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jwest7788

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The ever growing list of things I want one day, copied from my notepad.
Edge finder (electric?)
maybe wobbler
Collets
Facing mill?
--> Flycutter set
Thread cutting gauge (tool angle doodlee-do)
--> Radius guage
Metal stamp set
Transfer punch set
Knurling tool
Lathe dogs
Arbor + slitting saws
Four jaw chuck
Lathe follower support thing.
Middle support thing
Quick change tool posts
A big boy milling machine

Actually, Had a good laugh at how many items I had to remove as I copied this list down. (Already got em!)
 

The Liberal Arts Garage

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Just one. A bigger bank account!
Once I had to think about that question. Customers not quite rich enough for the
Cars they owned, a good bunch of apprentices , a new shop, an adequate bunch
Of good used tools , An enthusiastic wife with her own job, and an inexpensive
Group of children. I learned that we couldn't make enough money in thework
We could do in a day. We hung on for fifteen years, but in the end we lost.
BLJHB.
 

ezduzit

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Well I feel very lucky to have my own (little) machine shop at all! I'm really finding great pleasure in working with metal, making chips, and getting experience machining...

At 71, this is just how I feel doing my first project on my ancient Index mill.

Along with the mill came a 12" x 35" Logan lathe with several boxes of lathe tooling, but missing a few important pieces. However the only tooling that came with the mill was a vice, T-nut/hold-down sets, collet chuck & wrench, some intermediate size collets, 1-1/2" boring head, a couple simple fly cutters and drill chucks, 1 end mill. So I have had to accumulate all the cutters and peripheral stuff like rotary table, angle plates, V-blocks, etc.

Still on my wish list are:

Tool & cutter grinder
Carbide grinder
Steady & travelling rest
larger 2MT drills
OD jaws for my 3-1/4" Bison 3-jaw chuck
 
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This is a great thread.
I would want a sesitive drill press.
Ome
 

Eugene Stephens

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I would like an up-to-date lathe since I am working with an old one that has been sitting for some time and needs a lot of work.
A mill would be nice.
Tooling for both machines.
That's enough for now.
 

GA Gyro

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I would like two things....
*Time to enjoy the shop (this AC season has been busy)
*And space to clean out the shop... too much HVAC stuff on the floor all over...

Oh well... kinda like a farmer... making hay while the sun shines... :)

By Labor Day weekend, the AC business will slow down and I can get back to the hobby I enjoy!

GA
 
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Hello....I"m John...I have a shop too full of stuff...and I want to get rid of it before I kick off... I would rather see stuff get used,,,,than my kids getting $.02 per pound. I dont want to break any rules here about selling stuff....I just want to see some of my things get reused. I was a scraper hand and a machine tool rebuilder. I have too many endmills, taps,reamers,along with scraping equipment and machinery. I"m looking to sell out....What ever you want...I probably have it. Drop me a note...or call...508 892-4856 I"d enjoy seeing stuff get used instead of melted down.
JOHN
 

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Hello....I"m John...I have a shop too full of stuff...and I want to get rid of it before I kick off... I would rather see stuff get used,,,,than my kids getting $.02 per pound. I dont want to break any rules here about selling stuff....I just want to see some of my things get reused. I was a scraper hand and a machine tool rebuilder. I have too many endmills, taps,reamers,along with scraping equipment and machinery. I"m looking to sell out....What ever you want...I probably have it. Drop me a note...or call...508 892-4856 I"d enjoy seeing stuff get used instead of melted down.
JOHN
idecar send me a list of things your selling , I can use some cutters and taps , what machines are you selling ?
 

Billh50

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The only thing I would like to have is a real benchtop mill instead of my drill press with a cross slide. But that would have to be either almost free or free. So I won't hold my breath.
 

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