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Offline Al Smith

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Re: show yer calipers
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2013, 08:07:57 pm »
This little podunk town once had about a zillion little machine shops which in the late 80's just kind of faded away .Lots and lots of very fine tools and tooling eventually was auctioned off .It was merely a matter of being at the right place at the right time with cash .

I once bought an entire pallett full of lathe chucks for 65 dollars ,Sold half of them for 300 before I ever left the sale .I think that set of dial vernier calipers was under 20 dollars at one of those sales .

Another time I must have been asleep at the switch because they sold an entire collection of 5C collets including square and hex for under 100 bucks .Royal brand to boot .You couldn't have fit them all in a 5 gallon bucket .You win some ,you loose some I guess .

 

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