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  1. I visited a friend today who is moving to a retirement community in August. He had a very complete shop and while the community has a woodshop, they could not use all his donations. He's sold some and wanted me to come over and pick up two grinders that he wanted to donate to the woodworking club. Well, low and behold, he had a couple more things. One was a mortising machine that he offered me for free. I have been trying to find an efficient way to cut mortises for a while. I have a BeadLock but it's slow and you either need to chisel out the sides or buy the proprietary tenons. Never got around to figuring out a router jig for mortising. Can't wait to try it out.
  2. I planned this out and put it together a couple years ago, it has a Thein style dust plate inside the seperator drum. I'm extremely happy, and proud of this project.
  3. I have some oddities in my shop. I try to be as organized as I can and some of my organizational methods, ehem, are somewhat to be desired to say the least! I have for years stored the chuck key to my Rockwell Delta Drill Press in a location that I know where it always is, and it also serves a secondary purpose as well. Here is the my beloved Delta Rockwell Drill Press. And the place I keep the chuck key, the original chuck key that came with the drill press is here. Please tell me I am not the only one that has an oddity in the shop such as this. This gate keeper, errr I mean chuck key has served it's purpose there for a decade since I have had this particular drill press. The chuck key is stationed right out the side door of my garage and my drill press is right next to the side door of the garage, I literally take two steps out the side door and I have the chuck key to use for my drill press. I always know where it is, it has never rusted from rain, and it keeps the gate latch secured. This is the gate that separates our side yard from strangers off the street. I have fought this feeling of shame for years now, not having a legitimate location to keep my chuck key, yes, I could keep it at the drill press, you know I actually did that once, and I lost it! Just to find it a day later, and I promptly installed it back in the gate latch where it serves double duty to this day. So there, I have confessed, and I feel great! Please tell me I am not the only one!
  4. I've got to quit looking at Craig's List. I first spotted this on the above mentioned website about 2 weeks ago. It just kept drawing me back, and after seeing it posted for that long I just had to check it out. It was about 35-40 miles from me. I called the poster on Sunday, but only got his voice mail. I checked Craig's List again on Monday, and it was still listed. So I replied via email this time, and within 10 minutes received a phone call from the poster. He stated it was still available! ....... What was I to do? Needless to say I had to check it out. Told the wife I'm just going to look. So now your wondering just what's so special about an old 8" Table Saw! This ones a bit different than most of the old Delta "Tilty" Table Saws. It was only made for a few years, roughly 1941-47 give or take a year. It only appears in the 1942 Delta general line catalog published in late 1941. So here's what I went to "Look At". Right Badge Side. Front Control Side. Left Pulley Side. It's missing the guide and rails, but I've already checked and the parts from a few other saws from the same period are either the same, or adaptable. This was one of those two for one deals that you had to buy both to get the one you wanted. Here's what I also had to buy to get this one. I don't need another Scroll Saw, but I wanted the TS, Sooo... And while there the PO told me he had a few more machines up in the garage loft. You know I just had to "Look". I'll make a separate post for the other orphan that followed me home. But wait there's even more to this story that happened on my way to check out this saw. Sitting on the side of the road was a 1964 Delta Rockwell 40-440 Scroll Saw! You know I couldn't just leave it there for the scrappers. So with these and the one I'll be posting separate all total including gas $70.00
  5. Ok, here's the last machine from my Monday "I'm just going to look" haul. So when the Craig's List poster told me he had machines in the garage loft I just had to look. So up into the loft we go, and what do I spot? This machine first appeared in the 1933 Delta general line catalog. It was the table saw that became the Homecraft 34-160 after WWII. There's probably a ton of them out there, but I've been after an early one for a long time. Why an early one? Here's why! Only the early machines had "DELTA" cast into the side of the machine. Later versions wore a badge. This one even has the optional table extension, and most of a blade guard. This one's missing a few parts, some of which I'm sure are in my parts stash. If I remember correctly I've got both the dado, and moulding inserts to fit this machine. It's also missing the fence, and rails just like the 20-200.
