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    Restoring the old motor

    I thought I posted photos but I can't find them. This is an unknown motor that was powering a Greaves Klusman 24" jointer.


    The machine is being restored by Keith Rucker the founder of OWWM.org., for use in the Georgia Agrarama Museum. I don't know details about the museum but I am under the impression it is a working museum. The machine is destine to be line shaft driven once again so the motor was surplus.


    Friend of mine that donated the jointer to Keith gave me the motor. It is a very neat looking motor but in sad looking shape. Nice thing is it runs! It his 3 phase and I working on getting 3 phase in the shop so I have not heard it run. He hooked it up and said it was so smooth and quite he thought it was dead till he walked over to it and to his surprise saw it running.

    I have been working on it off and on for a few weeks. All the other projects are at a stopping point so it's time to get this one done while I wait on the parts for the RpC to come in. I worked on the bell ends yesterday and got them cleaned, primed and painted.


    Went to motor shop and talked to them about doing some work on the windings and he told me to do it myself, that it was going to cost way to much. Nothing like an honest man! Gave me some advice on varnishing the windings and how to repair the leads. So this week I hope to get that done and hopefully will be ready to start putting the motor back together.

    Jeff
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    Looking good Jeff! I really enjoy seeing what you do with these old machines!

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    gotta love an honest repair man! i`d take all my business there...motor`s looking good!
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    Looks great Jeff, you are the king of the Old Arn round these parts!

    BTW, if you can, name the repair shop and the honest fellow who gave you that good advice.

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    ... name the repair shop and the honest fellow who gave you that good advice.
    Good point. I don't actually know the name of the shop but it's the only one in Albertville, AL. Well that does repairs that is. Located on Highway 431. They have been there for years!
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
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    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    Maybe these guys.....?


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    Still fighing that jet lag Greg?

    Nice catch!
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    I believe that be them Greg.


    Pimping it out a little bit.

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    Just testing my Google and 6th sense capabilities.... I guess they still work...

    WOW, it's going to be another awesome looking piece, Jeff. Super job.

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    Nothing to add, but I got this motor recentely which came off a Yates-American 8" jointer, circa 1930s (J-31). You might remember a holdfast I forged and posted a pic of here for woodworking, it was trade for this motor, along with another I haven't forged yet...

    FWIW, Louis Allis was the first company to put motors on woodworking machines around 1907-1908. Yates-American used them almost exclusively, along with some others, but Louis Allis was the primary maker.



    Jeff, your motor's looking good!

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