Machine Manuals And Old Tools
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The front page of the manual for the machine I most covet - a 30″ Oliver bandsaw.Someday - maybe when I don't live in an apartment! This past week I've been out in the Popular Woodworking shop, doing a bit of maintenance.
Many of our machines were bought many years ago - while they've been maintained well and used by careful workers, every machine needs a bit of TLC every once in a while.The biggest hurdle in adjusting and maintaining machines is often figuring out the various set screws, rollers and shrouds, and finding the right bolt to twist or nut to tighten.
The manual for these machines is often the place to go for this information.We've been lucky enough to find our old manuals (thanks to David Thiel's memory) but not everyone is so lucky - these machines are relatively young, but some are from defunct companies or offshoot brands.
So, for our own posterity, I've put these machine manuals in a special spot (right here, on our servers), so we can continue to care for them (and no one person becomes the arbiter of the knowledge contained therein).
There are also some great resources for others looking for...