|Project by Tinnocker||posted 06-21-2010 09:54 PM||2412 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I have been making a bunch of address signs for folks in the neighborhood and with the money I planned on investing in some shop tools to make a bigger variety of projects. I am charging $50.00 a sign and $25.00 to install it. The last 2 signs I made $100.00. I’ve been looking on Craig’s list for a bench grinder to sharpen my chisels and a band saw for doing small crafts. I finally found them! A very nice guy in Carney’s Point, NJ had the band saw for sale. He said it was old but still in good shape and had a new blade. I was a little leary about driving 2 1/2 hours to look at an old saw but for $80.00 it was in my price range.
I took one look at the saw and said SOLD! It is an old Delt Homecraft 10” band saw made by Rockwell. It was in excellent condition! Everything but the belt, motor and blade were original condition. I checked online and found a manual and discovered it was made in 1949 one of the first 500 made according to the serial number. The bearings and the guides are a little worn, but will probably last me my lifetime.
The other purchase was a Cummings bench grinder. A woman lost her husband and was getting rid of his tools, I didn’t try to haggle over the $20.00 price tag and she was happy to be rid of it and I was happy to have it. I made a folding table for it and added it to my shop.
-- Ted, Browns Mills, NJ http://www.twhgrafx.com/blog/ Darn! I cut it 3 times and it's still too short! I get ideas for things that I can make to make things easier for me to make!