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Blog series by BigFoot Products Canada updated 12-13-2012 01:40 AM 8 parts 24871 reads 43 comments total

Part 1: 1939 Walker-Turner Driver Line Drill Press Series 700

04-06-2012 12:35 AM by BigFoot Products Canada | 4 comments »

1939 Walker-Turner Driver Line Drill Press Series 700This is my latest restoration job. It took me quite a while tocomplete but I’m very happy with the results.Unique to this drill press is the fact the shaft has 4 sets of ball bearings..You talk about smoooooooooth running.. It’s excellent!Read the OLD brochure for it! I’ve advertised it now for $300.00. I sell these pretty quick.My last one was a 1948 Duro Drill Press Model SF3083 and it was gone in the first 24 hour...

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Part 2: My totally refurbished 1960 15" General International Band Saw

04-22-2012 03:57 PM by BigFoot Products Canada | 3 comments »

I posted before pictures of this a while back.. I decided to paint it in the NEW General Colors. It was originally a Gray Speckled paint job. I was originally going to keep this but I’ve decided to sell it.

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Part 3: "BEAVER" FEVER New tool aquisitions this week..

09-20-2012 01:21 AM by BigFoot Products Canada | 11 comments »

I’ve caught BEAVER FEVER and decided to collect the Beaver 3000 seriesPower 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 Bandsaw3) 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 available̷...

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Part 4: Vintage Beaver 3200 Table Saw - Pre-Rockwell

09-21-2012 12:09 PM by BigFoot Products Canada | 3 comments »

Look what I just found… I’m going to buy it this morning..Amazing find.. A Pre-Rockwell (pre-1954) Beaver 3200 Table Saw with original stand and accessories. If you check my previous blog from yesterday.. you can see my other finds this week..Now all I lack is the Sander and 3800 Jointer and I will haveall of the Pre-Rockwell Beaver 3000 series toys..I will post each restoration picture as I complete them

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Part 5: Picador Pup Fig 777 for Model Makers?????

10-10-2012 11:58 AM by BigFoot Products Canada | 4 comments »

I was wondering if anyone could give me some more information on thisPicador Pup Fig 777 combination machine 1940’s or 50’s era..I just bought today.It’s Made in ENGLAND and is a miniature machine .. kind of looks like a knock off of the ShopSmithonly on a miniature scale..Anyhow.. these are the pics of what I bought.. This machine is still in it’s original boxand has never been assembled. It’s 100% complete.. nothing missing at all.. I bought it because I thought it was cool.....

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Part 6: Beaver Power Tool Figurine

10-17-2012 12:52 AM by BigFoot Products Canada | 1 comment »

I wanted to make some of these to place onto my restored Vintage Beaver Power Tools.I decided to make them primitive hand cut lettering rather than engrave them. Beaver actually made a paperweight that is very primitive looking but hard to find.I’m also going to do another one and use my laser to engrave it.

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Part 7: ToolBox Restoration

12-02-2012 09:00 AM by BigFoot Products Canada | 7 comments »

I recently purchased a Snap-On KR-56 6 drawer tool chest to restore just for fun.Pictured here are the before and after pictures.. I used Electrolosis to strip it down to bare metal. I had never used that method beforeand I’m totally blown away at how efficient it is. I built the unit using Carbon Plates instead of metal.There is hardley no mess at all..Has anyone else tried Electrolosis? Anyhow here’s my pictures..

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Part 8: Off Topic - Electrolosis

12-13-2012 01:40 AM by BigFoot Products Canada | 10 comments »

Ever since I tried Electrolosis on my Vintage Tool box.. I’ve been amazed.Today I bought a 1917 Hickory Treasure Hot Blast stove door and put it throughmy setup. Instead of using metal for the sacrificial anode I’m using carbon. It’s WAYless messy… to work with. The only way to clean up rusted objects of any kind.. Anyhow… here are the results from today.. Before: and AFTER:

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