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  1. #1
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    Just got done assembling my "new" 1948
    Craftsman table saw. Cast iron table
    makes this a true beast. The arbor is
    amazingly solid and the fence is much
    better than I had expected.

    Here's some pics. I hope you will share some
    of your vintage woodworking equipment.

    1948 Craftsman (Emerson or King Seely)

    http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...8Craftsman.jpg

    50's ?? Vintage Craftsman Radial

    http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...smanRadial.jpg

    Old Shopmaster Bench top saw and next to it is
    an old 10" band saw by Delta. I've got the
    wheels off and installing new urethane tires.

    http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...rDuraCraft.jpg

  2. #2
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    Awesome! They don't make 'em like that any more. Now if I could only figure out how to get my tools in a warm, comfortable, carpeted(???) work area.

    [size="1"][ February 02, 2007, 12:10 PM: Message edited by: Hobie ][/size]
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  3. #3
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    That what I was thinking too!! Did you notice those large wood beams against the sheet rock wall? Somebody is going to be in trouble when the boss lady gets home!!
    An empty wagon rattles the loudest.

  4. #4
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    "Somebody is going to be in trouble when the boss lady gets home!!'

    LOL..... The shop is hallowed ground, my hallowed
    ground....

    The beams are left over from my barn conversion
    to the honey house. They supported the hay
    mow roof. Loads of character..

    The shop has 10 foot ceilings and I am using
    the beams to build mini lofts (2) to store
    extra wood, etc. They will have a footprint
    of 6 x 3 and enough room to use the floor
    underneath for saw's or work benches.

    None of my saws cost more than $75 which is
    the real reason they mine. But I have come
    to really love the craftsmanship of vintage
    power tools, loads of character again.

  5. #5
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    My next door neighbor has a jointer from around 1900, I just helped him put new bearings on it and he had a new cutter made for it that has lots of small cutter blades in a spiral instead of the two long blades and it cuts much smoother now. I will try to get some pictures.

  6. #6
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    50's ?? Vintage Craftsman Radial

    http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...smanRadial.jpg
    They are giving a complete redo kit for most of the Craftsman Radial Arm saws, has to do with safety features. Go to http://www.radialarmsawrecall.com/
    and put in your Serial# and check on it.
    Mine needed the redo kit which includes a new top wooden table. Nice fit but full of extra holes for different machines.
    Sideline beekeeper /State Certified Inspector
    Bee Friends CO-OP

  7. #7
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    Thanks for the link. Mine falls under that
    program but no kit is available. If I want
    I can disable the saw permanently and get
    $100 back. They send a carton and you have
    to remove the motor and carriage assembly to
    ship back to them.

    Not sure I want to part with the ol' girl for
    $100 (paid $40). Even if I made a "profit" on
    it. It is hard to replace that quality with
    anything for $100!!

  8. #8
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    Chapel Hill, NC (go Heels)
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    None of my saws cost more than $75 which is
    the real reason they mine. But I have come
    to really love the craftsmanship of vintage
    power tools, loads of character again.
    Not sure if its the exact model, but my father still has a table saw that looks exactly like the one you show here. It was my Grandfathers before that and I personally know it has done a lot of work in its like and still is a great tool.

    Just wondering, where is you find these tools? I would much rather find an old table saw like that instead of getting a lower end new one. I just need a place to put it...

    Kawayanan

  9. #9
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    deantn, where abouts is retired construction located ??

  10. #10
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    Kawayanan....... ebay. Search using your
    zip code to find the items close to you
    to avoid the shipping issue. Be patient,
    they will show sooner or later.

  11. #11
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    Hey, so that's the model of table saw I have. I bought it as a teenager into woodworking from an auction. I was looking for a sturdy one back at that time. Got it for $175, with a good stand probably around 1980. Would like to find some of those table extensions with the fence knob/gear to add on to it. I am pretty sure the carpenter who had it fitted a newer & larger hp motor to it, but looks like original mounting hardware. Built a few boxes on it already.
    I think a person could design and build a decent saw for this with multiple dado blades pretty easy, but machine shop costs may change your mind unless your really into it and can get a good price on lumber.

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