Sunday, Feb 16, 2014
Leave Cali day 2
The empty bookshelf and some books to sell.
Some more books to sell or give away.
The 8000-pound Bostomatic milling machine.
From my shop this went in the side yard.
Sold the lathe and gave this to the rigger for scrap. Worthless, even if it was not rusty.
Rusty ways and a rebuilt Quincy compressor.
Phase Perfect 3-phase inverter, sold for cash.
Tooling for the Monarch lathe worth a lot.
Got the lathe and tooling, $1500 at Dovebid.
Sold with the lathe rather than parting out.
Tools from the microwave company auction.
The Monarch is beautiful but too big and heavy to ship to the house in Florida.
The rating plates on the Phase Perfect. It was a beautiful unit that creates the third phase with an inverter rather than use capacitors. It is ideal to run 3-phase CNC machines. I bought it to run the lathe, mill and air compressor.
This is literally the money shot, The lathe and tooling I paid $1,500 for sold for $4,400 on Craigslist.. Best yet, the guy asked the rigger to take the mill to the scrapyard at no charge to me.
That milling machine was the 8,000-pound albatross that was keeping me from moving. I sold the controller rack dirt cheap at the electronic flea market.
The air compressor and Phase Perfect sold on Craigslist as well. With money from that, the eFlea, and eBay I put enough cash together to finance the move.
I still had 14,000 pounds, a lot of motorcycle parts, tools, and test equipment. The movers were amazed, they had to send for a second crew.
Even though it was only February, the big rush was to move the stuff to Florida ASAP, so I could list the house empty. I lived in a studio apartment for 6 months for the balance of 2014. I flew to Florida for good just before Christmas.