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« on: June 10, 2017, 07:56:57 PM »
I am 27 years old and have grown up around antiques my whole life.my grandfather was and uncle still is an antique dealer my father restores antiques. I have done a bit of dealing and restoration but for some reason at the ripe old age of 14 i got sawdust in my blood and began saving up money for a sawmill. I bought my first bandmill at age 19 and soon found myself running a woodmizer lt40 full time for a pallet manufacturing company. I now run a meadows production circle mill full time but that is besides the point. To bring everything together i have decided to collect some pieces of old wood working machinery. I picked up an old american no 1 20 inch planer today, i have an old crescent 24 inch bandsaw and a corley 2 saw edger. Always on the lookout for a circle sawmill to call my own but just havent found what i wanted for a reasonable price . it is sad how much of this stuff was lost when the scrap prices were high a few years ago but i am going to do what i can to save some of it now while i have the means. One day i hope to set everything up and build my own small business off of it

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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2017, 10:34:00 PM »
I've got a few "old" things, most notably, an old logging chain about 16 feet long and weighs about 40-50 pounds!

The one thing different about this chain is that there is a swivel forged in the middle of it!  I figure it should be worth quite a few $$$$.
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2017, 10:44:03 PM »
Hey Reddog, good for you!  The old machines will serve you well. Use a little TLC and you can have a very nice operation.

Oh, by the way, TLC most often comes in an oil can.
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2017, 07:49:22 AM »
I've got a few "old" things, most notably, an old logging chain about 16 feet long and weighs about 40-50 pounds!

The one thing different about this chain is that there is a swivel forged in the middle of it!  I figure it should be worth quite a few $$$$.
I have 2 of them also my dad told me they was for horse skidding if you was on a side hill and the log rolled the swivel saved the horse from going over the bank  ;D

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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2017, 09:49:47 AM »
I have a old crescent bandsaw and I love it...

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2017, 11:12:59 AM »
What size bandsaw kbeitz? Mine is huge with 26 inch wheels. I believe it was used in boat/ship building in baltimore maryland.

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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2017, 11:29:42 AM »
The furniture factory I worked at during highschool had an old Greenly tennoner. In the operators manual were these words. "Property of Ford Motor Company"
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2017, 11:40:36 AM »
What size bandsaw kbeitz? Mine is huge with 26 inch wheels. I believe it was used in boat/ship building in baltimore maryland.

20" wheels..
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2017, 02:32:18 PM »
  Reddog, add your location to your profile and maybe someone may direct you to a local "deal".
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2017, 02:47:07 PM »
Good thinking gspren!

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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2017, 01:38:10 PM »
How 'bout a 100-year-old 24" flat-belt planer? According to the embossing in the cast iron, it was made in a town about 80 miles from me. Oh, and it works!  -Jason

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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2017, 01:52:40 PM »
Hunting for old stuff can get quite addicting.  :D I had some of my chainsaws at a show Saturday, a fellow told me about a collection of old saws and outboards he needs to move out but doesn't want to take to the landfill. I'll be checking that out this week.
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2017, 06:55:53 PM »
How 'bout a 100-year-old 24" flat-belt planer? According to the embossing in the cast iron, it was made in a town about 80 miles from me. Oh, and it works!  -Jason

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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2017, 07:26:03 PM »
The only time square heads present a problem is if the flat sides aren't flat.
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« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2017, 12:33:34 PM »
Kbeitz, it does have the square head - two blades. My 'danger' spidey-senses are more alert with this machine than any of the other widow-makers I own, mostly because of my proximity to the belt and the blades and being in the line of fire for woodchips. But what, specifically, should I be watching out for? I'm aware that the 1" bolts securing the blades can stretch and bottom out in their holes, making the blade less tight to the head. Any other warnings gratefully appreciated...     - Jason
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