  6. This Delta No. 318 8in. Circular Saw "Tilty" & 4" joiner combo is another gem from grandpa. I've not run across modern day photo's of this but I've only recently began to look. I found the catalog where this appears. Delta Quality Tools Catalogue G - Oct. 1 1930 - thanks to vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=3205 The 4" Craftsman joiner almost looks like the Delta. Maybe a Craftsman guard was used to replace the original? More research is needed here. This is another well kept item and runs pretty well although it could use a little more torque so the deeper cuts don't stall. I'm sure I'll wish I had as much power when I'm as old as it is. Instructions for Delta 8in circular saw.pdf
  7. On New Years Day we made our rounds and visited family, and we paid ol pops a visit. He lives in the local mountains, there was even a tad bit of snow left from the last snow he had! After we spent a few hours there we ventured up the mountain some more and let the kids roll in the big snow. But here are a few random shots of dad and his shop. Image below is what is leftover of his cedar pile of wood, he loves making birdhouses, and he sells them locally. Next up is his old 70's vintage Craftsman Band Saw And a late model Craftsman Contractors Table Saw he uses for secondary cuts or he leaves a dado on it at all times. Dad and I, two knuckle heads! Dad and Grandpa A smaller Delta Bench top drill press Delta Rockwell Table Saw with a Bies fence system A good ol Delta Scroll Saw His main go to compressor, he only uses it for finish nails, he doesn't believe in cleaning up so he certainly doesn't need air for that! Yes folks, it does snow in southern California, we actually had about 4" on the ground a few days before this. Over all image of the shop. Dad and I build this shop back in 2004. Rear shot of his shop Another rear shot. And just for kicks and giggles, Dad's home! A restored single wide trailer, we got this place for a song and dance, and pops loves it up in the hills. Thanks folks for sharing a bit of my Dad's place with us, yall come back now ya here!
  8. "Back From the Archives" Hi, I am about to undertake the restoration, and upgrade of a Delta model 700 Scroll Saw. This model was available from 1931 to 1937 in the Delta catalogs. I have two of these saws, and will be using the best parts from both units to complete one machine. Both of the machines as I received them either had the upper blade chuck missing or broken, so this is where the upgrade part of the restoration comes into play. I will be using the plunger bearing, shaft, and upper blade chuck from a later model Delta Scroll saw to replace what I have found to be a rather unobtainable part to locate. At the same time I will maintain the ability to index the upper blade chuck, plus add easier to perform blade tensioning to the saw. First the saws. Now for a look at the original upper blade chuck assembly. Now a look at the parts that I'll be using for the modification. A comparison of the upper blade chucks, I'll be using the smaller one. A showing of the parts after a little rework. All machining work was accomplished using 180 grit sandpaper, and a 1/8" round file. The bearing was turned down with sandpaper to fit the upper head casting, and the large brass washers inner diameter were enlarged to fit the shoulder on the plunger bearing. These were in turn epoxied to the bearing shoulder, and each other. The file slot is for blade indexing, and gets secured using the 6-32 Brass machine screw, and knurl nut. The plunger shaft was cut just below the fiber washer, then 1" was removed from the shaft. The next step was to turn the head of the 10-32 machine screw down to fit in the end of the plunger shaft. This was then silver soldered into the shaft. This will accomplish the bade tensioning by shortening the shaft's length. The smaller brass washers will be epoxied to the top of the fiber washer assembly's metal part. Another view showing the assembly. Another view showing original versus the remake. And another. And a test fit view on the saw. Sorry about the photo quality, but this is my first time using a digital camera, it's also the first time that I've posted pictures to a website. So thanks for understanding. I hope that you have enjoyed the show, and thanks for looking. More to come later, as I now have to pick the best parts from the rest of the remains.... Oh, and who was it that said you can't fit a square peg in a round hole??? It all depends upon how you go about it!!!
