View Full Version : Not exactly a "gloat".....

J Tiers
07-14-2013, 12:42 PM
Picked up a cylinder square and a few other items from an interesting sale this weekend.

Pin gages, square, indicator, some books, electronic parts, and a number of sheets of 304SS perforated with fine holes, such as 0.006" cone holes on 0.011" centers, .008" streight holes on 0.0155 centers, etc.

I'm not 100% sure what the sheets of perf are for, but I couldn't turn them down.

I don't even know what I paid for the square, I think I got it for scrap metal price, nobody recognized it for what it is. Checks out right against my match-scraped square, so it's good.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0803/jstanley/Cylsq_zps17203415.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/jstanley/media/Cylsq_zps17203415.jpg.html)

Don't know if these "Last word" series indicators are as bad as the regular ones, but it was cheap enough that it's no matter, something around 10 bucks.

Are they as sticky and nasty as the regular ones?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0803/jstanley/Lastwordtenth_zpsf4b4f764.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/jstanley/media/Lastwordtenth_zpsf4b4f764.jpg.html)

There was a 12" Starrett vernier caliper there also, but I could see no use for it, and it was going for something north of $50, so I passed. I have a 12" that is a dial, a Mitutoyo, no real need.

A.K. Boomer
07-14-2013, 12:46 PM
enough of a gloat to hear a vacuum like sound coming from the direction of your face...

07-14-2013, 01:15 PM
Not exactly a "You Suck"...

J Tiers
07-14-2013, 02:06 PM
Hey, the pin gages were imports..... can't be that bad.... although they look mainly unused, still wrapped individually.

Among the electronic parts are a couple of HP rotary encoders, I still need to take a good look at them.

tyrone shewlaces
07-14-2013, 02:16 PM
Good on you.
Yea I would agree with the caliper. I am glad to have 2', 3' and 4' vernier calipers which are handy for measuring the occasional shaft length or whatever, but 12" dial or digital are abundant, reasonably priced and argues against the vernier you saw, especially if it goes for treasure price anyway.

J Tiers
07-14-2013, 11:20 PM
Well, I went back today, since I had to go almost past it on the way back from another errand.

Picked up several bags of 10 turn pots, sine/cosine pots, dials, small servos, and other goodies which I have not even gone completely through.

Left a bunch of other bags of relatively ordinary parts which I have in abundance, but also grabbed a couple of R and C substitution boxes... In this day of SMT, a sub box seems very 50's, but they can be quite useful when "tuning" a circuit, anyplace the wires are not more of a "component" than the actual component.

Six bucks the lot.....

Someone had nabbed several shop-made plastic injection molding machines, and a bunch of old Ampex tape recorders (nothing very nice) which appeared to have been used fo data collection.