Pretty cool Gene. Can't wait to check it out. I don't think I'll be down there to help set up this year but will be there sat and sun. See you there!
This is just one more reason people should come check it out. Always a great weekend.
"We ain't on our way to Wembley,we ain't gonna win the league. No matter how much they let us down - Westham's still our team"...
Please help me. I am addicted to skils. Have been for 50 years.
I would like to hear stories on ways that folks found them. Ebay is prohibited.
I went to this place on the coast of Georgia where they buitl and repaired wood hulled shrimpboats. They used to buy new ones rather than repair them. I found 16 of them. He sold em to me for $100 and 4 cases of Budweiser long necks.
I only have 2 now plus a Pete C Bosch.
I am like gene...............love those old aluminum tools.
I just want one;(
Sunshine Coast (hoax) Queensland Australia
Type5 in action.
This is what I cut my outlines with.
Surfboards made by hand. Not machine.
Yes Gene looking forward to what you and Pete are doing there at the show. Lowel
Been helping Gene locate the dates each Skil model was introduced, and we have all except for Types 0 (no type number), 1, & 2. The time gap we have is 1951 (676) / 1952 (190) to 1964 (type 3). The best way to find these dates is to look on the manuals or original product literature that came with these models as this will show the original date of that document. If anyone has literature for these models I would appreciate hearing from you. Gene is looking to make a timeline display for the Boardroom Show on 5/14-15 which has all the actual Skil models in order. Would be nice to have the dates next to each. Thanks everyone.
Hey Pete! I have a copy of a manual for the 676 you rebuilt for me about 3 years ago. Its a 5 page long document (attached) that looks like it was originally done on a typewriter, with 4 or 5 drawings. It was provided to me in PDF form and the file name says Skil 676 manual_1956.
Not proof positive of the date range, but a pretty fair indicator. Could be edition 2 of the manual, or something like that.
PS the 676's I've seen had "type 1" on the badge. Don't think I've seen a type 2 though.
the skil 676 badge has patent number 2,600,679. That patent application was filed in March 1949 and granted in June 1952.
Maybe that helps pin down the dates a bit more? The guy who got this patent also developed Skil's first belt sander...
Thanks for the manual Keith. I did see a Skil document that listed a type 1 and 2 676/190.
I'm looking for an Arbor for the Skil 100 Sharpening Kit to complete this set up for display. I have the rest of the parts. Taking a shot in the dark that one of you might have one rattling around in the bottom of your case. Anybody?