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    Very nice unit, Nick! I'd consider your motor...

    Very nice unit, Nick!
    I'd consider your motor bracket to be swung off the wheel base.

    I have a big (32" ?) 'Premo' (also by Makers Unknown), that needs re-motoring. I swing between fussing over...
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    I have rashly accumulated a bunch of old air...

    I have rashly accumulated a bunch of old air compressors (accumulated accumulators?), when an engineering friend pointed out their explosive potential...
    He comes from a 'money is no obstacle'...
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    FREE ANYWHERE: Thanks, as always Bob! It will go towards a...

    Thanks, as always Bob!
    It will go towards a project like this: ...
  4. Thread: Flat belt

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    FREE ANYWHERE: Hi Bob, "I'll take it", How would you like to...

    Hi Bob,
    "I'll take it",
    How would you like to be paid for the postage (to Sydney)?
    cheers,
    AndrewOC
  5. Hi Clinton, Sounds like the beginning of an...

    Hi Clinton,
    Sounds like the beginning of an interesting project.
    I have Jim Tolpin's book, and it is full of useful considerations, modern and traditional techniques.
    'The Toolbox Book; a...
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    variants on the theme and design

    Good to see another Aussie machine rebuild.
    I'm looking at pictures of Wolfenden saws 'cos I recently bought a 'Premo' (brand name used by Goodalls & Co), that looks the same design. Most Premo...
  8. Interesting idea, Scott. These guys in Melbs...

    Interesting idea, Scott.
    These guys in Melbs do a vaguely similar scheme. The 'membership' fee is $210 per year. Workshop access is Tuesday evenings 6:00-9:30pm...
    Information for forge...
  9. Hi Paul, What a cracker of a machine! I'll...

    Hi Paul,
    What a cracker of a machine!
    I'll say up front that I don't like to do valuations, unless I have the money to offer ;)
    Looks like it would do real good work. Is the motor 415v / 3...
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    For future reference I'll paste these photos from...

    For future reference I'll paste these photos from Gumtree;
    "Combination Surface Planer & Saw/Sander" it is a Habco, 'Homeshop'
    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/wlsAAOSw8VFdcyxz/s-l800.webp ...
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    Wheelinround took this photo of a great display...

    Wheelinround took this photo of a great display idea that lives at Lake Goldsmith;...
  12. Tell us about the Pope flat spanner set. Where...

    Tell us about the Pope flat spanner set. Where there a/f and Whit sets? How many in each?
    'Aspirational' collection!
    cheers,
    AndrewOC
  13. L. Goldie & Sons, Engineers. 354 Norton Street,...

    L. Goldie & Sons, Engineers. 354 Norton Street, Leichhardt.
    photo of machine tag (by Karen Novello), from a 'table' sander, Facebook market place.
    445669
  14. WANTED:WA Bob, Keep an eye on 'The Old Machinery...

    Bob,
    Keep an eye on 'The Old Machinery Magazine', also. Our local library actually gets it.
    Engines For Sale
    cheers,
    Andrew
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    Hi GAza, I think the bench saw 'without serial...

    Hi GAza,
    I think the bench saw 'without serial nos' is the one I bought- deceased estate via TTTG.
    Cute ting, still haven't got it running yet (to make a bespoke portable stand for it)....
    I have...
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    Okie Doke, pics, pics, pictures.. where did I...

    Okie Doke,
    pics, pics, pictures.. where did I leave them?
    First two, a Premo branded d.p. Not mine, but basically the same. Tables are different, mine is a square unit, fixed/ one piece with the...
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    I doubt there was ever much in the way of manuals...

    I doubt there was ever much in the way of manuals or parts lists, for these. Hopefully my eventual photos will confirm the similarity. Does yours have a depth stop rod on the opposite side to the...
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    Hi bennyteee, are you really in Northern...

    Hi bennyteee,
    are you really in Northern California, with an Aussie made drill press??
    Anyhow, welcome to the forum.
    I scored a 'Premo' branded version of these Servian (made?) machines, last...
  19. Yes, a website would be convenient. Something...

    Yes, a website would be convenient.
    Something like;
    A. Mansukhlal & Co. - Striking Tools Handles
    Replacement Handles - Vaughan Manufacturing
    Striking tool hickory wood replacement handles; axe...
  20. Bueller, Have you come across McPherson's...

    Bueller,
    Have you come across McPherson's catalogues other than 1966?
    I've just posted a pdf scan of the instruction book for the universal woodworker, in the new 'manuals' sub-forum under...
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    Sydney Tool Sale 26/2/2017

    Sydney's 'must attend' second hand tool sale is on again!
    Hosted by TTTG.

    Sunday 26th February, 2017
    Thornleigh Brickpit Sports Stadium
    Doors open 9am, for buyers.

    Details and table booking...
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    SOMETHING NEW! I'll second crowie's sentiment! The pulley and...

    I'll second crowie's sentiment!
    The pulley and belt speed calculator is my go-to for re-motoring machines.

    Blocklayer, there are a couple of mathematics lecturer jobs going at a local University,...
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    Hi David, That looks good enough to play with...

    Hi David,
    That looks good enough to play with these guys;
    Welcome To - Home

    Here are naval style pics that I took for a friend (also doing a carriage). Place is Eureka stockade memorial park,...
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    Brooks motor plate

    Yes that was the hope!
    However, my motor's plate has about the least info I have ever seen;

    Next step, study the junction box etc.
    regs,
    AndrewOC
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    The bottom one (with name), is cast iron, the top...

    The bottom one (with name), is cast iron, the top is fab sheetmetal.
    "my old project, have none fitted"
    Is there any details you need? I won't be down there for a while, but can put it on my list...
  26. Try Roy at Leura The Leura Bodger...

