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Mcgyver
04-04-2011, 03:26 PM
so hot and heavy negotiations are underway for a around 50 milling cutters and a bunch 40 taper tool holders. A price, one making me very happy is agree to, when discussions turn toward 'why don't you just take it all'. crappy thumbnail pics are exchanged and based on what a see a hot deal is arrived at....plus the comment from the vendor that there's a few more items he didn't have time to photograph. hehe, more than a few. This is my third best tool gloat ever


Stuff I knew i was getting......

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7738-medium.jpg

couple of Burnerd 3 jaws and a Bison 2 jaw

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7739mod-medium.jpg

ER collet chuck, 40 taper

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7744-medium.jpg

little Bison 4 jaw and 4 jaw scroll mounted on what looks like a vise base....a milling fixture i suppose. Vise base (if thats what it is ) is nice with a vernier on it...small 4 jaw is TOS

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7751-medium.jpg

Mcgyver
04-04-2011, 03:26 PM
more 40 taper tooling

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7759mod-medium.jpg

first collet closer, D1 4 lever, there's half a doze more collets...these are big and all made in Germany....not sure the Collet type

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7760mod-medium.jpg

The second collet chuck, German, and huge, biggest collet takes up to 2.375"! Di5 mount. my two lathes are d13 and d16 so will need to do backplates if i keep them
http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7765mod-medium.jpg

anyone recognize the make? haven't found anything other than 'Germany" thes collets are a little bigger than collet close 1 above and are held by a cap whereas 1 above a pulled in by threads.

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7766mod-medium.jpg

Mcgyver
04-04-2011, 03:27 PM
So here's the bonus round.....all this stuff was the extra's never presented as part of the deal until they're being loaded up. Lifes goood!


keyway cutters, drills

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7756-medium.jpg

shell reamers and holders...not sure about this one, most seem engraved with odd ball sizes, oh well it was bonus round stuff

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7740mod-medium.jpg

need a chuck wrench?

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7754-medium.jpg

misc stuff

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7773-medium.jpg

Mcgyver
04-04-2011, 03:28 PM
some sort of tapping head collets, hmmm.

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7774-medium.jpg

chuck jaws & cam lock pins....once I know they're not for the chucks i bought, what to do with the extras? scrap them? I mean it would hard to identify what jaw they are for...ideas?

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7788-medium.jpg

A lot of dies, all quality

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7775-medium.jpg

4" face mill and a keyless of japanese orgin, brand in a characters

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7776-medium.jpg

Mcgyver
04-04-2011, 03:29 PM
A german tapping head, MPI iirc

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7777-medium.jpg

reamers

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7780-medium.jpg
reamers

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7781-medium.jpg

and more reamers

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7782-medium.jpg

Mcgyver
04-04-2011, 03:29 PM
5c collets

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7783mod-medium.jpg

more 5c

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7785-medium.jpg

almost a complete set by 1/32's, a lot of 64ths, as well as a dozen metric, sq by 16th's and few hexes

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7786-medium.jpg

Now this was a treat to find thrown in - a Rubometric die head in nice shape!

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7769mod-medium.jpg

Mcgyver
04-04-2011, 03:30 PM
complete with a nice selection of dies

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7772mod-medium.jpg

misc milling cutters

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7745-medium.jpg

Prior tool makers 35x microscope - yippy!

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7755-medium.jpg

Starret and slocumb mics up to 12", plus a gem indicator

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7757-medium.jpg

Mcgyver
04-04-2011, 03:30 PM
41 #2 Herbert collets - these are big!

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7758-medium.jpg

set of gauge blocks, unfortnately cheapos,....already have imperial & metric quality ones, I'll keep the good ones for inspection and use these for working or sell them

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7742-medium.jpg

Lastly, there's this nice little x/y table. to much gunk to see a brand yet but it might well be a nice one

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/april2011tg/DSC_7747-medium.jpg

davidwdyer
04-04-2011, 03:49 PM
WOW!!!

That's really too much. Rather piggy I would say. I think you should share half with the first couple of responders.

Congrats. Great score.

madwilliamflint
04-04-2011, 03:59 PM
*sniff* that... that's beautiful.

RichardG
04-04-2011, 04:06 PM
Wow, To get that kind off haul around here you would need a gun and mask!
VERY NICE!
Richard

davidwdyer
04-04-2011, 04:12 PM
I've changed my mind.

