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Offline purple otter

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My first vintage iron!
« on: March 20, 2017, 09:08:26 pm »
Sorry for not posting in awhile,life has been busy,but I needed to post this because I know some of you guys have an appreciation for old iron. This past weekend I found this nice old jointer. It is a 16" J.A. Fay &Egan. It was advertised as a12" machine but when I got it loaded I realized it was a 16"er! Bonus! It is very complete for its age,1923. I plan on a complete restoration. It has a 3 knife round safety cutter head with ball bearings,and both original guards. I look forward to any advice or comments from you guys, thanks.
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Re: My first vintage iron!
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 10:06:10 pm »
I would set that thing upright first. then try it out .  Looks to be a good find.
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Re: My first vintage iron!
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 10:08:05 pm »
I would set that thing upright first. then try it out .  Looks to be a good find.
Ya just beat me to it.  I was going to say that milling on the ceiling is gonna be tough!  :D Nice find.
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Re: My first vintage iron!
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 10:20:21 pm »
 Are the pictures upside down?
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Re: My first vintage iron!
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 11:03:43 pm »
Yes
I bet you took them with your cell phone  ;D
Otherwise its a nice find
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Re: My first vintage iron!
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 11:14:12 pm »
A beauty!
Complete with all the parts!

. . . and stickers from its former home.  :D
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Re: My first vintage iron!
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 10:34:57 am »
Nice machine.  You'll love it when you get it up and running.  I have a friend who has the same machine.

You might be able to find out more information about the machine at vintagemachinery.org.
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Re: My first vintage iron!
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2017, 11:08:46 am »
Right side up it looks even better! :D

Wow, what a brute - and what a find.  smiley_beertoast
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Re: My first vintage iron!
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2017, 04:38:22 pm »
woodworker9, I did my research on vintagemachinery.com before I bought this, and there is the same machine on there , same color from the same institution just 2 numbers older on the serial numbers . It's a great resource. I have lots to learn.
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Re: My first vintage iron!
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2017, 10:17:58 pm »
I haven't updated this post since completing the restoration a few weeks ago ,and I know you guys like pictures ,so here it is. It runs and cuts great.

  Now to just put it to work.
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Re: My first vintage iron!
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 07:15:31 am »
Wow, looks like you have a brand new jointer. 
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Re: My first vintage iron!
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 07:25:49 am »
Nice find

What did you do to shine up the faces of the table?
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Re: My first vintage iron!
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 12:49:46 pm »
Nice restoration.  Looks great!  I bet it works well.  That's a big hunk of iron.  I'm envious.
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Re: My first vintage iron!
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2017, 01:30:27 pm »
Wow, looks like you have a brand new jointer.

I disagree, I think it looks better than a new Jointer!

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Re: My first vintage iron!
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2017, 05:31:57 pm »
Dan ,the tables were cleaned with WD-40 and a maroon scotch brite pad and lots of elbow grease. Then a coat of paste wax.
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Re: My first vintage iron!
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2017, 06:55:10 pm »
That's better than any new one you could buy
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Re: My first vintage iron!
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2017, 06:40:33 pm »
Saving the vintage iron and putting it back to work is admirable in and of itself but when you take the time to do a first class restoration like that right there, you earned the right to be twice as proud!     Nothing better than bringing an old USA made piece back to original glory and putting it to work again.  Those are QUALITY machines.  You did a really nice job that will be enjoyed for more generations.     Plus you can hide under it when the apocalypse hits👍

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Re: My first vintage iron!
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2017, 07:15:23 pm »
Very nice looking unit.

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Re: My first vintage iron!
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2017, 06:57:16 am »
Vintage iron is sure addicting. They just work harder and run smoother than anything you can find in today's market. Very nice find and restore!
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Re: My first vintage iron!
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2017, 06:23:15 pm »
Excellent job of restoration congrats.
At my age i am jealous of your find, but only a little.
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