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  • #16
    Originally posted by I make chips View Post
    Man I'm not going to post the big glob of stuff I got for free. You guys will rush over and steal it.
    Pics or it never happened...

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    • #17
      Originally posted by A.K. Boomer View Post

      Pics or it never happened...
      True! You gotta post it, or no suckage!


      Sid

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      • #18
        You guys are gonna hate me for the freebie haul I got.. Some of it is a duplicate of what I have so I took my old stuff out of the drawers for the pics.
        A buddy's father in law had a machine shop but died about ten years ago. It was one of those get it out of my basement before I throw it out deals. I had no place to put the stuff so I bought the roller cabinet at Home Despot.

        As to that Mitutoyo mic set, does anyone know where I can get a couple of those little screws that hold the lever on for the spindle locks? Mitutoyo part #200424
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        • #19
          Two more pics. Do I warrant the I suck moniker?
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          Last edited by I make chips; 11-15-2021, 09:33 PM.

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          • #20
            The vacuum near you is definitely increasing.......
            CNC machines only go through the motions

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            • #21
              Definitely suckage!
              Good for you!

              Sid

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              • #22
                Wow. THAT's a score.
                At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and left over parts.

                Location: SF East Bay.

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                • #23
                  Nice score Sid (and IMC).

                  A few years ago (7/8) I bought a couple toolboxes off a retired GM toolmaker. One was FULL of endmills. Mostly new, mostly HSS, but a few carbide (about 20%). The other box was all measuring tools, parallels, etc. Also included was a bucket full of HSS lathe tools. $200. That was a nice score to get the home shop started.

                  While is wasn't as good of a deal as that, when I bought the Tormach I also got quite a few drawers full of brand new carbide endmills, drills, and reamers in all shapes and sizes. Probably about $3-4k worth at retail prices.

                  I think I'm set for a long time, but I still get tempted to grab some deals that pop up now and then. I honestly don't have anymore space to store them. And at the rate I use them up at home they will last many lifetimes.

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                  • #24
                    Chips really reeled us in - then made us wait for it, then came the word "free" along with the pics, brilliant strategy... (if u want to be hated that is lol)

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                    • #25
                      Ok I've been told for years that I suck... I won't report that there's a little more in the garage that I already put in the mill tooling cabinet.
                      Four 1 2 3 blocks, two 2 4 6 blocks, a minty new adjustable angle vee block, some brand new Starrett punches, 4-5 more R8 tool holders and another set of parallels.
                      Nope,,, I won't accentuate my suckedness.

                      All I can say is even the slow bird gets the worm once in a while. Or however some saying goes.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by I make chips View Post
                        All I can say is even the slow bird gets the worm once in a while. Or however some saying goes.
                        according to my Pops it was "blind pig finds an acorn once in awhile" but yeah they both are one in the same...

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by A.K. Boomer View Post

                          according to my Pops it was "blind pig finds an acorn once in awhile" but yeah they both are one in the same...
                          I haven't heard that saying in over 50 years!
                          Location: The Black Forest in Germany

                          How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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                          • #28
                            Nice acquisitions for both of you. I had a bunch of those 3/4 Putnam end mills. They’re great.

                            I saw these on CL for $60 the set. Only a few blocks away, I couldn’t resist. Same model as my original box and a 26” wide riser.
                            They cleaned up nice and I found a spot for them on a cart for now.

                            Illigitimi non Carborundum 😎
                            9X49 Birmingham Mill, Reid Model 2C Grinder, 13x40 ENCO GH Lathe, 6X18 Craftsman lathe, Sherline CNC mill, Eastwood TIG200 AC/DC and lots of stuff from 30+ years in the trade and 15.5 in refinery unit operations. Now retired. El Paso, TX

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                            • #29
                              Just the riser alone would be a deal at that price. The Craftsman top box, does it have molded "felt like" liners in the drawers?

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                              • #30
                                It did have the brown plastic felt-like liners but they were dry and cracked. I replaced them with some black velvet card stock I got at Hobby Lobby.
                                Illigitimi non Carborundum 😎
                                9X49 Birmingham Mill, Reid Model 2C Grinder, 13x40 ENCO GH Lathe, 6X18 Craftsman lathe, Sherline CNC mill, Eastwood TIG200 AC/DC and lots of stuff from 30+ years in the trade and 15.5 in refinery unit operations. Now retired. El Paso, TX

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