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Harold,
DO NOT LOOK!!!! You'll get sick. Seriously. Rust. Bad. Everywhere. Must have come off a sunken ship.
Take care.
Brian Lawson, Bothwell, Ontario. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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Brian Lawson
i bid on stuff from this site good luck with shipping and the over charge. i left a machine last year because nobody was available for pickup no refund on money
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Asp3211968
LOL!
Too late, Brian. Aaaaaaaarrrrrgggghhhhhhhh!!
A reader posted the link on another forum and I had already commented (see link)
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I found this! You, or others, might enjoy reading my comments, although they will be very familiar to those of you that already know how I feel about rusty machines.
What's really funny is I commented to Susan, "It looks like they've stored those damned machines in the ocean."
Anyway, Brian, it was kind of you to think of me, perhaps sparing me from getting on my soap box yet again!
Harold
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Harold & Susan Vordos
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I used to work at an Army base, and when possible, I attended the surplus sales there. Far too many times, I saw total junk stored indoors, and once lovely machine tools stored out in the rain. No salt water there -- but *way* too much rain. I even saw some which had just been taken outdoors, in still beautiful condition, and I *knew* that since they weren't listed on the current auction, that they would sit out there for at least a month, getting rained and/or snowed on.
Sorry, DoN.
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DoN. Nichols
I was only half joking. The lathe photos made me feel so bad, I didn't look at the mills. Were they any better??
Brian.
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Brian Lawson
Not much.
A couple months ago I came across a Monarch 10" in the Goddard excess building- it was in sweet condition complete w/ tooling- the whole 9 yards. I spent a pleasant couple minutes just moving the carriage around... :)
I truly hope it got a good home and wasn't turned into junk by people who just couldn't be bothered to give a damn.
Gregm
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Greg Menke
Same with me, Brian.. I didn't care enough to even look after seeing the lathes. However, in my past experience, everything was rusted so I just assumed the mills would be in this case. DoN stated it very well. For some reason, the people that oversee the surplus stuff seem to feel that small items should be stored inside, and large ones outside, makes no difference that some of the large items are grand pianos, if you get my drift. I recall bidding on a lot of (4) file cabinets and winning the bid. Total value of the cabinets, $75, stored inside, while expensive machine tools sat out in the rain. Go figure!
Harold
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Harold & Susan Vordos
For
Some years ago when navaids went solid state a lot of low hours diesel backup generators were replaced by battery powered UPS units. The removed units were transported to the outdoor storage compound where they were stacked non too gently one on top of another to await disposal in two or three years when the replacement program was complete and there would be less paperwork in getting rid of one large heap of scrap. Gerry :-)} London, Canada
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Gerald Miller
Hmmmm....Navaids...London... Hey Gerry do you know an AME named Bob Miller around there?
Take care.
Brian Lawson, Bothwell, Ontario.
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Brian Lawson
This can also work to your advantage, depending on how long machinery has been outside. When my company disposes of surplus items, They want it gone RIGHT NOW, and employees are allowed to place a sealed bid on them. While all the rest were fighting over the worn chairs, tables, electric typewriters and file cabinets, my fellow supervisor and I were busy loading my $11 thirty-two tonner punch press, that I later sold for $1500.
RJ
Everywhere.
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Backlash
A couple of them are really bad, the South Bend and one of the Monarchs have deep scaly rust. Whatever precision they once had is irretrievably gone. Some of the others, though, aren't so bad, just some light surface rust that should clean up fairly easily without serious dimensional changes.
We can't see how much wear any of them have, or what may be broken internally, could be more than the toll taken by the rust, but one or two of the larger machines look like they might be salvageable. I've seen worse looking machines still in service in the oil fields and in driveline shops.
Gary
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Gary Coffman
Plus the SB has had the traverse handwheel busted off, along with the crossfeed handle and the half nuts handle. I would say that either it was out in a severe hailstorm, or whoever loaded it was drunk, vindictive, or both!
Jim
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jim rozen
Sorry, no. After 1982, I worked out of regional office in Toronto. They moved my job there but couldn't persuade me to live there! Gerry :-)} London, Canada
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Gerald Miller
like it would've really killed them to throw a tarp or something over those machines so they didn't rust to hell.
andy b.
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hamrdog
Heres how it is. The gov't liquidation company bought the rights to sell all of this stuff. So the military doesnt care what happens to it, because they dont get any more money if it is nice or a rusted piece o crap. And tarps cost money..
Bill
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Bill Bright
My buddy with the salvage yard buys tons of stuff from the gov, and I try to swing by regularly, before his tarps have a chance to rot. I give him several tons of excess junk a year from work, so he usually will at least give me a head's up when it's something he thinks I might be interested in.
RJ
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Backlash
This is pretty much what foxeye (roy?) called on the topic. They would deliberably drop stuff off the fork truck just to be able to scrap it and get rid of it.
Jim
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jim rozen
And there is less paperwork if they can justify selling approx. 50 tons of scrap metal rather than 40 pieces of metalworking machinery that attracted no bids as individual items. Gerry :-)} London, Canada
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Gerald Miller

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