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Loren

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01-30-2014 03:23 AM

Acquired this day from a patternmaker shutting his business. Incredible array of tools in that shop… most of them already spoken for. It’s a 16” machine about 7’ long. 3 phase of course, and direct drive.

I’ve been messing around with vintage machinery for about 15 years at this point. If you keep your eyes open you’ll find gems, but you have to be ready to move on them and it can take many years for the right deal to come up.

-- http://lawoodworking.com


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waho6o9

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#1 posted 01-30-2014 03:26 AM

Your patience paid Loren, have fun with your

new to you monster jointer.

Whata beaut.

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bbc557ci

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#2 posted 01-30-2014 03:27 AM

Gloat away. That looks like a real gem, and a very heavy gem. Maybe a few more photos and a little more info on it?

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 01-30-2014 03:29 AM

Nice find, it reminds me of an aircraft carrier. (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Loren

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#4 posted 01-30-2014 03:31 AM

When I get her unloaded and reassembled I’ll blog about the machine
The seller had a forklift and I don’t so I’m going through the awkward
process of removing the tables while the jointer stands in the back
of a van.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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ShaneA

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#5 posted 01-30-2014 03:32 AM

So…did you just throw it in the back of your car and bring it home, or did you arrange for crane service?

Edit:you answered the question while I was typing.

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oldnovice

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#6 posted 01-30-2014 03:34 AM

That is quite a load. Happy for your find/acquisition!

When you get home how are you going to move this beast?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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BJODay

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#7 posted 01-30-2014 03:36 AM

Congrats.

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Loren

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#8 posted 01-30-2014 03:36 AM

I have an engine hoist, a ramp and a pallet jack. I’m quite insane
in terms of the stuff I’ll try to move. I throw unisaws around
for kicks. I’ll take the tables off and lift the center portion with
the engine hoist I think. I reckon that part is about 500lb.
It’s on a pallet so if the hoist won’t do it I’ll set up the ramp
and use the pallet jack.

Actually anything under 500lb is usually not that tricky to move. Over
1000lb a machine starts to seem glued to the surface it is sitting on
and becomes challenging to even push around a little without wheels
under it.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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Betsy

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#9 posted 01-30-2014 04:26 AM

Talk about a green monster!

How many hours of work/enjoyment will it take to get it ship shape? I’m assuming that the pattern maker used it quiet a lot so it’s probably at least in semi good shape.

I do envy you LJ’s that can fix machines like that. I can hold my own on little stuff, but I most definitely could not tackle a job like this.

Look forward to updates on this one.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Jerry

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#10 posted 01-30-2014 04:40 AM

Great find Loren, I am so jealous, well sort of. I don’t have 3 phase power, and can’t get it without great expense, so this kind of wonderful tool is beyond my reach, but congratulations to you for this incredible find.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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Loren

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#11 posted 01-30-2014 04:42 AM

well, I don’t actually restore machines and I seldom even
paint them. What I do is selectively acquire them, figure
out the moving and electrical parts, and tune them for
my own usage.

It shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes to get it to run through
a phase converter (that’s a funny situation because I just sold
my 5hp phase converter and am working on assembling a
10hp one, so for the time being I cannot run anything 3 phase).

I’ll probably build a wood base to move it on a pallet jack, so
that’s about an hour of fuss. I’ll have to put the tables back
on…

... really I might mothball this machine until a job comes up
where I need it. The footprint is going to be tricky for
me to manage as a daily user, for which my INCA jointer
works fine.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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Kaleb the Swede

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#12 posted 01-30-2014 05:03 AM

Good lord! I could put about 16 of my little jointer in that thing and it would still have room. Amazing score on that behemoth! Would you find a spiral/shelix head for it, or just use the normal blades? Oh wait…...you suck

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Loren

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#13 posted 01-30-2014 05:12 AM

I don’t intent to upgrade the cutterhead as that’s a spendy
thing to do. We’ll see… if the work I need to do merits it
I’ll consider the upgrade.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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Aj2

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#14 posted 01-30-2014 05:16 AM

Nice score Loren , I saw that one on CL.
Last year I picked up a oliver 166 from the local recycler and couldn’t be happier .But I still find enjoyment looking .
Never heard of Teicher very interesting.

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Texcaster

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#15 posted 01-30-2014 05:38 AM

Congrats Loren, welcome to the club. Something to watch for on the oldies is the wiring. My SCM Invincible ST2 saw / shaper needed a new switch. As it turned out the old wiring was a fart skin away from making the saw live.

I’ve always wanted to ask, is that a Bandoneon you have in your avatar? The wildest of the wild. Do you play it much?

-- Bill....... I listen very closely to the timber and then impose my will.

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