wow! phenomenal job!! what shade of white is that? it really makes the polished surfaces pop!!
Posted by Chris (guest) on Sun 10 Apr 2016 03:45:57 PM MDT
1982 Rockwell Radial Ram Drill Press
Beautiful job on the restoration, really, really nice. I've never seen one painted white, but it looks great. From the original pictures it looks like it was in pretty good condition, but I wonder what you did to the internals; did you replace/upgrade the bearings? I have one of these machines, an older version (with the cast legs) which I have been in the process of restoring for some time now. One of the aluminum step pulleys has a chunk missing from the lowest sheave, and I haven't found a source for a replacement. I am considering a variable frequency drive to get around the problem, but yours looks so good all-original that I'm reconsidering. Any insights you can offer into the process would be much appreciated.
Posted by stowe teti (guest) on Sun 31 Jan 2016 12:51:29 PM MST
Buffalo Forge Combination saw and joiner
Your restorations are beautiful. I have a Buffalo Forge combo band & table saw with joiner that my Dad used in the early 1900's with a one lunger. I found a picture of it at the Georgia Railroad Museum.
Several people have expressed an interest in it, one wanting it for a museum. Any idea where I can get more information about it and possibly an idea of its value.
Posted by David R. Magnus (guest) on Fri 24 May 2013 02:02:46 PM MDT
Repair side guard
so I see they have a piece pop riveted in.
How did you fix that.
Same question on your drum guard (Top)
Did you grind the rivets away and just use JB weld?
Posted by mrbreezeet1 (guest) on Sun 21 Apr 2013 05:10:54 AM MDT
Paul I welded it back together with Nickel Rod. V grind the groove and lay down very short beads, peen it as it cools down to help prevent stress cracks from the heat.
Took all day to weld up but 3 years later it's still holding together.
Posted by Shane Whitlock on Sat 16 Mar 2013 10:22:56 PM MDT
I'f u dont mind me askin what did you use to fix the broken pieces did u weld this with cast steel rods? I have to fix mine and duseon't know what to do you think jb weld would work? Beautiful job!I have a couple on owwm I've redone under paul brazeau love old Iron
Posted by paul (guest) on Sat 16 Mar 2013 07:24:31 AM MDT
Glad the pics helped. Good luck with your saw.
Posted by Shane Whitlock on Mon 25 Feb 2013 05:48:17 PM MST
I just got a earlier marvel, and your pictures helped
with how the motor is mounted and the stop bar I almost didnt
take since i didnt think it was part of it. It was all mixed with other parts in a semi trailer and the madness of an auction.
Posted by chris (guest) on Sun 24 Feb 2013 07:36:40 PM MST
Posted by Shane Whitlock on Sun 13 Jan 2013 05:59:49 PM MST
My comment is, you do beautiful work and have a very cool collection.
Posted by Kent Welsh (guest) on Wed 09 Jan 2013 05:41:07 PM MST