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Well time flys… it’s been a lil’ over two years since I signed up on LumberJocks and that was right after buying ~ 1,600 square feet of old maple gym flooring that was salvaged from Saddleback College in So-Cal and picking up and restoring a couple old Shopsmith 10E’s to do the job. Well I finished the Herculean chore of taking each piece of flooring apart from the 4’ x 5’ sections that where cutout and still nailed to the sleepers ~ 12 month project but our home now has wall to wall #1 grade 1” thick maple flooring. Looks great now but if I ever do something that crazy again please reserve a padded room for me… it was a challenge.

Now what is pretty cool is that I was able to pick up another hobby that all started with a pursuit of a tablesaw on Craigslist to do this flooring project, namely searching for old school vintage metal / wood working tools that I’ve restored. Some I’ve restored and sold and others are keepers (for the time nbeing) but now I’ve fully tooled my workshop with what was a gang of rusty crusty belt driven machines and have payed for it by bartering the restorations I’ve done. One of my life goals is developing self funding hobbies… this is one and I hit the break even point about 6 months ago :) so on the plus side I’ve rescued a couple tons of old Iron and middle aged Iron tool…. 6 x Shopsmith 10e/er’s, 1 x Shopsmith mark V, 1940 Atlas Metal Lathe 10” TH54, couple Sherline 4400’s, Southbend 9” bench lathe, Dunlap woodlathe, Champion 48e bench drill press,
and a few others…. (hard pressed to find an old tool I don’t like).

My current projects are from my latest Craigslist haul… 1930’s Walker-Turner Driver DP-101 Benchtop drill / model 900 metal lathe and a Model 700 delta scrol saw that I purchased from a gentlemen recently… what was extra cool about that one was that he gave me a gang of extra tooling including a number of jackstaffs and various sized pulleys…. considering an old school muti-machine belt driven workbench off of one motor just like in the 1930 catalogs…

standby to standby

Dave

San Diego


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#1 posted 02-27-2010 03:23 PM

Dave, I could not imagine the time and effort that went into separating these individual strips and pulling out the nails. I have done it with a few scrap boards that I saved when installing hardwood floors in our home and it was not a lot of fun. But you ended up with a nice pile of wood and putting it down in your home was a good idea. I think that adding a hardwood floor is one of the more dramatic ways to improve the look of a room.

Your shop sounds interesting. How about posting some pictures of your shop when you get the chance?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 03-01-2010 10:09 AM

Hey Dave,
Shop pics would be nice here.

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#3 posted 03-01-2010 10:34 AM

Great find and great new hobby. You have shown us your lumber, now I love to see if you have space for your machine tools restoration work.

Have a nice day Dave.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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drakers007

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#4 posted 03-02-2010 09:18 AM

Here is some old pics from last year… As always the work area is a work in progress

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#5 posted 03-02-2010 11:25 AM

Thank you for the update. There are a few machines I’ve never seen before which you mentioned you rescued & reconditioned. They all look shinny like new.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 03-02-2010 01:17 PM

Dave, it does look like you have a lot going on in there. I am sure it was “interesting” to load up and get all that flooring into your shop, not to mention getting rid of all the nails and disassembling the flooring. But you ended up with a nice stash of lumber. Is the picture before or after installing flooring in your home?

You have some nice tools to play with as well. I enjoy seeing tools like these refurbished and given a new lease on life.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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drakers007

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#7 posted 03-03-2010 09:34 AM

So clockwise

The Pile of Wood in the first picture has been installed inside the house now…. maybe I’ll add some picture into projects ~ yes CRAZY Project but it turned out nice.

The next one features a 1937 Companion 10” bandsaw that I picked up off Craigslist for $10 about 18 months ago.

The next is an Engravograph Pantographic Engraver that’s a early 1970’s manual engraver… lot’s of fun

The bottom right is a Sherline Mini metal lathe 3.5” x 8” with a brass bed thats sitting on a AA Surface plate.

Mid Bottom is a 1947 Shopsmith 10E settup in Drill Press mode dead center over a 1940 Atlas 10” x 54” Metal lathe TH54.

The last picture is a late 1970’s King Miller Drill/Mill that is 385 pounds of fun.

  • What’s cool about this workshop is that it’s all restored machines that where destined to the junk yard but now are cleaned up and running well…. I’m still reorganizing my small workshop area into a Metal shop / wood Shop and need to sell / barter a few other machines to achive Nirvana.

Take care,

Dave

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