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  1. Craftmaster Tilt Top Tablesaw

    You didn't by any chance mean Dunlap, I never heard of Duncan?
  2. Craftmaster Tilt Top Tablesaw

    I unexpectedly acquired this saw when I picked it up for someone who then changed their mind about wanting it. It is an eight inch tilt top table saw made by the Henry Tool Company of London Ontario Canada during the 1940's. It is cast iron and quite the heavyweight for it's small size. As I really did not need it I put it aside in the rat hole. Finally decided to give it the onceover and move it along to someone who appreciated it. Fairly simple overhaul as there is not much to these saws. Biggest effort was replacing the arbor bearings. The rest was clean, polish and paint. Also cleaned up the 1/2 HP General Electric motor I got with it. I had a not so old Delta stand around so I mounted it on that. Surprisingly it runs smooth as can be. The real frustration came when I went to sell it. I listed it on line and got two responses the first night. The first guy said he was coimg but then did not show. He at least called me and explained that his wife was unexpectedly working overtime and as they only had one vehicle he could not get here that night. I told him to call me by a certain time the next day with a time when he could get to my place. I explained to him the other guy was anxious and in fairness he had to commit to buying the saw. The deadline I gave him came and went without hearing from him so I phoned the second guy who told me he would be right over. When the second guy showed up accompanied by his wife he said he wanted the saw but forgot to stop at the bank on the way. Said he would go to the bank and be right back. He never returned and never called. In the mean time first guy calls and says he really , really wants saw. I explained second guy just left to go to the bank and was coming back to get saw. So two buyers but no sale. I relisted the ad the next day and who should call but the first guy. He has a friend with a truck and can be right there if it is still for sale. He showed up an hour later cash in hand. Turns out he was a nice young fellow who just seemed to be a little disorganized. We got to talking and he told me that he had recently purchased a Craftmaster bandsaw. I went into my rathole and came out with a box of spare parts from a Craftmaster bandsaw I had purchased for parts. Told him he could have them. He left one happy camper. By the way, I lost money on the saw but not enough to matter.
  3. Delta 6 x 48 Belt sander

    Thanks John, I will read up on how to do this and hopefully I will remember to do it in future posts.
  4. Beaver 24" scroll saw

    The turbine can be seen in the photo below. It is the flat disc at the bottom right with the six slots cut around the outside. To the left of it are the six turbine vanes (square pieces). The mechanism goes into a cavity on the drive box behind the pulley. The cavity is ecentric in shape and as the turbine is spun by the drive shaft the vanes extend out compressing air out a small hole at the bottom of the cavity If you look at the manual here http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/83/1514.pdf you will see them on page 4 identified as part numbers 10 and 11. Hope that explains it.
  5. Beaver 24" scroll saw

    The one on the beaver is more of a wind turbine rather the "pump" type found on the Delta and it still works well. I will attempt to find a picture but I don't remember taking one. I have the same problem as you have on my Delta 1200 and have not been able to resolve that. As Beaver was eventually purchased by Delta I am somewhat surprised the Beaver design for the air turbine was not incorporated into the Delta . In my opinion it is a better design.
  6. Beaver 24" scroll saw

    This saw was purchased for me at an auction in september 2014 by a friend of mine who thought I might want it. As it was fairly complete except for one small part he did okay. I worked on it for a while about a year ago but other things took priority so I put it aside. Last week I finally got back at it. The worst part was cleaning off all that aluminum paint. The saw got a complete strip down and rebuild including new bearings in the drive box. Other than the drive box there is not a lot to these saws so the rehab went pretty quickly.The motor got a complete overhaul as well. While I was at it I made a new stand and replaced all the electrical. The saw runs pretty sweet but I think I will still keep my 1938 Delta 1200 and move this one on. Maybe my buddy will buy it, no probably not.
  7. Sellers remorse

    I hope you are right about that Larry. I've had the tilty stored in my rathole for over two years now,about time to get at it. Although I would never give up my big Unisaw I am looking to set up another saw expressly for dadoes. I'm thinkin the Tilty should do the trick.
  8. Sellers remorse

    Over the past ten days I have sold two old Henry Craftmaster band saws as well as a Champion and a General floor model drill presses. Today a friend of mine asked if I wasn't a little bit sad about lettting some of my machines go, especially after putting so much effort into fixing them up. This got me thinking about sellers remorse. Now I know more than a few people have experienced buyers remorse but I don't often hear anyone saying they were sorry they sold something. Over the last five years I have probably bought and refurbished around 30 pieces of old woodworking equipment. Along the way I have sold probably 20 to 25 pieces including some of my original shop equipment that were Asian imports. Other that period there were probably only two pieces I wish I had kept. The first was this 1947 model delta 6" short bed jointer with the cast iron stand. I put a lot of time into the rebuild but ended up selling it as I just could not bring myself to moving back to a 6" jointer after I had been using an 8"and I did not have room for both. Luckly I sold it to my nephew so I retain visiting rights but am still not completely over selling it. The second was this 1953 Unisaw Junior. I got this saw as a project. It had been disassembled and put into several boxes and bags by the previous owner. It was, as he had stated ; all there, but proved to be a real treat to put back together. First I had to identify all the parts which had been mixed together with some Unisaw parts as well as parts for a Delta 10" tilt top tablesaw. Vastly different then disassembling a machine yourself before putting it back together. It turned out beautifully and to this day I still have tinges of regret about selling it. Maybe I won't fell so bad when I get the tilt top done. This leads me to the follow question. Have any of you ever experienced sellers remorse about a particlar machine? If so what was it?
  9. Delta 6 x 48 Belt sander

