Good day all.
I just purchased a J-Line, Brodhead & Garrett table saw for $100. It came with the original fence, two miter gages, three cast iron extensions (2 with square corners and one with rounded). In really good condition except for chips, scratches and scuffs on the cabinet and it is missing the motor cover panel and one other access panel. It has a new looking 1-1/2 HP single phase motor.
When I first saw it I figured it was old, but it work good and it was cheap. I wanted to get some information on the saw and found this forum. I spent yesterday and up till late last night reading through almost every thread and post in Old Iron and realized what I had. I am glad I found the forum.
One problem though, I may have opened a can of worms, so let me explain.
My father-in-law was an engineer at a specialty metals company with made parts for air craft and specialty applications. He worked on the design for the clips and braces used in the restoration of the Statue of Liberty. They had to be made from an alloy that would be able to connect copper to the cast iron and steel frame without promoting corrosion. As a hobby he had always gone to auctions and estate sales and purchases any thing he thought was a buy.
Well why do I ramble on about this? He passed away several years ago so every summer I pack up my family and head to Indiana to my wife's Mom's house and spend about a month doing projects on there house. Well this summer I will attempt to take down the two story barn. The biggest challenge I thought would be moving out all the stuff in the barn I called "junk". You can barely open the front barn door and the only way to get in is climb over all the "junk".
Well this is the point I was trying to get to before the story started. All that junk are the tools, farm implements, chains, anvils, equipment and just about many pieces of equipment. I know there are both bench and pedestal grinders, a couple laiths, a combination table saw/jointer/disksander, radial arm saws, drill presses, a large band saw and some other machinery which use I do not know. And I have never been more than half way to the back of the barn.
Well after reading the forum I am afraid of all I may find. I may try to adopt a bunch of it and let it follow me home or put in storage. Before the forum I though I would just be able to call the scrap you and they would cart it away and me mother-in-law might get a few $ from it. And I know I will definitely be bringing my camera.
Well I would like to say that all your posts may have saved a lot of old iron from the scrap yard, but it may cost me a lot of work and money in the long run.
Well thank you and thanks a lot!!!! http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ilies/rofl.gif