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    Hi guys, so we're in the process of selling everything at my 92 year old grandfather's house and I need a little help or direction.

    Anyone have an idea of what to do with machinist tools? All the stuff is older, but good quality.

    He was a lathe hand for 50+ years so it's all sorts of stuff in that line. There's mics, bore gages cutting tools etc.

    Any idea on where to market it or how to price this kind of stuff?

    Any help would be appreciated.
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    Can you post some pics? I know there are some machinists or former machinists on here.

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    depending size of lot, craigslist, ebay or local auction house. Post some pics with some brands and we can give you some more advice.

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    As others have said, take some good photos & document models
    numbers & data. Finding the "target audience" is key. A "Machinist tools"
    auction maybe your best bet.

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    Did you try Moneypit? He seems to be the resident pro on that kind of thing.

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    Thanks for the replies.


    Here's a link to the some pictures of the tools and some other stuff...
    Please let me know if the link is good.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/xnXVLbVVaGwC4p86A
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    Photos look great!

    I would separate the tools from the antiques.

    They are two different circles of value & shoppers.

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    That old console stereo is the BOOBS!


    As far as the tools, it's all Mitutoyo and Starrett. Interapid indicator. Top notch stuff. Definitely not worthless.
    I used to be 'with it'. Then they changed what 'it' was. Now what I'm 'with' isn't 'it', and what's 'it' seems weird and scary to me.......



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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Gas$ View Post
    Photos look great!

    I would separate the tools from the antiques.

    They are two different circles of value & shoppers.
    Oh for sure...but as this is not a sales ad I lumped them together for ease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRAG-ULA View Post
    That old console stereo is the BOOBS!


    As far as the tools, it's all Mitutoyo and Starrett. Interapid indicator. Top notch stuff. Definitely not worthless.
    Yep exactly, I know the brands I are good and for sure he invested in them, as that's what old timers did with their trade. Busying to see what the prices are going for right now.


    The old console is really nice. Still works too.

    I'll post a proper ad in the garage sale section hopefully soon.

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