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What Did The Gift Horse Bring You Today!

Martin W

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A buddy of mine dropped off a box of scrap steel for my pile. amongst the bits and pieces was a Goodell -PrattCo. No. 188 push pull reamer with 8 very small reamers. I never knew there was such a thing. How old would this be. I have not measured them yet but they range from about 1/16" to about 5/32".
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Reeltor

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A very used pallet jack showed up at my garage door yesterday. Needs some work, but hey, for free I'm not complaining!
I bought a pallet jack when I needed to move a machine. When buying it I thought that it was a real waste of money as I'll only use it once. I was sooooo wrong, I use the pallet jack around the shop all the time, it's a real time and back saver. Get your new to you pallet jack cleaned up and find a home for it in your shop, before long you'll have many uses for it.
 

T Bredehoft

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Goodell -PrattCo. No. 188 push pull reamer
My father had one of those, in the '30s. I still have it, still use it, I still use it, much easier for starter holes for wood screws than any powered drill motor. I recently found a complete set of drill bits for it, many were missing after at least 80 years of service.
 

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I bought a pallet jack when I needed to move a machine. When buying it I thought that it was a real waste of money as I'll only use it once. I was sooooo wrong, I use the pallet jack around the shop all the time, it's a real time and back saver. Get your new to you pallet jack cleaned up and find a home for it in your shop, before long you'll have many uses for it.

I bought a new Jet pallet jack, when I bought the new lathe. I would not be without it. Both of my larger mills are setting on the reinforced plastic pallets, with a 1/2" steel plate (same size as the pallet top) sandwiched in between, the mill and the pallet, then bolted the mill to the pallet. Now I can pick up the mill and move it, clean under it and either relocate or replace the mill, to the original place.

Three years ago, I took all of the equipment (except the lathe), out of the shop and did a complete clean out of the shop, "found" lost tools and get about 3, 55 gallon drums of scarf, that was under and behind machines, tool boxes and in unreachable corners. This is a reminder, maybe its time to do it again.
 
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