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    http://www.flamingsteel.com/my-vinta...collection.php

    stumbled across this artists site looking for vintage tools...posted partially because the tools are the style I like, and partially, I suspect, the feelings are similar to many who frequent this board.
    I know its appeal will not be to all but some of the simplest things...about 2/3 of the way down there is a pair of scissors and a hammer...can't help but think when you picked these up you knew you had quality in your hand.


    I don't think the site is overly commercial but please remove this post if it is out of bounds. Russ [no connection to site]

    Edit: oh, there are some neat tricks related to welding studio
    Last edited by RussZHC; 11-04-2012, 09:12 PM.

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    Cool site,thanks for posting.

    My favorites are the Lincoln welders and the pipe fitting bandsaw.
    I just need one more tool,just one!

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    • #3
      Russ, thanks for posting this GREAT site, very enjoyable viewing!!
      Have that same old B&D 8in saw a beauty.

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      • #4
        Russ, I have a Lincoln 180 welder just like that, well I have 2 just like that. I have at least 20+ welders but last spring I needed to weld a crane into my truck & the only welder ext cord long enough fit only this old 180c I picked up. This thing weighs a ton but I managed to get it to the door, plugged it in & no fan came on, so I shut it off got my light & couldn't find a fan so I called Lincoln told them the model & serial # & asked if it had a fan. The guy said all welders have fans, put me on hold then came back & said this one didn't need a fan as it has a huge core. I hadn't welded in a year or better but I struck an arc the 1st try that used the entire rod, then another & several more. I weld DC but this 180 welds as good as any I've used. I pick these up when I find them. Thanks for the link!
        Last edited by flylo; 11-04-2012, 11:26 PM.

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        • #5
          What do you mean "Vintage" looks like the photos were taken in my shop - I'm offended.

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          • #6
            I worked with that welder(same model) for several years during the 1960's in the shop of a tree farm(Evergreen Nursery,Inc). It did everything it was asked to do. ....just didn't ask too much.
            John M...your (un)usual basement dweller

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            • #7
              Russ, I have the brother of that book press, (except that it needs a paint job,) and I gave away a Beaver 15" band saw. My compressor looks to be a similar vintage, except that it is a Broomwade, while the motor, a repulsion/induction Leyland, MUST be from the 30s.
              A great site, lots of nicely restored tools.
              Duffy, Gatineau, Quebec

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