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Tool Restorations #3: "BEAVER" FEVER New tool aquisitions this week..

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Blog entry by BigFoot Products Canada posted 09-20-2012 01:21 AM 4642 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: My totally refurbished 1960 15" General International Band Saw Part 3 of Tool Restorations series Part 4: Vintage Beaver 3200 Table Saw - Pre-Rockwell »

I’ve caught BEAVER FEVER and decided to collect the Beaver 3000 series
Power tools made in Guelph Ontario Canada.. pre-Rockwell

This week I’ve bought 4 new items..
1) Beaver Model 3100 Scrollsaw (I bought 2 of these)
2) Beaver Model 3300 Bandsaw
3) Beaver Model 3400 Wood Lathe

I already own 2 Beaver Drill Presses..

”HELP WANTED”
I’m on a mission to find the Beaver Sander Model 3900... Very Rare..
If anyone knows of one that’s available… please let me know
They Look like this…



11 comments so far

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ShaneA

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#1 posted 09-20-2012 01:28 AM

Nice looking goodies Dave. Every guy needs some Beaver!

Sorry I couldnt resist…

The scroll saws look cool. You got enough room for all this new stuff?

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#2 posted 09-20-2012 01:38 AM

Hi Shane… Well in my present shop I have no room…. BUT we just bought a new home in PEI.. that we will be moving to soon..
My dream shop will soon become a reality..LOL
I have a 24’ x 24’ Heated Shop..
If I put a bed and a shower in it.. I will never leave..:)
Why should I… I’ll certainly have lots of Beaver’s to keep me company..lol

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Pete Jansen

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#3 posted 09-20-2012 01:57 AM

Nice stuff. I love the band saw and the sander especially. Good job.
Those vintage tools look awesome when totally restored and shiny.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#4 posted 09-20-2012 02:05 AM

Hi Pete,
Yes.. they will look awesome when I’m done with them..
I will do a 100% restore on them… as soon as I move into my new shop..
The sander I do not have … but hopefully I can find it.. VERY VERY Rare..
I’ve found the Beaver Model 3200 TableSaw and will purchase it soon..
Then it’s just the sander and I’ll have them all..
By the way.. I’ve been to Fort Collins… many times.. Both of my daughters live in Colo. Springs..

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redryder

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#5 posted 09-20-2012 06:17 AM

Great tools. Especially the scroll saw…............

-- mike...............

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stevemorris

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#6 posted 09-21-2012 09:06 AM

very nice david, as yopu know i also have a great old beaver collection

are you in pei? we were just there on vacation in nb, ns and pei

there was a really nice 3800 jointer in fredericton on kijiji

ive been looking for the sander too, very rare indeed

there are pics of all my beavers and some other oldies here:

http://forum.canadianwoodworking.com/vbpicgallery.php?do=view&g=800

some of the pics are older, and most machines have since been rebuilt

-- My Shop is a Beaver Lodge

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#7 posted 09-21-2012 09:36 AM

Hi Steve,
I am a member already on Canadian Woodworker but I don’t go on there very often.
I checked out your equipment.. quite an impressive collection..
I hope to buy the “Beaver Model 3200 TableSaw” this Saturday.
Then all I will need is the Sander and Jointer..
I found the jointer in Windsor.. but it’s too far to drive.
He offered to sell it to me for $100.00 which was an awesome deal for the 6” in MINT condition.
Oh well…
David

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Roger

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#8 posted 09-21-2012 12:49 PM

Wow! Some very nice vintage equipment. Awesome!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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derosa

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#9 posted 09-21-2012 10:52 PM

100.00 for a jointer is cheap enough, just convince the missus you need to go for a fall foliage drive and accidentally end up there.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#10 posted 09-25-2012 08:32 AM

I’m in the process of building a small FOUNDRY to cast the “Original LEGS, Handles” etc.. for the BEAVER tools.
I’m waiting till we make our move to Prince Edward Island and I’m in my new dream shop..:)
I’ve bought everything necessary to make it..

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Dave

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#11 posted 12-17-2012 01:36 AM

Cool ole tools, ya gata love it!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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