Saturday, November 23, 2013

It followed me home, can I keep it?

 
Why buying a Smart Car instead of a truck might have saved even MORE money.

23 comments:

  1. I prefer a vertical mill, but horizontal ones have their place.

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  2. Yep, people with trucks definitely get up to more fun.

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  3. Hey, and oil can! Now you are more prepared than Dorothy!

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  4. I have to ask. What is this? (and do I have the perfect christmas present for my husband?)

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  5. I would love to accuse you of having the best bad luck anyone could want. But crazy as I am, it isn't unlike that of a fox. Someone makes her luck. Probably with some other device that followed her home? :p

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  6. Wow, I'm in awe... I've never known anybody who had a Mixmaster planner thingy!

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  7. Most people have that problem with dogs and cats, for you it's machinery LOL. In the long run it will save you money, so it's not entirely such a bad idea. I have no idea about things like that but it looks old-therefore-will-run-forever. Even came with it's own oil can?

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  8. ROTF! MOAR toys for the basement... :-)

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  9. Can you use a "smart" car for a milling machine? I think not...

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  10. Nice! You didn't have a mill, did you?

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  11. Ooooooo, I'm green with envy! ;-)

    Bob
    III

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  12. Ah ha! I knew some of you would recognize it. It's a Atlas Horizontal Mill (Model MFC) probably late 60's. It was on Craigslist, $400 and only a couple of blocks away (it's a sign!) It's happily down in the basement with the lathes.

    It's great for gear making (or model train work) or it can just sit there lurking in the corner while I make sandwiches.

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  13. It's the gear you might make with that, which has us all wonderin'... ;)

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  14. I lurks in the basement, waiting, biding it's time, till one day the SHF and you desperately need a replacement gear for.... :D

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  15. You think you'd save money if you didn't have a truck to haul treasures like that home? Hah! I've put bigger stuff on the roof rack of my compact sedan. My dad could have squeezed that into the back of his mid-seventies Oldsmobile Station Wagon (the one that was one size down from full size-- no 4x8 sheets of plywood inside, mercifully) without putting the seat down. The ingenuity applied to making stuff with that mill will be surpassed by the ingenuity applied in getting it home in the first place.
    Congratulations on your acquisition, and as they say, "Wear well!"

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  16. Larry, I see a business opportunity making power take-offs for Smart Cars.

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  17. Can you do pistol barrels with that thing?

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  18. That green glow you can see on your southern horizon is my jealousy. Great find!

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  19. Nice find! Seems like those usually bring more than $400.00, so you got lucky. Next thing needs to be a shaper, those are around for about that much, up to $1000.00. However, you REALLY need a vertical mill of some sort, even a mill-drill. Be sure it has an R8 spindle.

    Good hunting!!

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