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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #40 on: March 02, 2018, 05:49:05 AM »
Even if those was regular bolts,it would be a bargain. Those SS are pricey.
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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2018, 02:07:05 AM »
Someone was cleaning out a storage unit and had 12 cement blocks to give away.  I use them as supports for my wood stacks.  Turns out he bids at storage auctions and does it pretty much full time.  He says its not like on TV - never found gold and rarely finds guns.  Mostly junk.  I asked if he had anything else in this unit to get rid of.  He asked if I wanted these two blocks of wood:

7x14x5



10x15x5


 
Black walnut.  As you can see, the ends were waxed.  A bit of check on the bigger one.  Thought about selling them on eBay but to get the best price, need to make usable blanks (cut them round).  So I figured if I'm going to that trouble, I might as well turn some bowls and such out of them.  I'm thinking the wider one (10") I'll resaw into two thinner blanks for making platters and the other into a couple blanks for deeper bowls.
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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2018, 01:26:13 PM »
Searching my memory banks, and relating to different houses I've owned, I say about 30 years ago I picked up a Craftsman 8" tablesaw (113.27580) at a garage sale for maybe $15.  It has a small top (18x22) with a 10" wing.  I've made a ton of stuff with it but always wanted a bigger top.  About 10 years later (in my current house) I found another, slightly older unit that was on a stand with a 4" jointer.  They shared the motor - you would take the belt off one end, slide the motor over and put the belt on the other end to switch tools!  I have that one set up just to do dado cuts.

Anyhow, I'm always watching for another free saw to rob the wings off to put on my first saw.  I did find one that matched the older so it has a bit bigger table.  Couple days ago, I see what looks like a clone to my saw - same fence, same front attachment and looks like the same open web cast iron wing.  I make the call and I'm first in line.  He got tired of it being so heavy and having to move it around when he wanted to use it.  He said he was cutting PT lumber for a fence when it stopped working.  He said he was an electrician and checked the cap but still would not go - figured the motor was burnt up.

I happen to have a spare tablesaw motor, so I bring it home.  I try a different cap on the motor, but no go.  There is a thermal overload breaker that doesn't seem popped and does nothing when I push it.  So I give it a good wack with a hammer.  I'm a fan of percussive maintenance. ;)  Works great now! 

Well, not the same as my first 8" - this one is a 10"!!! 8) (113.29991) and is a Craftsman "100" - the gold edition with a nice 60t? carbide blade.  I'm assuming it is a 100th anniversary of Sears?  Well, my total table size went from 28 (18+10" wing) x 22 to 30 (20+10" wing) x 27.  The extra 5" of depth is all in front of the blade.  I had picked up an old cast iron table top from another saw (PowerMatic) to make a router table (never got around to it) that is also 20x27.  I attached that to the wing (with some support legs) so I have a massive (to me) 50" wide x 27" deep table - all cast iron.  I had to spend about an hour filing the miter slots to straighten/widen them at the back end.  My miter fence was hanging up.  Now it works smooth as can be.

After pulling the nice cast iron pulleys from my old tablesaw, I noticed the arbor bearings were growling a little - it is due for an overhaul.
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SkyTrak 9038, Ford 545D FEL, Davis Little Monster backhoe, Case 16+4 Trencher, Home Built 42" capacity/32" cut Bandmill up to 54' long - using it all to build a timber frame cabin.

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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #43 on: August 17, 2018, 05:39:00 PM »
Yesterday a guy posts a single picture of garage cleanout pile - All or None listing.  I debated for about a half hour and finally called him.  The picture and description showed/said some scaffolding, ladders, a power miter saw, fishing poles, fishing tackle and some folding tables and hand tools.  I didn't want the two 8' brown folding tables - they are always warped and peeling plastic.

Well, I think I hit the jackpot.  Yep, the brown tables are trash but there was a Lifetime 6' plastic that was hiding behind them that is great.  I'll save the legs from the brown tables to make my own "work tables" from plywood at my cabin project.  The two scaffolding ends (6'x7' walk through) have the cross braces and wheels.  Need to re-assemble the extension/folding ladder.  Also a Little Giant type folding ladder.  