That's not piggy, it's downright obscene. :D

Why is my skin turning green? It couldn't be envy.

John Stevenson
04-04-2011, 04:13 PM
Call that a gloat ?

I didn't see any quick change tool holders :D

Black_Moons
04-04-2011, 04:17 PM
Wow nice haul! no idea what id do with most of that stuff.. sure hope you have a horzontal mill :)

DICKEYBIRD
04-04-2011, 04:17 PM
Awesome Michael! Oh look, I'm the 15th poster....what'd I win?

DFMiller
04-04-2011, 04:22 PM
Nice haul. Worth the gloat. BTW I finally got my shipment of Canode water based spotting ink. If you want some PM me and I can send you a bit? I have to tried it out yet but it must be good? Ordered it in November just got it recently.;-)
Dave

softtail
04-04-2011, 04:26 PM
Speechless... almost. Wanna sell that XY? Or some 5C's? Or anything else?

st

Mcgyver
04-04-2011, 04:34 PM
Call that a gloat ?

I didn't see any quick change tool holders :D

you're slipping JS, photo 14 - 4 QCTP holders :D kinda like wheres waldo. Two are aloris style, won't fit mine i dont think but the two Dicksons fit the QCTP I just bought from one of the good fellows here

yeah it was a bit obscene, so's the grin i got going.

Dave, sure I'd like to try some, PM being sent....stunning that it took that long!

Its fun putting it up here, you guys get it, family thinks its just additional evidence of my weakening grasp on sanity. :)

rkepler
04-04-2011, 05:00 PM
Nice score, particularly if it's for anything close to the original offer. The same thing happened to me one time when I was picking up some 'scrap', ended up with 1600 pounds of material, all stainless or good alloy like 4130 and 1095. If I'd had a trailer I could have had all the fabrication steel for nothing as well, all 4+ tons of it. They ended up paying a scrapper to take it.


chuck jaws & cam lock pins....once I know they're not for the chucks i bought, what to do with the extras? scrap them? I mean it would hard to identify what jaw they are for...ideas?

The Camlock pins are easily sold, just list the diameter and thread (some are metric thread) and you'll find buyers. You can compare to retail here:

http://www.macit.com/PartsCatalog.html

(It's easiest to find price by putting the item into your "cart" and starting the checkout process.)

As for the chuck jaws it's usually sufficient to list the scroll pitch and basic dimensions and let folks decide for themselves if they want them. I've been known to buy a chuck w/o jaws when it was a decent brand going cheap then wait a while for jaws to show on eBay (I'm not in that position now).

alanganes
04-04-2011, 05:16 PM
Yikes, awesome!

I am however truly shocked that nobody has posted the obligatory "You suck" reply yet...

:D

Rustybolt
04-04-2011, 06:07 PM
What happened?
I passed out right after the collet chucks.

lynnl
04-04-2011, 06:31 PM
I think there's a point at which common decency dictates that one should NOT gloat. :rolleyes:

It's just not neighborly. :)

rohart
04-04-2011, 06:39 PM
My feeling of awe became tinged with a bit of pity before the last pic.

I find it hard enough to find shop time without the distraction of having to wade through shed loads of tools before I know how I'm going to do a job.

Make sure you don't end up just designing projects to 'see if I can do anything with that'. Well, not too many, anyway.

But it's still awesome. Anyone who can charm someone into letting that lot go has something going for them.

plastikosmd
04-04-2011, 07:05 PM
Nice. Unknown collet system looks similar to a burnerd. One of my favorite

philbur
04-04-2011, 07:27 PM
The big advantage of such a haul is that it is perfect justification for buying major items of machinery in order to make good use of the tooling, and lets not forget that full bells and whistles T&CG you have to have in order to sharpen and maintain your now extensive range of cutting tools.

It would seem that tool gloats have the potential to achieve critical mass.

Phil:)

sasquatch
04-04-2011, 07:44 PM
Wow, Just IMPRESSIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations,, a great haul!!!!!

PeteF
04-04-2011, 08:31 PM
WOW! Now that's a gloat! Well done!

quadrod
04-04-2011, 08:41 PM
It was hinted at, but i will say it.
YOU SUCK! I think i'm green too.

