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HokieKen

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02-06-2016 01:18 PM

Picked this guy up off CL last night for $30. Atlas 6001 with original stand and 1 hp motor circa late 40s/early50s. All original and all complete except its missing the knob that locks the fence slide. Plugged her in and ran a test piece and she’s functional as-is. Gonna do a full restore with new bearings/belts etc and make her a user. So, did I earn a “you suck”?

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!


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KYSean

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#1 posted 02-06-2016 01:52 PM

That should be a fun project. Looks like time will be the hardest part of a full restore. Easy access to everything. You don’t suck, that was a great find.

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#2 posted 02-06-2016 02:15 PM

Cool piece. Love the old stuff.

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#3 posted 02-06-2016 02:57 PM

Atlas tools are great, we had an atlas table saw growing up, have fun on your restore. Great find.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#4 posted 02-06-2016 03:45 PM

Kenny, if you’re looking for the coveted “You Suck” lable, it looks like you’re not gonna get it today….... Good find, and gitter done on the restore…....... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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#5 posted 02-06-2016 04:13 PM

I love old tools and restoring them. To me it’s as much fun as working with wood. You’ve got a nice little project to do, and yes You Suck!
Gerald

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TraylorPark

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#6 posted 02-06-2016 08:39 PM

$30? What did you find it 10 seconds after the guy posted it? I’ve been looking for a jointer for months on the CL and the best I’ve seen is about $130 for anything the I would questionably let in my truck bed. I’d have to agree that you indeed suck, but enjoy your restore and awesome find.

Zach

-- --Zach

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TheWoodRaccoon

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#7 posted 02-07-2016 12:07 AM

PLEASE do an in depth restoration blog! Oh, and you suck! :)

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jbay

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#8 posted 02-07-2016 12:16 AM

Nice find, good luck on the restoration.
No “you suck” from me. I think that is so Jr High School to say.

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HokieKen

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#9 posted 02-07-2016 02:34 AM



$30? What did you find it 10 seconds after the guy posted it? I ve been looking for a jointer for months on the CL and the best I ve seen is about $130 for anything the I would questionably let in my truck bed. I d have to agree that you indeed suck, but enjoy your restore and awesome find.

Zach

- TraylorPark


Actually did find it less than an hour after he posted. He didn’t price it, just said to make an offer. I offered $30 assuming it didn’t run and would need extensive work. He accepted and I was VERY surprised to find it in such good shape. Keep stalking CL. It’s taken me nearly a year but now I have a Powermatic 63, a PC 3-1/4 hp router and this jointer with only $250 plus cost of belt and bearings for the saw. Deals are out there but not that often ( at least around here).


PLEASE do an in depth restoration blog! Oh, and you suck! :)

- TheWoodRaccoon

Actually planning that very thing. It’ll be a couple of weeks before I get started on it but keep an eye out.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#10 posted 02-07-2016 03:04 AM

Sadly Ken. You don’t suck. At least not this time. But you keep trying okay.

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#11 posted 02-07-2016 08:11 AM

To suck you have to get up to the 12’’ and wider calss.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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DrTebi

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#12 posted 02-07-2016 11:34 AM

Yes, you do suck, because I have an Atlas drill press, and that jointer should therefore be mine!

Great find, good luck with the restoration!

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Tennessee

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#13 posted 02-07-2016 01:01 PM

Now, if you restore it for only another $30, you might earn a “You Suck”. But goodness, what a find. Cash and truck keys in hand while reading, that’s the way you have to go after CL! Nice find.

I actually think you cannot ask if you earned a “You Suck”. You present your find, and the forum as a group posts whether or not they feel it was a great enough deal, (something they could not match), to earn the coveted title. I’ve ever earned one that I can remember, despite being on here for about 4 1/2 years. Never been in that right place at the right time…

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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HokieKen

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#14 posted 02-07-2016 01:02 PM



Sadly Ken. You don t suck. At least not this time. But you keep trying okay.

- BurlyBob


To suck you have to get up to the 12 and wider calss.

- AlaskaGuy


Kenny, if you re looking for the coveted “You Suck” lable, it looks like you re not gonna get it today….... Good find, and gitter done on the restore…....... Jerry (in Tucson)

- Nubsnstubs

Darn, I really felt like I sucked. :P. I’m still thrilled with my purchase so it’s okay not to suck.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#15 posted 02-07-2016 01:29 PM

I guess so, but I got my Rockwell basically for free

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