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Vintage Monsters of your Dreams

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


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#101 posted 07-04-2011 04:47 PM

Hey August, Philip, and Ken, where are you guys buying quality pillowblock assemblies? I want a 2 foot axle of a convenient diameter to mount buffing pads, grinding wheels, and wire brushes on (1/2 inch maybe?). Maybe even a free end (non-belt-driven-end) that could house a drill chuck?

I’m building a treadle-operated buffing/polishing/grinding station and the pillowblocks I bought at ACE are crap. They came with a dead-ended oil cap that I had to drill through. Is that common? I guess I’m looking for either sealed bearings or grease-gun but I’m open to your suggestions. Any help appreciated.

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

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#102 posted 07-04-2011 10:32 PM

Al, you should be able to go to any dedicated bearing shop -they will have the well known brands. But having said that, you don’t really need extra high quality bearings for that application.
It is common to get that type of lube cap- the actual bearing itself is sealed and all that needs lubrication is the swivelling part of the assembly-if they are run in pairs there isn’t any swivelling to talk about.

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#103 posted 07-05-2011 02:14 PM

Thank you so much, Philip. Perhaps what I have will do just fine for this hokey application but I’m a tool guy and the obvious poor quality hurts my sensitive eyes. Thanks for the clarification about the cap. I’m been perusing the offerings of the big bearing shops and you metal guys sure have some cool toys. Some of the precision applications are actually cheaper than I thought; some of the load-sensing varieties are ridiculously expensive. I’m jealous of your knowledge in this area. Thanks again, al

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

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#104 posted 07-05-2011 06:54 PM

This site is endless fun

http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/bymfg.aspx

Hey Wayne, check out Oliver’s version of the Emmert:

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

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#105 posted 07-06-2011 01:31 AM

That is a sweet looking vice. Need to find one for few bucks at a yard sale. : ^ )

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

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#106 posted 07-10-2011 07:03 AM

This would be an interesting restore…

http://roseburg.craigslist.org/tls/2463199139.html

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

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#107 posted 07-10-2011 01:20 PM

Wayne, that’s one neat looking machine. So, are you buying/restoring it?

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ 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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#108 posted 07-10-2011 04:57 PM

Nah, it is about 9 hours north of me and I do not have room anyway. I just thought it looked real cool. I would love to have a 20” saw, but more of one like Al’s old delta or perhaps a Cresent.

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

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#109 posted 07-10-2011 06:08 PM

I love my Delta, Wayne. It’s wearing a 3/4” right now and is an animal. I used her this weekend, making a rack for my powermortise chisels.

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

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#110 posted 07-10-2011 08:17 PM

Here is another intersting one on Craigslist….

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/tls/2478204112.html

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

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#111 posted 07-10-2011 10:11 PM

^whoa. animal. bit on the high side. i’d love to own her.

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

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#112 posted 07-10-2011 10:15 PM

I agree on the price…

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

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#113 posted 07-14-2011 07:54 PM

Whoa. 20” Crescent. Not mine. Google.

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

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#114 posted 07-14-2011 09:12 PM

Brace yourself for some serious equipment.

It’s not vintage, monster, or even a success. I post it here because masters of belts and pulleys lurk here. I need some manner of 1-direction drive pulley. I need the grinding wheel to spin freely, whether or not I’m depressing the treadle pedal. As it stands now, they’re hopelessly linked so that when I manually turn the stone, the treadle pedal oscillates up and down. I’m lost. Any thoughts appreciated.

I’ll probably end up just hiding a motor under the deck;)

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

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#115 posted 07-14-2011 11:43 PM

A 10 (or other) speed bicycle would have most of what you would need to pedal up, coast, even change gears and brake. The parts would surely handle the weight/torque/speed, etc.

Streamers and banana seat optional. ;=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#116 posted 07-14-2011 11:49 PM

Sissy Bar?