    Try Roy at Leura
    The Leura Bodger
    I think he might do courses.
    Andrew
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    big Premo bandsaw

    Hi ol machine buffs!
    A recent purchase was this Premo bandsaw. Probably 1940 to 1960?? No actual makers name; Premo appears to have been a name used by Goodall's on bespoke machines.
    Overall...
  28. G'day Mick, I'm a bit of a Premo owner also!...

    G'day Mick,
    I'm a bit of a Premo owner also!
    From 'Trove' (the National Library digitised newspaper) website I have learnt the following;
    Goodall's and Co (1890 - 196??) were Sydney tool...
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    Gold images, Gentlemen! So probably a 4-1/2" dia...

    Gold images, Gentlemen!
    So probably a 4-1/2" dia x 4" pulley on the cutter head, to run the shaft at ~3000 - 4000 rpm.
    Perhaps people can make out the 'boomerang' guard, and that it is very...
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    You have me going now, camoz! Early foray into...

    You have me going now, camoz!

    Early foray into Trove reveals; "RL Scrutton & Co" early mention- 1884.
    "RL Scrutton & Co. and WB Haigh" mentioned; July 1890.

    And like you said c.1912 Haigh...
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    My pleasure, bueller. Dating is a bit...

    My pleasure, bueller.
    Dating is a bit interesting, first research has fenced it in between c.1880 and c1920 care of the following;
    Graces Guide,
    W. B. Haigh and Co
    and
    Vintage Machinery,...
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    Scrutton planer/ jointer by Haigh

    G'day all,
    Just thought I should post up these pics of a success that The Traditional Tool Group had recently- finding a home for a worthy old machine.
    A lovely lady offered her late husband's...
  33. I was given one (single belt model), and it is...

    I was given one (single belt model), and it is great.
    ...However, it has had a 240v / single phase motor put under the original rear pulley and it wasn't a good job. I only use up to the half...
  34. HELP SOMEONE ELSE! Hi Grahame, There appears to be a few efforts of...

    Hi Grahame,
    There appears to be a few efforts of this kind, below are suggestions I recently made (I don't own carving stuff!).
    "The Aust Blacksmiths Assoc (Victoria) did this aricle about a...
  35. Looks good. " tool collecting and restoration "...

    Looks good.
    " tool collecting and restoration "
    I hope you guys do traditional hand tool use, as well?
    ;)
    Andrew
  36. G'day all, Sydney Knife show is coming back,...

    G'day all,
    Sydney Knife show is coming back, bigger and better; 6th & 7th August 2016 at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse (near Parramatta, NSW).
    For the important details, see; Home
    The Traditional...
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    Hilarious. Cava, how on earth did you remember...

    Hilarious. Cava, how on earth did you remember the thread?
    I'm chimong in merely to spread the word that black wattle (the one I know) also has a bark that is excellent for tanning leather. ...
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    Ah, you are a sick puppy, Vann. I'll be...

    Ah, you are a sick puppy, Vann.
    I'll be resorting to attached 1/2" 'sleeves'- haven't even found the bright steel bar yet...
    BTW a horizontal dowel borer we have at 'Men's Shed, also takes 1/2"...
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    Wow, good stuff bueller. That book looks very...

    Wow, good stuff bueller.
    That book looks very useful, and relevant to the old gear.
    I don't know about over your way, but little fractional Pope motors are common over here.
    Good training...
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    The story of your visitors is a nice eye opener,...

    The story of your visitors is a nice eye opener, thanks artme.
    Reminds me of the following SMH articles;
    Tool that compares your income shows most Australians are out of touch
    and
    Budget 2016:...
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    These photos are of the site c.1929/30 when the...

    These photos are of the site c.1929/30 when the workshop burnt down. They show how the flat belt line shafting was originally arranged. The (gas?) engine and machines were on tall plinths to lift...
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    In my ignorance I would call this a thicknesser /...

    In my ignorance I would call this a thicknesser / planer, but note it has edge cutters (fearsome square heads!),
    so I don't know the proper name...
    377088377087

    By T & R Lees, Hollinwood,...
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    Spindle moulder for the LS Barker fans; 377085...

    Spindle moulder for the LS Barker fans;

    377085
    377086
    Very nice machine, well kitted out, they it use a lot.
    a.
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    So I took some photos with the trusty 'phone. ...

    So I took some photos with the trusty 'phone. Sorry about the poor angles and composition- it was rather crowded!
    I concentrated on machines I'd consider 'out of the ordinary'.
    First up; a tenon...
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    Old Joinery workshop open day 16/4/2016

    G'day All,
    A Sydney event that may interest some;
    The Traditional Tools Group (Inc.) -- View Workshop

    "Tour and Open Day at Brinsley's Joinery Shop

    Saturday, 16th of April 2016, 10:00am to...
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    I hope to see you on the Saturday. HTPAA had an...

    I hope to see you on the Saturday.
    HTPAA had an interesting diverse display, good effort!

    The pre-paid tickets are via; https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=157186
    Re...
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    Yes, that is a great job. Thanks for showing us,...

    Yes, that is a great job.
    Thanks for showing us, Ray.
    Would your mate be interested in bringing it to the next Steam and Machinery rally at Menangle? It will be 14th & 15th of May.
    cheers,
    Andrew
  48. Hmm, I think I've packed everything... See you...

    Hmm, I think I've packed everything...
    See you all in the morning!
    ;)
    A.
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    Have you got a Sher drill for it? I can keep an...

    Have you got a Sher drill for it? I can keep an eye out, once we know what model.
    A.
  50. And pictures to support; Ezycut bandsaw 372336...

    And pictures to support;
    Ezycut bandsaw
    372336

    Texenco bandsaw tag
    372337
    A.
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