Mitre Box, a rehab story #3: New wheel, still soaking

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 08-05-2019 11:35 PM 436 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: 2 soakings, new decking..wire troubles Part 3 of Mitre Box, a rehab story series Part 4: Finally...done »

New wheel was installed, and put to work..

PITA to change out. Plastic tub for parts was brought down to the shop..

got the stock rests all cleaned up, and shiny…which left two pointy screws to do..

Called stock holders, they have a pointy end, that will grip a board into place, while you saw away..

Into the tub these go. The 2 catches from the tops of the guide assemblies, are cleaned up, and re-installed, they also have a patent date stamped into them

“10-5-09” compared to the 4 on the box….1904

base of the guides…that tapered pin is used to lock these in place. The slot inthe base expands when the pin is tightened up. Got both guides cleaned up, and re-assembled, for now…

And stashed out of the way. That skinny metal bar, connects and lines up the two guides…Mr. Millice stamped his name on that, too..

On both faces. Guides done, take apart the frame a bit, more

Legs were removed, one cleaned to bare metal….underneath that black crud, is rusty crud…Bolts were shined up, stuck those parts in the tub. Now, about that metal disc…needed to get it out of the old deck, cleaned up, and ready for the new deck..

have to keep an eye on those screws….doubt that the local BORGs have slotted screws this small…Into the tub..
8 tiny screws hold the old deck in place…removed those, and then the old deck ( need it for a pattern, for the new deck build) and found a mess…

been awhile, since the deck has been off?
Removed the “pointer” from the quadrant spot on the swing arm…shined up, into the tub, with it’s two TINY bolts..

located right by the back hole on the arm. Tried putting a guide assembly into the front one..

Will NOT fit…will have to use the “short saw” hole..

As it fits here…Clamped the back “fence” into the wood jaws of my bench vise…and tried to remove that King bolt..

Hammer drill couldn’t budge it…more soaking. Would like to remove the swing arm, clean it up and the rest of the frame….then a coat of Rustoleum Black…except on the front of the fence…has a two colour paint job out there.

Be interesting to do…the degrees scale will get cleaned up, grooves filled with paint, then the rest shined back up, leaving just the painted grooves.

A while back, did a rehab of a Stanley #358 mitre box…..frames are the same. Details are a bit different, as the #358 is a bit newer. Relatives?

just tried to budge that ….bolt…nothing. Turned the frame over, and a second soaking from the threads down…letting that sit a while…I can finish cleaning other parts, and layout the new deck..
Stay tuned..we be moving at the speed of smell….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 08-05-2019 11:50 PM

Bandit, what about the secret sauce? (50/50 mix of ATF and acetone)

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

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#2 posted 08-06-2019 12:16 AM

last resort….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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