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    Wyson Mortiser

    I just committed to buy the last piece of old iron I need for the shop. So now my shop is or will be complete. Granted there are couple of things I wouldn't mind having machine wise, but this was the last thing I really wanted and need. I won't be able to get it to me till October thought. It's currently somewhere up in the Great White North.

    It an old Wysong foot mortiser. Originally line shaft driven I believe. Has been converted to a modern motor. Not the best conversion I have seen, heck it just ugly. There I said it. It was advertised on OWWM and no one was interested and I think because, it was foot operated and it was so ugly.

    I got it for less than the price of an average Bench Top model so I can spend a little on if needed and still be in it cheap. Owner says it works great and thats really all I care. I need one for some chairs I am want to build.

    Hopefully this one won't need much attention. I really want to bring it in. Improve that drive system and put it to work. No major restorations I hope.

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    Hey it it works well, and it was cheap, then it looks DARN good to me!

    You will have it humming along in no time, chopping mortices like no ones bees wax!
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    That is one very cool machine. However, and take this with all the good intentions implied, your quote "So now my shop is or will be complete."

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    yeah jeff, who are you trying to fool? nice start though
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    Laugh all you want. If you look at my shop tour, you don't see a lot of unrestored iron or any "collections" sitting around.
    Besides, I didn't say I wouldn't be buying anything else.
    I just committed to buy the last piece of old iron I need for the shop.
    Just saying the shop is equipped with what I want. The mortiser was/is the last big item I want/need. There is difference.

    Now if an osculating spindle sander, or a nice disk/belt sander combo comes along yea I am going to grab it! A cheap Unisaw I can dedicate for dados, something I can make money on. Of course! I ain't STUpid!
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    What's so darn ugly about it? I think it's cool looking. Does the shin buster fold up out of the way?
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    That motor hanging off the back like that. The belt drive too, the belt has to angle up and down as the head moves. I am thinking that a flat pulley on the head would make more sense. Let the belt move up and down like on a shaper.

    Jeff
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    Looks like this is pending deal. Seller and I agreed on price. Arranged to have him deliver it to Arn Fest. From there it will be Ruckered to Chickamauga GA. I will drive up to Dans, pick it up and bring it home. But of course this won't happen till October unfortunately.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
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