Because I am happier than a pig in a fresh shit pile, my Old Geezer neighbor is happy and his women folk should be happy now too so they can get off his ass for a little while.
My Wife on the other hand, is most certainly not going to be happy though.
What is everyone so happy about?
I bought all that from the crabby old bastard for $120/
Two basically identical and fully functional Post Drills that have Auto Feed.
A home made grinder his Father built that you could park a bus on and not hurt plus a couple old electric motors that work and a Coffin Hoist.
Basically an 8 ton Come Along that uses a Motorcycle type chain.
4 Electric motors total that all work.
I am in need of one of those right away anyway for this,
The bearings came in a day early so I got up this morning and went and got a new belt for it and put this little jewel back together.
Now to clean up one of the motors and build something to mount them to.
I want to stack them vertically.
So the guy across the street is in his 80’s, his wimmins have been on his ass to start getting rid of all the shit he he’s been collecting for fifty plus years so they don’t have to deal with it when he kicks off but then they got pissy when he started just giving it away too.
So he made me a smokin’ deal. I have been wanting an old Post Drill for a long time.
He said they used both of these at some place he worked at forty years ago and they kept them functional because they were the only things they had that would drill though Leaf Springs.
Did you catch that?
Have you ever tried to drill Spring Steel?
Not fucking happening without serious shit.
One of them does have a chipped tooth on the bevel gear but he says it didn’t affect it being used and the plate rest is missing off the bottom of it.
The other one has an Honest to God home made wooden pulley clamped to the hand wheel for the electric motor to spin it with but is also pretty much complete.
I am very seriously looking forward to going through both of them, swapping parts out if necessary and coming out with one that is 100% complete and usable.
Yep, I am tickled shitless about the deal.
The wife doesn’t even know about this, yet……..
Most of time the smart thing to do isn’t poking the bear in the first place.
Heh heh heh.
I should pull my head out of my ass and just start a business doing this shit.