<p>The pride of Schmolze Woodworks, this behemoth pattern maker\'s lathe was manufactured by Fay & Scott, of Dexter, ME sometime in the early 1900s. It came to my shop in mangy condition and was meticulously restored to original spec’s, including a new paint job. The restoration required dismantling each component down to its smallest elements, removing heavy rust and grime, freeing up stuck parts, taking apart the headstock and bearings, replacing oil wicks, oil hole covers, and a completely new electrical system. It has a 3hp, 3 phase motor, wired to a VFD for speed control and phase conversion. <br /></p> <p>This is a phenomenal machine capable of serious work. It has a sliding upper bed via a hand crank and feed screw. When closed, the lathe can handle about 7′ between centers and about 15″ diameter. With the bed fully opened, it can push columns in excess of 10 feet long!<br /></p> <p>The open bed allows for a whopping 36″ diameter to be turned in the “gap.” If this is not enough, the outboard faceplate can turn over 6′ in diameter! <br /></p> <p>Schmolze Woodworks is proud to own such a special machine, and offer truly unique custom turnings to its customers.</p>
This is a 16\" jointer manufactured by Sidney Tool Co. sometime in the 30s. It has a wedge bed, 3-toed design, with 3hp 3phase direct drive motor propelling a 4 knife gibbed cutterhead in ball bearings. Everything about this machine is a pleasure to use. Massive 8\' tables handle porch post stock effortlessly, and lots of built-in adjustments make set-up a breeze. <br/> This machine was found in Detroit and freighted East to my shop.