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OLD HOUSE RESTORATION VIDEOS- Eric Lavelle’s Antique Wood-Working Machines

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WATCHING THE MACHINES IN ACTION

Antique machine videosMost people do not know much about the now antique wood-working machines that were used to mill the lumber for their bungalows. Eric LaVelle is a master historic preservationist who uses the old machines that he rescues from 100+ year old abandoned mills to restore the houses in his care. I am a believer in having full understanding of a subject & believe that having knowledge of the machines that helped create your bungalow is intrinsic to this understanding.

When I could find them, I am including the antique versions of the old machines. Several of them are made by Eric & posted by klavelle. If needed, I also include the modern ones so that you can see them in action. They are listed here in alpha order of the names of the machines, not the manufacturers. Because there are so many of them, I have not included the images for each video, but just the links to each.

Before you click on these links, you might want to turn the sound down on your speakers. These are monster antique wood-working machines, filmed cutting large pieces of wood & the sound can be deafening! Even the modern ones make a great deal of racket & their manufacturers recommend wearing ear protection when they are being used.

ERIC LAVELLE’S ANTIQUE WOOD-WORKING MACHINES

BANDSAW

Top 5 Uses for a Band Saw | How to Use a Bandsaw

Restoring a 36″ Bandsaw for the Boat Shop

BOX JOINT CUTTER

Box Joint Cutter & Handle Cutting process with shaper/router

CHAIN HOISTS

Tyler Tool Manual Chain Hoists: Features and Operation

CIRCULAR RESAW

The Logosol KS150 Circular Resaw from Baileysonline.com

DRUM SANDER

Drum Sander | Is It The Right Move For Your Shop | Jet 1632 | Woodworking Projects | Dust Collection

JOINTER

Jointer Basics – WOOD magazine

LINE SHAFT

Belt & Lineshaft System – the transfer power in a 19th century machine shop

LOUVER GROOVER

Antique shutter machine: blind stile mortiser, or louver groover

MOULDER

Jos. O Colladay Moulder

PLANER

Antique planer in action

SASH STICKER

SHAPER

SCROLL SAW

Restoring Rare 1800’s PEDAL POWERED Scroll Saw

Ancient tool technology. Pedal powered scroll saw

TABLE SAW

TENONER

Antique Sticker Molder and Tenoner: Sash and Door shop

Workshop Tour Series #4 / Sedgwick Tenoner Overview

AND FINALLY…

Eric assisted in the purchase of a complete window shop.  In this video you can see many of the machines he references.

READ ALL THE STORIES ABOUT ERIC’S ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING ANTIQUE MACHINES!

ERIC LAVELLE, MASTER HISTORIC PRESERVATIONIST, Part 1
Giving old buildings new life.

ERIC LAVELLE, MASTER HISTORIC PRESERVATIONIST, Part 2
Learning about the old machines.

ERIC LAVELLE, MASTER HISTORIC PRESERVATIONIST, Part 3
More lessons, learned the hard way!

ERIC LAVELLE, MASTER HISTORIC PRESERVATIONIST, Part 4
The first trip to the old Lapp mill, built in 1892.

ERIC LAVELLE, MASTER HISTORIC PRESERVATIONIST, Part 5
Playing “Be Right or Die.” It’s a fun game.

ERIC LAVELLE, MASTER PRESERVATIONIST, Part 6
Are they lunatics, or are they heroes?

ERIC LAVELLE, Introduction to the Machines
Manufacturing before the Age of Electricity.

ERIC LAVELLE, MASTER HISTORIC PRESERVATIONIST
How does he do it?

 

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