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    Mortiser photos

    Here are some photos of the Wysong & Miles mortiser. Got it in place and running. Just need to order the chisels. I am sure at some point I will pull it out and "restore" it. Just can't stand that tattered paint.

    Photos are not that great. Tried 3 time now and they just are not clear. I assume it is the white wall behind it.





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    Way cool Jeff.
    The pic's look pretty good here.

    How much leg effort does it take to lift the table?... I'm assuming that's how it works...
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    Jeff,

    Looks good! I don't think it's going anywhere - a wee bit of mass there.
    Are you going to leave the drive set-up as is, or change it out in the future? The reason I ask is I have a DP that was butchered in the past and have been trying different ideas on paper. So far I haven't come up with anything I like so far.

    Wes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Page View Post
    How much leg effort does it take to lift the table?... I'm assuming that's how it works...
    Looks like there's a link between the foot pedal's vertical rod and the mortising head - in that rectangular mortise in the pedistal. Pretty cool looking machine, though not one for Vaughn to use on a windy day

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Downey View Post
    Looks like there's a link between the foot pedal's vertical rod and the mortising head - in that rectangular mortise in the pedistal. Pretty cool looking machine, though not one for Vaughn to use on a windy day
    duh..I see it now.
    I've never seen a real morticer in the flesh.
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    Yea, the head slides in a set of gibs. The pedal just lowers the head. Most of the mechanics is hide from site. I just have a 5/16? bit and pressure is minimal. LOTS of leverage on that pedal. Anxious to get a set of bits and see how a large hole does.

    Wes. I had intentions of 'improving" it. But after seeing it and looking at it a while, I don't see a good way to do it without a major overhaul. While it's ugly the set up does work well. Thought I might try to put a belt guard just to hide the ugly drive. Out of sight, out of mind type deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    Thought I might try to put a belt guard just to hide the ugly drive. Out of sight, out of mind type deal.
    Gee, I've been looking at mine for a few years now. Never thought of that.

    It is cool how well these old machines work when tuned up properly.

    Wes

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