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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. EmilioG

    EmilioG United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Re: Members' Tooling "Wish Lists"

    I really would like a Mitutoyo 8, 10 or 12" height gage. Preferably a digital or dial. (metric OK).
    Starrett or Pratt Whitney machinists level. 6"?
    Etalon 1 - 2" OD mic.
    Machinists squares
    6" Starrett combo square
    Starrett sheet metal gages
    Starrett 91a and 91b Tap wrench
    B&S 1 2 3 block set
    Good parallel set
    Kant Twist clamps
    Starrett 12" rule for comb. square
    Bessey rite hite clamps
    Interapid 312 B 1 indicator
    Granite surface plate 12 x 12
    Bridgeport mill w/ Var. speed control and DRO
    Sensitive drill press
    and a golden partridge on a money tree.
     
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    confederatemule United States Active User Active Member

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    I'd like a rotary table and a vise to use with a 12x58 mill table. Tooling for and B&S arbors for, late teens maybe early 20's, Cincinnati no3 horizontal mill.

    Tooling for 1954 J Head, round ram, Bridgeport.

    Tooling and accessories for 1971 Craftsman 12x36 lathe

    Tooling and accessories for 1942 South Bend 9c lathe

    I'll pay the shipping.

    Thanks for your generosity,
    Mule
     
  3. T Bredehoft

    T Bredehoft Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I find that the 4" 4 jaw chuck that came with my Clausing MK2 (6 by 24 ) lathe is not as convenient as I would wish. I would like to have a 4" 3 jaw (1" - 10 thread back) chuck, should someone desire to get rid of theirs. I live at tbredehoft at alink.com.
     
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    I'm thinking of building a drop hammer- wooden uprights, a malleable iron or bronze valve body as the hammer filled with shot for a deadblow effect. A lot of force in a small footprint and I should be able to scavenge most of the parts. There is a very large tilting t-slot table buried in debris nearby that could work as the anvil. It's been out in the weather for at least 20 years and is rusted solid, but heavy. Otherwise, a teleportation portal so I could step outside in San Francisco and be transported to a larger shop in rural Iowa...
     
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    My current list is short and simple: an axa qctp for my atlas 10f with tooling (cutoff, knurling, cutters, etc). Next would be simple things like an end mill cutter, dovetail cutter, center drills, jackobs tailstock chuck and mt3 arbour, follower rest, taper cutting jig, etc.

    Funds are short and I have to build a stand for the lathe first so it all has to wait. The OEM raocker post will have to do for a while and keeping my eyes open for screaming deals is orders of the day.

    A power hacksaw would also be nice. I may just build a tabletop style one. No money or room for a dedicated metal cutting band saw.
     
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    MARVIN GARDENS United States H-M Supporter - Premium Content H-M Supporter-Premium

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    A Cincinnati Dividing Head would be at the top of my wish list.
     
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    I'd love to have a large shaper.
     
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    I wish I had a real milling machine.
     
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    Hmmm... There are lots of tools and tooling I would LOVE to have in my shop... however space is going to be an issue soon.

    SOOO....

    IMO a larger shop is the big $$$ issue... which is probably a bit down the road.

    My heating and AC business is doing well where I live... yet I do NOT want to retire here. A move to a few acres (prefer 11+) with a moderate sized ranch and 1000 ft (give or take) shop... would be really great! That is gonna be down the road a bit... as the heating and AC business is still the bread-winner.
     
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    I would like a reasonable priced Piston vice. I find that I am cutting valve pockets or reshaping pistons more often now that I can.
     
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    Just one. A bigger bank account!
     
  12. GA Gyro

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    Yeah, I think that wraps it all up.

    However some of the well to do customers I have... seem to have issues in their lives I am not sure I want to deal with.
    Each side of life seems to have its challenges... I believe how we handle those challenges is more important.
     
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    I am quite content with my life. But when I go through the MSC catalog, I think I could easily spend a $100K, if not a million, on tools I would like to have. I don't buy the best available, because there are other needs in my tool budget and I realize that puts me at a disadvantage. That is the dilemma of a hobby machine shop.

    My strategy is to populate my shop with enough enabling machinery and tools that will minimally allow me to complete the projects I have. In a way, that is good because it forces me to be creative in my solutions. I am fortunate in that a few years ago, I had the opportunity to purchase a new Tormach 770 with trimmings. Many of our fellow enthusiasts have much less to work with.
    Actually, having retired a year and a half ago, I got on of the best tools ever; the time to play with my tools!
     
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    My wish would be a few machines more a nice surface grinder, a tool and cutter grinder for endmills , a tig welder with all the supplies needed . An 8" or 10" rotary table would be nice.
     
  15. jwest7788

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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.

    I wish my skin was a little tougher, as those chips are smoking hot. Haha

    Like most beginners, I'm enamoured with all the accessories and tooling I am reading and hearing about, but mostly I wish to continue to grow into this new hobby!

    One day a proper sized mill would be nice. For now I'll look forward to my next chip burn. (Maybe a shield to stop that. Lol)
     
  16. kingmt01

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    I assume you mean chips from a mill. You could put a small plate on a piece of angle to set up in front of the flying chips. I keep meaning to get around to this but I just hold a plate up while the chips are flying my way. I usually through the big chips back towards the machine.
     
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    For my wish list. I tryed to post the MSC metal working cattalog but it said file to big. :dollars:
     
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    Yeah, The mill, also the lathe spits hot chips at me if I get my speeds and feeds off, haha.
     
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    I'm not much of a wisher but if I could get back to normal after my accident I would be happy.
    Thanks ron
     
  20. The Liberal Arts Garage

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    Me?.. I just want a three- jaw 1/2.-20 chuck------- you all know why.
    Reasonably cheap,running out of cash......BLJHB. THANKS.
     
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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!)
     
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    The Liberal Arts Garage United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    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.
     
  23. ezduzit

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    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
     
  25. 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.
     
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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
     
  27. 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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    S
    idecar send me a list of things your selling , I can use some cutters and taps , what machines are you selling ?
     
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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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