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Manufactured/Badged by:
State Manufacturing & Engineering Co.
Chicago, IL.

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Sander
Machine Size: 10 spindles 1/4"-4"
Submitted By: Martin King
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: B-4 Oscillating Spindle Sander
Date of Manufacturer: 1955
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Last Updated 6/10/2005 9:30:43 PM

Wow, a State OSS for only $200! All it needed was 9 spindles, bearings, oil seal,
sight glass, handle shaft, etc. I've been wanting one so I decided to save it from
it's downward spiral to the low rent district. All castings were blasted, filled,
primed and topcoated with a satin Imron. The table was blanchard ground and hand lapped
with waterstones. I was suprised to learn the original spindle rack was made of wood.
It was pretty trashed so I made a new one from MDO ply. All the missing or worn
parts were purchased from State who are fortunately still making parts. This was
a fun restoration of a useful machine that doesn't eat up too much shop real estate.

Photo 1:

Comments: State OSS as purchased
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Photo 2:

Comments: After a little work
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Comments: Close up
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