Today a couple of us Lumberjocks visited LJ Chuck1 in Vicksburg, Mi. to see his blacksmith shop. I was really surprised to see the vast amount of old woodworking machines that are in his shop that are restored or are going to be. We never really got to the blacksmith furnace but did review some tools he forged for his classes he teaches in forged tool making, wood bucket making and barrel making. You have to take the classes in that order.
Anyway, I was blown away by this first machine, It is Parks Planing Mill – made in 1921 – and it is restored and taken to shows all around the area. It has a rip table saw, an inverted chop saw ( the blade comes up from the bottom), a bandsaw, a planer, a shaper and mortiser, a double blade tenoner and a monster disc sander. They are all driven by a 5 hp 220 V motor with clutches to engage each tool.
The first 4 are of the Mill
The next 2 are of a machine called a Rounder. It rounds out a piece of wood by pulling it over the spinning cutter for the proper shape.
This one is a duplicator lathe:
The next 3 are of a wheel hub boring and turning machine.The third shot shows the powered tail stock.
Enjoy as we did!!
Here are the Lumberjocks Danny (Dingle) and Chuck ( Chuck1 )
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!