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Vintage Monsters of your Dreams

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#251 posted 08-05-2012 10:34 PM

IF IT DOES NOT RUN AD IF IT GOES TO SCRAP ,YOU SHOULD GET TI FOR FREE ( IF IT WAS ME I WOULD EVEN CHARGE FOR DISPOSING OF IT, JUST KIDDING)

-- Bert

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#252 posted 08-06-2012 09:15 AM

Don, is that not what Tony Soprano used for cutting up bodies? Seriously man if that thing is not set up correctly it’ll pull your arm out its socket.
saying that tho’ if anyone can get it running right it’s most likely to be you!
Cheers

John

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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#253 posted 08-06-2012 09:17 AM

Bertha- stop bringing out new threads, there are not enough hours in the day. Lol

Cheers
John

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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#254 posted 08-06-2012 07:03 PM

Don…..The Walker Turner machines are very cool and highly prized. If it does not run it could something as simple as a capacitor or worst case the burnt motor. If its burnt you should be able to smell the burnt windings. As for value, it really difficult to put an accurate price on a 60+ year old machine, there are just too many variables. If I were looking it I would offer somewhere in the 50-75 dollar range and see what they say. All they can say is no. As for the restoration, Walker Turner was famous for using a proprietary bearing, meaning odd sizes that are not available in todays market. That being said there are some ways of getting around that issue. BTW the geared motors are really cool. There are a few examples of that saw on the vintage machinery site and some recent threads on the geared motors.

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

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#255 posted 08-06-2012 07:09 PM

this Walker Turner looks dangerous just standing still.

-- Bert

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#256 posted 08-06-2012 07:16 PM

Thanks for the advice. I was thinking of offering around $50. I couldn’t smell and burnt, but I have no idea how long its just sat there. It may be a few decades. Next problem is finding a spot to restore it. I think the wife may loose her bay in the shop!! That means I may be sleeping there as well.

My son’s brother in law repairs motors for a living, so I’ve got a good motor guy who won’t charge me an arm and a leg. Now I just need to hope the owner calls me. They said he would.

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

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#257 posted 08-06-2012 07:23 PM

this Walker Turner looks dangerous just standing still.

-- Bert

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#258 posted 08-06-2012 08:26 PM

Massive and awesome band saw machines! I just love that vintage machinery site.

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#259 posted 08-12-2012 02:54 PM

Don, that thing’s going to have a ridiculous footprint. Let’s just face it, though, we all want it. Restored, it would give you insane bragging rights, lol. I think it’s simply gorgeous; I’d have to put it in the living room if I bought it. Where’s MedicKen? He’d probably be interested. Is Loren up there?

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

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#260 posted 08-28-2012 09:51 PM

Here’s one.. for that empty corner of your workshop….
http://www.usedwinnipeg.com/ReportSelectUsedAdPhoto2?used_ad_id=16573534&position=1&hb=1

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#261 posted 08-28-2012 09:53 PM

that takes up more room than my sawmill!!!

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

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#262 posted 08-28-2012 09:58 PM

Yeah, but Don you know machines like this made people put their smoothers and molding planes away, for your eventual purchase…

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#263 posted 08-28-2012 11:40 PM

Whatever MedicKen says is gospel, in my opinion. He’s rebuilt more massive machines than I’ve seen on the internet, lol. You think VPX would have bearings that fit. I was worried my Rockwell BS would be a problem but they had like 20 different confusing varieties. I called them and the guy told me that all but the cheapest were for applications far beyond my needs. Gotta appreciate that.
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Don’s on a Walker Turner mission.

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

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#264 posted 08-29-2012 12:20 AM

I just saw a Walker-Turner saw/ jointer combo, reminded me of those 1940s Delta Shopcraft units, or whatever they were called. The jointer was a 4”, the table saw looked like it was lifted off a old Shopsmith, but I’m sure they were a married unit. It was $40 at Habitat for Humanity, I went back the next day and it was gone….

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#265 posted 08-29-2012 12:50 AM

^Oh, Poopie, that stings! You snooze, you lose. I lost a stack of chestnut there once.

