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10/1/2008 11:13:48 PM
I inherited this saw from my grandpaw. He owned a machine shop and I reckon he built the base for a customer. I assume the customer never paid for the work so he kept it. He didn't really need or want it so it sat outside in disrepair for many years. Somehow dad and I got this thing home, and as time and money allowed began to restore it. This will be a working saw so I'm only going to refurbish it enough to keep it protected and functional. I've done most of the cheap stuff. Now comes the money items (tires, blade, motor, pulleys, making guards, etc.)
The bottom wheel is not in good shape. It has been brazed together a few times and has peaks and valleys. I hope the blade will track ok. I'm not sure what to do to correct this.
It is interesting to think that a Civil War vet could have worked with any of these band saws.
Many thanks to Keith Rucker and everyone else who submit "how to" articles on OWWM.COM. This web site gave me the confidence to tackle this project. Ya'll are the reason this saw is not in a scrap yard.
In this pic we just finished the babbitt bearings and just had to put it all together to see it even though it is not fully painted.
Close up of the badge.
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