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My Vintage Woodworking Shop.
I’ve been slowly building my woodshop comprised of vintage Walker Turner tools.
It has taken some time,money and effort to get this far and I’m always looking for more.
I enjoy the hunt and the satisfaction of finding a vintage tool and restoring it to working order and adding it to my shop.

It’s been a slow process but well worth it.
My only goal for this shop is to create and make items and things for my granddaughter and family.

Thanks for looking and i will update this frequently since I’m always doing something to, as well as, in my shop.

-- I cut it twice and it's still too short!

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#1 posted 12-03-2012 07:46 AM

Those tools are fun to look at. Would like to hear about the restoration highway. Love the scroll saw…...........

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 12-04-2012 03:05 AM

Nice looking shop. I love your vintage tool. Did you restore them? They all look like they are in great shape.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 12-04-2012 03:19 AM

so very impressive amazing tools and a outstanding shop.


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#4 posted 12-04-2012 03:32 AM

Looks amazing. I love that old Walker Turner stuff!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#5 posted 12-04-2012 03:39 AM

Those are some awesome tools. The drill press in particular. I’ve never seen anything like it. Thank you for sharing.

-- Dragonsrite, Minnesota

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#6 posted 12-04-2012 02:35 PM

Thanks All!
The machines you see, took me close to 3-4 years to find, afford and restore. I have a few more waiting in the wings.
Every nut, bolt and part was cleaned and polished/painted.
The 1944 drill press is my pride and joy, the extension makes it possible to accomodate all kinds of jigs and fences for many applications. I used Rockler’s T-Track on the press table and jigs, it is the best thing since sliced bread.
The 1936 24” scroll saw is powerful, but cumbersome. I still prefer my craftsman scroller for quick and efficent blade changes and blade threading.
The 1935 W/T L900 lathe is my latest addition, I just finished it up about a month ago. I had to hunt down an original motor and I ended up making the accessory cabinet, light shelf and chisel turnstile.
I have 4 other lathes in the wings, but when I found this one, my priorities shifted to finish this one first.
I hope to finish up the 1939 10” 1 HP tilt top bench saw before christmas, because I have another one just like it…
And I’ve been beating up my little 1955 Craftsman saw.
The 14” band saw is a 1976 Rockwell the newest machine in the shop. Im thinking about getting the riser kit becasue I would like to get into resawing for my fretwork. Finding a walker turner bandsaw is very difficult in my neck of the woods, when they do appear for sale they dont last long. I really want one.

I love the Walker Turner tools, they amaze me. They are twice as old as I am but they will work twice as long.
They just dont make ‘em like this anymore…

I may as well add, I recently restored the building as well. It was my retired fathers garage. It was in really bad shape and had to renovate from the roof down, Including all the utilities. I’m still working on it and my shop is always changing.

Ohh yeah, Chris has been

-- I cut it twice and it's still too short!

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#7 posted 12-11-2012 04:45 AM

These are great photos to look at. Admire your restorations.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#8 posted 12-11-2012 07:37 AM

Your pride and joy in the restorations of the tools definatley show. Thanks for sharing.

-- - Martin

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