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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.
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6 downloadsThis is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use. I bet most of us can remember the good ol sewing machine cabinet that mom or grandma used to own. They were well built, classic, and beautiful. Here is a great chance to get to know one inside out, and possibly even build your own. Have fun!
Courtland posted a topic in Plans and SoftwareView File Workbench Magazine Mar-Apr 1965 Sewing Machine Cabinet This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use. I bet most of us can remember the good ol sewing machine cabinet that mom or grandma used to own. They were well built, classic, and beautiful. Here is a great chance to get to know one inside out, and possibly even build your own. Have fun! Submitter Courtland Submitted 11/06/2015 Category Furnishings
I wrote Baileigh an email asking about their 20" disc sander. I wanted to know about TIR run out on the disk , what class of bearings they have on the motor and a few other very specific things. I got the exact same response that I got from Laguna when I was asking about their sliding saw. I got advertising material and nothing more. They sent me catalogs and a stupid hat with their company name splattered across it - - - like I am going to turn myself int some company's billboard - - They want that the fee is $5000 an hour even if I don't go off my property. I didn't want the catalogs or their swag I wanted technical information and I told them exactly what information I wanted. This happened to me some years ago when I went looking at tablesaws to upgrade from my 30 year old Craftsman contractor. I went to Laguna mostly because I'd read so many glowing reports on forums about their band saw - and they have a great paint job which helps. I asked about bearings and other technical things which would have been in any tech manual and common knowledge to any tech department. The salesman deflected me over and over again until the elephant in the room was stinking too much and finally when I asked him for a contact in Technical he admitted that there was no technical that the machines were made lock stock and barrel in the Czech Republic and that if he could manage to find a manual the thing would be in Czech not English. Contrast to the Felder sales guy who, when I asked my questions, sent me PDFs of machine shop specs and engineering specs and even took a micrometer into his machine tool and parts crib and measured things for me while on the phone. You can guess whose equipment I bought. So Baileigh just took themselves off the table for me. Anybody want a Baileigh feed cap? On another note I wonder if I don't really need all the bells and whistles of a 20" sander. I only want to kiss the disc to true up segments for segmented turnings. I already have a Baldor 1HP motor and a 5" cast iron sheave which I can drill and tap to accept any disc I care to mount. I can get wide-belts to cut up cheaper than I can get PSA discs. Elmer's makes a cheap spray adhesive which is not permanent and allows repositioning for abrasive disc adhesion. I also possess the skills to produce a nice flat plywood table with a slot in it or any other furniture I want. And using the slot I can true any disc by simply mounting a little cutter and running it across while spinning the disc. I keep telling myself that maybe I'll want to tilt the table, but will I, really? But, I bet I can build that too. I could also just buy the 3-phase reversible powermatic. Unlike Baileigh they are a known quantity and I already trust their capability to make good equipment.