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bigblockyeti

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05-01-2017 05:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw lathe planer chisel drill press router jointer sander tablesaw

What powered old iron are you finished restoring, currently restoring or considering restoring? Show off your iron here!
Here’s a few I’ve worked (& will be working) on:

This Craft Art handsaw works but is a work in process too. The lower blade guide is cracked and the blade speed is way too low, other than those two issues it’s a nice little saw.

This Rockwell Delta over arm combination router is already gone and I forgot to get any pictures of it when it was all done. In this picture it’s been rewired and new motor bearings installed but not polished up proper.

This is my pre1941 Unisaw that needed only to be cleaned up and have the fence adjusted to get it running perfectly. A new switch and cord were installed for good measure.

This 12” Crescent jointer wasn’t in need of too much but the current motor is a way too new 5hp Powermatic unit that’s too noisy so it needs something quieter and more period correct.

This I’m considering primarily due to the four foot plinth and the cast iron goose egg motor cover but I’m suspect of the motor being original as the pulley looks too small for the earliest slow speed motors.


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#1 posted 05-01-2017 05:50 PM

Great thread!

Here’s a before and after of my ‘40s Atlas 6001 jointer:

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

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#2 posted 05-01-2017 06:41 PM

This kind of parallels the “Show the restoration before and after” thread, but a clean slate is tempting 8^)

I have written a blog on the journey from “before” to “after”.

This is an auction rescue 1964 Powermatic bandsaw.

Before:

and after:

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#3 posted 05-01-2017 07:33 PM

Yeah Splinter, I’m subbed to that thread, my goal here is to keep it to just powered tools, big or small but old. I realize too that not everything old is going to have a visual restoration but perhaps just a functional, get it going kind of restoration. BTW, great job on that Powermatic.
Ken, love what you did with that Atlas jointer, really makes me wish I took finished pictures of the over arm router after I had it all completed. Keep’em coming.

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#4 posted 05-01-2017 08:03 PM

I just bought this a month or so ago. Spindle is bent so it’s on ice til I can get it straightened or find a replacement.

-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ

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#5 posted 05-02-2017 12:49 AM

Good thread. Isn’t BOYD for buying and selling? I have some I’ll post later.

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#6 posted 05-02-2017 01:02 AM

I guess it could be for buying and selling, my thought was just for folks to bring out whatever they’d worked or were getting ready to work on. If someone wants to offer something for sale or is looking for something specific, I’m all for it. Looking forward to seeing what you got to post!

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#7 posted 05-02-2017 01:10 AM

The BOYD (bring out your dead) section over at OWWM is the buy/sell/trade/swap section. Individual restorations are documented in their woodworking or metalworking forums. I have posted most of the machines I’ve restored, or at least the ones that were worth documenting, over there. The advantage is that you not only get to see the before and after pictures, but the steps taken between, along with machine specific information, questions and answers from other members.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#8 posted 05-02-2017 02:29 AM

Hope you can get that drill press going Matt. I have an almost identical model made 1967. Great for woodworking. I just wished I had a keyless chuck on mine. still looking for that.
Mike


I just bought this a month or so ago. Spindle is bent so it s on ice til I can get it straightened or find a replacement.

- onoitsmatt


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#9 posted 05-02-2017 02:40 AM



I just bought this a month or so ago. Spindle is bent so it s on ice til I can get it straightened or find a replacement.

- onoitsmatt


I have the benchtop version :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#10 posted 05-02-2017 03:33 AM

Matt, if you have a lathe, wood or metal that you can put that bent spindle in, you can use a torch to straighten it.

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#11 posted 05-02-2017 04:20 AM

Only the headstock. Someone put it on ebay for dirt cheap and I bought it, a Delta 930 headstock. Stripped and repainted. Might use it as a dedicated disc sander or multi-purpose head or maybe build a bowl lathe someday. This one has tapered roller bearings.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#12 posted 05-02-2017 11:35 AM



Yeah Splinter, I m subbed to that thread, my goal here is to keep it to just powered tools, big or small but old. I realize too that not everything old is going to have a visual restoration but perhaps just a functional, get it going kind of restoration. ...

- bigblockyeti

I agree that this is a different kind of thread. We have some power tools in the Show the restoration before and after thread but it’s primarily hand tools. I think it will be good to have this one too for good old American Arn power tools.

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

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#13 posted 05-02-2017 06:04 PM


I agree that this is a different kind of thread. We have some power tools in the Show the restoration before and after thread but it s primarily hand tools. I think it will be good to have this one too for good old American Arn power tools.

- HokieKen

Ayup, tailed arn, none of that meat powered arn!

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#14 posted 05-02-2017 07:47 PM

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#15 posted 05-02-2017 09:25 PM

Rick, that headstock is way cool, I’d have bought it too if it was dirt cheap when I was shopping.

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