Unisaw rebuilt project! #3: Painting almost complete.

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Blog entry by Beginningwoodworker posted 12-04-2008 03:34 AM 1968 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: New paint job! Part 3 of Unisaw rebuilt project! series Part 4: Order a new/use motor! »

I am almost finish repainting my unisaw cabinet, I still need to touch up and sand a few places. Next I will be ready to install a new motor

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Les Hastings

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#1 posted 12-04-2008 04:24 AM

Looking good Buddy!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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Tony Z

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#2 posted 12-04-2008 04:26 AM


-- Tony, Ohio

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#3 posted 12-04-2008 04:29 AM

It’s coming along nicely.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 12-04-2008 04:52 AM

just curious. What is the reason for the blue? Unisaws are typically grey. Not critisizing just curious.

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#5 posted 12-04-2008 05:12 AM

I just like the color, I thought I would go with a custom color. :)

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#6 posted 12-04-2008 05:20 AM

Can’t believe it’s that same rusty saw. Did the table extension come with the saw or did you supply it? Did you get the motor yet? Keep at it!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#7 posted 12-04-2008 05:24 AM

someone gave me the extension table, I dont have the motor yet.

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#8 posted 12-04-2008 05:43 AM

Looking Good, CJ!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 12-04-2008 06:30 AM

wow what a change!!! i love that color!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 12-04-2008 08:46 AM

Looking good buddy.
That saw is gonna see a lot of use I bet.
That will sure be a nice addition to your tool list.

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#11 posted 12-04-2008 11:48 AM

Looking good! Love that blue Unisaw ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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Scott Bryan

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#12 posted 12-04-2008 01:37 PM


This is looking pretty good so far. You have a unique table saw and I know that you are having fun with this rebuild. I can’t wait to see the end result.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#13 posted 12-04-2008 01:53 PM

Thanks guys for the comments. I am having lots of fun with this rebuild.

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#14 posted 12-04-2008 03:22 PM

Man, that’s great! I know you are going to enjoy that thing. I wish I had one to work on! I like the paint choice…make it your own. Of course now you may have to repaint everything else to match. :)

-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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#15 posted 12-06-2008 12:40 AM


I really like your color choice. That isn’t a classic or anything, so make it your own! You have done some really great work so far! I have a couple of suggestions:

1) Get some really fine sandpaper, like 1200, and give your saw a quick wet sand. Once dry, put one more coat of paint on it. I can see some shading variances in your pictures, and that would really improve the look of your saw’s paint job.

2) You may want to sand, then paint the sides of the table and the bottom with some gloss black engine paint.

3) If you can, save for that 3HP motor! You won’t be sorry, and it isn’t too much of a price difference!

I think those two things wouldn’t take much time and would really improve the looks of your saw.
Good luck! I am living vicariously through you!


-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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