    Picked this up from another member over on the Canadian forum. It was in what can only be described as tough shape with no motor. It was completely encased in want looked to be a hard shell of bondo dust. At least thats what I assumed it to be given the seller said it came out of a body shop. But what the hay, I love a challenge. Fist step was to remove all the crud. Turns out it was fairly easy to scrape off. After complete disassembly I soaked all the painted parts in a strong hot bath of TSP which moved any remaining crud. Follwed this up with a two day soak in citric acid solution to remove all the rust as well as some of the paint.Removed the paint with paint remover. Discovered that a couple of the legs had been bent and twisted so I had to straighten them out. The belt cover was dinged and pushed in a bit. Some work on the dings and some bondo worked fixed that problem As usual the top cover had a groove worn it it from a poorly tracking belt. Some JB and bondo disguised this. Wire wheeled and buffed all the shiny parts. Painted it up. Made new decals and put it back together. Put on a 1 HP motor I had in my rathole, install a new motor starter and drive belt. The machine did try my paitence when I was tracking the new sanding belt. By the way this is best done with the side cover and top cover removed. Fortunately I had been warned about this in advance. Turned out good enough to earn a place next to the rest of my Delta stuff. I also discovered during the coarse of the rebuild that I was missing two parts, a front dust deflector that goes at the bottom of the belt and a small dust deflector that goes inside the dust chute. I made the deflector for the inside (sorry forgot to take picture) I was making the one for the bottom of the belt but gave it second thoughts. I ended up using the one in the picture below by the previous owner. It no doubt catches more dust as it strats just below the table. I know it cuts down on the belt lenght in the horizontal position but I don't that as a problem as I am likely to use it in the vertical position most often.
  10. Delta Catalog 800 Motor Badge (1937)

    Your probably right just the explanation confused me
  11. Delta Catalog 800 Motor Badge (1937)

    Larry, You do great work in creating the artwork for these badges. I have used a number of them from here and the ones you have on the VM site for my machine rehabs. I was wondering what software you use and have you ever thought of posting a tutorial on how to do this? Gerry
  12. Champion Drill Press

    I telling you it had me fooled. It did look a lot like the one from the 1932-33 Delta catelogue which I believe was their first floor model. See page 48 here http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/1141/458.pdf Even now their is nothing like it on the VM site other than Delta's. The Champions shown are mostly post drills and the one or two that are not are nothing like the one I have.
  13. Champion Drill Press

    About seven weeks ago I was scanning thru some on line ads when I came across one for an "antique " drill press. The ad was accompanied by this rather poor picture. What I saw was enough to get my interest as a first blush it looked like a 14" delta. I sent the seller a note telling him I was interested but lived a two hour drive away so could he send more pictures. These are what he sent. It sure looked Deltaish but I did have some questions. I called him and he told me it had absolutely no identifying marks .It was a 14", column was 2 3/4" , it was the right overall height. Still I had concerns ; the spring return did not look right, the stop rod collar looked odd, the motor mount was different, the collar for the table was different. What was this press? I searched over on the Vintage Machinery site for a like machine. No luck ,the closest was still a Delta. A review of old Delta catelouges revealed a 1933 floor model which seems to be Delta's first that had some differences from the 220. Could this be one of those. Another phone call and conversation. Finally I could not stand it any longer and made an offer conditional on there being a front pulley cover. He insisted it did not have one but I told him the pictures gave a clue to it's existence and would he remove the metal shroud and check. He was amazed, as he said "one magically appeared". Okay sold said I and arranged for a payment via the web. So now I owned what might be an early 1930's Delta two hours away. As it happens my daughter lives in the same city as the seller so I contacted her husband to pick it up. A couple of Saturdays later we made or monthly trip to visit my grand daughter and loaded it up. When I got it home the close examination began. It really was a close cousin to my 1930's Delta 220 but no marks could be found. First ,off came that metal wrap around the pullies. Voila, a pulley cover. close to delta but not quite. Note the odd pointer and stop rod collar I then started disassembly, more to clear up some floor space them start the refurbishing. After all I already had two disassembled macines on the bench, one was the 15" General I picked up the week before. Decided to remove motor and as the switch box was taken off what should appear but this decal. I quick cleaning reveal the rest of the decal It's a Champion Blower and Forge from Lancaster PA. I would have never guessed. I know Champion made a lot of post drills but a check of the ones on the VM site showed nothing similar so maybe I got an uncommon machine after all. As I completed disassembly I decided I might as well start the restoration now. Afterall when you are already cleaning up two machines whats one more. My major concern was the Champion decal. As the machine had no other identification whatsoever, including no foundry casting numbers preserving this was necessary. In the end it proved impossible but a member from another forum sent me the artwork so I could make this one. Anyway , this is how it looks today. My 1936 delta DP220 stares across the shop as if seeing its own reflection
  14. General 15" Drill press

    Both of those were paper labels. The printing on the top one was mostly worn off, the bottom one was just an Ontario Hydro inspection sticker.

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