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Cant Bros vintage band saw?

by shawnn
posted 11-20-2016 06:11 PM


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mrbob

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#1 posted 11-20-2016 06:47 PM

http://www.vintagemachinery.org/
best place to start.

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Loren

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#2 posted 11-20-2016 07:45 PM

Few of those really old band saws are going to
be worth your time if you plan to try to resell
it in restored condition.

Hardly any small shop needs such a large band
saw but they can be fun to own and use.

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MrUnix

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#3 posted 11-20-2016 07:53 PM

That is the exact same photo that is posted over at the VM site, listed as being made by Cant, Laidlaw and Co. , not Cant Bros. , although the companies appear to be rather intertwined. Nice looking 36” beast for sure.

You might want to contact the person who posted it over there to see if they can give you any further info.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Skellyman99

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#4 posted 12-11-2017 11:28 PM

I am interested in this casting (ie: the frame). Did you purchase it? If not can you forward the info – would be willing to provide a finders fee. This would make a good frame for an english wheel for bodywork. Also the casting is from Canada so should use it somehow.

Thx
Lloyd – Edmonton Canada

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MrUnix

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#5 posted 12-12-2017 09:26 AM

I am interested in this casting (ie: the frame). Did you purchase it? If not can you forward the info – would be willing to provide a finders fee. This would make a good frame for an english wheel for bodywork. Also the casting is from Canada so should use it somehow.
Thx
Lloyd – Edmonton Canada
- Skellyman99

You would be forever cursed by the gods of old iron if you did anything other than restore that piece of history to its once great glory.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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shawnn

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#6 posted 12-12-2017 06:04 PM

It is still available. I love the idea of restoring it to use but not sure if it makes sense – buying a modern saw wouldn’t be as cool but I need to use my tools, not work on them. It is very difficult – and frustrating – to find time to work on projects as it is, without taking on another one!

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