Our shop space is spread into three areas, the Laser Room, the Wood Shop, and the Milling Shop (Where the BIG machines are). Eventually we will be building a timber frame barn to house all of the tools under one roof (and to free up some space in the garage and basement!!). Check out the SHOP BARN page for updates.
NEW ARRIVAL! Powermatic Model 66. Needed a new powercord and a major cleanup along with a two hour deck polish but she shined up nice. We finally have a full size cabinet saw!
The Laser Room with the Univeral Laser Systems V-460:
This Jointer is so quiet you could have a conversation while it is running.
This DeWalt radial arm saw, a restored antique, runs like its brand new. It was restored by Wolfe Machinery Co. in Des Moines Iowa. I hope to get a larger one to compliment it someday.
The Rockwell Model 18 Planer:
This planer was bought out of a barn. It had sat for a few years and collected a fair amount of rust. Aside from that, it is in great shape. The only problem; I don't have 3 phase power in my home so the choice was frequency inverters or new motors.
The side cover removed showing both the main and drive motors.
The Motors on the bench. Unfortunately the larger motor has no nameplate.
A bit of research on the internet shows that an appropriate replacement would be
5HP, 16.2Amps and 230V.
Here she is with new motors, belts, sheeves and about 3 hours of cleaning.
Next step: more cleaning and a coat of primer and paint. For now however, she is ready for wiring!!
The next machine to be restored is this 16" Jointer. This machine came
with no motor! Looks like we have more research to do!!
The Delta Bandsaw, which actually works quite well. It came with the Jointer and Planer. She just needs a clean up and a paint job.
Crescent Lineshaft Mortiser:
My father after starting disassembly.
The parts bench.
Powerwashing the casting.
Tannewitz JW-250 Table Saw:
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