I started a house moving job last week, and in the basement and shed, found a variety of tools. There are chisels, gouges, nuts, bolts, squares, allen keys, hooks, pulleys, and many other little things. Most valuable were the vices. I got seven of them in a variety of sizes. The shed yielded an electric lawnmower and a cast iron Beaver table saw.
This is a sampling. These items are going into the cottage. I've decided to make a little workshop there, due to this windfall.
I could not find anything 2200 and that looks like what you have but those might help anyways.
My advice is to make sure there is no play in the arbor, or bad bearings and then get the blade set dead on square with the miter slots. Then set the fence parallel to the miter slots. I made a simple jig for my saw. I just cut a piece of hardwood to fit perfectly in the miter slot, then attached a cheap dial indicator to it. It made getting things set perfect really easy.
Congratulations, Dale, on your house-moving finds. Very nice useful things.
Dale Hodgins wrote:My cordless electric chainsaw has a 1.2 horsepower motor. I will try to adapt it to run several belt driven tools. This would probably be the world's first cordless electric Beaver tablesaw.
I think this is a great idea. Hope you post pics once you've made the adaptation.
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There is a threaded bar on the end, which would make a great spot for turning bowls.
I gave it a good run yesterday. It worked pretty well, turning these bowls. In the time it took to use the lathe, I could have easily carved out the wet burls with hand tools.
I hit the mother load of apple burls, the day before buying the lathe.
I tried using the lathe without the belt and motor hooked up. When my friend spun it by hand, I was able to do a pretty good job, using the cordless chainsaw instead of gouges.
I'm going to make a very simple lathe for using at my property. The wood will be spun quite slowly using a highly geared cordless electric drill. The chainsaw will chew away the high spots as the piece rotates.
Dale Hodgins wrote: a cast iron Beaver table saw.
I've decided to make a little workshop there, due to this windfall.
Dale, that old table saw has features you can't find on today's saws, it looks to have a rack and pinion adjustment on the fence, something that the old atlas/craftsman saws did, makes them a pleasure to use. Also, forrest makes 8" combo blades that work like a dream on those old saws, if you look at the old B&W Fine Woodworking magazines, you see lots of them before the advertising money required everything to be bigger and new.
That lathe is a great lathe, probably has a #1 morse taper which is common and a 34/16 threaded spindle which is also common and available. Those tools are cheap chinese imports and while serviceable will not hold their edge long. Quality tools sharpened correctly, turning a bowl should be much faster than carving one, there are lots of onlineplans to make a wolverine style sharpening setup for a grinder, makes keeping them sharp easy and fast.
Now you just need to luck into a good bandsaw and you are set!
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