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

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#117 posted 07-14-2011 11:55 PM

Bertha…...You asked about pillow blocks? I have not used or purchased any. There are a couple of places to look however. Accurate Bearing and Surplus Center. Both have websites. I have used Accurate exclusively for my bearing needs and I must say NO ONE will beat their quality or cost that I have found.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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#118 posted 07-15-2011 01:49 AM

@WayneC, What were some of us thinking as kids in the ‘60’s ? This is an internet pic. I never went that far.

But I did have the privilege of owning a V-rroom “motor” and a Texaco fireman’s hat that seemed to go together well. lol

Bertha, This was vintage monster when we was 8.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#119 posted 07-15-2011 02:39 AM

I love you guys.
Ken, thanks for the connection. Accurate bearing it is. I think I have two problems: 1) I can’t describe exactly what I’m looking for and 2) I don’t know what I’m looking for. :)
David, that motorized bike is probably worth a fortune.

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

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#120 posted 07-15-2011 03:26 AM

I’ve got a couple I’m fond of. Here’s an 1890’s era flat belt lathe:

Similar vintage table saw…..

Couple old Century motors, 1/2hp & 3 HP

My latest – Fay & Egan #82 Lathe. 84” diameter capacity – not restored yet – I’m picking it up this weekend.

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#121 posted 07-15-2011 03:28 AM

The lathe rocks. Looking forward to seeing that restored.

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

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#122 posted 07-15-2011 02:05 PM

Whoa! Fencer. You’re not messing around. Thanks for sharing this and that F&E lathe is ridiculous!

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

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#123 posted 07-17-2011 10:31 PM

I went to the Columbia State Park yesterday. It is an 1800s gold mining town. The Anvils (there were two) in this blacksmith shop really qualify for vintage Monsters. I did not get as good of a photo of them as I would have liked. I am on the lookout for a nice mid sized anvil for my shop.

And some photos of the stage coach so you get a feel for the town…

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

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#124 posted 07-18-2011 12:35 AM

Wicked awesome thread!!!!

-- http://www.PictureTrail.com/gid6255915

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#125 posted 07-18-2011 02:22 AM

Wayne, that anvil is a hoss. I have a great fondness for vintage anvils.

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

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#126 posted 07-18-2011 06:49 PM

OK, I have a question for you monster guys. Philip, Ken, August, and others.
1) If I were in the market for a small but capable metal lathe, what should I be looking for?
2) If I were in the market for a capable vintage jointer, which should I be searching for?

For 1, I could get a new Grizzly for 1-2K. I’m suspecting that 1-2K could go a long way in the vintage world. For 2, I already have a modern 6” that I’d be willing to part with. My space is limited, but my shop is detached and ground level with a 4’ door.

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

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#127 posted 07-20-2011 07:43 AM

check this planer out….

http://lumberjocks.com/vonhagen/blog/24454#first-new

And a direct link if you lazy : ^ )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slPslzwQh_M&feature=youtu.be

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

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#128 posted 07-20-2011 01:24 PM

Wayne, that’s jus t insane. What does one of those puppys cost? I know, I know, if you have to ask, you can’t afford it.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ 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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#129 posted 07-20-2011 02:49 PM

This is a flat belt metal lathe that I cut down the bed to make it a bowl lathe. I sold it before I ever got to use it.

see more pics http://lumberjocks.com/gpastor/blog/24433

-- Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31

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#130 posted 07-21-2011 02:35 AM

No idea on the cost of the planner. I believe very expensive. Nice looking lathe.

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

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#131 posted 07-21-2011 07:12 AM

Regarding the Super Surfacer: it is not anything new and I think Makita, Hitachi and others made small almost portable versions way back in the seventies and eighties. It works on the fixed knife principle. I think it would work even better on soft woods.Nice not to have noise and dust too, plus it would hard to cut fingers with it.
How come no enterprising soul has come up with the idea of selling those shavings as “Superior Lavatory Paper-the Automatic Choice of Discerning Woodworkers”? (;)

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#132 posted 07-21-2011 02:00 PM

^I agree, Philip. That would be a single-ply excpetion I’d allow in my home, my log home…so even more appropriate. It’s pretty fantastic to watch, whether practical or not. If you scour the associated youtubes, you’ll see smaller versions at work.