  9. "Back From The Archives" Dateline: July,14,2012 , Location S.E. Wisconsin, Your roving "Old Machinery" reporter, has photograped a 1931-1937 Delta Specialty Co. Model # 700 Scroll Saw.....Yeah, I know " Big Deal ".... What's so special about spotting a Delta Specialty Co. Model # 700 Scroll Saw? A cast iron tabled with miter gauge slot, Model # 700 Scroll Saw that's what! Wait a minute.....A what?.....As found in the wild..... As the above photos show, at least one exists. The table is a one piece casting with the only identifying detail being the use of the normal Model # 700's angle gauge. It has been drilled and mounted to the cast iron table using drive screws through the face of the gauge. The rear trunnion mount is also a cast iron, machined piece. I searched the catalogs from 1931-1937, the years of the Model # 700's production run, but couldn't find any reference to a cast iron Model 700 Scroll Saw table. So is this a Delta prototype design?, or a rare Delta accessory?
  10. "Back From The Archives" So did Santa treat you all well? He left me a new-old crew member. So without further ado here's the newest-old member of my old machinery work crew! It's a model 785 Delta 10" bandsaw that was available between 1931-1937. This is an early version of the saw due to the stamped steel wheels, later versions had cast wheels. It will need to have the resto-mod treatment done to it to get it running again, but that's half the fun of owning old machines. I'll be upgrading the blade guides to the ones from a 1950's Homecraft bandsaw. I also have to give some attention to the lower drive shaft. At some point in it's past a previous owner had replaced the ball bearings with bronze bushings. The lower shaft has some damage that was done to it. The bronze bushings appear to be from a later Homecraft bandsaw, they are bigger in diameter then the shaft size, so there is some wobble. I'm trying to locate the lower shaft from a Homecraft bandsaw at the present time. I would like to give a big Thank You to the following TPW members for thier assistance in getting this machine to me. First off I would like to thank Ken Rasmussen for the kind offer of selling this machine to me. It was one of his own machines that he actually never saw in person. I'd been trying to get one of these for close to a decade, and Ken offered it to me after reading one of my resto-mod blogs. I'll do it up proud Ken! Second I would like to thank John Morris and his Family for picking it up in San Diego, during a visit to John's Mother. John then took the time to package it up and get it shipped here to me in S.E. Wisconsin. Not even the FedEx people could destroy the packaging. I now know what a newspaper from San Jacinto, California looks like. John must have used the Sunday edition of the paper, we got a kick out of all the sale adds. I'll be doing a write-up on this machine, just as I do for the rest of the old machines that become members of my crew. So it will join the lineup of machines to be featured on TPW's Old Machinery Forum.
  11. "Back From The Archives" Hi, Neighbor across the highway was having a rummage sale today, so I walked accross the highway. This is what I found. Complete with bulb, but missing mounting bracket, and heat shield. How about that, the bulb works! Oh well, I guess I paid too much......................................... $2.00
  12. "Back From The Archives" Hello I have an 1160, and am looking to find a couple of parts. The gears that mesh to move the table up and down are worn, and don't work well. I saw that you restored one in the past and wondered if you had any secret stashes of parts or knew who might. Delta has discontinued these parts (my saw was made in the 40's, so I don't blame them), and they don't even provide a part number I might search the web with. I absolutely love this saw. Dont tilt the table at all. It was my fathers saw, and I have used it extensively over the years. It is the "cabinet makers" model which came on a stand with a 6" jointer as well. I would hate to lose it! Let me know if you have any secrets I can use! Thanks in advance. Neal Kobylik 810-252-9550 nealkobylik@hotmail.com
  13. I just picked but a Delta model 10 Contractor's table saw. I got a real good deal on it, but it has a cracked cast iron top where one of the fence mounting holes are. I was going to flip the saw, but the more i look into fixing it, the more I think that I should just part it out, unless I can find another top for a really reasonable price, which could take a long time.
