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philip marcou

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#1 posted 06-07-2011 10:45 AM

Like Minorhero my shop has mostly old machines which I restored to working order and have used to earn a living. Lucky for me I enjoy rebuilding and maintaining machines especially when I can use them to good effect. Where I came from (Rhodesia) new machinery was hard to get. I brought all my machines tools and timber to NZ when I left what is now called Zimbabwe.These pics were taken long back and I now have new additions such as a mill drill and other stuff for plane making. So some random pictures you can check out.
The bandsaw is the oldest-there is a date stamped into the underside of one of the feet castings-1909 but can only surmise that the machine is German made. I converted the drive wheels from flat belt to vee pulley and used a 3 horse 3 phase motor (itself a fine piece of British engineering) .

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