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Members' Tooling "Wish Lists"

Discussion in 'TOOL JUNKIES - TOOLS & TOOLING (Love Tools? This Is Your Forum)' started by Nels, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Nels

    Nels United States Founder Staff Member H-M Supporter-Premium

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    What tools would you like to own for your home shop?

    List them here, maybe we can sell or trade!


    Nelson
     
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  2. Tony Wells

    Tony Wells United States Former Vice President Staff Member Administrator

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    Gerstner top box. Need restoration ok with me. Empty, ok with me.

    Can't really think of anything else. Right now anyway.
     
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    I'd settle for a bigger workshop, on level ground ???
     
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    Number One: A bigger Shop!!!

    After that, a heavier mill. (No room or budget for it right now.)
     
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  5. Tony Wells

    Tony Wells United States Former Vice President Staff Member Administrator

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    I'll be looking for some 50 taper tooling in the next couple of months. Not exactly hobby stuff, for the most part. End mill holders, face mills, shell arbors.....stuff like that.
     
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    Someone planning on being Santa??? I won't sit in your lap but I really, really, really want/need an American made milling machine in great condition (Bridgeport comes to mind) with x and y power feeds and tons of tooling. A parting tool with carbide inserts is definitely on the list (may be in my Enco order basket already ;) ). Another piece I would really like to have is a cut-knurling tool. A floor standing drill press is somewhere in the future as well.

    On second though, if it will put a mill in my hands, I might be willing to sit on your lap. :tounge:

    -Ron

    P.S. All kind of other stuff.
     
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    I'd love to get my hands on any 5C collets in sizes apart from 1/16" increments... That's my wish...

    Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.,...

    John
     
  8. Tony Wells

    Tony Wells United States Former Vice President Staff Member Administrator

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    If I remember what I read, they offered the special braille micrometers at no charge to whose who needed them, and it was not restricted to the 0-1". It would be an interesting piece to add to a collection.

    Happy hunting, Bill!
     
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    Tony Wells United States Former Vice President Staff Member Administrator

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    Bill, my clock must be off.....that posts is at 2:47 AM my time (3:47 yours). You guys are early risers up there, eh?
     
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    Good luck with those Bill. They would be a very cool addition to your collection. Hell, if my eyes get any worse I may have to beg them off you some day. ;)

    -Ron
     
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  11. Tony Wells

    Tony Wells United States Former Vice President Staff Member Administrator

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    That's too bad, Bill. I'm thinking those are destined to become even more rare as they disappear into collections owned by people who have no descendants that will recognize their worth.

    Did this auction have a good turnout?
     
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    ScrapMetal United States Active User Active Member

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    Yeah, that price seems to be a little "silly" if you don't mind my saying. Sorry to hear it didn't come home with you.

    I would love to look at those Bridgeports and SB 14" but the distance is just too much. It kind of drives my a little batty (as if I need help there ;) ) the amount and quality of stuff you guys back east seem to have access to. Out here in the middle of the country those kinds of machines are about as rare as hen's teeth. :depressed:

    -Ron
     
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  13. ScrapMetal

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    Bill, you evil tease. ;) I do appreciate the offer but I think the logistics of both shipping and delivery would preclude any real considerations of such a purchase.

    Thanks though,

    -Ron
     
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    ScrapMetal United States Active User Active Member

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    Sorry to hear it's as bad for you in Perth. You are right, I should inquire as to shipping but if some of the other shipping I've done is any indication, let's just say I'm pessimistic. :-\ I don't have a loading dock, a fork lift, or boom so a delivery truck would have to have it's own way of getting it to the ground.

    Heck, the last "shipment" I got was a stack of foam floor mats that were 4'x'4'x4' and weighed about 400 lbs. That alone was over 2 bills and some change and to add insult to injury the truck they sent couldn't get into my parking lot and it didn't have a lift gate. I had to unload it in the street across from my building and by "unload" I mean that the delivery guy pushed it out the back of the truck into my waiting arms. I gently lowered it to the ground then got my 2-wheel dolly under it and finished the "delivery". As much as I would like to see a Bridgeport show up at my place I doubt that I would want to give it a hug as it was pushed off the back of a truck into my arms. ??? Would be a good one for youtube though... ;)

    -Ron
     
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    Hi guys, So my drill chuck for my mill has really crappy runout on small diameter drills. At first I thought I had just gotten a crappy cheap set of bits, But its the chuck. So I'd like to find a quality chuck....More important for it to hold small stuff then large but I'd be happy if it did it all. I prefer a keyed chuck but keyless is ok if I can afford it. My spindle is r8 but I'm sure I can get a arbor for most common sizes pretty cheap. Let me know if you guys have/see anything. Thanks in advance, Todd
     
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    I would like a high precision 3D printer with a 3D scanner to scan in parts.
     
