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Forum topic by Buckethead posted 431 days ago 904 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Buckethead

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431 days ago

No prizes. Virtue is its own reward. ( I believe it was Grigori Rasputin who originally uttered those words)


This beauty is rotting outside someone’s barn. Up for sale at a high price, ($350) but I bet it could be had for a song.

Anyone up to the formidable task?
http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/atq/3836231023.html

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog


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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 431 days ago

If the owner rebuilt it FIRST, I might consider $350 + = a few.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Buckethead

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#2 posted 431 days ago

They would need to pay me about $500 to haul it to the metal recycling yard.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 431 days ago

Thats a shame. It looks like a piece of history there. But with the size of 8’, it may be a good place for it, outside someones shop for display.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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kizerpea

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#4 posted 430 days ago

I,m gona call ..if its still there I,ll show you how to pay $350 for it. my 34in bandsaw needs a friend..

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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Bluepine38

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#5 posted 430 days ago

If it had a table, I might be tempted, that brute is just to big to want to build a table for.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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BBF

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#6 posted 430 days ago

Someone needs to take this and restore it, it’s like restoring an old car you don’t do it because you need it you do it because they don’t make old cars anymore.

-- I've never been disappointed buying quality but I have been disappointed buying good enough.

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Buckethead

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#7 posted 430 days ago

I did not really understand your comment kizerpea. A closer look at your avatar and your projects reveals that you have in fact, been there; done that.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/56803

You already rehabbed this beauty’s sister! It looks incredible! Utterly fantastic! Do you use it often? Do you mill logs with it?

Need video of the behemoth in action!

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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JoeinGa

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#8 posted 430 days ago

That bad boy would look WAAAY COOL just sitting as a display outside my new shop (when I get one built:-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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RodNGun

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#9 posted 430 days ago

Looks like a decorative piece… I wouldn’t want to be near that thing when its running. For the money you’d spend to refurb it you could buy a nice new bandsaw. Kinda looks cool where it is if you asked me.

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kizerpea

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#10 posted 429 days ago

Yes buckethead ..it runs as good as it looks.quiet as a mouse.new rubber on the wheels an new carter all ball bearing guides..i need to update the pics ..thanks for looking.

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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Surfside

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#11 posted 429 days ago

Cool big old band saw.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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shipwright

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#12 posted 429 days ago

Looks a lot like the old 36” Crescent that I had in my shipyard.
Whatever make it is, it is worth the time. Those old machines are superb runners (if you have a spare 7 1/2 or 10 Hp motor kicking around).
I hope you do pick it up Steve. I hear it calling your name.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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unbob

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#13 posted 429 days ago

Wrong, one can not buy a new saw of that size for less then the cost of repairing that old saw.

I do feel alittle sorry for todays consumer, and the pure crap they buy at the box store-because it has a warranty and customer support. Its gotta be good, because I saw it in a magazine-good reviews, and it has a laser!

All kidding aside, saws like that are serious machine tools, made to work.

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fredj

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#14 posted 428 days ago

No way can you buy a new saw that size for less than it would take to get that one up an running. Finding/making parts could be a challenge, but well worth someone’s time and energy.

-- Fredj

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dhazelton

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#15 posted 428 days ago

Some crazy comments here – it is definitely NOT scrap metal. It’s a piece of history and if all the important pieces are there (and even if one or two are missing) it deserves a restoration. I could see it in a forest green with red pin striping and gold lettering.

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