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Forum topic by oldnewstock posted 1903 days ago 5057 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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oldnewstock

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1903 days ago

Hi, I recently discovered a wealth of old Boice Crane parts in an old warehouse, there are manuals, motors, stands, spindles, sleeves, bearings, hardware, literally thousands of parts. I’m not exactly sure what is there, I do have some parts diagrams so I can look up many parts. Is there still any interest in these parts? Or is it for the most part scrap metal? Can anyone out there let me know? Thanks, J.B. San Diego, CA


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hairy

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#1 posted 1903 days ago

I could use some parts for a Boice Crane spindle sander. I would really like to find the table tilting parts. Spindles and sleeves, too. Also, the rubber boot that covers the drive.

This is what I have.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/5029

Thanks!

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oldnewstock

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#2 posted 1903 days ago

Hi Hairy, I’m positive there is an assortment of rubber sleeves and some spindles, also sandpaper sleeves but not sure exactly which sizes or grit. I also saw some rubber boots for the spindle sander…Not too sure about the tilting hardware but I will look. I’ll take some pics and let you know. I’m also looking for the parts diagram for that tool as well. Is it allowed to put my email address in one of these posts? Thanks, J.B.

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gdickey76

16 posts in 1921 days


#3 posted 1902 days ago

Go to www.owwm.com. Boice Crane is out of business but there are lots of machines still out there. That website is for guys who rebuild old woodworking machinery. You can probably sell a lot of parts on there. Join the online forum, and post what you have. There are lots of folks on there I know who could help you out, and could tell you what you have.

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oldnewstock

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#4 posted 1902 days ago

Thanks gdickey76, I went there, great site too, I appreciate the info and as I said, It would be a shame to send this stuff to the scrap yard if it could help out a bunch of folks. I’m not really thinking of the money as I have been a carpenter for 30+ years and know all too well what it is like trying to find parts sometimes, but I have to something with this stuff soon or it will certainly have to be scrapped. Thanks again, J.B.

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marcb

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#5 posted 1902 days ago

www.owwm.org the sister site with a forum.

Go there and sign up and post, probably get some people who are real interested if the price is right.

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gdickey76

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#6 posted 1901 days ago

Yeah, that would be a shame to have to scrap all those parts. Im sure if you wanted to get rid of them, someone on there would gladly take them off your hands for a little more than scrap value if you have to dump them quickly. Post something on their .org site and let them know what you have, and Im sure you will get lots of replies.

Glen

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hairy

2010 posts in 2165 days


#7 posted 1901 days ago

E-bay! You’ll be a gazillionaire in no time.

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PatentNonsense

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#8 posted 1894 days ago

Don’t scrap them!! Boice Crane made some good stuff, and someone will want them. If you need to get rid of them, what would you take? And how many cubic feet or thousand pounds would you guess it all is?

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BulloftheWoods

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#9 posted 1465 days ago

OLDNEWSTOCK I am in need of some Boice Crane parts for their spindle sander. Can you contact me on bdbwoods@earthlink.net?

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greenshopGuy

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#10 posted 1218 days ago

Oldnewstock, I just bought a B C spindle sander and could use some parts. As soon as I get it home (it was raining and I have an open truck) I will see what model it is, look up a parts list and let you know what I need. It came from a local school auction. I know that it is three phase and I have three phase. It is missing the table insert for the large spindle and the small spindle. I will know more when I get a chance to investigate. I am setting up my first wood shop and it has been great fun so far. A lot of my equipment is green Powermatic hence the name greenshopGuy.

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devann

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#11 posted 1218 days ago

Hello J.B. I’m still using a Boice Crane tablesaw. Was cutting on it today. It’s a 1964 Model 4500 Challenger. I don’t really need anything for it, it’s still working fine. I don’t which is going to last longer, Me or the saw. But if I had the chance to get some spare parts like maybe bearings I’d be interested. Is there any way you could post the inventory of what you have?
There is another website besides the one mentioned above in comments #3 & #5. It’s called vintagemachinery.org ,lots of Boice Crane stuff there.

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

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greenshopGuy

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#12 posted 1209 days ago

Good morning J.B. I am in need of some parts for that O.S.S. Please contact me at recision.p@gmail.com

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Minorhero

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#13 posted 1208 days ago

The original post was 2 years ago. Does this stockpile of parts still exist?

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hairy

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#14 posted 1208 days ago

I’m not convinced that it ever did exist. I saw the same post on other forums with other replies. I did not see that anyone
ever got any parts from this. I was able to track down the parts I need from other sources.

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greenshopGuy

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#15 posted 1208 days ago

hairy, If you can help me find those other sources I would appreciate it. My email is recision.p@gmail.com. I would be interested in hearing from you.

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