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pgwisn

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04-05-2021 12:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: mortiser lathe

Rounding out my retirement wood shop.
The last two items I am looking for (“last”?!? – said no woodworker ever!!) are:

1. An older mortiser: Wysong 284, Powermatic 10 or 400, Newman T20, Wadkin, Maka

2. A lathe with a decent throw: Stubby, Robust AB, Oneway

I might well be dreaming no doubt, but if anyone is aware of such, please let me know.

Preferably in the Mid-Atlantic states region, used, in good to repairable condition.

Thanks for looking.


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xXMobeXx

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#1 posted 04-16-2021 06:56 PM

Hey pgwisn,

I created an account to let you know that I have a Greenlee Bros & Co Hollow Mortiser model 227. I came across the machine working with students in an after school shop class. The space where we teach class was partitioned off from a cabinet manufacture that was going out of business. I purchased it with the intent of refurbishing it but I am not sure when I will have the time to dedicate to this unfortunately.

From the bit of looking online I have done, the machine was manufactured around 1928http://www.vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=403&tab=0. The unit is in decent shape. I have not had a chance to run it as the motor is three phase and requires 440V that I do not currently have access to. Currently I have only one picture of the machine’s serial number and motor information but can take more this weekend and update the post.

I will be checking back on this thread but feel free to PM me if you would like more information.

-Mobe

-- Trust is earned; if earned, then effort; if effort, then skill; if skill, then practiced.

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pgwisn

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#2 posted 04-16-2021 08:33 PM

Mobe, That looks interesting, but it appears that you are in Texas? That would be a long way to ship a heavy piece of machinery.
Still, could you add some photos, and let me know if it has any mortising chisel bits with it?
Thanks,
Pat

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xXMobeXx

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#3 posted 04-16-2021 10:03 PM

Yes, I am in the central part of Texas. The machine is about 2K pounds.. I agree that is a lot of weight and a lot of miles.

Sure, I will swing by the shop later today if not tomorrow and update the post. There are some chisels that were in a box when I picked up the machine. I will make sure to capture those in the post as well.

-Ben

-- Trust is earned; if earned, then effort; if effort, then skill; if skill, then practiced.

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#4 posted 04-16-2021 11:39 PM

Thanks Ben.

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#5 posted 04-18-2021 01:57 PM

Pgwisn, have you looked on owwm or vintagemachinery.org. you can post a WTB post there.

I picked up my 91d from a owwm classified post.

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#6 posted 04-18-2021 02:46 PM

I have been to OWWM. I do need to get back there to put a WTB up.

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#7 posted 04-18-2021 08:16 PM

Hey Pat,

Below are the pics I took over the weekend. Let me know if you have any questions or would like a specific picture.

**I am not sure how Turner Machine CO. is involved but their nameplate is on the side of the Machine. Maybe someone has some insight on this?

-- Trust is earned; if earned, then effort; if effort, then skill; if skill, then practiced.

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#8 posted 04-19-2021 12:00 AM

Wow. That is quite a lot of machine.
I was reading an older copy of Fine Woodworking’s “On Woodworking Machines”. It speaks to how the old machine designers were “generous with the cast iron”. Makes them more difficult to ship. Wish you were closer; I’d enjoy seeing that in person.

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