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Vintage Monsters of your Dreams

by Bertha
posted 06-06-2011 11:03 PM


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#51 posted 06-16-2011 09:33 PM

Chuck, wow belt driven from the days industrial revolution, nice.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#52 posted 06-17-2011 12:42 AM

RobWoodCutter nice jointer. An A.J Fay and Egan 16” table saw just sold on ebay for $26. They would be perfect mates.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&rt=nc&nma=true&item=320711983472&si=vYB61hKSlMMiDfOs5wsto60b2eI%253D&viewitem=

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#53 posted 06-17-2011 02:28 AM

@ Bretha, After reading your comment I just remembered that when I made my homemade portable TS I made oval inserts. duh, how smart was that. Sometimes I guess we just follow the herd. In fairness to myself I did set it up to reproduce the inserts using guide bushings with the router.

The drill presses above are awesome, #54. And the planer. it looks like a beast.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#54 posted 06-17-2011 03:16 AM

Bertha it is a Buss model 66 I beleive

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com

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#55 posted 06-17-2011 03:46 PM

@Devann, we’re all herded in some way or another;)
@Rookie, thanks, that’s a gorgeous machine

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#56 posted 06-17-2011 04:10 PM

Bertha: August?

PM: Not being a metal worker, I would definitely need to find a shop to mill the top to fix it and for milling out for recessing the bearings in the babbit slot.

SAS: Now that tablesaw would be scary to use.

Rob

-- Rob-Yorktown "Shop's still not done, Tools are bought, Wood is bought, need to find time to start a project.."

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#57 posted 06-17-2011 04:15 PM

Sorry Rob, August Lehman is a lumberjock who has extensive metalworking skills. He’s got all the machinery to do just about anything you could want (Bridgeport, Sheldon, etc.). Nice guy, too.

Re tablesaw, lol, it’s like a giant upturned circular saw. I still want it, though.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#58 posted 06-17-2011 04:34 PM

Bertha wrote: Re tablesaw, lol, it’s like a giant upturned circular saw. I still want it, though.

Ah…..Al, it’s a little hard mto tell for sure from the photo but I don’t think that’s a table saw. ;^))

It seems to be a buzz saw for cuting fire wood to length.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#59 posted 06-17-2011 04:37 PM

It’s a scary apparatus, but you know what isn’t, Tramp?

This restored Walker Turner

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#60 posted 06-17-2011 09:19 PM

Hey Wayne, I found my drill press:

$60,000

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#61 posted 06-17-2011 09:31 PM

Get your checkbook out… : ^ )

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#62 posted 06-19-2011 03:05 PM

For those of you that haven’t clicked VonHagen’s link above^, do so. OMG, it’s like ShopSmith on steroids.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#63 posted 06-19-2011 04:28 PM

I can tell from first blush that I like VonHagen!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#64 posted 06-19-2011 04:29 PM

August, even a wanna be metalhead knows arc welding;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#65 posted 06-19-2011 04:31 PM

I just had a look at VonHagen’s projects and I’m impressed beyond words. I certainly understand why August’s been lurking closely. Your skills are spectacular.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#66 posted 06-19-2011 04:56 PM

I know you’ve got some monsters, August, you’re not fooling me for a second. Any guy that bashes a Laguna TS for accuracy deserves close inspection;) A man who buys cutters in bulk for a Sheldon deserves scrutiny;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#67 posted 06-19-2011 06:41 PM

Guess what Dale has:

I’m crying.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#68 posted 06-19-2011 08:22 PM

why at least it get used :-)
and not collecting dust and rust

Dennis

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#69 posted 06-19-2011 09:29 PM

Here you go…..

Would need a phase converter….

http://reno.craigslist.org/tls/2449817524.html

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#70 posted 06-19-2011 09:42 PM

Wow, 5hp 3ph, monster.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#71 posted 06-20-2011 11:13 PM

August:” Rob pictures please so I can see if I can help and yes no charge anyway thanks”

Thanks for the offer, with all the other ongoing projects, it won’t be something I was anticipating doing this year. Rob

-- Rob-Yorktown "Shop's still not done, Tools are bought, Wood is bought, need to find time to start a project.."

