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Location: Newburgh, IN
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I am a semi retired network engineer and college professor.
Have a small farm in western KY
Certified Memphis-in-May BBQ judge
Brew beer and grow my own hops
Love to restore old houses
Just getting back into woodworking after a several years away from it

-- Best Regards

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replied on Band saw blades for 1937 Delta band saw 11-06-2013 02:51 PM
replied on Band saw blades for 1937 Delta band saw 11-05-2013 06:25 PM
replied on Band saw blades for 1937 Delta band saw 11-04-2013 11:04 PM
started topic Band saw blades for 1937 Delta band saw 11-04-2013 02:24 PM
started topic Refurbishing a 1937 Delta 14 inch Bandsaw 10-14-2013 10:53 AM
commented on Fred Crooks's Profile 10-08-2013 10:55 PM
replied on Upper Wheel Shaft Loose on Delta 14" Bandsaw 10-08-2013 02:31 PM
replied on Upper Wheel Shaft Loose on Delta 14" Bandsaw 10-07-2013 05:30 PM
replied on Upper Wheel Shaft Loose on Delta 14" Bandsaw 10-07-2013 01:29 PM
commented on Fred Crooks's Profile 10-06-2013 09:24 PM
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#1 posted 10-04-2013 10:19 PM

Hi everyone. I am in the process of refurbishing a 1937 Delta 14 inch Bandsaw. I have repainted the frame, covers, wheels, etc. Everything is being dismantled, cleaned, polished, buffed (or painted).

Now, I have put the top wheel (along with bearings, tensioner, etc..) on the saw and it appears that wheel does not sit square (back to front). The arbor it fits on seems to be a little loose in the tensioner bracket but after installing the wheel and tightening the nut firmly, it seems to take any of the front to back “play” out of the issue.

When I put the wheel back on the first time, I spun the wheel around and it seems to drag on the back part of the inside pan. Looking down from above, you can see the wheel is slightly tilted to the frame in the back and it does not line up with the lower wheel which does sit square to the frame.

The frame seems to be sound and not bent. So, I am wondering if that arbor is worn out enough that it is out of square with the frame (and tensioner bracket).

Is it possible that the arbor is the culpret? It is only held in using a steel pin going through a groove in the arbor.

Ideas, thoughts?

-- Best Regards

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#2 posted 10-05-2013 01:28 AM

Go to forums click on Start new topic, pick topic,
enter your question there, you’ll get more responses…

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 10-05-2013 01:46 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
Need help with posting or other questions ?
Martin SojKa ( LJs founder)
Ms DebbieP AKA Debbie Pribele (Ljs community manager)
Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

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#4 posted 10-06-2013 09:24 PM

Thanks!! While I am not new to wood working, I am just getting my shop together again after several years of unexpected transition. Just refurbished my older Craftsman 10 inch table saw and purchased a used 2 HP lathe for turning bowls. Then I realized I “needed” a band saw to help rough out the bowl blanks. While I could have bought a new one, I decided to search Craigslist for a vintage Delta 14 inch saw. Found one:-) Now I am completely refurbishing it. You know, they just don’t make them like that anymore. Besides, it is another great project to be into. Looking forward to being active on this site. Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction.

-- Best Regards

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#5 posted 10-06-2013 11:14 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Todd

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#6 posted 10-08-2013 10:55 PM

Good evening. I was going to create a new project and post some before and after pictures of the band saw rebuild. However, I get an error message saying I can not post a new project until my first post has been reviewed.

I don’t mind waiting if that is indeed the case but I was wondering if my browser is acting up or something that could be causing the problem for me.

Best Regards

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