Mcgyver
04-04-2011, 09:25 PM
thanks boys


Anyone who can charm someone into letting that lot go....

no abused widows, young guy, bought for around what he paid when his plant was shutting down, his gloat passed on to me. Said was too busy to be bothered marketing it and just wanted it gone. Frankly that imo is the trick to good gloat, wait until it sounds like someone has a pile and are showing all the signs of being lazy about selling it, ...because he didn't put much effort into it no one else came out for a look. so no great charm on my part, just a vendor not interested in doing much. in fairness it does take huge time selling stuff individually so his approach isn't without merit, but i don't mind futzing with the stuff, kind of enjoy it

Phil, already got a couple of T&CG's, benchtop and full sized....full sized came right after the horizontal mill then came more and more cutters...it is sequential progression but i can no longer remember where its supposed to get to. The full sized got the ground up scraping treatment and is almost, benchtop has done endmills etc to date. Horizontal mills are fantastic if you can sharpen the very expensive to buy new cutters

hornluv
04-04-2011, 10:10 PM
This is my third best tool gloat ever

I find that statement to be the most amazing part of this thread. What was the total cost if you don't mind me asking? BTW, you suck... can I be placed in your will? I'm sure we're related somehow :D

Ken_Shea
04-04-2011, 10:23 PM
Nice gloat, no exaggeration on that, those items must weigh 1/2 ton.

I haven't had an opportunity for any gloat lately, they are fun though, we get screwed so often, by so many, in so many ways that a really, really good deal is just extra special anymore.


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wierdscience
04-04-2011, 10:25 PM
You sir are the Suckiest by far! Good Haul!:D

The collets look like Traub collets-

http://www.tequarcollet.com/collets/collets.htm

J Tiers
04-04-2011, 10:47 PM
To make that a decent gloat you should have at least got the mill the cutters go on, another to fit the taper stuff, and a lathe to fit those homeless and forlorn 5C collets....

Yep right now it is an indecent gloat.........:D

You surely suck........... but we mean that in a good way.....:cool: :eek:

mickeyf
04-04-2011, 11:28 PM
Gloat hall of fame!

...no, wait...you said you had to pay for it?

uncle pete
04-05-2011, 01:18 AM
YOU SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!! But that's only cause I'm jealous. Great score.

Jealous Pete

Westline
04-05-2011, 01:56 AM
May you not have enough space in your shop for all that loot.
Yes I'm turning green.....very nice gloat... congrats.
It's still sickening:D

Black Forest
04-05-2011, 06:36 AM
If that is your "third best gloat" then I don't want to know what the better gloats were.

Without a price we can not really decide if it should be a gloat or you are a sucker for paying so much! In my heart I want to believe you are a sucker because it makes me feel better that I don't come across gloatable things.

PixMan
04-05-2011, 07:07 AM
If that is your "third best gloat" then I don't want to know what the better gloats were.

Without a price we can not really decide if it should be a gloat or you are a sucker for paying so much! In my heart I want to believe you are a sucker because it makes me feel better that I don't come across gloatable things.

Agreed!

I really doubt it was a big bill for that pile of goodies, but we need a reference point. ;)

As long as you didn't fork over thousands of dollars/Euros and got a pile like THAT, it's serious gloat. I wouldn't have even the space to store that much loot, let alone machinery that can run it, but if you do then you've really done well.

Congrats!

madwilliamflint
04-05-2011, 09:30 AM
Yep. Overwrought with righteous suckitude.

I'll throw my lot in the "3RD BEST!?! Pray tell..." hat.

1-800miner
04-05-2011, 10:16 AM
I have a large empty shed attached to my shop,lots of shelves and drawers...If you need extra storage space feel free to pm me!
Free! I won't charge rental space.

Call night or day!:rolleyes:

Mcgyver
04-05-2011, 12:42 PM
hehe thanks for making the gloat feel so gloatworthy

#1 gloat, never posted cuz i knew everyone would hate me. There was a tool maker who worked for pratt & whitney canada (bertram). Based on the stuff he made he was one of the most highly skilled craftsman i've seen. So he's passed on and the son is selling his stuff....and there's a lot. Son takes a couple of dingy pics of a bunch of cardboard boxes "machinist tools for sale", no price. I could tell there was a lot but not really what was there, offered $500 and it was accepted.

including a 1 hour drive home, from when started loading until i finished unloading it took 10 hours, that's how much there was. I thought the leaf springs would break on the suburban and the vehicle was jammed. It was monumental, epic, the stuff dreams are made of. A dozen Schweitzer and Starrett sq's in packing grease, 1000' of taps, 30 mics up to 25", boxes of new norton grinding wheels, multiple new rohm live centres, drill chucks, 1000's of new reamers, endmills, a dozen swiss and German indicators, it just went on and on.

