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« on: July 16, 2010, 02:32:50 pm »

Some 1950-something Highland Park goodness!  A little tender loving rehabilitation and diamond wheel bling and it's the last one I'll ever need.  :D

Anyone have experience with this particular model?  Doesn't have a model number on the HP plaque.



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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2010, 02:39:33 pm »

Wow! I would love to have one of those. Great find. I could see myself playing with that all day. Cab on!


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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2010, 03:39:46 pm »


Wow, huge score.  What was it? .. a Yard Sale .. a drive by garage peak?

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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2010, 04:00:30 pm »

just a gentleman about an hour from me that is retiring from the hobby.  picked up a beacon star 10" saw with a power feed too, and upgrade over the one i had with a weight feed.  12lb tumbler, and hopefully a sphere maker in a few months.  he's letting it all go for garage sale prices, which is absolutely great to someone like me starting out.  they dont make equipment like that anymore, i figure this stuff will last me the rest of my life.
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2010, 04:16:55 pm »

That is sweet !

I see things similar on ebay from time to time, but always "local pickup" only. 

Kind of odd that there is not a model number on the HP plaque.

I tend to get a little crazy when I buy used. Straight away it gets tore completely apart, grind, sand, primer and paint !  dancer5

Nice find !  yes
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2010, 06:04:11 pm »

what kind of paint have you found to be the most durable when refinishing this type of equipment?  i figure regular spraypaints probably don't last too long when subjected to this constantly wet and gritty work.
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2010, 06:51:32 pm »

     Congratulations!!!   that looks big and awesome!!
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2010, 08:00:40 pm »

My son uses an oil based marine paint when he rehabs the machines that will be exposed to fluids or moisture.
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2010, 08:52:28 pm »

Now that is one great find!! Take your time and completely disassemble the unit and refinish it. It will be one great unit for you!!!


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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2010, 09:53:17 pm »

what kind of paint have you found to be the most durable when refinishing this type of equipment?  i figure regular spraypaints probably don't last too long when subjected to this constantly wet and gritty work.

I know Sara is right about the Marine type being best.. That would be the very  best way to go.

I just use metal primer followed up with Napa's auto type spray paint cans. All my equipment is black and red. No paint has peeled and no rust has popped through.
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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2010, 10:23:19 pm »

The 'local pickup' thing gets me too on Craigslist and Ebay listings. I'm stuck on the wrong side of the mountains most of the year! That piece of machinery looks like the perfect self-contained work shop. It's nice that this is one hobby in which the technology has not changed much- what works, works, and always will.
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2010, 02:07:23 pm »

I love finds like this!!!
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