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04-16-2019 03:43 AM

Can I Powder Coat my Machines? - 14 replies

Hello all,I am in the process of restoring several vintage wood working machines, that belonged to my grandfather, and I would really like to have them professionally coated. At first I was thinking powder coating, but when I contacted a local business to ask a price, they told me that due to the potential of the heating process causing warping,...

02-23-2019 04:13 AM

Need Advice on Buying a Vintage Lathe - 14 replies

Hi everyoneI have been hunting for a heavy duty wood lathe, and have the opportunity to buy this Thayer Houghton sliding gap pattern-makers lathe, dating from 1858. It has been fully restored and equipped with a 2 Hp 3-Phase motor with a variable speed controller. It comes with a spindle adapter to 1.25” 8TPI, and 5 various sized face-plates. He...

02-19-2019 09:16 PM

Need Help Restoring a 1934 Band Saw - 9 replies

Hello there,I am restoring my grandfathers Walker-Turner 16” band saw, that I believe dates from 1931-1934. every thing has come apart pretty well except for the bottom wheel/shaft assembly. I cannot get the wheel off of the shaft, and am afraid to apply to much force since I do not know how it attaches to the shaft. I have the whole shaft/wheel...

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