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I went to a surplus store last week and didn’t find anything great, but came across two assemblies with some Teflon peices on them. They were only $3 each so I figured I would buy them to have some Teflon stock in case I ever needed it. I took the assemblies apart, thinking the shafts were aluminum but they seemed too heavy and looked tarnished. I put some Chlorox on them and they readily tarnished. Reading a bit more on testing for silver I came across a test using ice. Silver has a very high thermal conductivity (the highest of all metals I think). When I put ice on the shaft (that was at room temperature) it was like it was a hot poker and sunk right into the ice.

Pretty sure I got some high silver content alloy. Cool.

I wish I knew what the application was for these assemblies.

Rick
We don't have surplus stores like that!!! Where is it?
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I went to a surplus store last week and didn’t find anything great, but came across two assemblies with some Teflon peices on them. They were only $3 each so I figured I would buy them to have some Teflon stock in case I ever needed it.
You need Teflon ?
 

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Few eBay and CDCOtools purchases . . .

Some CCMT inserts (still waiting on some CCGT's)
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Picked up some 1/2" x 1/2" brass bar stock for around $30
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More BXA tool holders from CDCO
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A Lufkin 0-1" groove micrometer
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Fowler digit 0-6" depth micrometer
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Starrett metric thread pitch gauges
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Mitutoyo V-blocks
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Two dozen file handles
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Few more things showed up today. I was assembling the HF 20-ton press and noticed I didn't have doubles of my metric combo wrenches up to 25 mm. Picked up a set of new Craftsman wrenches up to 22 mm.

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OK, this is what they look like in the drawer . . .
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POTD coming this summer to organize the metric and misc. wrenches like my English drawer
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Picked up 3 speed wrenches too. 1/2" Craftsman, 3/8" SK, 1/4" Snap-on
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Added to my snugs drawer . . .
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Broke the blade on my HF 7x12 band saw and was down to 1 spare 10/14 bi-metal blade. Amazon to the rescue!
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Well this has got to be the deal of the year for me! I drove out to my favourite tool place this morning (Lee Valley) to pick up a few back-ordered items for work. Nothing fancy, just some shelf brackets and that sort of thing. On my way to the express counter I swung past the clearance tables to sniff around. Ooh, this is interesting -- a Mitutoyo box, and then another. Let's see what's inside....

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The first one contained a brand new, still in sealed plastic, 25-50mm friction thimble micrometer and the second box an equally brand new, still sealed in plastic, 3-4" / 75-100mm Combimike. Standards, spanners, and instructions included.

I could not believe my fortune. I don't usually use metric stuff even though I know the system well enough and we were taught both in school. But all my working life has been sufficiently insular to be able to stay with the inch system, and for sure that's what I use at home just because I relate to it better. But I mean, for $15 and $19 dollars respectively I couldn't resist!

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Yeah I don't know. I think the first sticker price (the one that is crossed off) is also a sale offering, so my price today was already twice discounted. I've seen this quite a bit in the store -- a discount gets discounted even further when it still refuses to move. As for the brand though, I agree, I've never seen Mitutoyo offered. Could have been a test market at one time, or I thought they may have even bought them for their own shop use perhaps. To me, the packaging looks like from the '80's, so I think they've been on a shelf somewhere for a very long time.

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They do pick up left over stock. Sometimes as far back as the '30s .May be it was in one of those batches Whatever, you did great..
 

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ANY Mitutoyo measuring instrument of ANY age for under $20 is outright THEFT!!! Congratulations! You definitely suck ... twice.
 

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Murphy law strikes again, couple of weeks back i went junkyard to junkyard, store to store to buy a good carburetor for the little Lada i'm fixing, and after buying a bunch of them and building two good ones out of all of them yesterday, passing by a flea market, first thing i see, two carburetors for a Niva, they are very dirty, but still in great shape and at 4$ a piece, i could not pass them, better to have them and not need them.
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Just a few eBay purchases: a couple of old Logan catalogs and a Jacobs catalog from 1970. The Jacobs catalog
is a useful reference since it has all the part numbers and specs for the older chucks as well as part numbers
for all the repair parts and keys. Jacobs must have imported Albrecht chucks back then, since it has them listed with
repair parts as well.
 

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Murphy law strikes again, couple of weeks back i went junkyard to junkyard, store to store to buy a good carburetor for the little Lada i'm fixing, and after buying a bunch of them and building two good ones out of all of them yesterday, passing by a flea market, first thing i see, two carburetors for a Niva, they are very dirty, but still in great shape and at 4$ a piece, i could not pass them, better to have them and not need them.
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GoceKU,

You know what's going to happen. You're going to get this car all finished up and a mint one will show up on your door step for next to nothing.

Bruce
 

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GoceKU,

You know what's going to happen. You're going to get this car all finished up and a mint one will show up on your door step for next to nothing.

Bruce
Now that would be just plain sadistic if that happened.
If it did, I would be very careful crossing any streets where buses travel. :cautious:
 

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If it did, I would be very careful crossing any streets where buses travel. :cautious:
Yeah, i may finish fixing it and my country may enforce new anti pollution laws, but hopefully, this being over 35 years old they leave a loophole to register it as a oldtimer.

Bus and truck drivers are the last of my concern, i'm more concerned to be in the same city when one of my ex girlfriend is driving :grin big:.
 

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Sold my M18 brushed Hackzall & got me the M18 Fuel brushless Hackzall. No reason, the old version worked fine for me. Only cost me $20 to upgrade.

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Wanted to get me a bigger size Cobra pliers, uh, I think I went too big! Haha

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Finally got my new belt sander setup now. I actually bought this in July during a sale, has been sitting in the box cause my garage has been out of order for a while.

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I've been watching Ebay and Craigslist for two years for a Lisle 91000 bit grinder. The only complete one I've seen in all that time went for over $1500 a few months ago. I happened to check last night and found one only missing the wheel dresser and safety shield and bracket. I made an offer and the seller accepted. Just waiting for it to ship now. Man, I hope UPS doesn't trash it shipping it here....
 

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Today i bought a fresh can of car body filler and i have a feeling i'll be buying couple more to finish the project i'm currently working on.
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Dan , I have that identical Gerstner from 1937 and many of those square bicycle wrenches . :grin: You going up to Lebanon Pa this weekend ? I have a group going on Sat and I'm going up Sun :)
 

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Dan , I have that identical Gerstner from 1937 and many of those square bicycle wrenches . :grin: You going up to Lebanon Pa this weekend ? I have a group going on Sat and I'm going up Sun :)
I was thinking about going but my mom has been having medical issues and I don't want to be gone all day. Bummer. Maybe next year. I need a Gerstner too.
 

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Couple more eBay finds/buys:

Some CCGT inserts, will see how these work compared to CCMT's (eBay seller zimi-hk)
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Some miscellaneous stainless steel stock. Not specific project planned, just good to have around
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J.T. Slocomb 0-6" digital depth mic headed for the Clausing's tool box
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I was board one night so I did some insert purchasing. I've had very good luck with all my purchases from ebay seller zimi-hk. The ccmt inserts have a pvd coating which I've not yet tried but their rated for cutting all materials. Took about 3 weeks but at 7-10 a box it worth the waiting. The tpg inserts came from another seller. Should be good on inserts for awhile.
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