Been rehabbing and testing a few Foley machines - Videos!
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Over the past several months, I've been rehabbing, fixing, and tuning up a few Foley machines that I've picked up. It's been fun and a mechanical challenge in that replacement parts are almost impossible to source. A few bodges, but nothing too untenable. Overall, I'm thrilled with the results.

Here's a few videos, but don't be too harsh on me. These tests were done with a pretty worn file and a rough saw plate. I also have a saw setter machine that I'll be working on tomorrow. Crossing my fingers on that one as I don't have much to go on.

Anyway, here's the vids:

First, the Foley Model 32000 retoother.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XFthQD-L8c





and the Foley Model 387 Automatic Saw Filer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bShdOO8vaiw



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XLIDL8llGE
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  Re: Been rehabbing and testing a few Foley machines - Videos! by Gregory of Sherwood Forest (Over the past severa...)
I just saw these in person and I still watched the videos. So cool to see these things and how they work!
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  Re: Been rehabbing and testing a few Foley machines - Videos! by Gregory of Sherwood Forest (Over the past severa...)
Looks like fun Greg!!!!

Jonathan


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  Re: Been rehabbing and testing a few Foley machines - Videos! by Gregory of Sherwood Forest (Over the past severa...)
Nice to see a box of parts put to good use! Hope some of the contents were in the video.

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that way when the real misery starts you won't notice.
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  Re: Been rehabbing and testing a few Foley machines - Videos! by Gregory of Sherwood Forest (Over the past severa...)
Great video. Thanks for posting.
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  Re: Been rehabbing and testing a few Foley machines - Videos! by Gregory of Sherwood Forest (Over the past severa...)
Nice work Greg. Looks like a great time.


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  Re: Re: Been rehabbing and testing a few Foley machines - Videos! by Kansas City Fireslayer (Nice work Greg. Loo...)
So Greg, how did the tests with the power setter go?
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  Re: Re: Been rehabbing and testing a few Foley machines - Videos! by JoethePro (So Greg, how did the...)
Outstanding, Joe. Much easier than I was expecting. That is the only one of the machines that I had never used previously, and it worked like a dream.

I did one saw, from start to finish this morning (retoothing, setting, filing)and it cut perfectly. I even ruined a shirt when I bumped the plate as I was reinstalling the handle and the saw got a grip on the shirt and ripped out a bunch of threads.



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" The founding fathers weren't trying to protect citizens' rights to have an interesting hobby." I Learn Each Day 1/18/13

http://www.RUSTHUNTER.com
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  Re: Been rehabbing and testing a few Foley machines - Videos! by Gregory of Sherwood Forest (Over the past severa...)
Great video's and you did an outstanding job of putting them all together.

Arlin
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  Re: Re: Been rehabbing and testing a few Foley machines - Videos! by Gregory of Sherwood Forest (Outstanding, Joe. Mu...)
Gregory of Sherwood Forest said:


Outstanding, Joe. Much easier than I was expecting. That is the only one of the machines that I had never used previously, and it worked like a dream.

I did one saw, from start to finish this morning (retoothing, setting, filing)and it cut perfectly. I even ruined a shirt when I bumped the plate as I was reinstalling the handle and the saw got a grip on the shirt and ripped out a bunch of threads.



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What amount (as in how little and how repeatable) of set is possible?
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