The son, my age, couldn't of cared less. I offered a mic up as a keepsake and he didn't want it. Not sure if there was relationship issue there but he was tickled pink with the 500 and getting the garage and basement cleared out. Only regret was I never got to meet or learn anything from the old boy.....kid almost gave the stuff away but I think the old boy would be pleased know its appreciated.

and that was the greatest gloat ever. I have pics but they must remain in the vault :D

uncle pete
04-05-2011, 12:50 PM
Gawd, My first assesment was right, You REALLY suck!!!!!!! That's gotta be a world record score.

A really jealous Pete

RussZHC
04-05-2011, 03:14 PM
I guess I am the 5th or 6th one green from head to toe!


and getting the garage and basement cleared out.

other than having access to possible gloats, the timing is important and don't underestimate the value to someone of having that garage or basement cleared. The "anti-gloat" is that sometimes that piece of equipment which seems a good deal turns out to be not so much if you got to more or less dismantle to the nut and bolt level to remove it (stairs say).

rohart
04-06-2011, 06:15 PM
The guy's obviously quite deluded. Ten hours loading tools ? Ten hours dreaming about loading tools, more like.

I get a couple of clean chucks for 2/3rds the going price, and I'm dancing on air.

What was it Napoleon said ? If my Generals have either skill or luck, give me the one that has the luck.

Brilliant gloat story. I just hope it was true !

Walter
04-06-2011, 06:22 PM
Mcgyver,

Congrats on your score. Thats a nice lot of stuff.

uncle pete
04-06-2011, 10:50 PM
Mcgyver isn't a BSer, I have no doubt it's true.

Pete

Fasttrack
04-06-2011, 11:14 PM
It was monumental, epic, the stuff dreams are made of. A dozen Schweitzer and Starrett sq's in packing grease, 1000' of taps, 30 mics up to 25", boxes of new norton grinding wheels, multiple new rohm live centres, drill chucks, 1000's of new reamers, endmills, a dozen swiss and German indicators, it just went on and on.




:o

I'm speechless. What's sad is that I've had that dream before. Several times. And waking up is always such a disapointment. I went about 20 minutes one morning totally convinced that I had just bought a fantastic lot of tooling only to realize in the shower that I dreamed it all. Talk about starting your day on the wrong foot. :(

Mcgyver
04-07-2011, 12:15 AM
Mcgyver isn't a BSer, I have no doubt it's true.

Pete


thanks Pete, I thought it an odd remark, but if one guy wrote it, others are probably thinking it :) It was on shelves and cupboards and some tool boxes mostly in a basement, some in the garage. As i didn't bring 100 milk crates with me, I had to pack up 1/3 of milk crate or so, what i could carry, do that with the 5 or so i brought, carry them out to the car (suburban), unload into the car take another trip. I brought some and scrounged a lot of carboard boxes from the vendor that helped keep in organized inthe car, but they were to big to pack and carry up the stairs, basically they sat in the car and got filled from the crates A lot transferring that way and carrying, same getting out at home. met him at 9 am and didn't stop until 7. most time was at the Vendors as nothing was packed. btw, 10 hours didn't include time spend unpacking, photographing or assimilating it into my stuff.

I've also taken the one hour drive and come home empty handed.... even with an epic gloat, its still hard to argue the economics....compared to working at a reasonable rate and just buying the specific things you need of say ebay. But I like it, am a toolaholic and its the way to surround yourself with some nice items that otherwise wouldn't be justifiable paying even used full pop.


Had another tool gloat yesterday, minor, but if they're not be believed, well then! :D

I haven't put shots of the epic one yet but i did take them.... here's a small sampling....just about any catagory you can think of from taps to chuck to indicators to cutters to lathe mandrels to drill chucks and adapters to whatever was equally well covered....here are some shots to give you an idea...check out the just the boring bars alone.....

