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MacGregor Gourlay & Co. Bandsaw

When starting with large, awkwardly shaped pieces of raw wood, it's very helpful to cut them into roughly the shapes you want, before mounting them on the lathe.  

A chainsaw works well in some cases.
A giant bandsaw is great in many cases

This a saw was built around 1907, by MacGregor Gourlay, in Galt, Ontario.

These pics are from the workshop of the previous owner, who had inherited it from his father.  I purchased it for $200 in 2013, fully working!

When starting with large, awkwardly shaped pieces of raw wood, it's very helpful to cut them into roughly the shapes you want, before mounting them on the lathe.  

A chainsaw works well in some cases.
A giant bandsaw is great in many cases

This a saw was built around 1907, by MacGregor Gourlay, in Galt, Ontario.

These pics are from the workshop of the previous owner, who had inherited it from his father.  I purchased it for $200 in 2013, fully working!

History

MacGregor Gourlay (under various corporate names) was a very prolific local manufacturer that produced a ton of very large bandsaw and large metal lathes.  Many are routinely found on Kijiji. 

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