Resurecting an old atlas band saw..

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TJS Nordic

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« on: June 29, 2011, 07:18:49 PM »
I remember when I was a kid and had to make a pine wood derby car. My old man would cut the profile of the car out on the band saw and I would shape the rest of the car. Last week I brought up the band saw that was hidden in a corner down in the basement. My old man says it was mid 1950's. This thing is cast iron and heavy. Over the years the base and motor have gone. So I made a cool stand for it using some scrap tubing that I bent up on my JD Squared converted to full hydraulic tubing bender. Found some C-channel and mounted the base. Also found an old motor mount. My Father in law is getting me a variable speed set up so I can cut steel, alum. and or wood. Once I get the motor I will adapt the mount to the lower part of the stand.













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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2011, 07:28:56 PM »
that thing looks like it weighs a ton.....beautiful work as always TJS. keep it up. how's life without the jetboat around?
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2011, 08:38:29 PM »
i still have a atlas band saw like that in my shop still works, next time justin comes by i'll have him take a picture and post it

 


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