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Im looking for a set of gage blocks & a coaxial indicator . Let me know what you have
animal
 
if you actually want micrometers and last word type indicators you can message me - my experience is that pawn shops are usually (not always) pretty aware of what they are selling. I'm still trying to dig out from under a giant pile of stuff from my friend's estate, I just reached to my right and picked up a Gem 222 which is a little less expensive than a Last Word (no less accurate though) with a blemish on the crystal - sigh - so much stuff .....

lesson: stuff can own you - my friend lost that battle, I'm fighting it.

Hm - -- a list of what all you're trying to move would be useful - - -imo anyway.
 
Congratulations! Lots of fun ahead.
Grizzly has mentioned quite a few times in the past having there own limited staff at some of the machine tool manufacturers as there in place QC for final acceptance the tool would meet there minimum standards.

I have remembered this from literally decades ago when Grizzly first started production in Taiwan. Another part is a culture of "It's up to you to catch me." And little argument if caught. But if you don't have QC on site, by the time the container gets across the water it's too late. This was reinforced to me when I read that is is still common for a Chinese consumer to have a box opened and the device plugged in to prove it works. Not so different from what went on with mail-order in the US in the 18th century.

I wish you many happy hours.

Ron
 
OK - - - maybe he will respond here (???).

Me? I list some things on OWWM in a forum called BYOD**, I list some stuff on ebay, and sometimes people call me. I use the same user name everywhere, e.g. william_b_noble. I have some items on my web site (wbnoble.com) but I rarely update that. I have one of these Deni-Tool things remaining, the other photos are of the DeVoe estate - some of you may have known Bob - a gentleman, a master machinist and a really major collector and accumulator (in a good way), I'm sure that an overflight with a magnetometer will show the before/after difference - for your reference, that large Zubal lathe sold for $2300, accessories for it brought on the far side of 30 grand - nobody would buy the lathe with acessories at 20 grand. it's all so weird. There came a point where my objective was to keep items out of the dumpster - I didn't succeed 100%, there was probably 30 grand of stuff left behind that I'm sure went into a dumpster, plus 2 40 ft containers with 6 lathes, a shaper, and bla bla bla.... I think that was all abandoned. my objective is to get my life back before this stuff takes it over .... (much of the estate photo stuff is gone now but some remains)

** note that most of the OWWM forums don't appear unless you join.
 

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Im looking for a set of gage blocks & a coaxial indicator . Let me know what you have
animal
I had two coaxial indicators, they are gone now - I can post Bob's plans for making one with a pair of inexpensive dial indicators, if that will help you.

as for gauge blocks, I have two sets, I can't get either to wring together, that's a disappointment - one is B&S, the other might be lufkin, I don't remember - I think I want to keep a set just for checking calibration of stuff
 
Yea , I'd like to see those plans . Just for kicks what you want got the the non B&S set , how many pieces is the set .
Wher in the US ?
Northern CA here
animal
 
Southern CA the non B&S set is new and unused, all the pieces aw wrapped in oiled paper, etc ... $75. I put it aside for myself but following my rule that "things can own you", if I find I really need one I can buy a set.
 

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here are some scans from papers from the DeVoe estate, I haven't found plans for the coaxial indicator
 

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and some scans for some kind of model - I have a box full of mixed parts and another of not so mixed parts ... may have something to do with this - Bob D always wanted to build the models he bought, but he spent all the remaining years of his life organizing his stuff... there's a lesson there for us all.
 

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OK - - - maybe he will respond here (???).

Me? I list some things on OWWM in a forum called BYOD**, I list some stuff on ebay, and sometimes people call me. I use the same user name everywhere, e.g. william_b_noble. I have some items on my web site (wbnoble.com) but I rarely update that. I have one of these Deni-Tool things remaining, the other photos are of the DeVoe estate - some of you may have known Bob - a gentleman, a master machinist and a really major collector and accumulator (in a good way), I'm sure that an overflight with a magnetometer will show the before/after difference - for your reference, that large Zubal lathe sold for $2300, accessories for it brought on the far side of 30 grand - nobody would buy the lathe with acessories at 20 grand. it's all so weird. There came a point where my objective was to keep items out of the dumpster - I didn't succeed 100%, there was probably 30 grand of stuff left behind that I'm sure went into a dumpster, plus 2 40 ft containers with 6 lathes, a shaper, and bla bla bla.... I think that was all abandoned. my objective is to get my life back before this stuff takes it over .... (much of the estate photo stuff is gone now but some remains)

** note that most of the OWWM forums don't appear unless you join.
well - - - for me then its a case of being in the right place at the wrong time

Curious as to what accessories brought a total of $30k - - please.

The forum is not terribly accessible then.
I looked yesterday as suggested by others and found very little.
I am actively trying to minimize my browse time on the web - - - - have far too many things happening to want to increase time spent on the intersweb that 'may be useful sometimes' and I'm already here - - - one such site is enough to scratch that itch - - -imo anyway.
 
what brought 30K? a few dozen chucks incluidng quite a few Bison set-true, Aloris tool holders, collet sets, MT, Jarno & B&S reamers, mostly. I priced new items at 1/2 of new. used items at 20 to 50% below ebay. the $ went to the estate. there were a few things that were $$ including a Kingway scraping guide (not part of the lathe of course), and a lot of new or great condition measuring tools (indical, for example, mitutoyo, starret, B&S, Lufkin, Fowler, Helios....)

as for finding little - okay, I understand that. If I wanted to be in the retail tool business, I'd rent a warehose and quit my day job. I don't want to do that, I enjoy restoring, even selling restored or repaired things but I despise accounting, and I have better things to do with my time. if this was a real business and not my way of getting a few tools "for free", I'd setup a complete inventory system, hire staff and all that. it's not going to happen - as you will find with many who have hobbies like this, you have to meet us where we are, not where you want us to be. I"m happy to help people, I'm happy to accept help too, but like you, there are some things I choose not to do.
 
Thanks on the gage blocks , I found a new set in my budget from Shars .
thanks again
animal
 
They can be used for different sizes of standards & for verifying height of parts to name a few . animal
 
They can be used for different sizes of standards & for verifying height of parts to name a few . animal
This will be my first experience dealing with Shars . I found shopping from their Ebay store they seem to have better prices than in their cataloges & they don't jack you as much for freight on some items . But I don't get how they do it . Look at the shipping differences here . Gage blocks SHARS 81 PCS GRADE B GAGE GAUGE BLOCK SET NIST CERTIFICATE M} | eBay $ 17.00 freight . Angle block set SHARS PRECISION GROUND ANGLE BLOCK SET 12 PCS NEW R[ | eBay
freight $ 24.80 . The gage blocks are a larger & heavier set to ship but the freight is less . I don't get it ?
animal
 
here are some more scans from the devoe estate, one of the files is too large so it didn't upload
 

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