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JoeFin
03-02-2008, 08:54 PM
Oh my!

look what the cat dragged in

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa83/Freakindj/desk.jpg

Oh yes the point of my post

You know how we all talk about our mentors. You know the friends who teaches you the ropes about machining. The guy with years and years of experience we lean on for answers.

Well this showed up in his Christmas stocking today – a nice little bench for his South Bend 9”

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa83/Freakindj/desk001.jpg

I had the kid sand it all down with an orbital sander (DA) before he showed up to load it in his truck

tattoomike68
03-02-2008, 09:00 PM
An old optical comparator, it looks like a cool unit. I want one to sit in my shop even if it did not work, just look cool. :D

JoeFin
03-02-2008, 09:03 PM
An old optical comparator, it looks like a cool unit. I want one to sit in my shop even if it did not work, just look cool. :D

That is what I thought

I don't know what the heck it is but I want it.

actually it made me want it all that much more

oldtiffie
03-03-2008, 01:21 AM
An old optical comparator, it looks like a cool unit. I want one to sit in my shop even if it did not work, just look cool. :D

That's it OK tm68.

Most of what you might need to know is here:
http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q=optical+comparator&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

Your Old Dog
03-03-2008, 07:07 AM
Think I'll put one of those on my ebay search list. I might also look for something to compare with it !! On second thought, it would be out of place in my shop as people would ask me what I do with it and I'd be forced to tell them "I just keep it around for shop ambiance, helps justify the bill if an occasional paying customer stoped by." I'll bet it would be extremely useful for the guys who build the model engines. At any rate, nice score, looks cool.

hornluv
03-03-2008, 11:40 AM
Comparators make checking the profile on your hand ground HSS tools really easy, such as how much radius you have (and how even it is) or if your threading tool is actually 60* (when put up next to a fishtail gage). So, are you going to let us know what insanely low price you paid or are you going to let us make assumptions?

Stuart

JoeFin
03-03-2008, 09:25 PM
So, are you going to let us know what insanely low price you paid or are you going to let us make assumptions?

Stuart

$50 but.....

After I get the house Mrs. Mouse built inside there out I'll let you all know how well it works. It is a "Carl Zeiss" made in Germany.

gunbuilder
03-03-2008, 10:59 PM
"look what the cat dragged in"

That must have been a "big" cat, with a good eye for tools too.

Thanks,
Paul