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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardplates View Post
    I have a saw and some coarse pitch blades I have a few pallets loaded with smaller pieces, most of which can be picked up with two hands. Some of the smaller stuff needs to be shot with an XRF gun to verify the alloy. I also found an 8" dia 10" long piece of brass or bronze when the magnet wouldn't pick it up.

    I also have quite a bit of smaller rounds, 1.25"-3.5" in 1144 Stressproof
    yeah, I'm sorry, just being silly. Very little of the material I have can't be picked up with one hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattthemuppet View Post
    yeah, I'm sorry, just being silly. Very little of the material I have can't be picked up with one hand
    No need to be sorry, I was just screwing around too. Every day the sweet old lady who had the machine shop with her husband keeps giving me more and more tooling since almost all the buyers are soley resellers. Its going to take me months to organize and store all the tooling but the the tool steel is first once I get the rest of the items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardplates View Post
    Every day the sweet old lady who had the machine shop with her husband keeps giving me more and more tooling
    Just make sure she's not giving away his tools behind his back. Divorces bring a lot of unpleasant surprises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelP View Post
    Just make sure she's not giving away his tools behind his back. Divorces bring a lot of unpleasant surprises.
    I suspect divorce isn't the issue here...

    I'm interested in A2 rod and plate, 7/8" rod would be great, along with 1" and larger. 1/2" and larger plate too.

    Remember the "game size" USPS FRB, might work out well for some folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelP View Post
    Just make sure she's not giving away his tools behind his back. Divorces bring a lot of unpleasant surprises.
    Quote Originally Posted by Milland View Post
    I suspect divorce isn't the issue here...

    I'm interested in A2 rod and plate, 7/8" rod would be great, along with 1" and larger. 1/2" and larger plate too.

    Remember the "game size" USPS FRB, might work out well for some folks.

    That is correct, the poor old guy passed away almost a year ago. He knew he was on his way out and oiled, wrapped and packaged just about everything. It's quite sad but towards the end it was for the best. He was an amazing machinist and has parts on the moon! Maybe not a big deal today but considering his age and the fact he only had 2 CNC machines in his entire shop I find it impressive. I feel privileged to own many of his tools including a 6 x 18 sin plate that must have taken him weeks to make, all out of hardened A2, including all the hand done drawings and pictures of building it!

    I'll add that his wife is not only a super nice lady but quite smart around the shop and likely knew more about machining than anyone that purchased items from her! Now if they only made women like that now adays haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardplates View Post
    That is correct, the poor old guy passed away almost a year ago. He knew he was on his way out and oiled, wrapped and packaged just about everything.
    Wow, now that's dedication to craft and family. I'd be out getting as much excitement as I could handle (which in that situation, might not be much).


    I'll add that his wife is not only a super nice lady but quite smart around the shop and likely knew more about machining than anyone that purchased items from her! Now if they only made women like that now adays haha
    Here's where I ask if the had any single daughters...

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    Not sure where to brag about the press I bought so here seems as good a spot as any
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    Hardplates, where in PA are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marka12161 View Post
    Hardplates, where in PA are you?
    About 15 miles from Bloomsburg, PA

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    On the big chunks can't you just tape a label right on the material itself and ship it by a freight company?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattthemuppet View Post
    Even advertising on Hobby Machinist would get you a fair no. of orders I would expect.
    That forum and "that Guy" aren't welcome on most forums including this one. Be a smart move to stop mentioning it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggie_obe View Post
    That forum and "that Guy" aren't welcome on most forums including this one. Be a smart move to stop mentioning it.
    will do, it was meant with good intent. I should know better as "that Guy" started spreading shit about me to my employers a few years back.

    Hardplates - fabulous story, sounds like both sides came out happy from that situation. Helluva press too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dualkit View Post
    On the big chunks can't you just tape a label right on the material itself and ship it by a freight company?
    I likely can.

    I have a feeling I'm going to need to invest in more saw blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dualkit View Post
    On the big chunks can't you just tape a label right on the material itself and ship it by a freight company?
    Quote Originally Posted by Hardplates View Post
    I likely can.

    I have a feeling I'm going to need to invest in more saw blades.
    You probably should be like Online Metals and add a cut charge, especially on the larger stuff. The cost of saw blades add up.

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    Tonnage wise I have a little less than half the material sorted. Most pink is prehard 4150 but there are a couple pieces of annealed, green is 1144 stressproof, yellow and blue are ETD 150, the bottom row is A2. I have some larger round stock I need to sort and 3 pallets that my forklift will barely lift of tool steel blocks I need to sort, and then quite a bit of TGP stessproof to sort. I have to go pick up my press tomorrow so I'll get back to shaking out steel on Tuesday.
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    I need to make some vise jaws and am looking for an 18" bar of A2 that is 3" x 5/8" (or 3/4") if that or something similar is available.

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by crrmeyer View Post
    I need to make some vise jaws and am looking for an 18" bar of A2 that is 3" x 5/8" (or 3/4") if that or something similar is available.

    Thanks,
    I am almost positive I don't have any bar that small. What size would the rough sawn pieces need to be? I can most likely saw out what you need while I'm organizing and inventorying other material. I can also throw them on the VMC and roughly square the stock up with a feed mill pretty quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jspivey View Post
    I would be interested in some chunks A2 or 01 chunks (to make 2-4-6 blocks) and 2.5''- 3'' round 01, A2, or 4150 once things are sorted. Thanks.
    I will be getting back to everyone but I'm starting with some of the stuff that coinvent and I can let the saw run while I'm cleaning and organizing.

    The 2-4-6 blocks is a great idea and I have a fair amount of material that is 2.04" thick so I have been sawing some up into roughly 4 1/8" x 6 1/8" blocks. They weigh just a tick under 15 pounds each so $60 for a pair and a medium flat rate box is $15.05 so $75.00 shipped and I'll eat the sawing.

    This seems like it may be a popular idea so I'm cutting up a few extra sets and if they don't sell I'll finish them and use them.
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    That's fantastic. I'll send you a pm shortly.

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    I might be interested in a set or two of 2x4x6 material.

    Are you going to be making a list of available material?


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