|Forum topic by jleiwig||posted 04-20-2009 02:14 PM||2643 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
04-20-2009 02:14 PM
Craigslist finally came through for me. Normally when I go old iron hunting everything on craigslist is 4-5 times the price of what I would pay for the quality. People want new tool prices for rust and missing pieces!
This time around, I found two very nice gentlemen who were getting rid of some great old iron at a great price. I picked up 3 different pieces.
First was a Boice-Crane Jointer. I think it was from the late 40s-50s. No manufacture date could be found on it. Complete except for the fence holding pin on the left end of the fence. Pictures will come soon. Still collecting pieces for my splooge tank. It has some rust on it, so electrolysis is going to help in that area.
Second was a Dayton 13” planer. Probably made in the late 70s or early 80s. Dayton is the house brand for granger. This is a nice piece. It’s a portable design, but the base and infeed and outfeed tables are solid cast iron, so it’s portable if your two big burly guys. Great shape..just need a light cleaning of the tables and sharpening of the blades.
Thirds was a Craftsman/ King-Seeley “alien” planer. I’ve wanted one of these since the first time I saw one on OWWM. It’s just too cool looking not to own one. However, I will probably just restore it and sell it as space is already at a premium in my world.
I also picked up an old GE motor from my buddy. It’s mounted on two standoffs that have rubber bushings around it to reduce vibration. I know nothing about it, but I hope it’s enough to run the jointer.
Pictures will follow as soon as I remember to charge the camera battery.
-- I intend to live forever, or die trying..........Justin, Ohio