LumberJocks

Oliver twist

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by MedicKen posted 10-26-2010 01:32 AM 1434 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View MedicKen's profile

MedicKen

1610 posts in 2928 days


10-26-2010 01:32 AM

As some of you know I love the older machines. I have an old Delta unisaw, Delta 14” bandsaw, Crescent 8” jointer, Walker Turner table saw and a Powermatic drill press. Most of the machines are from the early 60’s with the Crescent being the oldest, from the late 20’s.
Today I added another horse to the stable, and this thing is a horse. Late 50’s Oliver 232 table saw. It will handle up to a 14” blade, is 3hp 3phase and weighs in the neighborhood of 1200#. I picked up at an auction for the sum of $125.95. It will undergo a complete teardown and restoration in the near future, that is as soon as I can figure out how to get it out of the truck…..LOL It is however missing the original miter gauge and fence. I will put a Biesemeyer on it for the time being until I can locate an original.

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


12 replies so far

View Bothus's profile

Bothus

439 posts in 2642 days


#1 posted 10-26-2010 01:58 AM

Very nice Ken. I can’t wait to see you blog about this project.

Jerry

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

View poopiekat's profile

poopiekat

4225 posts in 3200 days


#2 posted 10-26-2010 02:10 AM

I really like Oliver and Walker-Turner! I worked in an old production shop that had these two brands exclusively. They had to be from the 30’s and 40’s, a whole 200,000 sf factory full of ‘em. This was the old Gregg Millwork Co in southern NH, which was bought by Triangle Pacific, then liquidated at auction in, I guess the late ‘90s. Fantastic old machines that never slowed down.
ps, love that Art Deco styling on that old saw!

-- 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!!

View CharlieM1958's profile

CharlieM1958

16243 posts in 3684 days


#3 posted 10-26-2010 02:18 AM

That’s quite a monster!

Since you like old Olivers, I don’t know if you caught this one I posted a while back:

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/6383

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View Bradford's profile

Bradford

1434 posts in 3288 days


#4 posted 10-26-2010 02:20 AM

I look forward to seeing it back in action, fully restored.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

View MedicKen's profile

MedicKen

1610 posts in 2928 days


#5 posted 10-26-2010 05:36 AM

I guess there is more than one way to get a new shop. Buy the tools until you run out of room!! At least I will have all the necessary tools to build the shop with.

Charlie…I did see that saw. Very nice!!

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

View wysong's profile

wysong

17 posts in 2287 days


#6 posted 10-26-2010 02:40 PM

Good grab Ken
I saw it on owwm this morning too

-- Hutch

View MedicKen's profile

MedicKen

1610 posts in 2928 days


#7 posted 10-27-2010 04:29 AM

Thanks Hutch. It will be a nice addition

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

View NBeener's profile

NBeener

4808 posts in 2640 days


#8 posted 10-27-2010 04:37 AM

Wow.

What a find !

I’m sure you’ve seen the photo blog of an OWWM’er restoring a similar one, but in worse shape ?

That’s gonna’ be a great saw.

-- -- Neil

View PurpLev's profile

PurpLev

8523 posts in 3114 days


#9 posted 10-27-2010 05:00 AM

Ken, it looks awefully similar (with some differences though) to a tennewitz:

It looks like the miter slots are similar. not sure about fence mounts though.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

View MedicKen's profile

MedicKen

1610 posts in 2928 days


#10 posted 10-27-2010 05:50 AM

The fence mounts with tapered pins into the top and then is bolted to the surface. The Tannewitz is also a great saw, the model pictured above I think is a tilting table model. The table tilts, not the arbor

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

View MedicKen's profile

MedicKen

1610 posts in 2928 days


#11 posted 10-31-2010 06:33 PM

I have had to store the Oliver with a friend for a few days while I get some shop cleaning done and hopefully sell the unisaw. Well, the unisaw is still here and the shop still isn’t cleaned but the Oliver is home. I picked it up yesterday and unloaded her late afternoon.

I am very active over on Old woodworking tools site and there is another member there that has also recently acquired an Oliver 232. He have been talking about doing a side by side restoration, a table saw race if you will, and see who finishes first. Now Karl and I have never met and he contacted me about the duel, to which I have agreed. I will try and blog my progress here in a separate thread to keep all my LJ freinds up to date.

If you are interested the OWWM thread is here

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

View newbiewoodworker's profile

newbiewoodworker

668 posts in 2293 days


#12 posted 10-31-2010 09:22 PM

I love old iron.. those were works of art back in their day… still are…

It good to see you got one in good condition for such a low price…

If it turns out you cant find room for it… feel free to send it my way for….storage…. :)

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com