The fishing rods are decent, reels ok with a nice Pfluger Medalist in the box.  An assortment of flies and a bunch of fly boxes with two fly fishing vests (1 new), fly tying vise and some supplies.  The powered miter saw is an old Rockwell ~8".  Got a squirrel cage blower/fan with outlets on it.  Small but quiet and powerful.  A huge electric fish tape, a half a 5 gallon bucket of 3/4" bolts, washers and nuts (10" or so, all new) along with a cooler filled with "stuff".  Most of the stuff was random bolt and lag screws (all new) but there was a heavy flat metal box in the bottom.  I really nice OLD puller set - something I was considering to purchase!

Also in the cooler was a cannon ball the size of a tennis ball!  At first I though it was a down rigger ball.  Got a 5 gallon bucket of brass gate valves in " and 1" and a few (new) plastic electric sprinkler valves (I have a few to replace).  A new-in-the-box air pressure gauge for a compressor.  A milk crate of ABS fitting and another of schedule 80 fittings.  A half bucket of giant nails (7") and 50 giant landscape galvi nails (12").  A receiver hitch cargo carrier - was looking to get one for my ATV to carry my chainsawing stuff.  Two 6' lengths of copper pipe and a few fittings.  A 5 gallon drum of Thompson's and another of boiled Linseed oil - both about 4 gallons left.

Then, there are these three things.  The first, I think, is the head bracket for a bull float?


 
Then this super heavy magnet - I think is from an OLD motor (like open windings in science class)? Strong but not like today's supper magnets!  (tennis ball for size reference)


 
And this "wrench" that has Flo Control embossed - cast aluminum.  For taking apart a big valve?  Or maybe irrigation pipe/valves?


John Sawicky

Just North-East of Sacramento...

SkyTrak 9038, Ford 545D FEL, Davis Little Monster backhoe, Case 16+4 Trencher, Home Built 42" capacity/32" cut Bandmill up to 54' long - using it all to build a timber frame cabin.

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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #44 on: August 17, 2018, 06:06:50 PM »
He shoots.....
He SCORES!
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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #45 on: August 18, 2018, 09:44:14 AM »
The first picture is from a bull float

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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #46 on: August 18, 2018, 11:47:09 AM »
ljohnsaw, what did you have to give for all that?  Sounds like a nice mixed bag of goodies!  Was it close to home or a long haul?
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« Reply #47 on: August 18, 2018, 05:24:28 PM »
$Free$!!!  It was a 10 minute ride up the hill.  He was throwing boxes on faster than I could arrange them.  He wanted it gone and now! 

I also got a new-ish 5 gallon gas can (that I needed) and a large garbage bag of halogen and florescent bulbs in boxes to get rid of (I'll put back on CL to find a new home).
John Sawicky

Just North-East of Sacramento...

SkyTrak 9038, Ford 545D FEL, Davis Little Monster backhoe, Case 16+4 Trencher, Home Built 42" capacity/32" cut Bandmill up to 54' long - using it all to build a timber frame cabin.

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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #48 on: August 18, 2018, 07:41:06 PM »
Free is one of my favorite prices!
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« Reply #49 on: October 09, 2018, 06:39:03 PM »
The owners of the cabin that I get to use when I'm working on mine were looking for an IBC or two to hold water when they are burning brush to put it out at the end.  I found two 330 gallon ones on CL for free - they were "very dirty" and had wax chunks in them.  What it was, was (Tom) remnants of concrete cure sealer.  A wax-based water emulsion (i.e. poor-man's Anchorseal ;)).

Well, one tank was extra chunky.  Large pieces of yellowish wax in a milky solution.  I made a three foot extension for my paint mixer you put on a drill.  Took a bit of doing but drained that one.  The second was much more liquid with just a few big chunks.  All in all, I got almost 40 gallons of sealer!  The only problem is I don't have any hardwoods to use it on!  I've only been cutting pine and don't have issues with not sealing the ends.  Maybe it will come in handy when I do the Aspen for the flooring.

Anyone near me that could use a free gallon or 10?  Can't really ship it.
John Sawicky

Just North-East of Sacramento...