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#72 posted 06-23-2011 01:15 AM

I just saw this on eBay. Seriously cool…

http://cgi.ebay.com/ANTIQUE-GARVIN-METAL-LATHE-CIRCA-1880s-MUSEUM-QUALITY-/130537096221?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e649e041d

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#73 posted 06-23-2011 01:36 AM

Thanks Wayne, that thing truly looks like a museum piece.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#74 posted 06-23-2011 02:10 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKr6lFud1g0

A friends lathe from owwm

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#75 posted 06-23-2011 07:43 AM

Ken,
Now THAT is a lathe of note. I am familiar with the model since a few factories in Rhodesia had them. Folk may be interested to know that it is flat belt drive and one can change speeds without stopping it if I remember correctly-the foot pedal pushes the belt from one cone to the next.
They also made a giant one which can be seen on the internet but I can’t find the link…..Will search….

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#76 posted 06-23-2011 08:44 PM

Philip, foot operated belt cone changes? That’s more gangster than ganster rap.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#77 posted 06-23-2011 08:57 PM

Wadkin same as my new large dimension /panel saw with sliding table etc they make the best tools around. Solid and true. I nearly bought that same model lathe for less than $100 us we went to an auction I couldn’t make it so I telephoned to see how much the lathe went for. It never sold said the salesperson auctioneers son.I went over imediately and was offered it for £75 cash it was worth 30 times that plus.Bronwen took one look at it and convinced me it was too big for me. I have never slept right since turning it down LOL Alisrair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#78 posted 06-23-2011 10:44 PM

“Philip, foot operated belt cone changes? That’s more gangster than ganster rap.”
LOL but I had to Google “Gansta rap”.....

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#79 posted 06-23-2011 10:48 PM

Phillip, God it must be nice to live in NZ and not know what Gansta Rap is first hand…. Can’t drive down the road here in California without being subjected to it when your stopped at a traffic light.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#80 posted 06-23-2011 11:17 PM

Loling at a NewZealand Plane Maker googling Gangster Rap.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#81 posted 06-24-2011 12:49 AM

Looking at all the cool machines on this thread I just realized there is a fellow LJ I like to follow that uses some monsters on a regular basis. Y’all might go to Stephen Mines workshop and check out some of the monster tools in his workshop.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#82 posted 06-24-2011 01:04 AM

Thanks for all the pictures. I love those old machines. I wish I had room to just have a couple.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#83 posted 06-26-2011 01:37 AM

I just aquired a vintage Mini-monster ;^) a 1945 Sears and Roebuck (made by Dunlap) model 109.20630 mini metal lathe. Bought it from a Craig List ad and it is a heavy little cast iron monster. Of course, it will drop about 10 or 15 lbs when I get the crude and grime and goop cleaned off (wish that I could drop a few lbs that easy).

As I know absolutely nothing about metal lathes, the restore on this little beauty in the rough will probably be my winter project after much study and a serious learning curve. I would post a picture or two but I can’t seem to find the camera (ain’t I just too organized?). Will post the pics when I discover just where I stored the camera.

Wish me luck on the restore, this should be interesting.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#84 posted 06-26-2011 04:18 AM

Tramp, pictures are needed, for sure. Does it have a gear box or does it rely on change wheels?

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#85 posted 06-26-2011 01:23 PM

More metal madness!!!!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#86 posted 06-26-2011 03:54 PM

Philip, it has a gear box. Here are a couple of photos.

And extra gears??

There are a couple of more photos here: http://lumberjocks.com/saddletramp/blog/24051

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#87 posted 06-26-2011 04:17 PM

That is cute Bob, very nice.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#88 posted 06-26-2011 06:55 PM

Very nice score, Tramp. I’m jealous. While I’ve got your attention, how do you like that Menard’s fertilizer?

