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  • Old Preston Bandsaw

    Found this sitting next to wrecking yard fence in Cranbrook BC. I know nothing other than what you see in the photos. It looks more complicated than simple bandsaw.

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  • #2

    Re: Old Preston Bandsaw

    I'm guessing it is a shipbuilders bandsaw designed to rip long boards and change the angle of the cut as you feed the board.

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    • #3

      Re: Old Preston Bandsaw

      Yup, that's a shipsaw. The bases of really big ones typically sat in a pit below floor level. There used to be an old Faye & Egan shipsaw sitting in the weeds at Point Hope shipyard in Victoria. The thing was massive.

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      • #4

        Re: Old Preston Bandsaw

        Snag it on spec. Somebody will want it.
        Art Shaw
        Woodworker, thinker, tool collector & tinkerer

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        • #5

          Re: Old Preston Bandsaw

          Originally posted by millforge View Post
          Snag it on spec. Somebody will want it.
          That would look great in your barn, Art!

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          • #6

            Re: Old Preston Bandsaw

            Scrap value at the moment is less than 200$, I would certainly pay that if I was within driving range though I have no need of it.
            Rob

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            • #7

              Re: Old Preston Bandsaw

              When I saw all that extra gear, I wondered if it was a shipsaw.

              My initial reaction was that it was made by someone else and just badged "Preston". The wheels are unlike any of the three types of wheels seen on Preston's much more common No.132 30" and 36" bandsaws.

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ID:	1266281No.132 'Carter' wheel.

              The upper wheel slide arrangement is different to the No.132.

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ID:	1266287No.132 slide at 90 degrees to that on the shipsaw.

              The handwheel is different to those found on the No.132.

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ID:	1266288No.132 handwheels.

              However, the pattern numbers on the castings indicate that the patterns may have been made in the same pattern shop.

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ID:	1266292Shipsaw pattern 40.

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ID:	1266290No. 132 pattern 16

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ID:	1266289No.132 pattern 8.

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ID:	1266291No.132 pattern 12.

              That pattern number on the shipsaw (136-40) also indicates that this saw is a Preston No.134 saw.

              And going back to those handwheels on the No.132...

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              They're also found on the No. 136 woodlathe...

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              But the No.136 woodlathe has a third handwheel - on the tailstock...

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              Same as the ship saw...

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              Looks like it is a Preston product after all.

              Cheers, Vann.

              Proud member of the Wadkin Blockhead Club.

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              • #8

                Re: Old Preston Bandsaw

                I have not been able to find much on a Preston ship saw except for this photo.
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                • #9

                  Re: Old Preston Bandsaw

                  Here is a link: https://archive.org/stream/canmachin...e/220/mode/1up

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                  • #10

                    Re: Old Preston Bandsaw

                    Here's how they're used:

                    https://youtu.be/NMD7aHlOyg8

                    https://youtu.be/2vjsU-r1tjo

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