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    Thought some of you may enjoy these videos about an old lads workshop, and the machines he built many years ago. Go Here: "You tube , Uncle Harolds workshop" .( Approx. 6 videos done by his nephew.)
    Very interesting building machines you needed back in hard times.

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    Here's a DIRECT LINK TO A PLAYLIST OF ALL 6 UNCLE HAROLD videos.

    I'll have to finish watching over the next few days. But when I got to just past half way through the first and Uncle Harold just nonchalantly mentioned in passing that the hand cut and hand filed gears for this part were fine but he'd changed some others I realized.... we're all spoiled.... Hand cut with a hacksaw and file I'll have you know too. Not hand cut with anything fancy.
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    Thanks for posting this. I could spend a weekend poking around a shop like that. I like the can-drawers too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bl00 View Post
    Thanks for posting this. I could spend a weekend poking around a shop like that. I like the can-drawers too.
    If you poke too much you might loose a couple fingers.
    Very interesting though. Not much room to move.

    JL.............

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    BCRider, true, and all these old one man little shops are almost gone. Along with the great patience these lads had to persevere and build a machine they just could not buy.

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    wonderful

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeLee View Post
    If you poke too much you might loose a couple fingers.
    Very interesting though. Not much room to move.

    JL.............
    From reading some of the descriptions around here some might consider the shop in those videos as downright palatial and grandly outfitted with a fairly clear path to navigate through the shop... .

    I gotta say though that I agree with you about all the open belts and gears. Not the sort of place that is healthy for those that lead with a finger while asking "What's THAT!".... Well, we can only hope that they are fast learners. They got 8 chances at it... After that they are officially known as "Stubby"....

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    Some Amish use under floor belt & shaft systems like used to be common overhead. I think the under floor is a better choice.
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