NBSD 1950s Craftsman 212

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by BobWithOneO, Oct 26, 2021.

  1. BobWithOneO

    BobWithOneO Squier-Nut

    Dec 3, 2020
    I have been collecting shop tools lately for woodworking and picked up this band saw today. Early 1950s Craftsman 212(King Seeley). It has the fence but I will need to find the push through miter. Other than the miter and the original switch it looks to be complete. It needs tires and maybe some new guide blocks but it's pretty cherry for 70 years old. $100 on Marketplace. Brother in law did the driving and helped me load her up. Terrible pictures right now, maybe I'll update tomorrow when I clean it up and have some natural light.

    I want to build ukuleles and Hawaiian guitars, maybe solid body electrics and move on to acoustic guitars later.
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    Last edited: Oct 26, 2021
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  2. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

    Jan 13, 2011
    Chertsey Canada.
    Congrats man, that is the tool I use the most in the shop, I own 2.
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  3. Powerstroke

    Powerstroke Squier-holic

    Feb 18, 2021
    Beautiful..I have a old 60s? Table saw, and some old bench grinders, 70s mint green compressor, and more . I miss the old stuff. I need parts for my table saw. I had a jointer planer from 60s also..Harder to find now.

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  4. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Guy Who Likes to Play Guitar Silver Supporting Member

    It looks like a Craftsman 212 (2 12-inch speakers)

    You're looks very good. I have the '70s version.
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  5. BobWithOneO

    BobWithOneO Squier-Nut

    Dec 3, 2020
    Life without a band saw is suffering.

    I have most of the hand tools and clamps I need, next will be a planer.
    The guy who sold me the saw had an old Buffalo drill press that was every bit of 100 years old. Large cast iron housings. Ran like a top but wasn't for sale. He picked it up at auction for $25. Marketplace has great deals on guitars and tools where I'm at. I rarely ever buy a new tool, and wouldn't want to. They really don't make 'em like they used to.
    I have been looking and it seems like parts are readily available. The matching gold miter I need is like $40 on ebay. It would be cool to restore it, it looks sharp.
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