1938 Craftsman


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


a month ago, it looked like this…


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


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

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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6 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.

  3. Charles Crannell says:

    I have the same one and Im trying to get it apart for a rebuild but cant get the trunion out could you shed some light on that. not sure how to remove the pinion that holds the arbor half to the blade cradle half

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