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.