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macona
12-21-2012, 02:07 AM
Picked this up a couple weeks ago. I was helping a friend clear out an office building that he was getting left over stuff from (Server rack, work benches, etc) In one of the server rooms was a roll front cabinet. Perfect for next to my mill where the sheving I had was just a chip storage unit.

Also in the server rooms were Halotron halon replacement 11lb fire extinguishers. They are ABC rated and dont leave any residue. Got one for the shop and one for the electronics lab. They are about $400 a pop.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8504/8292580291_050d48b409_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67292116@N00/8292580291/)
New cabinet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67292116@N00/8292580291/) by macona (http://www.flickr.com/people/67292116@N00/), on Flickr

flylo
12-21-2012, 02:19 AM
YOU REALLY SUCK! Congrads!

uncle pete
12-21-2012, 03:56 AM
You also suck for that nice collection of tooling too.;) Is that a collet hand wheel for a Monarch EE I see in there? LOL,The vice grips should cover about anything the 5c's can't hold. An excellent tool storage unit too, and that's the type of fire suppression I should have bought instead of the $400 dry chem I did. Maybe I'll never need it................... I hope.

Pete

macona
12-21-2012, 05:06 AM
I forget how people really scrutinize posted photos. I really need to sell off some of the tooling, I must have 6 or 7 sets of inside mics and depth gauges.

Oh come on, you have never seen my Monarch??? I have posted it a zillion times! Oh well, here will be a zillion+1.

I lost the square end wrench for the D nose on the spindle of the lathe. I made up another square end on a piece of 3/8" steel rob but all my welding equipment is over at a different shop so I just stuck a vise grip on the end. Worked. Found the real wrench and have not touch it since.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2606/4010206475_ea20702331_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67292116@N00/4010206475/)
Monarch 10EE Lathe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67292116@N00/4010206475/) by macona (http://www.flickr.com/people/67292116@N00/), on Flickr

After a delrin job:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7075/7294074780_fac497995e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67292116@N00/7294074780/)
IMGP6527 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67292116@N00/7294074780/) by macona (http://www.flickr.com/people/67292116@N00/), on Flickr

uncle pete
12-21-2012, 05:52 AM
Macona,
Oh for sure I've seen your EE before, I just wasn't sure if you still had it. And I wasn't positive about the hand wheel. In fact Yours and McGyver's always stick in my head. That's my idea of a "real" lathe. There just too damned heavy for my shop though. Some healthy cuts were being taken by the looks of the swarf. Many thanks for the additional pictures of lathe porn though. LOL, it's still nice to see how the concrete floor bastards get to enjoy life. Possibly a good DS&G might be a heavier built lathe? But pound for pound, your Monarch has to be right up there.

Pete

Tony Ennis
12-21-2012, 08:23 AM
You suck and I love the Monarch.

J Tiers
12-21-2012, 09:15 AM
Nice machine...... VERY nice

But..........

Soooooooo close to Harbor Freight red........... ;)

sasquatch
12-21-2012, 09:37 AM
Yeah, agree, very nice cabinet, good to always have things where they are supposed to be, organized etc.

BigMike782
12-21-2012, 10:07 AM
You suck.

Mmmmmmm tool porn:cool:

Highpower
12-21-2012, 10:53 AM
You suck and I love the Monarch.

+1 and.... +1 again. :D

Weston Bye
12-21-2012, 11:01 AM
After a delrin job:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7075/7294074780_fac497995e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67292116@N00/7294074780/)
IMGP6527 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67292116@N00/7294074780/) by macona (http://www.flickr.com/people/67292116@N00/), on Flickr

Now that was funny.

Congratulations on the raid. You suck.

Rustybolt
12-21-2012, 12:47 PM
I like your tooling tree for collets and toolholders.
have you posted it before?
it looks like it would make a nice project article.

goodscrap
12-21-2012, 04:24 PM
^ +1

the tooling storage looks ace, i'm just starting to get ideas for R8 tooling on my BP, so pics of the tooling 'tree' you have would help with ideas.

Brian

outlawspeeder
12-21-2012, 05:20 PM
You suck ^2

Did you anchor it to the wall?

legendboy
12-21-2012, 06:13 PM
i would definitely make a home for a cabinet like that

macona
12-21-2012, 09:01 PM
I like your tooling tree for collets and toolholders.
have you posted it before?
it looks like it would make a nice project article.

I have posted it before. It is made from an old grinder base and a piece of EMT. The racks are made from some 1/2" acrylic I had at the time and it is spaced with some schedule 20 PVC.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8075/8294820091_82ff6852e0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67292116@N00/8294820091/)
Tool rack (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67292116@N00/8294820091/) by macona (http://www.flickr.com/people/67292116@N00/), on Flickr

macona
12-21-2012, 09:03 PM
Nice machine...... VERY nice

But..........

Soooooooo close to Harbor Freight red........... ;)

It is a lot darker in real life. Cameras tend to make it look a lot brighter than it is.

monkers
12-21-2012, 09:38 PM
nice cabinet, and I love the tooling rack!! Nice lathe also.......

Dr Stan
12-21-2012, 11:27 PM
Nice cabinet & beautiful Monarch.

BTW, I know halon does not leave any residue, but please keep in mind they are quite dangerous especially in a small enclosed space like a home shop. That's why I stick with dry chemical & CO2 and clean up the mess as needed.

Bill736
12-22-2012, 01:52 AM
That's one thing I miss now that I've retired; the access to surplus cabinets, shelves, drawer units, and the like that were available cheap from my employer on salvage day. I have to admit that I didn't appreciate the expense of industrial grade equipment such as cabinets and shelves until I look for them now , and can't even afford the shipping.