Hank Rearden
Hello folks, I have recently acquired a Potts & Weber wheelwright tire bender.

I'm waiting for to be delivered and expected to be in good shape so there will not be a lot of refurbishing other than cleaning it up and painting it and putting it to use.
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jmccustomknives
Awesome!

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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anvil
Ditto! Awesome. Now I expect to see some 8'-10' dia chandeliers this coming year,,,
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RaymondRife
Cool!

I see you have brace and bit acquisition syndrome too, why have one when 25 will do?
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Derrik Conner
Sweet
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Hank Rearden

I finally got the bender. As you can see from this image the bottom base is broken. Enough remains that I can make a pattern and recast the base. Although the easiest thing to do is find a donor machine. This thing is huge. I estimate 150lbs. or close to it. It came apart easy and everything else is there and in decent shape for 140 years old. A neighbor is going to sand blast it when he does his tractor this spring. Until then the search is on for a base. First project for it when operable is a ceiling light.


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