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b201/michael0100/Hamilton/DSC_1053-large.jpg

beautifully made large insert boring bar holders - the largest are 1.5" dia

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b201/michael0100/Hamilton/DSC_1059-large.jpg

Mcgyver
04-07-2011, 12:18 AM
larger endmills - the table is like 30" wide

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b201/michael0100/Hamilton/DSC_1083-large.jpg

need a carbide cutting tool - large selection of sandvik insert holders as well

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b201/michael0100/Hamilton/DSC_1070-large.jpg

or hss

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b201/michael0100/Hamilton/DSC_1057-large.jpg

or mics? btw mics when up to 25", the multi rod type, mit and a german make...still have them

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b201/michael0100/Hamilton/DSC_1017-large.jpg

Mcgyver
04-07-2011, 12:22 AM
here some of the squares, most schweitzer, best of best still in packing grease. the biggest is a 12" starrett

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b201/michael0100/Hamilton/DSC_1076-large.jpg

this went on for pretty much most tool categories, like an entire milk crate of brand new packs of emery paper, 4 myford chucks (lathe was sold already), maybe 15 rotating centres, rohm and bruckner, and tons of dead....it went on and on and on. Then i filled what space/weight that was left with material

uncle pete
04-07-2011, 12:35 AM
GAWWDDD!!!!! The machine tool dealers in B.C. don't have that much. I figure I'm making a score when MSC has a sale. Has a deflection in the earths crust been reported in your area?

Pete

ptjw7uk
04-07-2011, 03:01 AM
I wonder how much of it you will use in your lifetime!!
Good gloat!

Peter

philbur
04-07-2011, 06:42 AM
OMG

Phil:eek:

philbur
04-07-2011, 06:47 AM
Imagine having so many different cutting tools for your particular machines that you can't think of anything you don't have.

Phil:)

Davo J
04-07-2011, 07:01 AM
Nice haul,
Even if you never owned any tooling before this load, it would be enough to set you up for a long time to come.
And at least it didn't end up going to China as scrap metal.

Dave

Mcgyver
04-07-2011, 07:55 AM
Imagine having so many different cutting tools for your particular machines that you can't think of anything you don't have.

Phil:)


lol, its a burden. sold some, traded some, ebayed a lot of the extras like mics - I mean how many 0-1" or depth mics do you need? traded a bunch of tooling for my bridgeport cnc, kept a lot.

Alistair Hosie
04-07-2011, 09:08 AM
I wouldn't feel comfortable taking all that for nothing:DAlistair

gary350
04-07-2011, 09:20 AM
If I had all that stuff I would have to build onto my shop to make room for it.

I bought a set of 1" to 6" mics in the orignal box at a yard sale 3 years ago for $20. My shop is so crowded I had trouble finding a place to keep that.

chevy3755
04-07-2011, 10:11 AM
i would say that was a GLOAT.......

madwilliamflint
04-07-2011, 10:16 AM
*starts rocking back and forth in the fetal position, sobbing while sucking his thumb*

hardtail
04-07-2011, 12:32 PM
Your tooling must dwarf some job shops......now I see why all the Lista cabinets.......you've really done a stellar job organizing and getting all that into your workspace.......have to tell us about haul #2.......this is as good as Wrustle's thread on PM.....all waiting for the pics and details to come in......LOL

Alistair Hosie
04-07-2011, 01:05 PM
Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy well done.
It looks like the emptying of a School College workshop stores. Alistair

Mcgyver
04-07-2011, 01:47 PM
Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy well done.



thanks Alistair.


I wouldn't feel comfortable taking all that for nothing


the trick is to get a great gloat and be guilt free. Since I'm not much one for religion i have to work harder at that :D. There's a big difference in value between what I want to pay in bulk for a good gloat and what the stuff is worth if cleaned up, photographed, listed on ebay and shipped across the country.....but its a lot of hours to get from A to B! I try to buy in bulk at a price around 1/3 or less of what it would be based on single item completed ebay sales values. The difference in value is the time it takes ....and its probably not even at $10/hour. Just done for for fun of it - like being a kid again on Christmas ....and I get some neat stuff without any domestic grief on the hobby draining the coffers.

Secondly protective membrane for safe gloating free of guilt is the knowledge that in every case the guy I'm buying from didn't pay much for it, likely less than I am. In some cases they bought it cheap when the factory shut down like the gloat that started this thread. A lot was I'm sure stolen....with one gloat there was a Harig radius/angle dresser and three starrett height gauges....how many toolmakers working for GM bought their own radius dressers? Some of these guys might just quietly want to blow it out cheaply because they're suffering their own guilt.

anyway, want more? here's gloat # 2 this week. (that's a fluke, usually gloats are years apart as the stars work on their alignment)

some neat stuff: American made burrs, new, div of Kennametal i think, greenfield boxes of gun taps, 32 oz proto hammer - everyone needs a BFH, mitutoyo mag chuck V blocks, two Starret tap wrenchs -I've got tap wrenches, but the starretts are the nicest tap handles on the planet, a 1m Starrett rule and square of unknown pedigree, maybe shop made....

