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Forum topic by shinju posted 06-13-2017 02:21 PM 1169 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-13-2017 02:21 PM

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Here is a 1930’s Herberts wood wizard lathe. Just finished this up.

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#1 posted 06-13-2017 02:22 PM

Very nice. I like the color.

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#2 posted 06-13-2017 03:03 PM

Maybe its because I’m an old timer, but I love the old iron! Especially the really good stuff. That looks great!

I was recently given an old tilting table Delta table saw from the 1930’s or early 1940’s. Its in great condition with no rust and all the parts. I am looking forward to cleaning it up, re-painting it, and setting it up. It is very well built. I am curious as to how troublesome the tilting table will be to use. I have a hunch It will not be as bad as it appears. My every day table saw is a large Hammer sliding table saw so this Delta saw will just be for fun and to save it from destruction.

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#3 posted 06-13-2017 08:33 PM

Good job Shinju.

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#4 posted 06-13-2017 10:42 PM

Great Job!!! I like the color!

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#5 posted 06-14-2017 01:59 AM

Looks like a good restoration. I would like more details about the lathe and steps you took in the restoration.

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#6 posted 06-14-2017 10:14 PM

Very nice, great job! Hard to beat the old iron.

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#7 posted 06-16-2017 04:49 PM

Here’s the motor,waiting for gravity motor mount.will post completed photo when done.

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#9 posted 06-17-2017 07:21 PM

I would take that lathe before any new Grizzly, HF or Delta lathe on the market.

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#10 posted 06-18-2017 02:05 AM

Old tool restoration is a worthy hobby in itself.

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