all I find over here is stuff thats half reverted to its original state(rust) or its for a giants machine that no one has any room for.
Yes you must visit your sister more often then post your gloat so we can all dream of a larger workshop to fir it in!!!
Peter

JCHannum
02-16-2008, 07:44 AM
That which he had no idea what it is is a tool setter for a BT Taper tool holder. It is difficult to tell the size from the pic, but probably 40 Taper.

Nice score on the RIT. It is a clean one.

Your Old Dog
02-16-2008, 07:52 AM
You're right Jim, it has a 40 in the far right portion that just barely shows in the photo. That wasn't visible till I wiped it down with WD-40 and it cleaned up pretty well. The screw is bent but turns freely and easily replaced. Does this thing just hold tooling waiting for the machine to come and snatch it up?

Doc Nickel
02-16-2008, 07:59 AM
No, it's used for setting the tooling.

It's part bench-block (which holds the toolholder steady while you tighten the Weldon screw or ER collet nut, etc.) and part gage block ( which, if I understand it, lets you measure tool stick-out so you can tell the machine what offset it needs.)

Doc.

rockrat
02-16-2008, 08:52 AM
Now look, you got to quit comming over here and taking all of the good tools and machines out of Ohio. We just cant stand for it. :D

Nice score. There was an auction here just north of me the other week where a fella had a store that went to probate when he passed. I ended up with a Dayton bench grinder new in the box for $35.

Similar deals all around till they hit the endmills. Then they went for about 75% of new. Still a deal but not a steal. The only thing that kept me from bidding on them was that the fella would get the new endmills and put them, unprotected, in drawers with each other. I'm guessing that all of the purty cutting edges were crashing together over time. Plus, I have a decent stash that I have yet to burn up.

Oh look, I'm a bit off topic......
Now back to your regularly scheduled posting.....

rock-

Your Old Dog
02-16-2008, 09:11 AM
Well guys the plot is thickening! Just found this link on a post on ebay regarding the CAT 40 holder.

http://www.jlindustrial.com/ETM-49954J/SEARCH:CATEGORY/product.html#

http://cgi.ebay.com/E-T-M-Cat-BT-40-Rotary-Tool-Holding-Tightening-Fixture_W0QQitemZ360024394092QQihZ023QQcategoryZ45 018QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

The one on ebay looks hammered but the one I have is really clean and likely not used much. Maybe the freebie was the score of the day !!

IOWOLF
02-16-2008, 10:11 AM
No self respecting South Bender would put that Atlas thing in his shaper drawer.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/iowolf/SANY0109_edited.jpg

Your Old Dog
02-16-2008, 10:20 AM
No self respecting South Bender would put that Atlas thing in his shaper drawer.

Yea and no self respecting South Bender would put his rare SB RT in a non-SB drawer. May as well use a shoebox. Some would call it blasphemy, others would say it's just cause you ain't got the cabinet to go with the shaper which incidentally is why the Southbend logo was intentionally left in the shot :D

IOWOLF
02-16-2008, 10:33 AM
Take a closer look Jack, it is a SB stand and the Shaper is on top.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/iowolf/SANY0107_edited.jpg

I will accept your red face an an apology.

Your Old Dog
02-16-2008, 11:04 AM
Well I salute you red face and all. I'll use more fingers next time I have to do that :D

I should have known you'd have a newer one then mine!

IOWOLF
02-16-2008, 11:13 AM
Newer one?

But I paid less.

Your Old Dog
02-16-2008, 11:38 AM
Find a poor lonely old widow somewhere? Cheap bastard :D

BobWarfield
02-16-2008, 11:38 AM
Dang, you guys put a chalkboard on the table of one of those and you can drive your neighbors crazy. Be sure to wear your heaing protection though!

Best,

BW

PS YOD, that grinder and pedestal are sweet. Great idea checking Craigslist whenever you're travelling with truck.

Your Old Dog
02-16-2008, 11:49 AM
Bob, I don't know about Wolf's but mine is so quite you'd need a chalk board to hear it running. And when it's cutting, it's one of the sweetest sounds you can hear if you like working metal :D

IOWOLF
02-16-2008, 12:04 PM
Mine sounds like the widow, Ohh Ohhh Ohhh.

My Rotary was free, It was too small for the guy who had it.

Your Old Dog
02-16-2008, 12:06 PM
....rof Lmao ! :d

JCHannum
02-16-2008, 02:53 PM
Now look, you got to quit comming over here and taking all of the good tools and machines out of Ohio. We just cant stand for it. :D

Nice score. There was an auction here just north of me the other week where a fella had a store that went to probate when he passed. I ended up with a Dayton bench grinder new in the box for $35.

Similar deals all around till they hit the endmills. Then they went for about 75% of new. Still a deal but not a steal. The only thing that kept me from bidding on them was that the fella would get the new endmills and put them, unprotected, in drawers with each other. I'm guessing that all of the purty cutting edges were crashing together over time. Plus, I have a decent stash that I have yet to burn up.

Oh look, I'm a bit off topic......
Now back to your regularly scheduled posting.....

rock-

rock;
You can thank me for that grinder, I was across the table from you and decided I didn't want it.

rockrat
02-16-2008, 07:25 PM
rock;
You can thank me for that grinder, I was across the table from you and decided I didn't want it.

Ha! I wasnt wearing my traditional ROCKwell Automation hat. I thought that I was incogneato. You know there is another auction on the 1st of March right? I'll be there with my auction buddy. We should get together and trade shop stories over a cup of coffee.

As for the grinder, it runs smooth and cuts good for a 1/4 hp. Did you end up with anything good?
rock-

JCHannum
02-16-2008, 07:53 PM
I got some of the antique cameras, the Tapmatic tapping head, hardness tester, endmill grinding fixture & some other bits & pieces.

The next sale will be shop equipment, & I will be there as far as I know now. We'll have to connect.

Norman Atkinson
02-17-2008, 11:12 AM
John Stevenson runs a UK sales thing.
I found a local entry for A Stent tool and cutter grinder.
Phone call to state that it was a diseased member's effort and was taking up too much space.

My Clarkson is really too big and the Quorn is for holders of past masters degrees in rocket science. The little Kennet is really basic and I had all of 150 in photographs of the late Princess Diana's mother in law.

First thought is that it's part fabricated, mucky and------works.
Yea, yea! yea!

Had been playing tool honing with a Myford undrilled face plate ex a Vertex Dividing Head- with diamond paste.

Slight delay as the Chinese New Year is continuing and there are well over a 100 invites- to the Brits- for a minumum of 15 courses. ( you guessed, Ray- blue and white or red and white =or both)
Cheers

Norm