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    Identify this guard? Shaper?

    Found this at an estate sale and figured someone might be looking for one. Looks like a small shaper guard possibly??
    Made out of cast aluminum. Measures 21" x 12 3/4" x 3 1/4".

    Look familiar to...
  2. Tell me more, I'm trying to learn here. What...

    Tell me more, I'm trying to learn here. What size DC motor would you recommend? Is there a power loss at low speed?
  3. I already have a Delta drill press with the slow...

    I already have a Delta drill press with the slow speed 3rd pulley set up. Ready to change over to something variable speed.

    This is a working drill press, not a valuable antique, so I have no...
  4. New drive for old Buffalo drill press? VFD or DC?

    Recently purchased a Buffalo 16 bench drill press. Looking to put a variable speed drive on it and looking for input on the different options available.
    My electrical knowledge is pretty thin and...
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    I'm going to revive this old thread to announce I...

    I'm going to revive this old thread to announce I have listed the little Mechanics' drill press for sale on Portland,OR Craigslist. Price: $695.
    I mounted an electric motor on it so it can be run to...
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    If it was one piece, how would they get it in the...

    If it was one piece, how would they get it in the hole in that casting?
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    If you read my post, you will see I had already...

    If you read my post, you will see I had already tried holding it in a collet.
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    Thanks John, that's going to be my next...

    Thanks John, that's going to be my next approach. Should be fine for this application.
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    Walker Turner Bandsaw Gearbox Question

    Does anyone know how the knurled knob comes off this pin?
    It's the pin that engages the slow speed gearbox on my WT bandsaw.
    The holes in the pulley are worn which causes the saw to rattle when...
  10. Field Sensi Threader, Herbert Field, Portland, OR

    Anybody know anything about this unit? It's in the shop estate of a retired machinist.
    If you know something about it, is there a demand for it today?

    Thanks
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    I can't believe you went without hot water for 47...

    I can't believe you went without hot water for 47 days?
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    The 2 drive wheels have leather faces and the...

    The 2 drive wheels have leather faces and the contact pressure is adjustable. Similar to other friction drives.
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    I "used" to be on a woodworking forum. After I...

    I "used" to be on a woodworking forum. After I sent a PM to a guy that was a real idiot informing him of that fact, a moderator told me I would be suspended for bad behavior. When the suspension was...
  14. From what I've seen, another stepped pulley won't...

    From what I've seen, another stepped pulley won't have enough hub thickness to allow inserting the turned down hubs from those pulleys.
  15. Do you think you're going to find one any closer...

    Do you think you're going to find one any closer in the rest of your lifetime?
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    Identify this old drill type thing?

    A guy in the Garage Journal forum is trying to identify this. Says the only marking is P & L cast into the frame.
    Figured someone on here will know.
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    Not really of value in this case. If you want to...

    Not really of value in this case. If you want to see good pictures, and information on Armor mills just go to Tony's site.
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    I didn't look at the camelback to see who the...

    I didn't look at the camelback to see who the maker was. The owner said there were letters in the casting on the side facing the wall.
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    Armor (USA) IS listed on Tony's site, and I have...

    Armor (USA) IS listed on Tony's site, and I have owned one of their mills myself.
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    Armor Mill FS in SW Washington

    Not mine, but I have seen it. Looks to be in good condition. Tabletop size mill made in CA in the 40s. :typing:

    Antique Drill Press Armor Milling Mach.
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    If it will fit on a pallet, Fastenal will ship it reasonably.
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    WTB - Brass drop 4 1/2 dia. x 1" thick

    I need something at least 4 1/2" dia. x 1" thick. Could be most any shape actually, as long as I can get a piece out of it.

    Making a new top plate for a steam whistle.

    Thanks
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    Looking good, Ed. :drool5:

    Looking good, Ed. :drool5:
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    Levin Drill Press Help?

    Just purchased this little Levin drill press. The spindle turns somewhat hard & lumpy, so I figure the bearings need to be replaced.

    Anybody on here had one of these apart?

    Thanks
  25. I collect old woodworking tools like planes,...

    I collect old woodworking tools like planes, levels, chisels, logging axes, etc. etc. If you have things like that for sale, send me a PM.
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