SkyTrak 9038, Ford 545D FEL, Davis Little Monster backhoe, Case 16+4 Trencher, Home Built 42" capacity/32" cut Bandmill up to 54' long - using it all to build a timber frame cabin.

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« Reply #50 on: November 13, 2018, 08:17:09 PM »
If you scroll up to reply #23, you will see a Crown pallet jack that I picked up a little over a year ago.  Well, same store, I look in the dumpster and I find this one:


 
This one is a little pigeon-toed! :D About 4 inches!  Looks like they backed the forklift into it.  With a little persuasion from a 12 ton bottle jack, I opened it back up (had to go 2" over for spring back).


 
But, it looks like it was abused a little more.


 
I'm thinking someone sat a really heavy load on it.  Perhaps the forklift again... :-\  I'll have to pull the bars off and straighten them out somehow.  Maybe roll over them with my truck.

The tag says this one was made in China - it has thin plastic wheels so I don't know how long they will last.
John Sawicky

Just North-East of Sacramento...

SkyTrak 9038, Ford 545D FEL, Davis Little Monster backhoe, Case 16+4 Trencher, Home Built 42" capacity/32" cut Bandmill up to 54' long - using it all to build a timber frame cabin.

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« Reply #51 on: November 16, 2018, 02:54:45 PM »
I thought I'd be able to remove the bars under the forks to straighten them but, being made in China, this pallet jack is not really meant to be serviced or have parts replaced.  I would have had to drill out several roll pins (no way to pound them through) to disassemble.  So, I just flipped it over, set the 12 ton bottle jack on one bar and wrapped a chain around the fork.  Then I just jacked it until the bar was pressing on the bottom side of the fork.  Repeat and done - faster than taking it apart.

I had a large collection of Boy Scout uniforms that I was dropping off to send to the troops that lost everything in the Paradise fire last week.  On my way home, I hit an "estate sale".  Everything was pretty well over priced.  I did find two nearly full spools of stranded 12g THHN wire and 1/3 bucket (221 of 600) of Simpson SDS25600 lag screws (6") and I paid $20 for the lot.  The rolls of wire are $55 each at HD and the Simpsons are about $1.00 each in large quantities.  So I saved about $300.  I'll be using all of this on my cabin build.  A good morning!
John Sawicky

Just North-East of Sacramento...

SkyTrak 9038, Ford 545D FEL, Davis Little Monster backhoe, Case 16+4 Trencher, Home Built 42" capacity/32" cut Bandmill up to 54' long - using it all to build a timber frame cabin.

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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #52 on: November 24, 2018, 06:19:55 AM »
I found a pawn shop that has some  decent  tools not high turn over.  So far  Hitichi  job  site tablesaw $200, echo cs 600 $200, Makita  4 x24 belt sander $20.00, royobi  2 hp plunge router $30.00 and a Clark E8 Floor  sander $400.  Has a very generous layaway program
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« Reply #53 on: April 03, 2019, 07:15:48 PM »
I was the first to respond so I got it.  Another project :D


 
A little elbow grease and you can read the brass plate now.

 


Propane regulator.

 
Still have to look it up to see how big this Wisconsin twin engine is, which is set up to run on propane so I'm thinking this was for indoor work.  I pulled the makeshift choke off as that section of intake was full of water.  The raise and lower crank works but the throttle on the dash is stuck.  Belts look like they were replace just before it was abandoned.

The engine plate says Model TF, SN 2228844, Size 3x3, Spec No. 86528
John Sawicky

Just North-East of Sacramento...

SkyTrak 9038, Ford 545D FEL, Davis Little Monster backhoe, Case 16+4 Trencher, Home Built 42" capacity/32" cut Bandmill up to 54' long - using it all to build a timber frame cabin.

