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02-23-2017 08:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: delta combo machine

Anyone have insight or suggestions about selling a “Delta Specialty, Co.” combo machine—lathe+tablesaw+sander?? It’s being donated to our turning club, and I’m not finding any track record to judge how much we should try to sell it for. It’s clean, all works, and the accessories are there. I haven’t laid eyes on it, so don’t have the model number yet. Just trying to get some general info. TIA!

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)


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#1 posted 02-23-2017 08:43 PM

I don’t imagine it will be worth more than
$100. Nobody will likely want it for
any feature but the lathe.

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#2 posted 02-23-2017 08:50 PM

I’d suggest you go over to the old woodworking machine forum and ask there. They would be better equiped to answer that question.

http://www.owwm.org/index.php?sid=a1206f082227f6722039250059e697fb

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#3 posted 02-23-2017 09:05 PM

Post some pictures! The “Delta Specialty Company” was Delta’s original name when founded in 1919 and used up until about 1929, when they merged into the “Delta Manufacturing Company”. The “Handishop” (combo units) was introduced in 1928, so that machine was probably built sometime around there (1928-1929). Here is what the VM Wiki has to say about them:

In 1928 Delta Specialty Company came out with this set of tools and it included table saw, lathe, disc sander and the American Boy scroll saw. This was a combination machine. It’s interesting that Delta’s closets rivals, Boice-Crane and Walker-Turner, also had a similar early history to Delta’s and sold a similar machine though I suspect Boice-Crane’s pre-dated those sold by Delta and Walker-Turner as Boice-Crane had an 18 year head start in the machinery business.

In 1929 Delta Specialty became a division of the newly formed Delta Manufacturing Company. Their address was 1661-1667 Holten Street, Milwaukee, Wis.

Here is a link to the 1928 Delta Handishop catalog:
Delta Handi Shop Catalog C Delta General Line Catalog For February 1928

Without seeing it, it’s hard to place a value on it… But based on your description, it appears to be a No. 220 setup (lathe/sander/table saw) and sold for $112.50 when new :) I wouldn’t expect to get much for it though… the lathe is a smallish 9”x24” thing, and the table saw is only 6” and is a tilting table, not arbor, which a lot of people really dislike. It would be worth more to someone who is a collector than it would be to a typical hobbyist user IMO.

Edit:

I’d suggest you go over to the old woodworking machine forum and ask there.

Good idea, but keep in mind that the site rules prohibit asking for valuations of machines. You could get a lot of good information about the machine over there, just not a price to sell it for.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#4 posted 02-24-2017 12:23 AM

No clue what it would b worth but a $100 seems low. U could try listing it on Craigslist
If u don’t wanna mess with idiots trying to constantly Jew u, texting in the middle of the night or tire kickers u might offer it for auction at ur club. 20 tickets at $10 an u got $200 for it
From what othes said it sounds small. Might make a perfect gift for someone’s kid Or grandkid.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#5 posted 02-24-2017 06:25 AM



No clue what it would b worth but a $100 seems low. U could try listing it on Craigslist
If u don t wanna mess with idiots trying to constantly *u, texting in the middle of the night or tire kickers u might offer it for auction at ur club. 20 tickets at $10 an u got $200 for it
From what othes said it sounds small. Might make a perfect gift for someone s kid Or grandkid.

- JCamp

I sincerely appreciate your time, but COMPLETELY object to your language (see asterisks). Really, J, have some respect.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#6 posted 02-24-2017 06:27 AM

Thanks, everyone. I’ll be working on it this weekend.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#7 posted 02-24-2017 07:07 AM

Wow, what a contraption. I’ve seen other lathe + tablesaw machines of the time period but on those the tablesaw sat on the ways. You’d be sticking to smaller projects for sure.

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#8 posted 02-24-2017 06:38 PM

Not me, I have a Unisaw, LOL! But yeah. I suspect it’s very much a novelty, though considering how many people start out with a Shopsmith lathe and keep it even when they get another, this Delta might be pretty OK. I love old iron, but no room for such indulgences.


Wow, what a contraption. I ve seen other lathe + tablesaw machines of the time period but on those the tablesaw sat on the ways. You d be sticking to smaller projects for sure.

- Rick M

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#9 posted 02-25-2017 02:47 AM


No clue what it would b worth but a $100 seems low. U could try listing it on Craigslist
If u don t wanna mess with idiots trying to constantly *u, texting in the middle of the night or tire kickers u might offer it for auction at ur club. 20 tickets at $10 an u got $200 for it
From what othes said it sounds small. Might make a perfect gift for someone s kid Or grandkid.

- JCamp

I sincerely appreciate your time, but COMPLETELY object to your language (see asterisks). Really, J, have some respect.

- ForestGrl

Well stated, thanks for that.

Good luck with the Handi-Shop. Cool looking machine, but I already don’t have space for the ones I use. And, I don’t think i’d get permission to display it on the living room wall!!
earl

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#10 posted 02-26-2017 01:17 AM

Nothing meant by it. It’s just a very common figure of speak around my area. I’ve had several Jewish friends over the years An they’ve all used it the same way. Apparently it’s felt differently around other areas
Anyway, good luck with ur machine

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#11 posted 02-26-2017 04:47 AM


“The buck (or the slurs) stop here” is a good motto to go by, IMHO. That kind of small-minded language perpetuates intolerance and bigotry, and encourages people, especially children, to not see others as “human like me.” I have no idea what motivates your “Jewish friends” to perpetuate it. I have NEVER understood, since I was a child in the South in the 1950’s, why people have to degrade others in a broad sweep of the brush, or reduce others to a simple formula. I cannot let it go by without expressing my opinion. I’m done here. Thanks to others for their help.


Nothing meant by it. It s just a very common figure of speak around my area. I ve had several Jewish friends over the years An they ve all used it the same way. Apparently it s felt differently around other areas
Anyway, good luck with ur machine

- JCamp


-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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