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Bertha

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1180 days ago

There are a lot of people around here who I believe to be secretly coveting giant industrial vintage machines. Like looking a Earth moving equipment, I just like looking at them. I want to look at yours! Please post pictures of your favorite vintage monsters. Points for poundages, if you know them.

Not mine (sigh). Oliver Model #92-D Power Feed Hollow Chisel Mortiser, 1956.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog


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#1 posted 1180 days ago

that was a very nice badass of a maschine Bertha :-)

Dennis

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#2 posted 1180 days ago

My shop is mostly old machines that I have restored. None of them belong to what I refer to as the “big iron club”. Most of my machines weigh in at 400 lbs or less. The heaviest machine in my shop is probably my Brodhead Garrett J-170 lathe. I believe it is 35”? between centers, it has a 12” swing over the bed and 16” over the gap, and weighs in at 525lbs plus a 70 lb motor. It is a beefy machine.

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Bertha

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#3 posted 1180 days ago

OMG, Hero’s lathe just aroused me (nonsexual). It’s fabulous beyond belief. This is what I hope this thread turns into. Showcase your monsters! You worked hard to get them in your shop, here’s where you take the credit!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 1180 days ago

Crescent 36” Bandsaw from OWWM.

http://wiki.owwm.com/CrescentBandSawRestoration3.ashx

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 1180 days ago

Check’em out here:

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/11698

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 1179 days ago

Bertha,
Like Minorhero my shop has mostly old machines which I restored to working order and have used to earn a living. Lucky for me I enjoy rebuilding and maintaining machines especially when I can use them to good effect. Where I came from (Rhodesia) new machinery was hard to get. I brought all my machines tools and timber to NZ when I left what is now called Zimbabwe.These pics were taken long back and I now have new additions such as a mill drill and other stuff for plane making. So some random pictures you can check out.
The bandsaw is the oldest-there is a date stamped into the underside of one of the feet castings-1909 but can only surmise that the machine is German made. I converted the drive wheels from flat belt to vee pulley and used a 3 horse 3 phase motor (itself a fine piece of British engineering) .

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Roger

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#7 posted 1179 days ago

awesome everyone. I really like old, heavy, quality machinery

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#8 posted 1179 days ago

I posted mine a while back, Al:

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/6383

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

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Bertha

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#9 posted 1179 days ago

Wayne entering the fight with a 3-foot Crescent! Someone here owns a Crescent mortiser. Maybe JustFine? Can’t recall.

My friend, Philip, I’m going to need some time to absorb all your beauties. Insert exasperated sigh. 1) extremely cool RAS with probably some impressive dust handling; 2) massive jointer with an unusual bed (stone?); 3) One of the coolest bandsaws I’ve seen in a long time; 4) genius disc sander on lathe outboard. It’s all so marvelous!

More!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#10 posted 1179 days ago

Phillip, that bandsaw is really sweet.
Al, not sure on the mortice machine.

24” Oliver Planer

20” Oliver Jointer

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Bertha

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#11 posted 1179 days ago

I like the stove black on that massive planer. Look at the crank on that devil! When I bought a 6” jointer, I immediately wished I had an 8”. I wonder what a guy with a 20” Oliver jointer wishes he had:) Can you imagine what that #12 weighs? That table, if solid, looks 4” thick at a minimum.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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WayneC

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#12 posted 1179 days ago

Oliver makes a 24”. I just did not find a decent photo. Northfield is also another good brand.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#13 posted 1179 days ago

My wife will not share enough of the garage for the big iron, and I need a parking spot for my GoldWing, so I have to settle for small iron.

Phillip – really nice bandsaw.

Wayne – awesome jointer.

I am a DeWalt kind of a guy, so the bigger the better. Not mine but fun to look at. DeWalt GE

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Bertha

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#14 posted 1179 days ago

All I can do is repeat Deke (Zeta Zeta?) ...more!!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#15 posted 1179 days ago

While none of these are quite as big as the lathe I posted I figured I my collection of old arn wouldn’t be too far off topic. So here are most of the machines in my shop. Every machine came to me as a rusty pile to one degree or another, and for every machine I took them all apart, cleaned them, fixed them, and repainted them. Each machine takes 30 to 90 days working a few hours a day to complete on average.

Walker Turner 1200 model 15” drill press – my first restore – not the best paint choice

DeWalt 12” RAS

Walker Turner 24” Scroll Saw

Powermatic Model 60 – 8” Jointer

Parks Planer

Delta Unisaw dated 1950

Boice Crane OSS (restore still in progress – it makes a terrifying screeching noise that needs to be resolved).

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