When I was a kid my dad had a small workshop in the basement of our house. He had a jointer/table saw combo, a drill press, bandsaw, lathe, tablesaw, and briefly, a metal lathe. So I was exposed to these tools and used most of them when I was growing up. Dad sold off most of his tools a few years before I got into woodworking, which is a shame. The only one I have of his is the drill press. It's a Canadian Buffalo 15, great machine from the 60's I believe.
Some time after I started woodworking I developed an interest in older machines. Learning about them was made so much easier by the OWWM.org and OWWM.com websites. Collecting, restoring, and using these old machines has become a third activity for me, along with woodworking and chainsaw milling. My goal is to eventually replace most of my newer shop machines with these older ones, which are almost all better built than the newer machines. As it turns out, many of the tools I found were made in Canada. This is a nice bonus.
Here is a list presented in no particular order of some of these tools that I have acquired.
I also have this 12" Poitras jointer which I bought out of Ontario and had shipped here. I keep this in the garage and use it mostly for cleaning up slabs. It came from a cabinet shop and was in tip-top shape when I got it.
This is a 16" NP Hansen jointer that I let slip through my fingers. It was in a cabinet shop in North Van and being sold for cheapcheapcheap. Yes, cheap. I really regret letting it get away. I had the 12" Poitras already and figured it was enough, and I didn't have the space for this. Idiot.
I picked up this 4" Craftsman jointer in Seattle, I cleaned it up, got some dust collection on it, new blades, and installed it on the wall right above/behind my 6" jointer. Works well for small stuff.
Picked up this 4" Henry Power Tools CraftMaster jointer locally, it's in pretty good shape. Made in Canada. Was planning on restoring it but wound up giving it to my brother in law.
In addition to these tools I have acquired several decent sized old electric motors to go with them. They are fun and (mostly) easy to restore.
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