|Project by Bullet||posted 04-30-2010 at 08:07 AM||2448 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
Unfortunately, I had to lose my uncle to get these, but…
I am now the proud owner of some nice old tools:
-Delta Homecraft 4” jointer (1948 or so)- needs some work and sharpenning but in really nice shape
-Walker Turner L1152 variable speed lathe (late 1940’s) – man, this thing is an F’in beast. Need to strip it down and re-finish, but it’s in perfect running order. It also needs the cap for the head stock, I might carve one out of wood. I also got a full set of Craftsman lathe tools, multiple live centers and chucks.
-Delta 16” 3 wheel band saw. Changed the tires and got new Timberwolf blade. Runs really nice and has a steel stand.
-Delta 8” table top band saw (in the lathe picture). Cast iron frame and steel door, well made.
-Ludell drill press (early ‘80’s) – wow. That’s all I can say.
They don’t build tools like this anymore.
He was a carver so I got about 100 different types of carving knives, a power chisel (really cool!) 2 chainsaws, a Makita angle grinder (with a chainsaw blade!!!), and about 20 years worth of “Chip Chat” magazines.
Now I just need to find a place to fit them all! I have a basemant shop that’s about 20×10’. That’s a lot of stuff to fit with what I already have.
I was sad to see him go, but his spirit lives on in the tools, and I will pass them on when I go…
Hey… Anyone know of a good Website on restoring old tools?
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