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    band saw in the dumper

    Well, not in the dumper but almost.
    Met with a good friend yesterday who gave me a load of walnut. His eyesight has gone bad and he can't work with tools anymore.
    Enneyhow, during our conversation he told me about a bandsaw he was once given. It was a 48" capacity monster, weight, literally, a ton or more.
    My friend was in the ship salvage business in California at the time, he put a chain on the bandsaw and started using it as an anchor.
    Oh, well. What else would you do with something like that?

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    Jeff
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    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    I used to have an old 36" probably similiar.
    Never got it running. My then shop/garage had a low ceiling, and that thing wouldn't stand up in there
    I ended up selling it. An old Star if I remember

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    he put a chain on the bandsaw and started using it as an anchor.
    So, let me see, he saw an opportunity to use this saw in the sea seeing no other use for the saw?
    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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    Pulled this one off of a Canadian Wood forum... This one was pretty much in the dumper when the guy started restoring it, sitting out rusting in the rain.

    How many of us would knock a hole in the floor to fit a tool?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    So, let me see, he saw an opportunity to use this saw in the sea seeing no other use for the saw?
    BAD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post
    Pulled this one off of a Canadian Wood forum... This one was pretty much in the dumper when the guy started restoring it, sitting out rusting in the rain.

    How many of us would knock a hole in the floor to fit a tool?
    me ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post
    Pulled this one off of a Canadian Wood forum... This one was pretty much in the dumper when the guy started restoring it, sitting out rusting in the rain.

    How many of us would knock a hole in the floor to fit a tool?
    Me too.

    Several years ago when the gunstock factories in Warsaw, combined into one, [new owner] they had an equipment sale.
    They had 6 of those biggies that the lower wheel needed a hole in the floor to clear the lower wheel.
    At the time I had no moola to even think about getting one. They were going for around $500.00 each. These were up and running machines

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    BAD.
    Made you smile though.......right?
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    I think would just have to build up a platform around it. Of course my basement is poured on rock. The thoughts of having to jack hammer out a pit aren't fun. Then I probably need a sump pump to keep it dry..... Have to draw the line somewhere.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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