Glenn

It followed me home

Recommended Posts

Smallish ( but practically new) drill press with a set of small Forstner bits and a handful of other specialty bits. Fifty bucks.

IMG_20160206_164915910.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, ianinsa said:

Were you shopping or looting?:D looks like a great deal

It's kind if funny: the previous owner posted a classified asking $75, I contacted him to let him know I was interested, I planned to offer $50, and then he emailed to let me know that it was $50 before I'd even had a chance to ask. When I'd come round to look at it, he said, "So, is $50 okay?", to which I replied, "Sure, especially if you have some bits to throw in!"

The really funny thing is that he gave me all the specialty bits, but kept the twists!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The hatchet seems to be hand made/forged as there no machine marks anywhere and sharpened quite well.

The cross peen head is a Heller made in USA with the horse logo and it appears that it was used for a bit with the broken haft but in very good condition.

I found these at the Santee swap meet  located outside of San Diego, CA.

3$ for the Heller and 5$ for the Hatchet

SM3.JPG

SM2.JPG

SM5.JPG

SM1.JPG

SM4.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, RICKOFF said:

The hatchet seems to be hand made/forged as there no machine marks anywhere and sharpened quite well.

The cross peen head is a Heller made in USA with the horse logo and it appears that it was used for a bit with the broken haft but in very good condition.

I found these at the Santee swap meet  located outside of San Diego, CA.

3$ for the Heller and 5$ for the Hatchet

Nice! 

There's a great video of how these axes used to be made here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

JHCC

Thanks for the link to the video, just amazing how things were done in the past.
 The EPA and OSHA would be nuts if they walked into that shop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/6/2016 at 5:06 PM, JHCC said:

Smallish ( but practically new) drill press with a set of small Forstner bits and a handful of other specialty bits. Fifty bucks.

A small drill press is handy to have, especially if you find yourself needing to drill very small holes. The big floor model presses just don't give sufficient feedback and it's too easy to break a bit. You made out better price wise than a trip to Harbor Freight and probably ended up with a better machine too. Nice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It didn't follow me home because I had to carry it, like a baby, and it was heavy.

D=16 inches (rough measure)

L=36 inches (rough measure)

 

tank.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I often see these forklift gas bottles in scrapyards but I haven't really thought of a good use for them?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Compressor tank.  Not sure what to with it though. Couldn't turn it down though. It would have gone against my "ooo I can do something with that" nature.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i see several potential uses for an old compressor tank like that. First thoughts are along the lines of a charcoal retort, a wood 'stove' for the shop, or maybe a slack tub. I'm sure you'll come with somethin, I usually come up with a project for the 'junk' I bring home but sometimes it takes a while.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, ianinsa said:

I often see these forklift gas bottles in scrapyards but I haven't really thought of a good use for them?

SPUD GUN :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, ianinsa said:

I often see these forklift gas bottles in scrapyards but I haven't really thought of a good use for them?

Turn then into gongs.  Same concept as a dinner triangle bell, but bigger and cooler.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, fergy said:

SPUD GUN :P

we make some real snappy s/s ones

10 hours ago, VaughnT said:

Turn then into gongs.  Same concept as a dinner triangle bell, but bigger and cooler.  

You want me to bother the neighborhood?:rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, ianinsa said:

You want me to bother the neighborhood?:rolleyes:

Yes.  Yes, I do. :D
 

You'd be surprised at how many people will buy them just to put them in the garden and never get rung!  Check out the guy from "imakebells" dot com.  Very impressive metalwork.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The guy I got it from make a lot of tank bells.  Has sold them as soon as he finishes.  I think the plugs are why he did not want to make a bell. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IMG_20160214_150728557.jpg

Some kind of bashed-in sheet metal box from the grocery store parking lot. Not sure what kind of metal this is: there's no rust, but it doesn't look like galvanized. (The reddish smear at the bottom is some kind of varnish or something, and the white powdery stuff is road salt.) I'm going to put some in vinegar and see if that changes anything.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought if was the only one who picks up random bits of metal that nobody can see why I want it. What are you thinkin about doin with that? I'm lookin at the picture and I just can't see anythin unless the metal is thick enough then I might cut it up for candle cups. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Michael Cochran said:

I thought if was the only one who picks up random bits of metal that nobody can see why I want it. What are you thinkin about doin with that? I'm lookin at the picture and I just can't see anythin unless the metal is thick enough then I might cut it up for candle cups. 

I'm thinking roses.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, Michael Cochran said:

I don't know why I didn't think of that lol. 

And it's Valentine's Day, too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No picture, but the President's Day sale at HF netted me a small angle grinder, a pack of cut-off discs, and a tape measure for under twenty bucks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/14/2016 at 4:51 PM, Michael Cochran said:

I thought if was the only one who picks up random bits of metal that nobody can see why I want it. What are you thinkin about doin with that? I'm lookin at the picture and I just can't see anythin unless the metal is thick enough then I might cut it up for candle cups. 

Welcome to the club.:D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.