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J.A. Fay & Co. Scroll Saw
I wish I had been able to buy these machines for my collection, now I
can't even see them in person lol.
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Wood Frame Peg Tooth Harrow

This early form of fixed spike harrow is pulled from a corner.
Panel Sanding Machine

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The Barnes No. 5 Treadle Lathe has
an 11" swing and 51" bed with 32"
between centers
. The lathe is fully functional and the only damage is a broken
handle on the change gear bracket and a broken and repaired center rest. A new drive chain is provided and the pedal mechanism
works smoothly. The spindle thread is 1" 8tpi. If you enjoy pedaling a bicycle, and especially pedaling it backwards, the Barnes
velocipede lathes are a joy to use.
10/7/2008 update: A wood turning hand rest can replace the cross slide for wood turning. Either are held in place by a single bolt,
allowing a quick change between them. This is not the Barnes hand rest, but it works well for both faceplate and spindle turning.

front view A

left side view

the headstock and carriage

right side view. Note the twin lead screws

A 10" faceplate, 2 60 deg. centers and a cup center are included

Rear view Note the cast iron chip cover on the cross slide. Apparently rare, this is only the second one I have had or even seen.
It simply drops in place and is held securely as the cross slide is moved.

rear view. Note the Barnes tailstock wrench in place.

The change gears All parts for compound gearing, including the original knurled nuts are present.
There are 13 gears, all in fine condition, with no tooth damage. The set includes 104, 52, 48, 44, 40, 36, 32, 30, 28, 24, 20, a
nd 2 16's.  
the original cast iron seat has no cracks

the change gear bracket has a broken handle. This is not a reverse tumbler and is not moved while the lathe is in operation, so the
lack of a handle doesn't affect its use. Barnes lathes with twin lead screws are reversed by a lever on the carriage.

the accessories include the original Barnes tool post, chip cover, change gears, tailstock wrench, and center rest,
and three centers. (10/7/08 update - a hand rest, spur drive and cup center for woodturning have been added.
These are not original Barnes parts).


using the pivoting tool rest to restore a 60 deg. center. Not as versatile as a compound, it works well for most tapers.
The lathe converted for wood turning

the wide tool rest pivots and moves in and out by loosening a bolt.
side view of the hand rest The 12" rest is fully adjustable and will work for faceplate turning. This isn't the original Barnes hand rest.

the hand rest is easily moved laterally by use of the carriage crank.

a spur drive and cup center are provided.
Price: SOLD

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Treadle Buffer

A homemade treadle power - old, but not antique. It came to me as a treadle buffer, but would make an ideal simple wood lathe.
The bed is 5' long, with a 2" opening between the rails. The heavy 22" flywheel can take either a 3" or 1 1/2" belt. The buffer arbor flat
pulley is 3" wide by 3" diameter.
The treadle operates easily and smoothly and the frame is solid

the foot power can be adapted to a small lathe

the flywheel and treadle mechanism

the buffing arbor

left view of flywheel
Price: $95

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This early style "turtle back" version of the
famous Emmert universal vise
is in fine working order, with no breaks or repairs. The jaws are 18" wide by 7" deep. The vise can be rotated 360 degrees and
locked by means of a lever below the bench. It can also be tilted up 90 degrees to a horizontal position and easily locked anywhere
in between by means of another lever below the table. The front jaw can also pivot to clamp tapered stock, such as a table leg by
means of a knob on the front of the vise. Two dogs on both the front and rear jaws can be raised to clamp irregular shaped work.
Rotating the vise 180 degrees brings into position a small pair of jaws for clamping metal stock. The vise is properly let into the top
of the workbench.
The workbench is over 10' long and built solidly by a craftsman. It is not an antique and has no dovetailing. My guess is that it is
around 60 years old, judging from the age of its maker, a 90 year old mill worker. The solid base provides a great deal of storage
including 9 drawers and a two door cabinet. The front work area is 2" thick and 12 1/2" deep. The rear 18" is 1" board with bracing.
The top is 124" long, 31" deep, and 34" high.
the vise pivoted to horizontal
the vise both pivots and rotates to any angle.
closeup of the two levers under the bench
the front jaw angled to clamp tapered work
the 4 dogs
holding round or odd shaped work in the 4 dogs
the "turtle back" cover with Joseph Emmert's 2 early patent dates.
maximum extension is 14".
the front of the vise is easily removable
many drawers include dividers, A small drawer is on the left end
right view
left view
the lower jaws. Note the mortised hinge and recessed body.
closeup of the small pair of jaws
closeup of vise area.
view of rear jaw, post and tilt bar.
side view of vise, showing rotation lock lever and pivot bar
Price: sold
Buyer must pickup or arrange shipping
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This craftsman made machine was used in a furniture factory in Thurmont, MD. It seems to have begun life as a wood framed table
saw (the saw arbor is still in place) and was later converted to a panel sander. The sliding table is lifted to the sandpaper by a novel
mechanism which is in good working order. Two handwheels provide both alignment and tension of the sanding belt. The only
damage I see is a broken spoke in the wooden split pulley on the left side of the sanding belt. The sander uses a 4" x approximately
170 1/2" sanding belt. The sanding belt pulleys are 4 3/4" wide x 12" diameter. The drive belt pulley is 3 1/2" wide by 6" diameter.
The sliding table is 46" wide by 32" deep. Maximum width of the machine is 77 1/2".
the sliding table rolls smoothly on window sash pulleys.
rear view. The shaft protruding from the top rail is the saw mandrel
the two handwheels adjust both belt tension and alignment
the saw arbor with sliding table removed
the novel table lifting mechanism
testing with spliced scraps of 2" sand paper. Tracking was fine, but way too much dust for the 2nd floor shop.
The machine runs well on this 1750 rpm electric motor, but line shafting would be more appropriate.
Price: sold
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Hand forged and filed to shape
and size Steel tap with 16 1/2"
wood T-handle.
The tap cuts 5 threads per inch in a predrilled 1 1/4" hole.
The resulting threaded hole accepts a 1 1/2", 5 tpi screw.

closeup of the tap
Price: $48 plus UPS.
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