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Made an equipment score

Postby jakesrocks » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:54 pm

I found an estate lapidary equipment sale on ebay last week & jumped all over it.
First of all a Crown 8" cabber with motor. How often do you see a piece of 40 year old equipment that's this clean ? I just need to steam clean the inside of the pan & hood.

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Then a Crown bead mill. Also 40 years old. It's missing a motor & drive wheel, but otherwise complete.

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And a Rock Rascal Model T. It needs a good cleaning, but the bearings are smooth and the saw blade has lots of life left in it. Even came with the saw vise & a spare new blade.

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There were many other pieces which I'll post pics of as I have time.

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Re: Made an equipment score

Postby Brightlights » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:42 pm

Sweet scores! I have one of those bead mills... Havnt used it, but also from an estate sale. :D
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Re: Made an equipment score

Postby jakesrocks » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:03 pm

Couple more things. First a Loretone 8" hood & pan.

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Next is an Idunno. My guess is it was an early form of doing simple faceting on the end plate of a horizontal cabbing machine. It was an index wheel with 32 equally spaced holes. There is a peg in the mast for one of the holes to fit over. And the other end takes an aluminum dop stick.

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Re: Made an equipment score

Postby PinkDiamond » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:09 pm

Wow, you weren't kidding when you said that equipment was in great shape! You scored a huge win that time!! :D
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Re: Made an equipment score

Postby jakesrocks » Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:59 pm

Another piece from the lot. This time a bead drilling vise. I took several pics to show details. This vise comes with its own water tank. The vise slips over 2 brass pins.

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The vise apart to show large & small countersunk holes for different sized beads.
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The vise assembled.
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Re: Made an equipment score

Postby PinkDiamond » Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:39 pm

Man, that looks brand spanking new! I would have to see it used though. I have no idea how it works. :oops:
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Re: Made an equipment score

Postby SwordfishMining » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:57 pm

Nice score. I just got a notice about a book I forgot I started bidding on. Too busy lately.

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Re: Made an equipment score

Postby opalcreations » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:24 pm

You have some good stuff there my friend!
If I only had the room for all those goodies!
I could use a few of those pieces you've got there for sure, but then again, you can never have enough equipment!
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Re: Made an equipment score

Postby jakesrocks » Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:50 pm

Room ? Who has room ? I'm trying to talk my wife into a nice big storage shed that I can convert into a shop / storage area.

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Re: Made an equipment score

Postby jakesrocks » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:59 pm

Too cold to unpack things outside, so i grabbed a bunch of bags of small stuff to bring inside.

I'll be polishing with diamond for a while.
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New diamond drills, and a few carving bits.
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The previous owner must have been into artificial enhancement of stones. Amethyst & green rock die.
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And finally a set of vintage gold carat test points Little gold points from 4 to 20 carat brazed to brass pieces.
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