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  1. Pictures would be helpful. I usually suggest that...

    Pictures would be helpful. I usually suggest that people wanting info on older vices check out the Garage Journal Forum, the massive "Vices of Garage Journal" thread in the General Tool Discussion...
  2. I use a Porter Cable head on an older flat belt...

    I use a Porter Cable head on an older flat belt Burke #4 horizontal. Made an arbor with shaft extending through the rear of the spindle and link it to the P/C drive shaft with a roller chain and...
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    I would be interested in the entire gear case...

    I would be interested in the entire gear case enclosure in addition to the door if that has survived. I need the whole assembly, so if you just have the door, I'll pass. Thanks.

    Tom B.
  4. Great to hear from you, Rick. An unusual little...

    Great to hear from you, Rick. An unusual little steamer brought back to life--excellent work as usual.

    Tom B.
  5. If you like steam locomotives, the Oregon Rail...

    If you like steam locomotives, the Oregon Rail Heritage Center in Portland (Our Locomotives :: Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation) is interesting. Two operable steam locomotives, one under restoration...
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    I fail to understand why an old flat belt machine...

    I fail to understand why an old flat belt machine in seemingly nice condition is criticized as obsolete in an antique machinery forum. Did I miss the point??

    Tom B.
  7. Click on your screen name at top of page. Then...

    Click on your screen name at top of page. Then click on Forum Actions, then Edit Profile.

    Tom B.
  8. B/W--please fix your location. BTW, amusing...

    B/W--please fix your location. BTW, amusing screen name.

    Tom B.
  9. Adrian, welcome to the PM Forum--you're in the...

    Adrian, welcome to the PM Forum--you're in the right place. I've had a Snyder D/P similar to yours for about 20 years and its great for hogging out large holes. I run it with a 1 1/2 horse GE motor...
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    Not sure about the value of the vise and repair...

    Not sure about the value of the vise and repair combined but Kevin's work shows up frequently on the massive "vise" thread on the Garage Journal Forum. His work appears excellent and he's got a lot...
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    I've passed this suggestion along before: check...

    I've passed this suggestion along before: check out the "Vises" thread at The Garage Journal Board - Powered by vBulletin. Many serious vise collectors there with a vast body of knowledge about older...
  12. Bill, that Windsor is beautiful! The casting...

    Bill, that Windsor is beautiful! The casting details are classic and the machine appears quite complete. I love to see great old machines going to good homes.

    Tom B.
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    Gits, of course, is the traditional and current...

    Gits, of course, is the traditional and current maker of these oil cups. I believe the caps on older ones were nickel plated. Current ones appear zinc plated and, yes, cheaper made. I also like...
  14. Thread: Ajax Thread

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    Could he have really meant Acme? Tom B.

    Could he have really meant Acme?

    Tom B.
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    Zef, don't hit the drawbar too hard since it may...

    Zef, don't hit the drawbar too hard since it may damage the threads on the arbor end. I made a round steel bar with an inserted brass end. I remove the drawbar, insert this bar and hit the...
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    Certainly pictures would be necessary as a...

    Certainly pictures would be necessary as a minimum. Please look at the "Sticky" by SouthBendModel34 at the beginning of this forum for some helpful photo guidelines. Also, perhaps posting this in...
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    ry85--you might check on the Garage Journal forum...

    ry85--you might check on the Garage Journal forum "The VISES of Garage Journal" thread. Those guys are serious collectors and should provide plenty of information.

    Tom B.
  18. As noted by Joe above, Buffalo drills are...

    As noted by Joe above, Buffalo drills are excellent rugged machines. I bought the identical machine (used) over 40 years ago as the first machine for my home shop and have now passed it on to my son...
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    John--glad to hear it. I can echo the comments...

    John--glad to hear it. I can echo the comments about retirement made above. It's nice when work doesn't get in the way. I transitioned slowly into full retirement and find that necessary projects...
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    Where is SouthBendModel34?

    While not the most prolific poster by a long shot, I've been around here for a long while and you get used to seeing regular postings from many familiar names. One is John Ruth and it occurred to me...
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    Is the head casting and front belt guard one...

    Is the head casting and front belt guard one piece? I believe the Atlas belt guard is separate and bolts on. The W/T guard has a ridge or flange at the back which this one does not. I don't think...
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    Budget, we would need much more in terms of...

    Budget, we would need much more in terms of details and photos to give you any helpful advice. Overall condition, size, included tooling and other goodies will all factor into a reasonable price to...
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    Brown & Lipe also made auxiliary transmissions...

    Brown & Lipe also made auxiliary transmissions (nickname "Brownies")for heavy trucks before the advent of modern multi-gear trannys such as Roadrangers. The Brownie would be set up behind the truck's...
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    "Dry storage" seems doubtful. Why do so many of...

    "Dry storage" seems doubtful. Why do so many of these unused machines appear with work still in the chuck?

    Tom B.
  25. pbrtwo--I wouldn't mind helping out identifying...

    pbrtwo--I wouldn't mind helping out identifying items although I don't know if I would be that helpful in pricing. I am in Nassau, north shore. A also know someone near you who could help out in...
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