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Manufactured/Badged by:
Sears | Dunlap

True Manufacturer:
King-Seeley Corp.-Central Specialty Division, Ann Arbor, MI; Ypsilanti, MI
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Jig or Scroll Saw
Machine Size: 18"
Submitted By: Mowgli @swinginthrudajunglew/outa.gov
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 103.0407
Date of Manufacturer: Early 40s
Serial Number: none
Last Updated 1/27/2014 12:52:30 PM

I traded a Troy Bilt chipper/vac for an air compressor, a contractors 10" tablesaw and this sad bastid scroll saw. He said his grampa bought it new and got a lot of use out of it. I believe him. A mouse seems to have used it for a seed stash too. A good size fistful of shells dumped out when I separated the upper arm from the base. It had a loosely mounted Kenmore 1/4HP washer motor and what looked like puppy s#!t in the crankcase. It was all mounted to a disintegating hunk of laminated tabletop. I took some pictures of it and printed the operating instructions found here http://www.owwm.com/files/PDF/Craftsman/103-0407.pdf

I disassembled the saw, stripped the paint and scooped what I assume to be a sawdust and 60 year old oil mixture out of the crankcase. I razor bladed and polished the table surface with gray scotchbrite cut to fit my PC ROS. I wire-wheeled the polishable parts on my early 40s Dunlap drill press(how appropriate). I primered and spray painted with Dun-Cote blue/gray and got busy on the table. I had some leftover 3/4" birch ply and some black walnut I bought dirt cheap from a WW going out of biz (thanks Rig!). I grooved the 'nut, round-overed the top, mitered and sanded. Than I sanded. When I was done - I sanded some more. The glue-up was messy, I hate glue up but it's a necessary evil. The tabletop is finished with Deft semi-gloss more sanding and more Deft. Off to the Borg to get the correct size bolts and extension cord. The 1/4HP century-old Century motor had to replace that ratty Kenmore. It was leftover from a 1935 Delta "Double Duty" lathe I busted, guess I needed triple duty heh. The stand it all sits on and the motor pulley are from a Delta International jointer that did what international stuff does. Get buried under my hydrangeas to turn their flowers blue :))


Photo 1:

Comments: new old tools, wobbly mounted Kenmore motor with the wrong size pulley, blade mounted upside down hehe
Source: My Olympus C-3000
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Comments: I hated drilling the mounting holes, you can bet I measured more than once
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Comments: Fancy ashtray stand - motor patent 03' hehe 1903! It only lasted 85 years more so-far than the jointer motor that the stand is from
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