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    http://www.harrittgroup.com/jack-fra...on-day-1/2481/

    Lots of goodies, lathes, mills, bandsaws, shapers, grinders, and things I can't identify . It would be a shame for the scrappers to get them.

    I have no affiliation with the sellers, I'm just passing on the info.
    Jim

  • #2
    Nothing there in the machinist category that i would want to take home.

    Sarge

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    • #3
      Originally posted by sarge41
      Nothing there in the machinist category that I would want to take home. I already have enough junk.

      Sarge
      Have a steak, you're iron deficient.

      Seriously though, I see a lot of dirty, but the 2 small horizontal mills especially call to me. Not to mention the tons (literal?) of tooling.

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      • #4
        There's 2 shapers, a camel back, a nice Vulcan anvil, the list is endless, once you look pact the grot, the little surface grinder with a Chinese drill chuck on tickled me.
        More rare starret than you can guess at, looking at the boxes.
        Quite a good days picking!
        Mark

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        • #5
          Originally posted by sarge41 View Post
          Nothing there in the machinist category that i would want to take home.

          Sarge
          Eh....

          I see a Delta rockwell 14" lathe, those are nice, needs cleaned up. A big ol camelback drill press, even a miller thunderbolt welder, which is a bulletproof little gizmo.

          Biggest problem with auctions like that is that the stuuff for the lathe is often 15 metres away in a toolbox somewhere. And the whole toolbox will be one "lot". so if you want any of the rare and hard to find lathe stuff, you have to buy a box of wrenches that you already have 2 dozen of.

          And then you find that some joker moved the lathe stuff to another lot that he buys, and after you pay for your stuff he sidles up to you and offers you the lathe accessories for "a nice cheap price" that is more than you paid for the toolbox you now do not need.
          1601

          Keep eye on ball.
          Hashim Khan

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          • #6
            Well, at least the guy was a non-specific hoarder. The rusty Starrett Mic's thrown in a pile broke my heart, they're big 'uns too, look like 6 to 10" or so. Not that I could use any that size.... Rust and neglect. Until you have dealt with a hoarder, personally, you have no idea of how the disease works.

            I wonder if dementia plays a part in this sort of thing. One of my very best friends is hoarding, and has dementia. Coincidence? Breaks my heart, soon, I'll loose him to the darkness............

            Thanks for the post, it really made me think.

            TC
            I cut it off twice; it's still too short
            Oregon, USA

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            • #7
              The odd lathe sitting on the single "foot" would be something cool to have. Can't quite make out the name on it and the picture won't link to a bigger version. I need it like a hole in the head but it's a really interesting design.
              Chilliwack BC, Canada

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              • #8
                I went and looked at it today, but probably won't go back for the sale. The larger of the horizontal mills was what got my attention, but when I saw it I decided it was just too much to try to get into my basement. The base looks pretty large and heavy, so I'll let someone else have it.

                Yes, I'd say he was a pack rat, that building I would guess is about the size of a three car garage, and it is crammed full, there are just little aisles through it. I'm sure I only saw a small fraction of what is there.
                Jim

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                • #9
                  That's a Davis lathe. It's bigger than it looks in the picture, I'd guess it's about the same swing as the fourteen inch Delta, I was surprised at how large it is.

                  Edit: I may have exaggerated the swing. In the picture the headstock and tailstock look pretty squatty but it's definitely not an itty bitty thing, it looks very sturdy.

                  The text on the foot reads, Davis Machine Tool Co, Rochester NY USA
                  Last edited by J Harp; 03-15-2017, 11:06 PM.
                  Jim

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by J Harp View Post
                    That's a Davis lathe. It's bigger than it looks in the picture, I'd guess it's about the same swing as the fourteen inch Delta, I was surprised at how large it is.
                    That means it must be SOLID!

                    If I were closer and had room for a second lathe I would likely buy it just because of the interesting design and only partially to let me set up to do two different operations at one time.
                    Chilliwack BC, Canada

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                    • #11
                      Well, I see stuff I would want to take home. Wish I lived closer.
                      Paul A.
                      SE Texas

                      Make it fit.
                      You can't win and there IS a penalty for trying!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Tim Clarke View Post

                        I wonder if dementia plays a part in this sort of thing. One of my very best friends is hoarding, and has dementia. Coincidence? Breaks my heart, soon, I'll loose him to the darkness............
                        No, them hoarders have been nuts for a long time. I have met quite a few in my travels always searching for bargains.

                        Had a guy call me recently about a WTB ad for a old, American compressor.
                        He had several he said.

                        As soon as I drove up I knew he was a hoarder and I knew he wouldn't be selling anything. He gave me a tour of the place, stuff scattered and stored everywhere over 2 acres. Trucks, tractors. trailers, air compressors, racking, wood pallets, plastic milk jugs you name it. Must have had 50 dead pack back yard/garden sprayers.
                        Two shops with everything packed to the angle of repose in a heap in the middle and a small rat path around 50% of the perimeter. You had to hang on to the wall studs, walking, stepping over around the trail clutter.

                        95% of what he had was junk or scrap the remaining 5% buried and unpurchasable, probably at any price.

                        Finally saw a Quincy 325 sitting outside for years, unloved, but unseized. It was fun cornering him and trying to make him set a price on it.
                        He wouldn't, couldn't. It would have tore out his soul. LOL

                        10 or 20 years he will be gone and the kids, the scrapman and maybe CL or an auction for anything of the 5% that is still worth anything will be sold.

                        cRazY.

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                        • #13
                          I talked with a fellow who said his father knew Jack Frazier, said his dad said Mr. Frazier was the fix-it man for the area, said he could fix anything that was broken or worn out, and that if he couldn't get a part that was needed, he would just make it.

                          The horizontal mill which I mentioned earlier has a shop made vertical head installed. I couldn't see it well enough to examine it carefully, but it was easy to see that it wasn't factory made.
                          Jim

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                          • #14
                            I spotted the bell saw or was it two? Well two strange looking things one said bell-saw and the other was similar in a blue colour. any ideas. Alistair
                            Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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                            • #15
                              The machine with the small knob on the large pulley is a Belsaw automatic handsaw sharpener. It may also be an automatic re-toother, I believe they did make such a machine at one time. I couldn't get close enough to the back side (opposite what you can see) to see what it said. Everything was coated in dust, the lighting wasn't good, and I was having a bad day with my eyes, I have dry eye syndrome and some days it bothers me, makes it difficult to see details clearly.

                              The gray grinder to the left of the blue-green one is also a Belsaw, it may be what they call a sharp-all. Somewhere in there was another grinder with a circular saw blade clamped up for grinding, but I can't find it in the pictures.

                              Google Foley Belsaw for pictures of their machines.
                              Jim

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