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  17. Nels

    Nels United States Founder Staff Member H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Re: Members' Tooling "Wish Lists"

    Nitsuj,

    We want to see pics of your new (old) Clausing when you get it! Those are very nice machines.



    Nelson
     
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    Well, I would like a Tos lathe, 650mmx2meters. Also a Tos #4 milling machine. But most, to learn how to use them well. Also, I dont know how to say it in english...an elbow brush?, scraper? Its a big machine with a moving Ram you attach a bit to it and it scrapes metal lineally.
     
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    I've got a holdridge radii cutter model 12-d. It is absolutely like new and was only used ones. All the cutters but one is still in wax. No corrosion and in orginal box. I'll make someone a smoking deal. My email is tayloraircraftservice at yahoo.
     
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    Nitsuj United States Swarf Registered Member

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    I really need a smallish mill vise for my Clausing 8520 mill. 4" would be great. 5" would be do-able. Can't spend a ton, so probably don't want a Kurt. Don't want garbage either.
     
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    When I started putting my little shop together last spring I was basically starting from scratch again, as my last set of little machines was over a decade ago and I lost everything. But, I'm slowly putting together what I need/want. Things I still want/need:

    4x6 horiz/vert band saw (high priority, as I'm getting tired of using a hand saw...)
    small bench top blast cabinet (more of a want than need as I'm not sure where I'd put it)
    6" rotary table (on plan to purchase next week)
    Indexer or indexing plates for my rotary table
    steady rest
    5" four-jaw
    5" collet chuck and collets
    radius turning setup for lathe (probably will have to make this)
    2 or 3" boring head R8
    a 3/8" and 1/2" indexable boring bar for the lathe
    Co-Ax indicator
    decent inspection table, 12x12 or 12x18, probably pink as it will last longer than a black one
    height guage
    0-3" micrometer set
    gauge sets (block, pin, radius)
    a couple of machinist's squares, 4 and 6"
    a 4 or 6" right angle plate or whatever you call it for the mill
    broaching set to 1" or so
    one ton arbor press
    small belt sander, or attachment for my 6" grinder.

    and so on...

    It's a work in progress, but I'll get it done. :)

    Bill
     
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    OOH, OOH, OOH!! I would be REALLY interested in your holdridge radii cutter!!!!!!!!!!!!! What size is the 12-d (clearance over saddle, compound)?
    --
     
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    I would be very happy with a 12" Hendey shaper to replace the one I sold in 2003, I've been looking but so far no luck. If I got an additional wish I would go for a surface grinder.
    Michael
     
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    1. an unlimited budget.
    2. CNC mill (Tormach looks interesting)
    3. horizontal band saw.
    4. A complete tool box like the one Keith Fenner gave away. (tip o' the hat to Mr. Fenner and all the other donors)

    jj

    My birthday is only five months away and I'll send anybody my Enco wishlist.
     
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    I just bought a mill and a brake lathe. I don't have or really want to have a functional machine shop as in the form of a business. I fix cars and if people find out that I can build stuff and it's worth the money, I'd consider diversifying a bit.

    What's probably really going to happen, I'll use it occastional to make things for people but mostly it'll sit under a tarp until I need to make a bracket for my race car.

    At this point I'd like to get a dial height gauge and shop grade surface plate, a set of parallels, some collets and some hold downs. I have good vice and a drill chuck, fly cutter and several end mills. And of course drill bits.

    At some point I'd like to get a really cheap small lathe for misc. stuff that I need to make here and there. It would be so infrequently it would have to be VERY cheap.

    A harbor freight small portable band saw would be great but I have an abrasive chop saw for now. Messy and noisy but get's the job done. I can deal with mess and noise.

    Oh, and a shop that actually doesn't leak and has insulation. That would be a real plus.

    Wayne
     
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    Tony, I realize this was a while back but if you are still looking for a face mill I have a few 4" NOS, by Milling Specialties, that I would tradefor lathe time or???? I probably have 50 taper tools as well. I will be in GGG this weekend if your interested.

     
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    I'm always a bit late for this Harbor Freight stuff... I read a few months ago that Harbor Freight had a three insh rotary table for $59.00. Of course they're all sold out, but If anyone has one, and think it's too small to use, I'd be interested in it.
    tha' tha' thats all folks
    Dinkin
     
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    My "wish list" is for more skills with the tools I have! :thumbzup:
     
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    Aahhh good one hah



    Bernie
     
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    I would like an indexing table along with a lathe chuck that can be mounted to it. That way I can preform some lathe operations on my mill. I have contacted used equipment dealers in my area to be on the look out for it.
     
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