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

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#266 posted 08-29-2012 03:52 PM

Surely there are a lot of folks here with vintage machines sitting around them. And mostly did a great job in restoring them!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#267 posted 09-03-2012 09:21 PM

Who’s up for some droolng?

Oliver 20” planer … with leather belt. http://hartford.craigslist.org/tls/3247281002.html

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#268 posted 09-03-2012 09:38 PM

yea baby, get out the John Deere A.

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

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#269 posted 09-04-2012 01:55 AM

You put a helical shearing head in that and off you go.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#270 posted 09-04-2012 02:01 AM

drive a helical shearing head with a John Deere A. Now we’re talking vintage meets space age.

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

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#271 posted 09-06-2012 04:30 PM

Don, have you seen those generators that link the PTO? I’ve never understood the practicality of that for powering a home. A portable combo welder/generator, I get. I want to go totally off the grid, but my new standby runs on natural gas. Perhaps I should drill my own, lol. I was in the works getting a massive generac prepped until the guy showed me one powered with a Cummings diesel. It would face roadside, so any hillbilly passing by would see the big logo. Talk about street cred. I might take a 2nd mortgage and go for 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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#272 posted 09-06-2012 04:33 PM

We had one of those generator at the farm when I was growing up. It would run the whole farm (it was a small dairy farm by todays standards) It a powerful power source you already own.

I almost converted my last planer restore to run off the pto of my kabota.

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

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#273 posted 09-06-2012 04:39 PM

When you have a planer running off a pto, we can close this thread. The desired manliness will have been achieved.

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

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#274 posted 09-06-2012 04:58 PM

when I built my house, some 25-30 years ago, my neighbor had a planer that ran off a Kabota. I used it to plane all the interior wood for my living room and dining room area.

He passed away quit a while ago. I’m not sure what ever happened to his stuff. That’s something I’d liked to have.

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

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#275 posted 09-06-2012 10:42 PM

^that is pure Andro.

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

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#276 posted 09-06-2012 10:52 PM

Andro, Clambiuteral, Deca all put together. Could we do one to run on hydraulic fluid too?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#277 posted 09-06-2012 10:56 PM

wait, I was distracted by the bra commercial. I think its because you said “fluid”, or maybe because Al wrote “desired manliness”.

I guess if its running off pto, its running off hydraulics. Good enough?

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

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#278 posted 09-06-2012 11:01 PM

Well i guess youre right on that , i was thinking like a jackhammer, with supply and return lines to the planer itself or quite possibly i should stop licking windows and get a little sleep.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#279 posted 09-07-2012 01:59 AM

How about a water powered planer???

This is in a mill in Vermont…checkout the site at:

http://www.bensmill.com

There’s a whole Picassa album at:

https://picasaweb.google.com/101800832629730439153/BenSMillMachines02#

-- Joe - - - something witty should go here - - -

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#280 posted 09-08-2012 12:28 PM

Joe, you scoundrel! Unless someone has a wind operated planer, I think it’s Joe for the win. Actually, now that I think about it, water powered is cooler than that hippy wind powered. Joe for the win:)

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

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#281 posted 09-08-2012 12:32 PM

Holy crap. Each and every one of you needs to check out Joe’s links to Ben’s Mill. Click on both b/c the first will tell you about the mill. What a wonderful thing that’s been done there. The Picassa link will blow you away. I don’t even know where to begin. Thank you so much, Joe, for turning me on to this.
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-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#282 posted 09-08-2012 01:19 PM

Wind powered you say?...well this one is mostly made of large wood, but there is some heavy iron involved too!

You asked for it….a windmill powered sawmill: (it gets interesting just after 4 minutes in)

http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?121851-Dutch-Windmill-Powered-Sawmill-video!

-- Joe - - - something witty should go here - - -

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#283 posted 09-08-2012 03:29 PM

Al, I resent that wind powered hippy comment…but I’ll let it slide this time, only because I like you (I’m sure theres an inappropriate comment in there somewhere!)

I manage a wind farm for a living…and I’m not much of a hippie…but if we’re talking “monsters of your dreams, not really vintage”, I’d say these monster machines count:

Ok, sorry, I just had to rant…carry on, fine gentlemen!

