Today I acquired...........

  1. monkeymark Member

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    Ok, I thought It could be fun/interesting to mention the things you've acquired.

    I don't mean bought but the items you've found/salvaged/bartered for or liberated. And perhaps your ideas if you have plans for them.

    I'll go first then.

    Today work threw out a walk behind sweep machine that was utter rubbish from the day we got it.
    From this I've got some wheels, a hefty 12v battery thats probably toast, the smart charger off it (decent) and a 12v motor.

    There was also one of those spinning floor buffer things. The wheels, switches and hefty 230v motor are now in my garage.

    Plans; not sure yet. The motors should both be reasonably high torque. May use to power hydraulic pump if I cant get an electric one cheap.

    The wheels maybe for a welding cart.

    If nothing else they will nicely fill the space I just cleared in my garage. :)
     
  2. AndyStobbs Member

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    Just been given some lifting slings. Winner.
     
  3. Maker

    Maker nEw mEmBeR

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    I found about 2 feet of train track for an anvil. I've also found some descent pliers before and loads of drill bits and milling cutters.
     
  4. brokenbiker

    brokenbiker Member

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    I liberated a load of ratchet straps from a skip. Took them into work, bunged them in the box for testing and a few weeks later had 7 fully tested ratchet straps rated to 5T
     
  5. mr migwire

    mr migwire It's more fun with metal.

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    5 tins of emulsion paint (various colours) cork notice board and several rolls of flat twin and earth, happy days.
     
  6. atomant48

    atomant48 Member

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    I got a steel computer desk type thing on casters which will make a perfect mobile tool trolley/work bench.
     
  7. Monday I had a nice dentists chair, fully adjustable with a slight tear in the edge of the vinyl on the back rest, rescued from behind a dental clinic. Today just another empty dumpy sack which I collect to store my logs in.
     
  8. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Just taken a cuppa up stairs to her indoors, in bed, and secreted one of the the 2way radios I found, under the covers. Calmly walked down stairs and then TX'd the biggest raspberry in could muster.
    I gave it a sec and then shouted "I heard that down stairs":laughing:I haven't laughed so much in ages
     
  9. edd Member

    Pulled from the scrap skip at work, one of the lads swapped it off his workbench for a nice new blue vice.
    And yes the nice new blue vice is a no name 30 quid article.
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    Thank the lord there are people like that in this world!
     
  10. Rig Pig

    Rig Pig Member

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    It amazes me what people and company's throw away!
     
  11. Wedg1e

    Wedg1e They call me Mr. Bodge-angles

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    A few years ago one of our customers up in the Pennines closed down; I went along to decommission their x-ray system and while I was there walked past several 50 gallon oil drums full of milling cutters, mostly still in the anti-rust coating.
    I liberated a few side/face jobbies, kept the 1" bore ones for my horizontal mill and put the 1.5" bore ones on Ebay. Didn't sell one, they're still here :(
     
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  12. Richard07

    Richard07 Member

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    4 sheets of 3/4 inch 8x4 ply, 15 quid each.
     
  13. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    When cable colours were Harmonised in 2006, our boss said we'd got to get rid of all the SWA in the "old" colours, so we did, lets just say the 4 of us in maintenance had a nice Christmas bonus that year :whistle: :laughing:
     
  14. chunkolini

    chunkolini celebrity artiste

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    I declare Edd the winner
    and Shox Dr prat of the week.
    Did she laugh?
     
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  15. sardine

    sardine Member

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    Just rounded up 15 scrap 100 ah batteries from a boatyard, off to the scrappy :drunk:
     
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  16. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    What do you think
     
  17. chunkolini

    chunkolini celebrity artiste

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    Any acts of violence committed.
     
  18. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    No. Just a groan:laughing: or should that be moan
     
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  19. chunkolini

    chunkolini celebrity artiste

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    got off lightly then
     
  20. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    She's not a bad lass, just tapped in the heed:whistle::laughing:

    All she said when I told her I was buying the Speed Triple was; don't kill yourself.
     
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