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stevemorris

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808 days ago

new member here, been a woodworker for almost 45 years and an avid collector/restorer/user of old power tools
mostly old beaver powertools from canada, some rockwells and a parks planer, most of which are older than me!!
also professional carpenter, hobbiest furniture builder and wood turner
looking forward to reading and contributing

-- My Shop is a Beaver Lodge


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dbray45

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#1 posted 808 days ago

Welcome, this site will get you going. Many people to share ideas, thoughts, and skill sets – and sometimes tools.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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Bertha

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#2 posted 808 days ago

Welcome! I already love your choices in power tools. I’d love to have a Parks. I’m currently on the hunt for a big Walker Turner radial press. Enjoy!

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

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chrisstef

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#3 posted 808 days ago

Welcome to the gang ….

Im starting my first restore on a 1974 rockwell jointer and i think i just might really like fixing those old ones up. If you’re anywhere near CT i think ive got a lead on an old Oliver jointer. Ill confirm next week at my top secret location.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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stevemorris

46 posts in 808 days


#4 posted 808 days ago

well im new to the forum but certainly not new to old machinery
my machinery consists of old stuff that our grandfathers and fathers could afford 50 or 60 years ago
since i am in canada, the biggest name around here was beaver, built by the callander foundry in guelph ontario in the 40’s and 50’s then purchased by rockwell in 1954, one of their fortes was aluminum casting as well as cast iron
the old canadian foundry became rockwell’s canadian manufacturing facility
the rockwell 3400 lathe for example was a beaver design from the 40’s and the unisaw and 37-220 jointer was made there for many years
the old “pre rockwell” beaver machines were very unique, i’ll post some pics of them if there’s interest
my collection consists of 8” tablesaw(2), 6” jointer(not a 37-220, totally different), 14 inch bandsaw, 3400 lathe, drill press, parks planer(in restoration), rockwell 1900 disk/belt sander, rockwell super 900 radial arm saw(badged beaver), beaver scroll saw and henry tools bandsaw and jointer

-- My Shop is a Beaver Lodge

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devann

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#5 posted 808 days ago

Welcome to LJs Steve. You’ll fit in here just fine. Check out Bertha up there. He started a forum post about old monster machines and it could use some new photos of old tools. Me, I’m still using an old 50+ year old table saw thinking it’s going to outlast me.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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stevemorris

46 posts in 808 days


#6 posted 806 days ago

thx for the welcoming notes
i’ll start a thread with some pics of my old beavers and others, they had some very uniquely designed and built machines, for example a 15 inch or so bandsaw with a massive one piece aluminum body casting, this was in 1946!!
i guess i’ll have to open an account on photobucket!!

-- My Shop is a Beaver Lodge

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stevemorris

46 posts in 808 days


#7 posted 806 days ago

thx for the welcoming notes
i’ll start a thread with some pics of my old beavers and others, they had some very uniquely designed and built machines, for example a 15 inch or so bandsaw with a massive one piece aluminum body casting, this was in 1946!!
i guess i’ll have to open an account on photobucket!!

oops sorry duplicate posting, how do i delete a posting?

-- My Shop is a Beaver Lodge

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stevemorris

46 posts in 808 days


#8 posted 806 days ago

just testing my photobucket links

1940’s Beaver scrollsaw

this ones not actually mine, mines nicer!!

-- My Shop is a Beaver Lodge

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boxcarmarty

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#9 posted 806 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s Steve. There is nothing better then an old dependable piece of equiptment. I have an old Rockwell/Delta Shaper that I use alot and I love it. Looking forward to seeing more of your collection…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 806 days ago

I’m generally suspicious of people who say they want to show me their old beavers, but in this case I’ll make an exception. :-) Welcome, Steve!

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

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patron

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#11 posted 806 days ago

welcome steve

you can insert pictures direct
by clicking on the img button
in the comment box
it takes you to your pictures
and the web too

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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stefang

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#12 posted 806 days ago

Welcome to LJ Steve. I’m sure we will learn a lot from you and in the end we will be better woodworkers and possibly Beaver fans too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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shinju

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#13 posted 800 days ago

Hello and welcome, glad to meet an old tool fan. I have a dewalt # 1030 ras love it.keep up the good work….shinju

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

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stevemorris

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#14 posted 799 days ago

here’s a link to my photobucket album

http://s151.photobucket.com/albums/s124/stevemarrianne/Old%20Beavers%20and%20Others/

i can upload to another thread if there’s interest in more details
all these machines are at least 40 yrs old, many are 60 plus\
all fully operational and used regularly

-- My Shop is a Beaver Lodge

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