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Loveland, OH 45140
United States

Two “new” additions to the shop. This first is a C. Christensen workbench that was in bad shape. After degreasing, sanding, and a couple coats of shellac, its back to life.

Had to update the workshop page as the Delta Double Duty left the shop about a year ago. I got a Jet 1642 variable speed and sold the old delta off. It was a good lathe and a fun project.

The newest workshop project has been a repair and upgrade of the old Rockwell 14” band saw. Two weeks ago, the 3/4 hp GE motor died. Its not the original motor, but had a great deal of run time on it before I got it. I had thought about doing a full cosmetic rehab on the saw at this time, but its a working tool and I need it up and running in the shop ASAP. So…’s what happened.

1. I found a Farm Duty 1 1/2 hp motor at Tractor Supply on clearance. Doubling the saw’s hp.
2. I had a safety switch from Grizzly sitting around getting dusty and it replaced the light switch that was on the saw when I got it.
3. I was going to use a link belt but the new motor is so big that the link belt didn’t have enough room and rubbed against the belt guard and base.
4. For a year, a delta riser block kit had been sitting around my shop and it was time to increase the capacity to rough bowl blanks, plus the 1 1/2 hp motor will be more than enough to run the re-saw blades.
5. When I went to my locally owned woodworking store, I sadly found that they were closing. I got a great deal on a 105” blade and the store model Rockler band saw table/fence. Its discontinued but for the price and with everything except a throat plate (made from mdf) it had to come home.
6. I am waiting on a tensioning crank from amazon. The original works, but is short and a knuckle buster. This one will stick up above the top wheel cover.

Hope you enjoy the pictures.

-- Justin in Loveland, OH

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#1 posted 04-20-2011 11:55 PM

What a great bargain

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#2 posted 04-21-2011 11:00 AM

An oldie…but…a goodie.
Keep us posted on the resto.

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#3 posted 04-21-2011 11:59 AM

Justin, this looks like a fun project to tackle. Once you get the saw’s restoration complete you will end up with a quality tool.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 04-22-2011 05:52 AM

That would be a fun piece to paint an eye poppin color and make the table shine…....

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

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