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    Can you ID this OSS?

    Receive photos from the owner last night. Trying hard to find someone that can take this from Detroit to Arn Fest outside of Chicago next week.

    Anyway, anyone ever seen one of these? I can not find out anything on it other than it labeled as Motor City Machines, Detroit.



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    Jeff, I can't help you with an ID, but it looks like you have yet another project coming your way if you can find transport to Arn Fest?

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    My thatís a serious spindle sander. I donít see how it oscillates other than cranking up & down on the spokes. I think that would get old real fast.

    Maybe Iím missing something with that small motor sitting on top.
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    Dont have any idea, looks like a spindel sander,


    or boat anchor.

    Just kidding

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    Ah ha the old up & down & around & around trick a.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Leetch View Post
    Ah ha the old up & down & around & around trick a.
    OT but, love the spaghetti sizers for small meals.
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    I have stumped the band. No one has seen one of these. One thing we talked about (on another forum) is wondering if it was a metal working machine? It appears mighty heavy for a spindle sander. Even for an old machine.

    As for the oscillating, that is supposed to be driven by the smaller motor sitting on the table. It attaches to the arm on the right in the photo. What and how it works from there I am not clear. I have more photos but I can't figure it out. I can see a couple of chains beside the column that I can't explain but assume are part of the lifting mechanism.

    However it may not matter. I was hoping to get it Ruckered from Detroit to North of Chicago in the next two weeks for Arn Fest. I have a mortiser coming down and it could hitch a ride down with that. But doesn't look like it's going to happen. Maybe I can find someone coming south latter on that get it closer to me.
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    Looks like I struck a deal on this one. I found someone that is willing to drive out of their way and pick it for me on his way to Arn Fest. Another buddy is going to Rucker it down to Chattanooga where I will go pick it up and a very old mortising machine. These were the last two machines I have been looking for and are the hardest and typically the most expensive machines on my list, when you can find them. So needless to say I am excited. My shop will be complete once these are restored.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    ................. These were the last two machines I have been looking for and are the hardest and typically the most expensive machines on my list, when you can find them. So needless to say I am excited. My shop will be complete once these are restored.
    How long do we give him guys?

    I'd say in less than six months after he has finished these two machines, there will be another piece "Old Arn" in need of some TLC, a great machine and a great deal that good old Jeff could not "Pass up"

    Good luck with these two machines, but I VERY much doubt they will be the "Last" machines !
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