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  1. Thats a left hander. Should finish up nicely as it appears to be all there. Those bolts may have been for some kind of guard for the blade. Not many things concern me about the safety of old equipment but an ungaurded band saw blade is one of them
  2. The shaper is now pretty much ready to make some chips. I need to get a nice period lamp. I made a stand that really is a representation of the original that was available from Delta as an option I am considering making a change to how the vise is mounted. As it was not an original it had to be adapted to fit the table. The previous owner made a plate the bolted to the table. Although usable in it's present form it is almost 3/4" thick and eats up a lot of height adjustment available for this small shaper. There is room to drill and tap a couple of holes in the table itself to mount the vise. As I doubt I will ever find an original vise I think I will go ahead and make this modification. Now, to grind some tools and get busy making chips
  3. Just returned from a six hour car ride the purpose of which was to pick up this Ammco 7" shaper. It belonged to the sellers Granfather who bought it new an only used it in his home shop. We had to drag it up a flight of stairs. The sellers father who was there said he remembers carrying it down the stairs as a teenager. The machine is pretty much plug and play. The electrical needs to be redone and it needs a good clean. There is a problem with the auto advance for the table which I understand is a common problem that is fairly easy to fix. The seller made me aware of this when we first talked so this came as no surprise. All in all I'm a happy camper. P.S. If anyone has fixed the auto feed on one of these I would appreciate your insights
  4. I started in on it the first week of November and by mid December had finished all but the motor. Put it aside for Xmas then hurt my knee and could not stand on it for about a month. Finally got back at it the end of January. Probably got well over 100 hrs in it. First project is on hold til I get some cabinet work done for a couple of clients
  5. In February 2018 after searching the local ads for a couple of years I came across this Logan 11" lathe ( model 922). It looked to be fairly complete and when I inspected it I found very few problems. It came with both a 3 and a 4 jaw chuck as well as nice steady rest. It was misssing the peg leg and suffered some damage as a result. I ended up paying $1200 Canadian (about $900 US at the time). Moving it was an experience as it is heavy and I am not young. Luckily I had watched Mr Pete's 222 video on disassembly. Took as many pieces off as possible. The tricky part was removing the bed (heaviest part) as the bolts also connect the legs. Ended up with the owner holding onto both legs while we lifted the bed. When I got it home I stored it in a pile and there it lay until November . I should say the in the interim I carefully inspected each part for damage and searched down all the parts needed. Finally in mid November I got started. The paint although it looks good in the first picture was terrible. Three coats with the final one being spray bombed on everything. Much of it was flaking off. After weeks of scraping, wire wheeling and buffing then repainting everything was ready to reassemble Finally got it all put together and ready to make some chips. I has been close to 50 years since I last ran a lathe so it may take a while to get back up to speed . Should be fun.
  6. I have not been able to spend a lot of time in my shop since I screwed up my knee at Christmas. I did have time to go thru my rat hole of unfinished projects which got me thinking about the projects I have finished in the last few years only to pass along to someone else. I am especially talking about the ones you hated to let go but were unable to keep because of space limitations. These are some of the machines that I would gladly have back were I to have the room. When we parted it was almost as if I were sending one of my kids off to school First up the Boice Crane Monomaster 10" table saw. This magnificent beast came to me in parts. It required a lot of research and work to put back into running condition but turned out beautufully. I must admit that I almost parted with my Unisaw in favour of this one Next up my Delta Unisaw Junior, also received in boxes. my Delta 1160 10" tilt top table saw. Again pretty much received in boxes. The Delta Shop combo with saw, jointer, disk sander and drill press The Delta 6" jointer with cast iron base The Delta 1936 model 620 drill press And last but not least the Walker Turner scroll saw with cast iron base. Almost parted with my Delta 24" scrll saw this time These are the ones I had a hard time letting go. You might call it sellers remorse. Anyone willing to share their stories of the ones they wish they still had in their shop
  7. That is a great inheritence. I am sure it will bring back memories of your gandpa everytime you use it. I have a couple of the later model 8" inch Deltas and a 10" tilty in my rat hole. Really need to get at them
  8. Not to change the topic but I am still around. Spent most of the year trying to clean up the backlog of unfinished projects. As a result I am way behind in posting my restorations. Hope to catch up and will be posting a rehab of a Logan 922 lathe as soon as I finish it up.
  9. Continuing to build the wooden cab frame for a 1929 Ford Model AA flat bed truck
  10. You didn't by any chance mean Dunlap, I never heard of Duncan?
  11. 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.
  12. Thanks John, I will read up on how to do this and hopefully I will remember to do it in future posts.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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