Every time I walk into the shop my dad has just picked a new/old piece of machinery. He seems to find the people that are just basically giving the shit away. I don't know how he finds it but he seems to find a new sweet deal everyday. The other day he asked if he could barrow my truck to pick up some drills presses in towards the suburbs. He came back with two drill presses (one with a four chuck head) and some tool boxes. Then he says.... "Oh and I bought out a warehouse of Machining tools, drills, taps you name it". Went to buy a drill press and buys out the supply house. He brought back a four inch fine thread trap. The thing weighed about fifty pounds!
An early 40's Sheldon Lathe he just picked up for peanuts. It's in fine working order. It just needed little clean'n and it was good to go.