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Jul 24

Oliver 217-D rebuild

Oliver 217-D Bandsaw
A decent bandsaw is always a nice addition to the workshop. I found this excellent rebuild review on the Kellogg Furniture website. The Oliver 217-D was built in 1942 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and commissioned by Douglas Aircraft Corporation in Santa Monica, California. Clark clearly found and dealt with lots of problems throughout, but ended up with a fine machine. Look at those proportions! What a stunning design.

1 comment

  1. douglas

    A beautiful machine Gary – a reminder of the very fine engineering typical of this period in the U.S., and a thing of beauty (for those of us that like this kind of thing) – looks like a very sympathetic restoration too, nice colour, finishes, no bling, excellent.

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