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#89 posted 06-26-2011 10:43 PM

Tramp, that is a useful machine , nice and solid, you will be amazed at what things you can do with it eg making specific size collars for router bits, spacers, etc.
It does not have a gear box, so when you learn how to turn threads you will see that those change wheels on the side can be interchanged to arrive at the correct speed for the carriage to traverse at -look at them and you will see a number-that is the number of teeth.
Somewhere, probably under the paint, there should be a chart which tells you how to combine the change wheels. That is one reason to clean it and remove all paint if you are going to strip it and re-build- amazing how many set screws, dowels , lock nuts ect are hidden by paint …...

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#90 posted 06-26-2011 11:00 PM

Philip, that’s not a gear box? Shows how much I know. Philip, while you’re here, I’m a budding metalhead who’d like to purchase a small metal lathe/mill. So far, I’ve seen 1) Bridgeport/Sheldon and 2) Harbor Freight and not much in between. Harbor Freight has a combo for under $1000. I don’t have a ton of space but I could be convinced into a large machine. Could you give a brother a bit of steering? PM or out in the open, I’d be gracious.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#91 posted 06-27-2011 02:01 AM

Al, it seems to be ok when you take into account that although we are a fair distance from Lake Michigan, we are still in the lake sand dune area. This seems to create a poor environment for grass but a good one for weeds. LOL

Philip, thanks for the info.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#92 posted 06-27-2011 03:06 AM

Heres some of my old planers and my old 1949 Ford F-5. I only hope the pics work because I haven’t been able to post pics here yet. http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb245/pvwoodcrafts/th_planer.jpghttp://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb245/pvwoodcrafts/th_worktruck-1.jpg

-- mike & judy western md. www. pvwoodcrafts.com pvwccf1@verizon.net

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#93 posted 06-27-2011 03:22 AM

It didn’t work Mike, message said moved or deleted.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#94 posted 06-27-2011 01:58 PM

Tramp, I’ve been using Scott’s with the same result. Weeds don’t seem to mind the anti-weed part of it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#95 posted 06-27-2011 03:04 PM

Yeah thats what I mean, however I know they aren’t moved or deleted because I just drug them out of photobucket. oh well

-- mike & judy western md. www. pvwoodcrafts.com pvwccf1@verizon.net

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#96 posted 06-27-2011 07:48 PM

Al, short of something like Roundup that kills everything there doesn’t seem to be much of anything that has much effect on the weeds (I’m being a little unfair, that Menards stuff does help a little). It does, however, seem to have a rather nice side effect. When I put it on last summer, it decimated the ant population that was ravaging my yard. I had ant hills out there that would grow to a foot tall between mowings. Put on the weed and feed and, POOF, gone!!

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#97 posted 06-27-2011 08:10 PM

No kidding, Tramp? I might have to give it a shot. I try to time my fertilizings right before (or even during) a good rain. I’ve missed a couple of opportunities lately. I’m looking at around 10 acres, maybe 1 of which I actually want to look pretty. Instead of my Deere, I should have bought a Gravely. Better yet, a mower deck I could pull behind a Gator. I didn’t know what I was getting into with this property and it stresses me out. I sure have a lot of animals, though, which makes me happy.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#98 posted 06-27-2011 08:39 PM

I’ve only got about two and a half acres here and most of it is woods. Have to be constantly vigilant though cause the woods is continually trying to reclaim the open area. If I’m not careful I soon will have maples and oaks and pines growing in my living room. ;^))))

Kind of got away from iron monsters, at least I’m still talking wood. BSEG

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#99 posted 06-27-2011 09:11 PM

True, Tramp. I’d have to be out there every day to keep nature back. I’m slowly letting nature reclaim some of my cleared areas. What’s a man to do. I’ve been secretly thinking a lot about your little metal lathe. I’m pretty convinced that I need one. I’m waiting on the word from Philip whether the Central Machinery minis are worth a flip.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#100 posted 06-27-2011 09:37 PM

Wish I could help you Al but as I stated earlier, I know nothing about the critters. Going to learn though.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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