In case you guys didn't think I was a lucky b*astard when I picked up my lathes, this will surely change your mind!
First up: Carbide!
According to CarbideDepot, there is a little over $750 here in carbide - some 95 individual pieces. These were given to me by the FSAE shop after the Kennametal rep left a bucket of carbide there. We called him to ask him if he wanted it back but he said we could keep it. Alot of it was too big or didn't fit existing holders so the manufacturing group leader said I could have it. I'm probably the best machinist there, not because I'm particularly good but because most of the other guys there are not so hot. They see machining as a means to an end where as machining is a passion for me. I actively pursue my interest in machining and thats put me a little ahead of the curve. ;-) Because of that, I get alot of perks. Not least of which is the hard jobs. When something needs to be made that no one else can figure out how to do it or when a machine needs to be repaired, they call me. Its really alot of fun. I get to prance around and pretend like I know what I'm doing!
And then ...
The Cloud and Aersol Sciences lab is undergoing a renovation and alot of equipment was being thrown out or sent to surplus. Employees had first pick!
Misc buttons, rivets, pins, etc - copper, brass and iron
An awsome capacitor
Various DC motors: