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    I didn't want to hijack YOD's thread so I'll start another. Last Friday I was browsing Craigs List for San Diego and found a listing for Machinist tool boxes and tools. I was sure it was already sold as it had been posted on Thursday but I sent the mail anyway. I'm now the proud owner of 3 Kennedy tool boxes *with tools*

    Here is another view

    The rest can be viewed at

    They are too numerous to list but the measureing tools are well cared for. Most all are Mitutoyo or Starrett. Some of the hand tools have a bit of light rust after 10 years of disuse. The seller had been a machinist for 20 years but had transitioned to being a buyer about 10 years ago. He finally decided he needed the room in his garage. I basically hit the lotto for machinist tools. Fortunately I was able to take the time to go look and strike a deal (took an early lunch). What was the deal? $1000 for the lot. Not many duplications with what I already had either.

    Also included are a couple shots of the machine shop section of my humble shop (the rest is woodworking) and my version of a rail road rail anvil and stand. Be gentle regarding my turkey ***t welds for the improvised hardy hole, it's a 110v MIG.

    Sorry about the gloat but hey, Your Old Dog started it

    San Diego, CA

  • #2
    Man, my toolbox just came up missing! I'm so glad that you found it. Please send it home, it looks hungry. Thanks

    Nice score. If you realy want to get everyones blood pressure up, tell them that you bought it for $100.00.

    Have fun!
    Civil engineers build targets, Mechanical engineers build weapons.


    • #3
      Hey ya lucky bastard, nice score! I'd be bragging too.
      Smitty.... Ride Hard, Die Fast


      • #4
        Aw, man! You suck.

        Seriously though, excellent score.
        The curse of having precise measuring tools is being able to actually see how imperfect everything is.


        • #5
          I'm a little jealous. You mind if I get right to the TURKEY ***T WELDING display?

          Where the hell did you learn to..............

          Nice score. Ya done good!
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          • #6
            Give me your address than go on vacation, Please.
            Don\'t ask me to do a dam thing, I\'m retired.


            • #7
              Thanks Guys, I've been insufferably pleased with myself since Friday. Even SWMBO agreed I got a good deal.

              YOD, proudly self taught Actually I've done better. Had I picked 1/8" stock for the improvised hardie hole the welds would have looked much better and it would have been strong enough. But as usual I over designed it. That Lincoln 110V mig just isn't up to 1/4" steel. I was using solid wire with Argon/CO2 mix so the splatter was minimal. Kinda ran out of duty cycle though. Might have done better had I switched to flux core.

              Glad you all enjoyed the pics.

              San Diego, CA


              • #8
                I now hate you Great score!
                BTW...which Lincoln welder do you have?
                The newer SP's (125 and 135) will weld 1/4" no problem. You might want to try preheating your metal before you weld it. Heat it up till spit really sizzles off it. 250 to 300F. They weld far better.
                I have tools I don't even know I own...


                • #9
                  The top Kennedy looks like one that went missing while I was out for war, of course it was full of stuff. The cover had a big dent, but it still locked. I didn't have that sticker. The lower box was wider, and red Crapsman, I think, may have been Waterloo (Ford/Mercury thing).

                  Nice Score, you DRB

                  Today I will gladly share my experience and advice, for there no sweeter words than "I told you so."
                  Today I will gladly share my experience and advice, for there no sweeter words than "I told you so."