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

  1. toddy

    toddy Forum Supporter

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    today i was offered this befor it was put into the skip
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    yes it does look like new :D
     
  2. mr migwire

    mr migwire It's more fun with metal.

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    this little beauty saved from a skip,

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    gave it the once over with WD40, plugged it in and off it went.

    another winner....
     
  3. brightspark

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    :laughing:i had one of them and gave it away, otherwise i would have put it in the skip as well :whistle:
     
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  4. mr migwire

    mr migwire It's more fun with metal.

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    i cant bear to see any tools in a skip mate, i shall mostly be using it for cutting small ply packers and the such so should do a turn :laughing:
     
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  5. ford34/2 Member

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    Todays good find cabinets and stainless bench in a School, Gone to a good home---CRB--- memeber on this site.
    caretaker was a bit iffy about liability, but all sorted and into a good new home
     
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  6. mr migwire

    mr migwire It's more fun with metal.

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    glad they went to good use, was reading your post about them earlier and was miffed i wasnt closer.
     
  7. Welderpaul

    Welderpaul Moderator Staff Member

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    Thats a good find, i have one, can't remember what i paid, but not cheap. Nice one!
     
  8. ukracer Forum Supporter

    A panasonic MV-M50 and I put it int ebay and found one....600 quid near as damn its.....Then I noticed it was a digit different. OH well it might make a nice garage camera so I can compete with Double Boost. ;) (Sh&& I need to know how to "Turn, Mill, Weld etc etc Oh and Talk weird before I could even think about it) lol
     
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  9. ukracer Forum Supporter

    WHat does it do??
     
  10. julianf

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    I picked up about 200ltrs of used cooking oil today. It cost me just over £20, but it'll save me a few quid when all is said and done.
    Its all still in the back of the landrover a the moment. Im just hoping it stays there till tomorrow, and does not start escaping by itself!
     
  11. brightspark

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    so if im driving down the road and smell fish and chips it might be u in front of me :whistle:
     
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  12. julianf

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    I do a bit of chemistry on the feedstock, which also changes the smell of the exhaust somewhat. It gets a lot less stinky than pure veg oil, but, yeah, it smells a bit more "bbq" than dino : )
     
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  13. CRB

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    I thought I had gained a bench and some floorspace.....but Oh no!!! .....I got four number two drawer filing cabinets and a S/S bench courtesy of Stan, ford34/2 of this parish.

    Thank you Stan, :waving:I shall clean them tomorrow, and put some details up.

    Although quite heavy, not full of of other useful goodies,:( though the bench has a catchpot and drain:dontknow:
     
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  14. CRB

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    A long way away ...... on holiday:confused:
     
  15. optima21 Forum Supporter

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  16. armalites Member

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    It's amazing what gets binned, every time I go to the tip it makes me sad, you used to be able to help yourself but not now. I know a guy who used to deal with the plant used on Railtrack contracts. Once this stuff got to a certain age it would be scrapped, the contract had already paid way more than the cost of buying it. This guy and others had to take lorry loads of stuff and watch them put grinders through the side engines to make sure they were not used again. Why they could put them into a machinery auction I have no idea as there are no comebacks. Obviously there was quite a bit of stuff that escaped before it could be slaughtered :whistle:
     
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  17. Paul99

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    I acquired one identical albeit without the fence under the very same conditions 5 or 6 years ago. Didn't think at first it was even worth buying a new blade for especially as we had a proper band saw already but it's proven very useful for taking out on the job when putting down laminate or even solid hardwood flooring.
     
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  18. julianf

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    Not necessarily the case with a monopoly like railtrack, but, as i understand it, a lot of specialist, high end kit is scrapped, rather than sold, as if its sold, who buys it? "Your" competitors, who then benefit from it, and cost you in the process.
     
  19. Maker

    Maker nEw mEmBeR

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    "Laser alignment jig" Really just a load of aluminium for me to practice machining on and a Wyler cross level:D - I've seen Wyler levels on the bay to go you £200+:o.
     
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  20. bongo neil New Member

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    the stuff that gets thrown out at the school where i work is criminal,
    half the stuff in my garage is from school,
    metal cupboard, filing cabinets, benches, metal wall racks,
    theres a good fridge and dishwasher to go at the minute, nothing wrong with them, just a change of plan,
    was thinking of having the dishwasher for the garage as they act as a great parts washer,
     
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