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« Reply #54 on: April 03, 2019, 08:07:24 PM »
You just going to use the engine or are you going into the concrete / asphalt cutting bizz?
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« Reply #55 on: April 03, 2019, 08:34:18 PM »
Nice engine.
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« Reply #56 on: April 03, 2019, 11:38:51 PM »
You just going to use the engine or are you going into the concrete / asphalt cutting bizz?
Since I'm retired now for 6 years and I have a 4wd trencher and now this concrete saw, maybe I'll start a little side job...
John Sawicky

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SkyTrak 9038, Ford 545D FEL, Davis Little Monster backhoe, Case 16+4 Trencher, Home Built 42" capacity/32" cut Bandmill up to 54' long - using it all to build a timber frame cabin.

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« Reply #57 on: March 01, 2020, 06:26:29 PM »
A couple days ago, I'm scanning CL free and a guy listed an old Ford Ranger for free but no chassis or engine.  The bed look nice and clean (as did the whole truck).  Left a message and text.  Couple days later he texts to see if I'm still interested.  I am so I go out to get it.  Turns out he is "restoring" and old 56 or so Dodge (IIRC).  He read you could plop it on a Ranger frame and he would have "modern" running gear with a decent ride.

So I got the bed (just 6 star bolts and its off) with a tailgate for free.  I'm going to put it on a small trailer I made a few years ago.  Thinking of making it a dump bed.  I have a ram and a collection of 2hp edger engines.  Thinking of teaming that up with a power steering pump and a valve.

Just saw this listed "Sander":


 
Made me really sad to see it.  It is an old Shopsmith 10e or 10er.  I have one fully restored and two more waiting.  This one is a bit too far gone!  The only thing worth the trip is the belt cover.  Those are pretty rare - aluminum casting that usually gets dropped and broken.  The 12" sanding disk is also nice aluminum, but I already have 7.
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Just North-East of Sacramento...

SkyTrak 9038, Ford 545D FEL, Davis Little Monster backhoe, Case 16+4 Trencher, Home Built 42" capacity/32" cut Bandmill up to 54' long - using it all to build a timber frame cabin.

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« Reply #58 on: May 26, 2020, 08:54:38 PM »
A while back (4 or 5 years?) I found this old Generac generator (5hp, pull start) Maybe 3,500w?  I cleaned it up and gave it a paint job.  My Makita 16" beam saw really drags it down as does my worm drive skill saw.  Forget about running my little compressor with anything else.


 
It works (when it wants to), hard to start when its cold out and generally noisy as it runs at 3600 rpm to make the frequency.  But, it is good to use to warm our foil-wrapped burritos for lunch!

Seriously thinking about buying another generator that is electric start.  Even bid on a few ($250) on BidRL that are worth $850 new but will probably go for too much money.  Then I see a free ad on CL late Sunday night.  Get a call back Monday mid-morning to come get it, but it is really heavy - need a ramp.




 

It is a 6,500w unit out of an RV.  The previous homeowner set it up with a 30 amp welder socket.  It came with 3 manuals (installation, operators and parts).  It can be wired various way, including three-phase!  I hooked up a battery and it cranks over just fine.  Stuck the gas line in a jug of gas but it wasn't pulling it up through the filter.  So I gave it a shot of ether and it kicked over - Great, got spark!  Replaced the fuel line as it was a tad loose on the input side of the electric fuel pump.  Gave a few more cranks and it fired up.  Nice thing is it runs at 1800 rpm so it is a LOT quieter.  Just needs a fuel tank, gas cut off valve and a switch to disable the fuel pump.

Oh, and the manual says it weighs in at 307 pounds.  The manual is dated 1979 and it looks to be cast iron cylinders.  What a beast.  I need to put some bigger wheels on it and I'm thinking a removable hitch/tongue so I can tow it with my ATV.  I could put a pair of no-flat wide wheelbarrow tires (kind of small diameter) or a 1,200lb 4-lug axle from a small trailer with bigger tires.  Leaning toward the latter but lack of time right now.
John Sawicky

Just North-East of Sacramento...

SkyTrak 9038, Ford 545D FEL, Davis Little Monster backhoe, Case 16+4 Trencher, Home Built 42" capacity/32" cut Bandmill up to 54' long - using it all to build a timber frame cabin.

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« Reply #59 on: May 27, 2020, 07:05:16 AM »
That's a find! If cast iron sleeves and it's not been totally abused, should last a long time. 


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