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b201/michael0100/april11tg/DSC_7815-large.jpg

....bunch Hienman transfer thingies, lots of sizes i didn't have and some metric ones, Mitutoyo microscope, big 20x optics thingy used as a loupe, Mitutoyo mag V block, Japanese (forget the make) refractometer, Mit 2-3 digital mic, and a nicely made pin grinder.....

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b201/michael0100/april11tg/DSC_7821-large.jpg


...new starrett drive pin punches (my set had a busted one), B&S ultra precision parallels, new mit 6" digimatic and new Starret8" dial caliper. Will probably sell the calipers, I don't think either has been used - too nice for the likes of me and I need to replenish the war chest...been up to similar mischief with electronics stuff

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b201/michael0100/april11tg/DSC_7826-large.jpg

total for this one was $200

John Stevenson
04-07-2011, 02:12 PM
For $125.00 Mac, that has to be the gloat of the century.

Ken_Shea
04-07-2011, 03:57 PM
Big deal Mcgyver.............No, I mean, BIG DEAL :D

uncle pete
04-07-2011, 04:37 PM
LOL,Madwilliamflint said it best, I think I'll join him.

Pete

PixMan
04-07-2011, 06:09 PM
Nice job...now I'm depressed. ;)

Unreal deals, I want to know where you're shopping!

RandyZ
04-07-2011, 07:11 PM
Did that come from TrentFab?

You don't do the Barrie swap meet do you?

Mcgyver
04-08-2011, 09:44 AM
Did that come from TrentFab?


nope, all just local guys, there's pics from three gloats in this thread but none are TrentFab - i don't know TrentFab, is there a story there?


You don't do the Barrie swap meet do you

ok, this is like an intervention, if I'm starting to come off like a use tool dealer at flea market I'm a changin my ways :D

kidding, no I've not been to the Barrie swap meet - sounds interesting, whats its theme?

RandyZ
04-08-2011, 10:13 AM
TrentFab went under and they just had a huge auction at their plant in Trenton.

Barrie swap meet is about 20 clicks north of Barrie at Burl's creek. It started out as a old car swap meet, but progressed to a giant men's yard sale. old car parts, tools, snow mobiles ETC. It's so big, I can't walk the whole thing in one day. They have a show in June and the bigger one is the first weekend after Labour day.

hardtail
04-08-2011, 10:32 AM
Save up your energy.......the hauls are gonna be fast and furious as we head for Dec 21, 2012.....how fortunate you were born when you were.......course you don't have much time to use it, maybe best pass some of these off to me and work on the time machine........

The price and volume of these deals is one thing.......the quality of it is another.

gunrunnerx
04-08-2011, 12:05 PM
Wouldnt happen to have a 1-7/16-18 or 1-9/16-18 die in that pile you'd be willing to sell would ya?

:D

Mcgyver
04-08-2011, 12:20 PM
thats big, i looked through them, biggest is 7/8.

Dan Dubeau
04-08-2011, 02:22 PM
TrentFab went under and they just had a huge auction at their plant in Trenton.

Barrie swap meet is about 20 clicks north of Barrie at Burl's creek. It started out as a old car swap meet, but progressed to a giant men's yard sale. old car parts, tools, snow mobiles ETC. It's so big, I can't walk the whole thing in one day. They have a show in June and the bigger one is the first weekend after Labour day.

Dad and I have been twice (missed last year), and have done it in 1 day both times. Trying to walk the whole thing in one is insane, and our legs paid for it the next couple days. Plus not to mention all the potential deals being missed by flying down the aisles. This year we're doing it in 2 days. It's a weekend well wasted :D.

I just checked the dates, and I'm good to go, no scheduling conflicts like last year.:D

http://www.burlscreek.com/?page_id=10

RandyZ
04-08-2011, 06:23 PM
exactly...you can't rush. Most of the vender keep their best stuff in the back of the spaces to counter shop lifters. Some people do a very poor job of displaying their stuff as well. You almost have to root through their boxes to see if they brought anything of interest.
We hit the grounds before 08:00 and by 4:00 we're beat.