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Muriel
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« on: May 20, 2015, 12:42:52 pm »

As said in another post we purchased a bunch of lapidary equipment.  It was a take all situation and we don't  exactly everything we have.  We are looking to identify by brand and hoping to find information on said machines.  I know some are very old.
Will picture the machines below.
The first one I know is made by the old Highland Park Model B50
The larger on appears to be similar but I can find no markings on the machine.(Highland Park Model 10TSC)
The third picture is some kind of a grinder  ( Richardson Rock Ranch High Speed Dry Sander)
Any information would be greatly appreciated.


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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2015, 02:29:53 pm »

The second one is Highland Park.  I believe the model is E-10.  The third one is a custom by one of the Oregon mine owners.  I can't think of the name offhand but someone will soon.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2015, 04:14:50 pm »

Last one is Richardson's Ranch high speed sander.  Dry sanding at high speed works fast but always looked scary to me.  The threads are right for Barranca's 7" Velcro pads.  Some people are using their 7" SC velcro pads instead of the Richardson's glue on discs.  I was hoping if I wrote enough I could think of the name of the sander but it escapes me.  Very dangerous to use without a good dust collector, ventilation, and respirator.  Fast way to sand thunder egg halves.
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2015, 08:21:04 pm »

I don't think the second one is an E-10. I'm refurbing an old E-10  right now, and it has trim saw on the left, then the pulley, then a single hood with space for about 3 wheels, and then the flat wheel on the right side.
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2015, 03:59:41 pm »

Thank you all for helping.  I was referred to Diamond Pacific, they have a lot of information on the old Highland Park
equipment.  I posted above what I found out so if any one else is researching these machines it might help them.
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2015, 04:25:26 pm »

There is a good chance the second machine is a Highland Park B-12 combo unit.  10" saw with separate motor.
Cab machine with a single tray and hood (probably had a thumper wheel here, a middle bay with two wheels (I've converted mine to holding 3 nova wheels here), and an even narrow tray and bay on the right side next to the vertical polishing disc.  Was the thumper here?  Mine is missing the two smaller trays and hoods, but has a fabricated tray and hood on the left (for a hard diamond wheel), and I'm running a fabric polishing wheel and the vertical polishing disc on the right side.  You seem to have an extra motor.  I'm assuming the entire cab arbor runs off of one motor. 
Its a very useful setup (especially allowing you to run the arbo independent of the saw (as opposed to lower models and other brands).  Score.  Tom 
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2015, 05:06:08 pm »

There is just and extra motor there.  It came with the pile.  LOL There is one motor for the saw and one for the cabbing part.
We want to add wheels also.  Dan at Diamond pacific said  we could probably put unto  4 wheels in there.
We are so just beginning this journey.  There is so much to learn but maybe it will keep our brains young.
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There is a good chance the second machine is a Highland Park B-12 combo unit.  10" saw with separate motor.
Cab machine with a single tray and hood (probably had a thumper wheel here, a middle bay with two wheels (I've converted mine to holding 3 nova wheels here), and an even narrow tray and bay on the right side next to the vertical polishing disc.  Was the thumper here?  Mine is missing the two smaller trays and hoods, but has a fabricated tray and hood on the left (for a hard diamond wheel), and I'm running a fabric polishing wheel and the vertical polishing disc on the right side.  You seem to have an extra motor.  I'm assuming the entire cab arbor runs off of one motor. 
Its a very useful setup (especially allowing you to run the arbo independent of the saw (as opposed to lower models and other brands).  Score.  Tom 

 
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