GPastor, that cut down is a real looker. I’m not sure how you resisted the temptation to turn at least one bowl on it. What’s the offboard capacity on that badboy!!!? ;)

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

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#133 posted 07-21-2011 02:11 PM

Al, the lathe capacity is 6 foot+ the thought of that is scary. more pictures http://lumberjocks.com/gpastor/blog/24433

-- Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31

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#134 posted 07-21-2011 02:45 PM

6 feet, lol! By the look of the belt, that’s a powerful 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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#135 posted 07-21-2011 08:46 PM

kind of a co-incidence, reading this on the lathes and then this came through email. Ithought it was interesting.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#136 posted 07-26-2011 02:04 PM

Got $25,000.00 you can’t figure out what to do with? Check out this Craigs List monster.

http://nmi.craigslist.org/atq/2497836915.html

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ 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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#137 posted 07-26-2011 02:12 PM

I think Tramp’s in the lead for vintage monsters.

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

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#138 posted 07-26-2011 03:51 PM

thats one cool looking planer Bob.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#139 posted 07-30-2011 03:24 PM

Come on guys, there must be more vintage monsters out there somewhere!!!

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ 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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#140 posted 08-07-2011 02:55 PM

VonHagen told me about this place. Man, they’ve got some desirable stuff but no pics.

http://davisandwells.com/usedmachinery.php

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

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#141 posted 08-08-2011 08:11 PM

Whaddya guys think about the reasonable possibility of finding a vintage Martin? I’m in contact with the Felder guy and the new Hammers are not nearly as bad as many might think. I doubt he’d mind me sharing this here:

The multiple benefits of a European sliding table saw range from acurracy to precision to safety and many more. Please check out the video (if you have not already) on our Hammer K3 Winner sliding table saw.and then perhaps we can talk to discuss some of the finer details.
The ‘US Edition’ K3 Winner is a special build designed and requested by the US market hobbyists. We had a request for a sliding table saw with a professional style rip fence for under $5,000. This is exactly what the ‘US Edition’ is. We have four build configurations offered for $2,999 , $3,249 , $3,999 and $4,999 respectively. They are all prepared for dado, include accessories & tooling and highlight the professional style rip fence from out Felder 500 series saw.

I told the guy that for $5000, I could buy a SawStop. He lol’d.

Man oh man, though, look at this 1 760 EUR ( 2 490 USD ) (ex. VAT) :

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

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#142 posted 08-08-2011 10:30 PM

More drool:

http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=7833

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

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#143 posted 08-08-2011 11:43 PM

Pretty cool stuff….

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

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#144 posted 08-09-2011 11:00 AM

yep some cool stuff you find Bertha
but as a hobbyist they can never come into my budgetrange :-(
still great to drool over

Dennis

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#145 posted 08-18-2011 08:08 PM

Not vintage, but did you know that Oliver makes a 16” 10HP tablesaw for the same price as the big SawStop.

http://www.equipmentsalesandsurplus.com/product_p/4060-001.htm

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

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#146 posted 08-20-2011 11:42 PM

nice little saw Bertha :-)

Dennis

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#147 posted 08-21-2011 12:15 AM

Cute little bugger, ain’t she?

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

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#148 posted 08-21-2011 01:43 AM

I´m sure it can bite if you don´t behave ….. :-)

evn though I said I´m trying to do it the galoot way and learn the old things with handtools
I allso just wuold love to have a full set of old monsters …......can´t help it …. just have to drool over them
in there own way they are buty´s :-)

ceep them coming

Dennis

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#149 posted 08-21-2011 08:34 AM

For that you need a feeder-then they don’t bite…..

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#150 posted 08-21-2011 09:02 AM

I would MUCH rather have that 16” 10HP Oliver than the “big Sawstop”.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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