I'm in this boat too!
Not retired yet, but I have an old Pexto 3' roller, a WW2 era pneumatic planishing hammer that still works great for making curved parts for cowlings, ect., and a 1935 South bend lathe my grandfather bought new. All my stuff works, but like me, its shows it's age a bit. I want to make them all look like Dan's stuff! I've used the Wysong brakes like Dan's for years...didn't know they are made in GSO, which happens to be where I work. We have a 16 foot Farnham power roller (WW2 vintage) at my day job we use to roll airliner belly skins. I love old stuff!
8A7 / Advance NC