Machine ID’d: Homecraft-Delta 16″ Scroll-Jig Saw Model 40-110

Here are some images of a machine we were able to identify as a Homecraft- Delta 16″ Scroll Saw model 40-110. This scroll saw has Homecraft, Delta Manufacturing Division and Rockwell Manufacturing on the tag. These scroll saws were made and sold during in the late 40’s through the 50’s. These cast iron scroll saws were built to last and we’ve see lots of them still in use.

 

 

Below is a page from a 1953 Delta Homecraft catalog. This scroll saw sold for $43.50 that year, which is equivalent to $379.54 today.

 

 

We have two manuals that would cover and be helpful with this scroll saw. We have the owner’s manual with the operating instructions and parts diagrams for the Homecraft 40-110 scroll saw here:

 

 

 

We also have a called “Getting the Most Out of Your Band Saw and Scroll Saw.” This is part of a whole of books that Delta did on different woodworking machines that I really like. They have a lot of tips and tricks. They made a series of 6 different books to cover different types of machines.

 

The manual for this scroll is actually pretty informative on setting up the blades. You can use quite a variety inserts you can use depending on the type of work you are doing. You can use saber blades, jewelers blades, files, etc… The manual explains what adjustments and maintenance to check as well.

 

 

 

 

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Machine ID’d: Delta-Rockwell 11″ Wood Lathe model 46-230

Received these pictures of a Delta-Rockwell 11″ wood lathe on a nice heavy duty bench top stand. These were sold under the Homecraft division of Delta. They made a few different versions that look similar. The earlier models had a steel stand. This one has a cast iron stand and is a model 46-230. This lathe has a serial number of 85-7014, which dates it manufacturing to 1950.

We have a couple manuals that cover the 46-230 Rockwell 11″ wood lathe. We have the owner’s manual with operating instructions and parts diagrams here:
We actually combined the older and new versions of this lathe in one book. We also have “Getting the Most Out of Your Lathe” book that Delta published. It covers this lathe and shows a lot of tips and tricks for using and setting up your lathe for different cuts. This is one book of a 6 part series we have in stock. Here is the book on the lathe:
This lathe originally sold for $54.95 in 1950. Below is the page on the lathe from a 1950 Delta-Homecraft catalog. According to the inflation calculator this is equivalent to $532.50 today.
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