  14. I have a friend that just bought a Delta 43-379 shaper and it is missing a 1/2” collet. Collet part number is 698799. Anyone have a spare one that they want to sell? Message me here on site
  15. I received a text today from a friend asking me if I knew anyone that was looking for a bandsaw. After playing 20 questions, I found out that the saw is a Delta 28-241. It’s a 14” saw with riser and is on a stock Delta mobile base. It belongs to a mutual friend of ours that is moving. Price .......$150. It’s now mine.
  16. I bought this one for 85 bucks from a fellow who was selling a Rockwell Scroll Saw. I purchased the scroll saw, but I also saw the DP sitting there and he said he'd let me have it. So here it is, I have had it for about 6 years and love it. Plus, 85 bucks! You can't even get a bench top model for that much. The table is a Rockler thinga ma jig that I bought on a whim. It works, but it has it's draw backs, when I have the time, I will build my own. I love the old Allen Bradley switch the DP came with. The motor is not the original, I need to track down a 1hp Delta vintage motor.
  17. Dear folks, I have been in a quandary lately, I have some extra funds for this year, and I would like to purchase a table saw. But I cannot decide which one I want, so I am coming to the membership to help me decide. You'll see a poll I created with the table saws I have in mind to purchase. Can you please participate in my poll, and vote for the brand you find most reliable in your experience. Thanks! This is a test topic for our new polling feature, please see tutorial at:
  18. I have an old Delta 40-560 scroll saw. The air diaphragm, or bellows, that generates the air flow to keep the cut line free of dust is shot. I can't find a replacement for this part anywhere. I emailed Delta, but they don't have a replacement. They recommended I check with another company that specializes in obsolete and discontinued parts, but I struck out there. So here is my question. You know the flex seal product, where the pitch man sticks a patch on a leaking 5 gal bucket of water, or cuts a boat in half and then fixes it with the tape version of this product? Would that fix the bellows on my scroll saw? I'm thinking of a quick dip in a can of this stuff, or maybe painting a layer on the bellows with an acid brush. I use a scroll saw so seldom that a purchase of a new one, or even a used one, just doesn't make sense. Everything else works fine. I can use it this way if necessary, but after a while I get dizzy from trying to blow a steady stream of air so that I can see where I am cutting. Any suggestions?
  19. Does anyone have a good source for a mechanism that will raise and lower the table on my Rockwell Delta DP. A hand crank? Right now I have nothing, but a sore back by lifting the table by hand. I have literally almost blown my back out by forcing that table up by twisting and raising it by hand, I need a crank. Or a new DP, and I am not ready to fork those bucks out, plus I like my ol DP!
  20. Way back in Oct. I posted that I'd purchased a Delta midi lathe, the 46-460. Well finally today I gave it a test run, I was amazed at how quiet this lathe is, was turning at about 3K and couldn't really hear it run. Wheeled it out of my garage and was turning in my driveway. Only a very small project, a two piece top, but I was impressed with the machine. If Delta makes a mobility kit for this lathe I haven't found it. I wanted something that would easy to use and easy to remove. Had some scrap OSB and spare casters laying around and came up with this idea. Rube Goldbergish for sure but it seemed to work okay. I only have to move this lathe about 15 feet to use it, any more than that and I would probably put a cargo strap around the assembly, or maybe a bar clamp. They just slide on the base, the lathe is light enough it's easy for one guy to install or remove them. Steve
  21. I recently found a pretty nice (at least I thought it was) Delta 785 10" Bandsaw. Got it home and took a closer look. Missing the upper blade guard assemble which I found over on OWWM. Removed the upper wheel due to awful sounds from bearings (I thought it was bearings). Bearings are bicycle type so I am rebuilding them, but that's not the problem. The wheel seems broken??? By that I mean the outer tin shell rotates on the bearing housing. I don't think its supposed to do that. You can see the problem in the photo. The bearing housing is not connected to the wheel. Soo, any ideas on how to repair that problem?
  22. 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.
  23. View File Delta Catalog 800 Motor Badge (1937) Delta Catalog No. 800 Motor Badge (1937) Submitter Larry Buskirk Submitted 12/04/2015 Category Delta Mfg. Co.
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