Agreed. The thing is that on my 59 years on this God forsaken planet :thumbup , I have managed to accumulate a lot of tools. Back when I was younger, it was pretty easy to score deals on things like equipment because things were sold by word of mouth. You now how it went, a guys hanging around in your garage and you say" Boy, I wish I had a lathe, because I could make this myself" and then it would be like "Hey, I know a guy who has had one sitting in the corner of his shop for years and wants to get rid of it" Today with the InterWeb, there is an unlimited market to get rid of anything, and oh yeah, they want too much money for it. If I started all over again tomorrow, I wouldn't be able to do it.
In all sincerity, what did it actually cost me to re-work those drums, a couple of hours? My wife works nights, so it gives me something to do rather than sit in a chair and watch the tube. I don't know about you guys, but I like working with my hands. I actually took more satisfaction in the fact I was able to get those drums to work, and oh yeah, I get to have a few beers while I'm doing it. :goodfinge
@Doosenberry , if you are ever in the neighborhood and need something done, stop by with a few adult beverages and we'll get 'er done. :beer
P.S. Speaking of no more deals, I know someone who has a Bridgeport Milling Machine Model: F-X037 220/3 phase that I can buy for $400, he just wants it gone out of his shop. I almost .......
So; you're for hire....? :nerd: :toothless