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Online Hurco550

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Re: Post a pic of your latest purchase
« Reply #15470 on: Dec 19, 2016, 22:55:55 »
Picked this up today, from a medical device manufacturing place. Come out of their engineering department. Ran aluminum prototypes, to the tune of less than 1,000 hours.


Sounds almost to good to be true.. My old south bend book talks about lathes that are in good shape, referring to them as only used by "a little old lady who only used it to machine plastic I Sundays". Nice buy man
"If you just picked up a drug habbit instead of a kawasaki triple at least you could get high while you waste money"
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Offline J-Rod10

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Re: Post a pic of your latest purchase
« Reply #15471 on: Dec 19, 2016, 23:06:33 »
Surprisingly good machines coming out of places like that recently. Engineering whines (as engineers always do) about wanting to manufacture on site. Company buys machines, finds it's cheaper to send work out than pay a guy $100K a year that can program, set up, and run a machine.

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Re: Post a pic of your latest purchase
« Reply #15472 on: Dec 20, 2016, 08:32:48 »


Picked up a rad old fiber glass rd400 tank...

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It is the same when you are Stupid.

Offline Khaos

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Re: Post a pic of your latest purchase
« Reply #15473 on: Dec 20, 2016, 10:28:14 »


Dude... that green thing that's my avatar?  Mudguard is plastic, tank and seat are fibreglass. 
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.  Trust me on this.

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Re: Post a pic of your latest purchase
« Reply #15474 on: Dec 20, 2016, 13:11:47 »


ha, youd really be miffed if you know how much (or little) I paid for it ;)
"If you just picked up a drug habbit instead of a kawasaki triple at least you could get high while you waste money"
~ bradj
1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
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Re: Post a pic of your latest purchase
« Reply #15475 on: Dec 20, 2016, 14:21:29 »


Picked up a rad old fiber glass rd400 tank and a Honda replica seat for the road racer project. Tank may not be street legal, but it only weighs a couple pounds, so the trade of is worth it ;)

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Re: Post a pic of your latest purchase
« Reply #15476 on: Dec 20, 2016, 15:38:15 »
ha, youd really be miffed if you know how much (or little) I paid for it ;)
You're probably right :P
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Re: Post a pic of your latest purchase
« Reply #15477 on: Dec 30, 2016, 11:43:10 »
Got this Tool Box for $120. Needed something to keep all my mill tooling in, it was starting to pile up on my work benches and because I couldn't ever find the tooling I was looking for it was slowing me down. This toolbox has been a huge improvement. I purchased it a bit as petty revenge. I went into harbor freight to pickup one of those red rolling tool carts, I think they are $60 or $70. I took a slip to the register, the woman called a guy to bring the last one they had up to the register from the back, when he got up there a lady in line behind me thanked the guy and  took the tool cart. I was royally pissed, I was standing at the register, and the girl at the register just shrugged her shoulders. So I went online and found this US General box, which is the same one Harbor Freight sells, but it was $40 cheaper than they sell them for. 

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Re: Post a pic of your latest purchase
« Reply #15478 on: Dec 30, 2016, 16:19:34 »
My new favorite thing hung in my shop.
On the bottom it says "if it ain't broke, it's about to be"
"If you just picked up a drug habbit instead of a kawasaki triple at least you could get high while you waste money"
~ bradj
1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
"much ingenuity with a little money is more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity" - Arnold Bennet

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Re: Post a pic of your latest purchase
« Reply #15479 on: Dec 30, 2016, 16:23:29 »
Ha, nice Levi!
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