-- Jason K

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#284 posted 09-08-2012 11:06 PM

“I manage a wind farm for a living”

Well, I rarely wear underwear but when I do it is something unusual.”

How does one become a wind farmer I wonder.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#285 posted 09-09-2012 12:04 AM

The hardest part is wrangling that dang wind…just when you think you’ve got it penned up, it slips through your fingers…I’m not sure about that underwear comment…I’ll leave that one alone!

Anyway, just joshin with you Al!

-- Jason K

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#286 posted 09-09-2012 01:20 AM

Poundage? 15,000 lbs….....Yates American 48”, Oscillating 3 drum belt sander. Each drum was driven by a 7hp motor and the table feed was run with a 5hp motor. (3 phase). I found the sander in a garage of one of my customers. At the time I didn’t have 3 phase, heck I didn’t even have a shop big enough to put it in. I bought the sander, then traded it for a new Grizzly 24” drum sander before I ever moved it with a friend of mine. He had to rent a huge crane and a flat bed 18 wheeler to get the sander to his shop. When he finally got it hooked up he had thousands of dollars invested, but it was an awesome sander. You would start each drum seperately and it sounded like an aircraft engine winding up to full speed. It would take a couple minutes to start all three drums and then the feed bed, but then you could sand all day long. Each drum oscillated seperately. He kept 3 different grit paper on each drum and you could feed a piece of rough cut lumber in one end and come out like glass on the other end. Once you shut the sander down, it would take forever for the drums to stop. I wish I had some pictures, but never thought I would have a use for pictures! lol Actually, I got more use out of my 24” Grizzly then David ever did with the big sander.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#287 posted 09-09-2012 04:03 PM

I fought the wind once…won easily.
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“The Wind” is the guy on the right.
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Seriously, though, I have a ton of respect for alternative power sources, but for much different reasons than those of unshaven legs. I want off the friggin grid, not for ecofriendly reasons, but for strictly selfish reasons. I don’t like someone else being in charge of my utilities.
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Carguy, I ran into a chick in the airport that was a natural gas consultant. Petroleum engineer, foul-mouthed girl unprovoked. I was really impressed with what she was telling me and she really seemed to be on to something. Hippy friendly, too;) Just not as hippy as the wind;)
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-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#288 posted 09-09-2012 04:32 PM

LOL! Al you always make me laugh. I’m on the selfish train with the wind stuff too – I don’t believe all the hype, but I do believe in the paycheck! Seriously, I love what I do, but I know from inside experience that wind is not an end-all, and really isn’t as sweet of a deal as some will tell you it is. As far as it being “green”?? You should see the amount of hazardous substances we have in those monsters…enough to make Al Gore reconsider the “green” energy!

-- Jason K

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#289 posted 09-09-2012 06:39 PM

I don´t know how the law is in US but here they have pay in big money on an account
that is big enoff to brake it down and recircle the damm thing with out hazard for the invirement
before they can raise the tower the owner do it gladly since its nearly nothing
in the bigpicture of what they earn seen over 20-30 year

Dennis

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#290 posted 09-09-2012 08:41 PM

Dennis knows what he’s talking about. They turned ecofriendly over there before we even used the phrase. Dennis uses the money he saves to buy hand tools:)
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I used to drive past all those wind farms and literally be amazed at the sheer number of them. Once I got close to one, the size and enormity of the project hit me. We’re getting a new sewer pipe out to my property and you’d think they were building the ark. A year and countless millions, I’m told. Just like our State government; spending a ton of money to make $hit flow downhill.

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

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#291 posted 09-10-2012 06:13 PM

... or you could just go to vintagemachinery.com .
Tons of oldies and goodies in that site.

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#292 posted 09-10-2012 10:55 PM

^that’s a wonderful site. I can only stand it so long. I’m pretty sure some of the big boys here (MedicKen, etc.) are members there. I know I am.

