as promised in the turning section!
this is my oldest tool, other than the odd handtool
its a 1915 (or so) crescent 20 inch bandsaw. i picked it up a couple of years ago from a hobby machinist who was using it for aluminum and brass
im posting just a couple of pics, but i do have detail pics of the entire restoration
first is the picture from the kijiji ad(canadian version of craigslist), its powered by a tiny 1/2 hp mounted on a hinged plate hanging on a 1 inch steelrod drilled right through the main casting(shameful!
next as an "in progress" pic. they were'nt too fussy about the appearence of castings in 1915, afterall WW1 was having an effect on the entire north american manufacturing situation
the main casting is hollow, made from 2 mold halves. there was a large amount of filler required at the seams plus of course the big hole drilled for the junky motor mount
the final product, its powered by a 1940's delta 1 hp repulse induction motor running on 240
lots of detail pics are available, this was my most ambtious rebuild to date!