Around the Shop #13: Barnes Foot Powered Mortiser Disassembly

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Blog entry by Mosquito posted 03-13-2017 03:33 AM 2879 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: Using a Shooting Board Part 13 of Around the Shop series Part 14: W. F. & J. Barnes Foot Mortiser Assembly and Test Run »

I finally got around to editing and uploading this video. After I got enough of the mortiser cleaned up to get it moving again, I disassembled it to get ready to start cleaning some of the parts up and getting rid of the rust. I haven’t gotten very far on that part yet, but I did get it all disassembled.

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#1 posted 03-13-2017 04:09 AM

Same tapered cutter design that’s in my Parks fpm. Great progress, good ops shots to start!

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#2 posted 03-13-2017 02:02 PM

A very cool tool.
And a friend for life.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#3 posted 03-13-2017 03:14 PM

Great video Mos. Makes me want one of these even more!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 03-13-2017 07:12 PM

Very interesting Mos. Looking forward to seeing how it comes out.

Thank you.

-- ~Tony

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#5 posted 03-13-2017 08:12 PM

Thanks guys!

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#6 posted 03-15-2017 01:13 AM

Nice documentary, Mos. Are you going to play the video in reverse when you start reassembling it?

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#7 posted 03-15-2017 01:21 AM

hahaha, not a bad idea! I originally started looking at the video clips I had shot while disassembling it because I was going to reassemble it. Realized I never edited/uploaded the disassembly, so I did that instead (was feeling lazy and the garage was cold). Last night I cleaned up the mechanical areas (non-painted, parts that slide together, etc), and plan to reassemble tomorrow. It’s not “done”, but it’ll at least be mechanically restored until I can get it all the way cleaned up and redone. Mainly don’t want to lose any small parts while it’s disassembled.

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#8 posted 03-26-2017 04:44 PM

I have no idea how you can keep white shorts clean while working on old arn.

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#9 posted 03-26-2017 07:02 PM

I have no idea how you can keep white shorts clean while working on old arn.

- ToddJB

hahaha, 3 things:
1.) They’re tan
2.) Being careful
3.) I don’t lol

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