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Crescent Machine Co.
Leetonia, OH

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Band Saw
Machine Size: 32"
Submitted By: george lathbury
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 32" bandsaw, part of the universal woodworking machine
Date of Manufacturer: 1910-1940
Serial Number:
Last Updated 9/28/2011 11:16:46 PM

This was part of a Crescent universal woodworking collection, the owner decided to break it down into the components, alas, the bandsaw sat out in the weather for 10 years out side a friend of mine's shop. He sold it to me for $9.00 scrap iron. Of coarse, the drive system was non-existent, so, I designed and built one. Sense I work in metal, plastics and wood, the speed range had to be wide. I replaced the babbit bearings with pillar blocks for the upper wheel and flange bearings on the lower wheel, I used Carter guides.
It always puzzled me why the infeed side was backwards, but on this web site I found the answer, it was because a 12" jointer was positioned behind the outfeed table an acted as a table extension with the fence removed, this is partly guess work as I haven't been able to see the complete machine live and up close. I never had any idea what the guards looked like if any, so I just fabricated what I hoped would pass OSHA regulations.
Note - this entry was edited to update the machine specs. The original entry date was 2/8/2003. DG

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Comments: the finished saw and of coarse junk piled on the table
Source: my camera,
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