It dawned on me that we are about to run out of warm weather so I'd better make enough progress on this dormant project that I can finish it indoors. I had taken it all apart and there it sat...in the way everywhere. Now it is on its way back to functionality. It's a Bridgewood BWS15 wide belt sander. I've replaced a few bearings, stripped and painted everything, and most important, secured it to a pallet to prevent tipping. Part of the reason for this rebuild is that when I brought it to the shop, it toppled off the fork lift and landed on its top! Bent some sheet metal, but didn't really break anything serious. It was already in bad shape because it had been neglected and abused in another life. But it will be like a brand new machine in a few days when I finish it. I hope I can get all the electrics and pneumatics hooked up right the first time.
Dan is an experienced woodworker who is anxious to make an heirloom of the future for you.