Oliver 232 restoration #8: Wiring DONE!!

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Blog entry by MedicKen posted 07-23-2011 01:31 PM 1832 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: We have power!! Part 8 of Oliver 232 restoration series Part 9: Restoration DONE!! »

I spent a few hours yesterday doing the final wiring. I decided to go with 1/2” water-tight conduit for the connections inside the cabinet. My thinking was if the conduit is waterproof it “should” keep the dust out as well. Only time will tell. I also used the conduit on the outside of the cabinet as well but I am not sure I like the look. I will leave it for now and see if it grows on me or not. If not, I may replace it with 1/2” EMT and paint the conduit to hide it a little better.

I also took the time to mount all of the badges back on the machine in roughly the same positions as when I acquired the saw. Most of them were in pretty rough shape, after all the saw is 60 years young. I did some restoration on them as well and will be adding some pics in a couple of days.

I am into the final stretch now. A little touch up painting, some handwheel work, put the top on a build a mobile base. Let’s see if I can git ‘er done by the end of the month

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their [email protected]

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#1 posted 07-23-2011 06:01 PM

Sounds like a great way to spend a month, can not really say whether I have more fun working on my tools,
or actually using them. One thing is for sure, when you are finished restoring a tool, you know exactly
where all the adjustments, problems, and solutions are. Hope to see the final pictures soon. Thank you
for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 82 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 07-24-2011 07:56 AM

Pat, Great idea!! Gives me a reason to buy a video camera. I think I can do it with my small dig camera but no sound

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their [email protected]

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