From Rust to Lust, can I bring it back? #3: Got a little faint from the paint...

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Blog entry by GlennsGrandson posted 04-15-2012 02:22 AM 4477 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Finally getting to it Part 3 of From Rust to Lust, can I bring it back? series Part 4: Edward Wire hands »

So I stripped it last night, and a little more tonight until it was R rated. Primed some parts and put some Rust-Oleum paint on it. Got all the cast iron top parts waiting on the saw horses for me tomorrow (they will haunt me with all of their curves to clean). Figured out I could get the metal tags off the pieces with a little work so I didn’t have to tape them all off. I just have a sticker left on it that I dare not remove that is a list of patents that I think is pretty cool so I’ll tape that off and work around it.

So far, lots of elbow grease and a little courage. Seems to be working.

O yeah, I would love to leave the garage door open when painting and priming, but not when it is blowing Dorthy out of Kansas and raining cats and dogs. Soooo…. make it quick and get outside for some fresh air!

Metal tags and strange little rivet things that i tapped out.

Daunting cast iron clean up job waiting for me.

Primed base.

Two coated base, switch plate, and red safety thingy that I don’t see on any woodworkers jointer….hmm….

-- Grant - N Dakota

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#1 posted 04-15-2012 04:07 AM

Progress is looking good.
The reason you don’t see the “Safety Thingy” is because once removed the operator lost ALL their fingers & could not put the “Safety Thingy” back on!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 04-15-2012 04:13 AM

That sucker is gonna be SWEET when you are done!

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#3 posted 04-16-2012 01:17 AM

I think galouts call that safety thingy a “lamb chop”. If your feeling lucky, or reckless, it would bring a good price on the auction sites. Great job on the restore. Even in 1969, that machine would cost upwards of $1,000. You can see several restored examples and get a manual download on Looking through your restore blog with interest.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#4 posted 04-16-2012 01:44 PM

This is really looking good. Great work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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