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Look what I found

by Ron Harper
posted 549 days ago


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grfrazee

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#1 posted 549 days ago

Nice. I saw one of those at a farm auction late last year, but couldn’t stick around long enough to see what it went for. Do you mind sharing the price you paid for it?

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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b2rtch

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#2 posted 549 days ago

What is it?
How do it work?
More pictures would be better.
Thank you.

-- Bert

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treaterryan

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#3 posted 549 days ago

Looks like a foot powered mortising machine.. Maybe?

-- Ryan - Bethel Park, PA

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Quanter50

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#4 posted 549 days ago

Looks like “1930” printed on the face of the wood. Maybe missing a drive pulley at the top? Pretty cool. Would look good in my living room.

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dhazelton

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#5 posted 549 days ago

Cool – how does the workpiece get clamped in? More pics, in use please. And is that RANDALL & SONE, or did someone misspell & SON’S? Did you do any googling about it?

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 549 days ago

I love antique machines. That’s a beauty.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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needshave

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#7 posted 549 days ago

That’s a classic. I love old machines as well.

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gawthrrw

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#8 posted 549 days ago

Very Nice!! I found one similer on craigslist here in MI but just didnt have the room for it.

-- Rob, Dallas TX

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b2rtch

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#9 posted 549 days ago

No one yet says what it is! WHAT IS IT?

-- Bert

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DocBailey

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#10 posted 549 days ago

Bert – it looks like a mortiser

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walden

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#11 posted 549 days ago

It is a mortising machine. Roy Underhill has a Barnes branded one at his school. They work well and leave a cleaner mortise than a power version.

-- "When and if the day comes a lion is on my roof, I am hiring a realtor." ShaneA

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b2rtch

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#12 posted 549 days ago

Thank you for the information.
I never before saw a mortiser with a vertical shaft.

-- Bert

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Ron Harper

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#13 posted 549 days ago

Barnes foot powered mortiser. Complete and quite functional. I have yet to look for Randall and Sones. But I will. The machine is at least 150 years old and more likely 175. One of my to dos is to post a video soon of it being used. These things were developed for door and sash makers, and were meant to cut soft wood. They will work fine on hardwood, but you have to drill a hole so that the chisel has clearance. I really am not certain that they will save any time for an experienced hand tool woodworker, But they do take away the worry about accuracy.

-- Ron in Kokomo

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treaterryan

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#14 posted 549 days ago

.

-- Ryan - Bethel Park, PA

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Ron Harper

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#15 posted 549 days ago

Ryan… It was made closer to 1830. I assume that the 1930 refers to the user. Randall & Sones

-- Ron in Kokomo

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treaterryan

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#16 posted 549 days ago

Yeah, I picked that up after I reread that it was a Barnes, not a Randall and Sons.

-- Ryan - Bethel Park, PA

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dhazelton

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#17 posted 549 days ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czZT8EhEe5I

http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=73&tab=4

I think it’s Victorian era. Does your have a return spring or is supposed to be the wooden spring? Cool beans!

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Ron Harper

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#18 posted 549 days ago

Return spring

-- Ron in Kokomo

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