We've all been there. You save up to buy that one item, a tool, a piece of electronics, the latest and greatest gizmo, only to find it obsolete in a short time. You hate to part with it because it's so cool, and all of a sudden, nobody wants it. So what do you do with these old works or art and creativity instead of making a nice paper weight?
Things like comm lathes, battery bump boxes, brushed notor dynos, Nimh cells, heck even single cell shrink wrap was once cool. All worthy of being the end all, be all of their time, but now relegated to the dark corners of the shop. Each waiting to be brought back to a status once cherished instead of facing the all to certain fate of the land fill.
Anyone out there start the creative juices to give these items a chance at a second life? I have a few that I've been racking my brain over with little success. Twister comm lathe and enough brushes to start another motor company, enough Nimh cells to light a small city block, receivers and servos that rank right up there with the toaster oven.
Let's see what you've got. Just might be source for a second income if you can figure out what to do with the thousands of Twister, Fantom, Trinity, Cobra, Hudy and whatever other brands of comm lathes there are. Here's mine in all it's glory: Tuned to the n'th degree, 12v drive motor hand wound by the legendary Sean Cochran, Carter diamond bit that cost more than most lathes but would probably chip in a heartbeat on anything harder than copper.
Do you think in another 50+ years, they might get a new following like the tools from the early 1900's are now?
Kind of like this drill press:
Now back to your regularly scheduled program................................