Holy cow that is some seriously cool old iron Vince Looks like you should dust your Grandpas tools off and put it back to use Oh and welcome to the forum
Thanks Tom...I visited the family farm a few years ago and couldn't believe this stuff was still there.Still has a old welder too.
My grandpa has been gone for 20 some years and I still remember with great passion going in his garage (semi shop) in awe of the feeling of just being there Enjoy it as much as you can!!! OH and watch yer fingers of them open gears Where are you located?
My first shop experiences were with my granddad (who was from Kansas, coincidentally). I still have some of his tools, but nothing as cool as the old iron in your pictures. Great stuff.
So...that must have been quite a twister to blow you all the way to the Virgin Islands, Dorothy. This forum has a few Canadians and an American living in Japan, a South African living in Canada, one or two Americans in Mexico and South America, so why not a Kansan in the VI?
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan
LOL...that's where the farm is.
I'm really a ruffneck from Oklahoma,long story how I ended up down here doing what I'm doing.
Welcome to the forums Vince...as far as the long story goes...we have time
Go ahead and run clown, with those big floppy shoes, you won't get far.
Welcome Vince, those machines need someone to care for them, why not you?
And they will pay you back with great projects!
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I also dream of a shop with north light where my hands can be busy, my soul rest and my mind wander...
And some people complain about having to use Reeves drives.
That's a great old drill press, loaded with memories.