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Thread: Just a bit 'o arn for the shop

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Northeast Connecticut

    Just a bit 'o arn for the shop

    Brought my new bandsaw home this weekend, it's a 16" Walker Turner from sometime near the 50's. Need to fix a couple loose ends here and there and once it's 100% they I can tear it down and start the refurb. The only parts really needed is the thrust bearings which can be bought new for about $40. Oh, and I am looking for an old school on/off motor starter switch & box if anyone has one, please let me know.

    Here is a photo of my new project.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Very cool that is a great looking saw!

    Seems like you could just plug that one in and use it!!

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Tokiwadai, Japan
    What a great find! Looks to be in very good condition. Look forward to watching the progress on your project, and the final restored saw.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Northville, MI
    Nice. Doesn't look like too much work would be required.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    The Heart of Dixie
    Jim, those are the best looking smaller bandsaws out there IMHO. I have always admired their styling. Never got to use one but I am sure they work great.

    Look forward to the restoration of it!

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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    That is a very cool OWWM. I like to see folks using machines that are (slightly) older than I am

  7. #7
    Very nice! I would agree the styling is great. And with all that iron, it should run smooooth!


  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Northeast Connecticut
    Thanks guys, I will keep you all posted. There are a couple projects before this that I need to finish up first. I also want to get a few details ironed out and a mobile base made before I tear it apart again.

    Tools older than me? Well heck.. I know of at least one older than my dad in my shop too!!

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