I spent a little time cleaning it up and painting it (ran out of paint so still need to do some touch-up). I plan to add a base with casters and a full metal shroud.
All I need is a motor and blade and it will be good to go. Since it doesn't currently have a motor and the only similar saw I know of has a 1/2 HP, clockwise rotation, that's probably what I'll use.
If anyone has a similar saw and can give me the motor specs, I'd appreciate it. I'm particularly interested it what RPM and HP is best. I can probably fabricate any mounting bracket I'll need so that shouldn't be a issue.
Nelson machine Works Model 16 BO
After a little cleaning/painting.