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

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#293 posted 09-11-2012 12:29 AM

I wish I had all the money the rest of the country have saved …. LOL
me I have an old boiler from 1954 that cost me a ton of money each year
to heat the house with … but with house on the market 4 years now
wont spend money on it to go solar even though it have been special cheap
the last two years do to the goverment gives some money to it too
and we can get the cost of the solarpanels and suncelles covered over the
taxes in ten years or so and the rest of the time it works the electricity/heat
will bee free in the way that you have pay´d in advance for it compared to
what we do now
as soon as I get the house sold and get a new I will have both solarpanels and suncelles
that can cover the energy use thrugh the year
ya its alot of money here and now to pay for the plant but when you can get the taxes
to pay for it over ten years and take what you pay now for electricity and oil do a year
then geting a loan you pay the loan by the money you save in oil and electricity
your vallet will never discover the different other than in ten years time it will start to get fat … LOL
even faster if you build the powerplants yourself :-)
already experiment with sun to airheating with popcans … = upcicling of free garbage :-)

I know I complain a litle about not be able to get deasen handtools and wood on this island
but there is two things I find possitive on the island the first is the biggest solarplant of its kind
in the world that have double the size of it this year http://www.solarmarstal.dk/default.asp?id=36275
to see the history and pictures but if you clic on the english flag and clic on the sunstore
you will get it on english too
and we have a recircle system for household garbage where we sorting it out in
five groups on the daily basis ( me six) and then we have another system where
we have to drive to a local recircle station with all the other items like old frige , old cumputers , etc , etc
and you can even deliver what can be composted and buy it back when its ready … LOL
yes its a little funny to think of that this small island is one of the greenest places on the island
both when it comes to recircling (though forced of nessessery since the dumpster is filled up)
and if we cuold save the energy in a bank wuold bee self-sufficient on anything that demands
oil or electricity to be running

thinking on all the money I will be saving in the future I better get some toolcatalogs home … LOL

take care
Dennis

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#294 posted 09-11-2012 12:24 PM

Dennis: What tools are you unable to find on your ‘island’? Seems like somebody in LJ ought to able to help you out!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#295 posted 09-11-2012 01:07 PM

I really like the wind powered saw mills.
I can see myself owning and operating one.

-- Bert

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#296 posted 09-11-2012 08:55 PM

Poopiekat ….. nearly everything is impossible to get … but remmember our country
only have 5 million citysence and this tiny island only have around 6500 people living here
the local buildingmarketstore thing had last winther for fist time in many years a few
wooden German jackplanes from ECE or Ulmia ( can´t remmeber now ) but they demended
around 240 $ for it so I refused since I can get it from Germany for around 85 $
I don´t go uotside the island much since I want to suport our local company´s but not
when they steal the money from us like that

so the web stores is my freind if I can´t get it used on E-bay UK for small monney :-)

another isue here I still run into from time to time is it doesn´t seems to that they know
the telephone is developed over hundred years ago and now we have internet also
when I go down and want a thing and they don´t have it local
and I say okay ordre it home so I have it in the end of the week they loke like they have seen a ghost
no .. no they say 5-6 weeks minimum before its here
so I have learned to have the phonenumber on a suplier on the mainland in the mobilphone
and make the call when I´m still in the store with the owner infront of me
looking werd on me when they conferm the ordre from the otherside to be at my house in 2-3 days
with the speaker on … LOL
still remember how they looked the first year at me when I moved to the island talking in a mobilephone :-))

don´t worry if needed I will send the S.O.S out on L J …. who ells is closer to help each other :-)

take care
Dennis

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#297 posted 02-27-2013 05:19 AM

Here’s a saw that I recently acquired. It’s a Skilsaw model 107 , 10” worm gear circular saw. Weighing in at nearly 32lbs. I though it would qualify for monster saw. It still runs good, cut a 4×4 nice and easy.

I noticed that the saw had philips head screws and wingnuts instead of levers at the depth and bevel adjustments. I had a model 77 (7 1/4”) similar to this saw that had the levers like we have on saws now. But the 77 had all slotted screws making it an older saw.

One of the things I like about these old saws is the two piece upper blade guard. They would funnel the motor exhaust along the top upper guard to the front edge of the saw blade giving you a jet of air were you need it most. The sightglass for checking the oil is cool, the new ones don’t need those anymore.

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

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#298 posted 02-27-2013 12:16 PM

Some things you don’t think about in an electric saw anymore…..exhaust and checking the oil.

That thing is a beast!

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

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