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tdkkart
12-07-2013, 08:44 PM
Hello,
Seldom do a I get to gloat, probably because I'm seldom out buying stuff, let alone looking for deals, however I try too be prepared to leap when
deals present themselves.
My work is in the process of shutting down our department after nearly 50 years. 50 years of accumulation of "stuff" needs to be disposed of, so we
had a silent auction amongst the departments employees.

Here's my take:

Pallet of aluminum, brass, UHMW, etc, approx. 850lbs without the pallet:
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii593/tdkkart/shop/pallet_zpse27d4795.jpg (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/tdkkart/media/shop/pallet_zpse27d4795.jpg.html)

After loading into my newly built material rack.
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii593/tdkkart/shop/materialrack_zpsbf2ba254.jpg (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/tdkkart/media/shop/materialrack_zpsbf2ba254.jpg.html)

12" Bridgeport rotary table, approx 14" square tooling plate that was attached to the top not pictured:
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii593/tdkkart/shop/Rotarytable_zpsd817ef88.jpg (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/tdkkart/media/shop/Rotarytable_zpsd817ef88.jpg.html)

12" Powermatic disk sander, ugly paint job, but otherwise nice, can't hear it running if you're more than 3ft away:
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii593/tdkkart/shop/Sander_zpse97b04ea.jpg (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/tdkkart/media/shop/Sander_zpse97b04ea.jpg.html)

To be continued...........

tdkkart
12-07-2013, 08:44 PM
Here's the rest:

Dake model "1-1/2" Arbor press. yes, I have the press plate and whole pan of press bushings:
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii593/tdkkart/shop/arborpress_zpse1f58c74.jpg (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/tdkkart/media/shop/arborpress_zpse1f58c74.jpg.html)

2 6" Delta grinders on a nice stand, one of them has slightly noisy bearings:
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii593/tdkkart/shop/grinders_zpsc1cb9bc3.jpg (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/tdkkart/media/shop/grinders_zpsc1cb9bc3.jpg.html)

Also got a couple 7-1/2 foot steel cabinets and a couple other non-exciting items.
I could tell you what I paid for it all but I'd probably get promptly banned. Remember that this is a manufacturing facility, about 80% of the employees are women, so not many of them even knew this stuff existed. Suffice to say I've got less than a day's pay in all of it.

mike4
12-07-2013, 08:46 PM
Nice score with both the material and tooling ,
You suck.
Michael

mototed
12-07-2013, 08:57 PM
Wow, great deal.
Big time suckage.
Ted

quadrod
12-07-2013, 09:36 PM
Ok, You SUCK. lol

_Paul_
12-07-2013, 09:39 PM
That BP Rotab is nice BTW.... you suck

vpt
12-07-2013, 10:14 PM
What a haul! Nice stuff!

J Tiers
12-07-2013, 10:37 PM
Dang.... we're talking bowling ball through a keyhole, here.....

isaac338
12-07-2013, 10:41 PM
A big "go to hell" on that rotary table. Sweet score!

madwilliamflint
12-07-2013, 10:52 PM
Overwrought with righteous suckitude!

jkilroy
12-08-2013, 02:15 AM
"Overwrought with righteous suckitude!"

madwilliamflint, you do have a way with words. My thoughts exactly!

alanganes
12-08-2013, 08:41 AM
Nice take on the assorted materials. It is nice to have stock on hand. The rack is really nice as well, nice neat job on that. Did you make that up specially for this stuff from materials that were part of the lot?

I'm guessing the next project is to build a hoist to lift that RT. Mine is smaller than that and is just over 100 pounds. It's about all I can do to put it up on the mill.

sasquatch
12-08-2013, 09:07 AM
Very impressive score!! Great to see someone got this that will use it.

tdkkart
12-08-2013, 09:50 AM
Nice take on the assorted materials. It is nice to have stock on hand. The rack is really nice as well, nice neat job on that. Did you make that up specially for this stuff from materials that were part of the lot?

I'm guessing the next project is to build a hoist to lift that RT. Mine is smaller than that and is just over 100 pounds. It's about all I can do to put it up on the mill.

I think this rotab weighs about 110lbs, all I want to do to lift it.

I put the rack together out of stuff on hand, I had a few days after the auction to get ready.
30" high, 36" long, 18" wide, 1" square tube, 1" angle, 1-1/2" angle, 1/2" stainless rod, castors and some 1/2" plywood.

http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii593/tdkkart/shop/matcart_zpsb9954351.jpg (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/tdkkart/media/shop/matcart_zpsb9954351.jpg.html)


There was a slightly smaller skid of stainless and various ferrous metals, a friend got that after we agreed not to run each other's bids up. We work together and ride motorcycles together all summer, so I know where that hoard is at when I need some.

Of course the clutch went of of my F150 while hauling all this stuff home, so maybe it wasn't so cheap???

wierdscience
12-08-2013, 11:00 AM
I hate you I hate you I hate you,can I be in your will?:D:D

PixMan
12-08-2013, 12:17 PM
Congratulations on the work auction! Nice haul.

Back in 1993 I worked at a medical equipment manufacturer who was moving to a new facility and had a couple of truckloads of stuff to auction off to employees. I put in bids for numerous items and won almost all of them. Among the items where: Two heavy duty steel storage racks that are three shelves each, both 6 feet high and 4 feet wide, one 8 feet long and one at 6 feet long. A huge Keuffel & Esser drafting table/machine with a tilting surface 48 x 56. All kinds of materials, but about half the volume you got. A couple of AC/DC power supplies intended for use as fiberoptic light sources, I turned one into the nicest low-amp trickle battery charger you've ever seen because it has parts worth about $1000 in it. I also got two steel workbenches, each 24" wide x 48" long, now bolted together to make one 8 footer. I paid a total of $475, then sold off about half the stuff, including the drafting machine for $275. Total sales where $525, so they essentially paid me $50 to take it all away and I still have the storage racks, benches, charger and many other bits.

I like the stock rack you made, though I'm a little concerned about the weight distribution of the design as loaded.

tdkkart
12-08-2013, 12:28 PM
I like the stock rack you made, though I'm a little concerned about the weight distribution of the design as loaded.


Not evenly distributed between my shop and yours???

I'm not terribly concerned, it's gonna get parked in a corner and left there most likely.

Weston Bye
12-08-2013, 12:40 PM
Big time suck factor times 5. Any one of the photos would qualify for a hearty "you suck!"

thebigron
12-08-2013, 12:44 PM
You either suck, or you must make around $3,000 a day. You said: "Suffice to say I've got less than a day's pay in all of it." I suspect the vacuum noise.

Mark Rand
12-08-2013, 02:17 PM
Good score on the gloat.

Sad news about the closing department.

laddy
12-08-2013, 02:54 PM
Wow!

BigMike782
12-08-2013, 07:24 PM
Monumental suckage!
Congrats.

PixMan
12-08-2013, 07:29 PM
Not evenly distributed between my shop and yours???

I'm not terribly concerned, it's gonna get parked in a corner and left there most likely.

Good one! It would be nice if you were to distribute some of the weight my way. :D

The rack I recently picked up off the local (Boston) Craigslist for a buck & a quarter isn't full enough yet, and although it has no wheels it seems to need a wall to lean on.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/kenm10759/Dads%20shop/DSC_0412-r_zps5e864a51.jpg