1938 Craftsman

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Today I finished rebuilding my Uncle George’s 1938 Craftsman table saw.

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a month ago, it looked like this…

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broken teeth on the rack, and the pattern for casting a new one

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Much thanks to Eugene Sargent, who took a couple of days this week to teach me about sand-casting bronze and allowed me to take up time on his lathe and mill cutting gear teeth on the cast pieces.  I really intended to take photos of the entire process, but once we got rolling with casting and machining, my hands were busy (and dirty).  maybe next time…IMG_1732

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About michaellangford2012

Timber framer, boatbuilder, dreamer, writer, musician; collector of books, tools, aphorisms. "There is nothing, absolutely nothing…half so much worth doing…as simply messing about in boats."
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4 Responses to 1938 Craftsman

  1. Michael, the pictures you have are great. I love the new red paint.

  2. Greg Merritt says:

    That is an impressive piece of machinery and an excellent rebuild. I’ll bet it runs smooooth.

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