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Matt Rogers

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#1 posted 03-11-2014 03:31 AM

Gloat, no pictures though.

Just two days ago I fired up my new old 1950’s Crescent Rockwell 24” planer for the first time after finally getting the rotary phase converter hooked up. Still getting it all polished up from the rust caused by dew this winter in storage, nothing bad, just surface stuff.

Also started the old J A Fay and Egan 36” bandsaw for the first time. Need to either grind the worn steel bandsaw guide blocks down flat or make up some lignum vitae blocks for it from a huge piece of lignum that I scored from a woodworker moving to Germany and liquidating his stock of wood. Anyone grind their steel bandsaw guide blocks flat again? These have about a 1/32” of wear going back 1/4” from the front caused by blade teeth being set back too far over the years, or maybe even just from the wear of the blades over 70 years!.

Still have to check to see if I should scrape the bearings of the old 16” American Jointer. Not sure of its age, but thinking ‘20s.

I also checked out the used Aget dust collector I just bought and found that it had some erosion of its impeller from abrasive dust at the aluminum foundry it was used at and the company said that it was made in 1960’s and has seen its fair share of use. Although 1960’s is not that old.

Old Delta drill press too and a huge 12’ bed 20” swing lathe of unknown manufacture.

Old but good stuff, however they do take some work to have working perfectly. Worth the effort however.

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