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by SteveM
Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving tooling
Replies: 17
Views: 1779

Re: Moving tooling

Depending on what you are packing, 5-gallon pails can make good moving containers.

Put your stuff in and hammer the lid on.

I sold a lathe and had almost all of the parts and accessories in four or five of them.

Helps is the parts are round (this might work for some of the chucks).

Steve
by SteveM
Sun Jul 04, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving tooling
Replies: 17
Views: 1779

Re: Moving tooling

Mr Ron wrote:
Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:15 pm
Go to a surplus store and look for military ammunition boxes. They come in various sizes.
Have about 10-12 of them. Indispensable little buggers.

Steve
by SteveM
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving tooling
Replies: 17
Views: 1779

Re: Moving tooling

I like the color coding idea too.

No sense in listing the contents - you might as well just write "all the REALLY valuable stuff is in here".

I'm limited in what I can do right now in woodworking as my table saw is gone and the bandsaw is on the truck, but I still have the circular saw.

Steve
by SteveM
Sat Jul 03, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Commercial Advertisements
Topic: Steam locomotive Charts
Replies: 3
Views: 6344

Re: Steam locomotive Charts

Wow!

Steve
by SteveM
Sat Jul 03, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving tooling
Replies: 17
Views: 1779

Moving tooling

So, besides moving things like machines, there's all the stuff that goes with it. Some of that stuff is HEAVY. What do you use to pack up some of that heavy stuff? Think things like lathe chucks, rotary tables, milling vises. The plastic boxes from the big box stores are no good for small, heavy ite...
by SteveM
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: We need ALL the information.
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

Re: We need ALL the information.

The first thing to know (if not self-evident), and this has been asked for many times, is LOCATION. Yes. Sometimes there is someone close by that can look at it and see the picture instead of reading 1,000 words and get the answer. Another thing that is needed is pictures. Preferably pictures annot...
by SteveM
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Milling Vise Squareness
Replies: 40
Views: 3037

Re: Milling Vise Squareness

Used kurt vises at auction sell for what import clones do.

A used (not ab-used) kurt will be a better vise, and it's a good alternative for those who can't afford a new one.

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Carbide tooling disposal
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: Carbide tooling disposal

Scrap carbide has value on ebay.

Sales appear to range from 8 to 10 per pound.

A 49 lb lot just sold for about $400.

Keep some stuff that is quality stuff to resharpened (resharpening is cheap compared to the cost of a quality tool) and pay for it by selling the rest.

Steve
by SteveM
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baby Drill Press
Replies: 5
Views: 968

Re: Baby Drill Press

I picked up a cameron for $50 at an estate sales. Speeds of 7,500, 15,000 and 30,000. Albrect chuck that can hold a hair. Recently, while answering an ad for the slide rest for my Pratt & Whitney 3 bench lathe, the guy threw in a dumore for a total of $175. Dumore was stuck, but made a hum, so I fig...
by SteveM
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: West Virginia Coal down South
Replies: 47
Views: 6335

Re: West Virginia Coal down South

Bill Shields wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:34 am
Does not taste as good as a box of even the worst chocolates
Yes, but a pile of Hershey bars isn't going to get up a head of steam!

Steve
by SteveM
Fri May 28, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Save this machine - Brown & Sharpe 1-1/2 horizontal / vertical milling machine.
Replies: 0
Views: 791

Save this machine - Brown & Sharpe 1-1/2 horizontal / vertical milling machine.

My friend is moving and has to get rid of his B&S 1-1/2 milling machine. Comes with a vertical head, arbors, and LOTS of milling cutters. It's free, but you have to move it. It's in a basement that is at ground level and you can back your truck / trailer right up to the garage. It's located in Stamf...