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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BAILEIGH INC, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. dana barlow
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    1. Y-blocks

    Don't have a pick,but every one knows what a BFH ,SFH and a sandbag looks like:eek:
     
  2. ZomBrian
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    That would be a bullnose file. THe only one I've seen in person...and I now get to own it for the humble sum of $10. If someone starts to reproduce these things, I'm very positive that they would be very successful financially as these make leadwork a dream in corners and curves. But I don't think anyone cares for the collector car hobbyist.:(
     
  3. pimpin paint
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    Hey Spock,
    Any idea of the known history of that Ewheel? Many of those came from
    famous coachbuilders from the U.K., both before and after WWII. A good
    many were scraped when coachbuilding died as a craft/trade.
    Is that an Edwards or Ranalah? A little emerry cloth and oil should polish
    away the rust, and leave the upper wheel and anvil in great shape.
    Good luck with you new wheel.

    Swankey Devils C.C.

    " Meanwhile, back aboard The Tainted Pork"
     
  4. SimonSez
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    Cool - I have the same drill press, but mine has a Tauco badge on it. It is still going great !


     
  5. johnrockin
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    hell yeah! they dont build em like they used too! stupid plastic BS now. gotta love the old belt drives! :D
     
  6. ems customer service
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    pexto circle shear
     

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  7. marktp1967
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    here's one of mine, pettingell #2. doesn't work too good sitting on the floor. also have a 1943 erco hd former/flanger, pullmax p-21s, logan lathe, index milling machine and a metalcrafttools power hammer. all stuffed into a shop smaller than your average bathroom. mark
     

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  8. 8-Track
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    This is turning into a cool thread! baileigh inc. should sign up to be an alliance vendor.
     
  9. RoadsterRod1930
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    i got a couple hammers and body slappers and a few more dollies that are not in the pics.
     

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  10. Dyce
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    No it stays put. I lock the wheels, plus there is enough weight to the machine vibration isn't much of an issue. You plan on running a VFD? I picked up a VFD on e-bay and wired it in myself. Not much to it.

    On wheels you can tuck it away when you're not using it. You need lots of open space around it when you are feeding bigger peices, so the wheels allow you to move out when you need it.
    Jeff
     
  11. BAILEIGH INC
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  13. ems customer service
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    have this pexto circle shear came ge research labs aat nela park in cleveland,

    handy little devil, have post in classifeids on it
     

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  14. BAILEIGH INC
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    Keep the pictures coming! I love this thread.
     
  15. Sheesh guys, I have my own personal Welding / Fab deal going and have never even put my Business Logo up on this board due to the Negative Vibe I see around from time to time.

    It's a shame, 'cause I really feel the same about posting pics up also. Always a wise guy stirring the pot. Easy to hide behind the stage name created when I post under my Actual Name.

    Anyway....It's always been hard for me in the past to even find for sale (let alone purchase) Cool tools that are needed around this whole hotrod deal. Took me a while just to find a place here in KC that sold decent hand dollies that wasn't HB.

    Anyway...not a shameless plug for Baliegh....but it's nice to see a tool vender on here and maybe he can be helpful answering any of our questions around his tools & whatnot.

    Keep on posting Baliegh.....I'm out here reading them. Carl Hagan
     
  16. MP&C
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    A couple of Diacro press brakes, home-made stands, and a 3' Pexto shear/table.............

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    Recent purchase, pneumatic planishing hammer



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    Bough the Lennox from NW Airlines when they shut down a DC9 maintenance facility in Atlanta.

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  17. BAILEIGH INC
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    How old are those Diacro press brakes?
     
  18. MP&C
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    One came from the Chicago area via racing junk, and had been in a Votech. The other newer looking one had been used in a trophy shop all it's life in Rahway NJ, (before the advent of aluminum extrusions in trophies) and came with the bottom rollformer dies also. If I had to guess I'd say 40-50 years old at least.
     
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  20. bulletz
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    I still wind the old circle cutter by hand cos its cool and does a better job of some of the trickier cuts....damn hard to come by. Took a year to find this one.
     

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  21. BAILEIGH INC
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    From another forum:

    Here's my Shepard lathe it dates from somewhere between 1898 and about 1920. It has been converted over to an electric motor. Now if I can just find all the threading gears for it.
    I bought this recently from a fellow member and I'm still trying to figure out how to Properly run this little guy.

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  22. tisdelski
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    is that a metal spinning lathe ???
     
  23. JustplainJ
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    Some stuff I've had and still have
     

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  24. Build a Hot Rod and then get involved.
     
  25. scootermcrad
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    Couple super old Heller curved files I picked up and a nifty hammer I found at a garage sale. The rest is newer stuff, don't mind that junk...

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  26. bulletz
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    Yes, sure is...I've got 2 oldies. Basically just heavy duty wood lathes. I specialise in custom handspun items so there's no CNC here. All the handtools i've had to make cos you just can't buy them.
    Its really a dying art, especially down here in NZ, so i'll just keep going with the handspinning and hopefully my boy will pick it up later as well:)
     
  27. Hmmmm......old lathes.....my early 50's Sheldon 13"
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  28. cody repp
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    OK i think this is a good thread to tell a true story my grandfather told me....
    My grandfather was employed at Clenet coachwork's in the 1970's as the head of research and development. One of his co-workers was a short Italian immigrant that my grandfather said had to be in his late 60's, he was a body man. As a teenager his first job was at Ferrari, but since he lacked the cash to buy dollys he used to walk the dry riverbeds and pick up smooth river rock. Once he found a stone of suitable shape he would go home after work each night and sand the stones smooth. No joke...my grandfather was helping him pick up and put away some of his tools one afternoon and in the bottom drawer of the guys snap-on roll away was twenty to thirty rocks,perfectly shaped,and polished. My grandfather asked him what they were doing in his box and that's when the old guy told my grandfather this story. Now i grew up around bodywork all my life, and i admire(AND LOVE) the snap-on truck just as much as the next guy but you have to stop and say...................................
    F*** that's so cool
    Due to my family moving to our new house,(and the new shop not finished yet) all of our machinery is packed up in a 20' sea train and three 48' big rig trailers I constantly find myself saying ''Damn i wish i had the _____ out so this wouldn't take so long". The rock story kinda keeps me calm
     
  29. tisdelski
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    wow, very nice collection.

    gary
     

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