Kind of sad, this .. a bit of a reflection on our continued
dumbing-down of education.
But there's real band & tablesaws, a kiln, casting boxes, superb benches ..
On 25/06/2011 23:59, Sam Cook wrote:
> That is pretty sad really.
> I would certainly suggest we put in a bid on a couple of those benches
> given that they retail for in excess of �1k and we could really do with
> at least one more really good quality bench.
> On 25 June 2011 23:39, Adrian Godwin <artg...@gmail.com
It does, but is probably natural gas. Changing to propane will
probably require a new torch. Still cheaper than buying the whole
thing new, but expect to pay as much for the new torch as the
I agree about the anvil, but I'd expect to budget at least £100 for
it, maybe twice that. They don't usually go dirt cheap. Of course, you
never know, certainly worth watching even if there isn't that level of
interest amongst members.
Bandsaws and table saws come up relatively often. I'd guess £150.
Personally, I think high quality ones like this are worth the possible
risk of needing repair work : it seems to me that cheap chinese ones
fail anyway, and the new cost of a Startrite is probably way outside
Benches should be cheap - unlikely to be above £50 and could easily be
less than £20. But allow for transport costs.
I don't know whether that's a different auction , but I think it's
just a misunderstanding of this one.
1. You do have to pre-register and if you do it online you will need a
credit card. However, there is no fee. There may be a limit, I'm not
sure. There was a limit for the Parker Pattison auction house, and you
had to pre-pay a deposit (which was refunded).
2. There IS a fee paid on top of the bid : i.e. you pay more than the
bid price. I think it's 15% at the auction, slightly more on-line.
There's also VAT in most cases.
From what I can see at the moment, there are a few things of interest :
A very small CNC mill, nicely home made. Would make a reasonable CNC
pcb-mill. This is not the one that's just visible in one of the
original photos - I'm hoping that will turn up later and will try to
bid on it myself.
A full size Startrite bandsaw. Expect this to go for £150-200
A very solid (cast table) circular table saw (not a chop saw).
A double-ended polishing spindle on a stand
Some pneumatics training boards with random pneumatic components on them
Also, but perhaps impractically :
A Colchester Bantam lathe (this is the smallest of the 3 lathes
available - the others are a Boxford and a Harrison)
A horizontal mill
Several floor-standing pillar drills
Crummy website makes deeplinking difficult, interesting stuff starts
about lot 4400 (and I think you'll have to page the 'next' buttons to
On 25 June 2011 23:59, Sam Cook <sam.lind...@gmail.com> wrote:
|Add £20 from me|
--- On Fri, 29/7/11, Philippe Bradley <philb...@gmail.com> wrote:
|Save your money....|
Stand next to Wyle E. Coyote and one will come falling from the sky ....
--- On Fri, 29/7/11, Billy <bi...@billycomputersmith.com> wrote:
Also got the whiteboard for a fiver - I think it might have the
controller integrated after all, it's got a 9-pin D on the bottom.
Will need a PSU and some hacking but seemed worth a stab.
The little CNC PCB drill went for £75. Not worthwhile imho - that cost
of parts would go a long way to making a better one.
The casting bench went for £65. Pretty good, but without space for it,
a reasonable expectation of being able to do some casting, and more
than a couple of people keen, it seemed best not to waste hackspace on
The saws were expensive: £300+ for the bandsaw. I''ve seen these go for £150.
Lathes also fairly expensive, £3-400. On the whole, I prefer dedicated
weekday machinery sales.
Just dropped £10 into the general donations box.... Will leave the other
There is a much nicer metalwork vice that I brought in (a Record No. 4) I
will sort it out tonight/tomorrow ready to fit to the new bench.
On Sat, 30 Jul 2011 16:45:00 +0100, Adrian Godwin <artg...@gmail.com>
I'll have to pay for it myself monday though, so it's probably
convenient to give me money direct rather than via a pledge (though I
don't mind setting it up that way if you prefer).
On Sun, 31 Jul 2011 08:14:11 +0100, Adrian Godwin <artg...@gmail.com>
> Thanks, Phil
However, it's still a large whiteboard in good condition, and it may
turn out to be possible to hack a pen (I think it's probably similar
to a Wacom - it's inductve / rf and active). If anyone can get hold of
a pen (even temporarily, for cloning) that would be useful.
I can't in any case transport it into the space immediately as it
won't easily fit into the car at the same time as the workbench, but
is everyone happy for me to bring it in and mount it on the quiet room
wall ? It only cost a fiver so i don't want to bring it if it's not